Could you help to run your Students’ Union?

Posted by rmt22 at Jan 29, 2016 10:58 AM |
It’s that time of year again, the time when you decide who will lead your Students’ Union for the next year.

The Union is run by students, for students, and represents you and your best interests while you are studying at the University of Leicester. So of course you have the chance to run and lead the union by running for office, and voting for the people who will lead.

You don’t have to be in your final year, anyone can run for office, and if you’re part-way through your degree you can pause your degree while you take up the post.

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You will have the chance to put yourself forward for one of the five sabbatical officer positions. Sabbatical Officers are full-time, paid positions and form the Leicester Students’ Union Executive Team.

President

The figurehead of the Union. You will lead the Officer Team, line manage the Chief Executive and act as the head trustee on the SU board. You’ll co-ordinate the Union’s strategy and oversee all their campaigns. You will also be the primary student representative and main contact for public and press relations.

Wellbeing

Passionate about student wellbeing? This post looks at a whole range of student safety and health issues. You’ll conduct wellbeing campaigns and work actively across the student community.

Sports

This is a new post this year and will head up Team Leicester. You’ll be passionate about increasing participation in sport, whether it’s intramural, Let’s Do Leicester or just recreational exercise.

Education

Liaise with senior University staff to get the very best results for all our students. You’ll develop and communicate academic campaigns and policies while being the main point of contact for all the course representatives.

Activities

Another new post, this one is all about representation, so whether it’s student involvement in the Union council, RAG week or volunteering, you’ll be promoting student representation at all levels.

How can I get involved?

If you want to put yourself forward, you’ll need to do so between Monday 8 February at 8am and Wednesday 10 February at 2pm. Then the campaigning starts! There are election debates on Monday 15 February at 6.30pm in Halls of Residence and on Tuesday 16 February at 6.30pm in the Union.

And then finally, voting is open from Monday 22 February at 8am to Friday 26 February at 2pm. The results will be announced on Friday 26th.

Keep an eye out for more announcements and visit leicesterunion.com/vote to find out more.

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