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Spring 2019
Elections
Nominate Yourself NOW!

Nominations are open for Diversity Part-Time Officers, SU Exec members, and Postgraduate Faculty Reps. Find out more about each role on the officer page

Spring Elections 2018

Election for 2018/19's Sabbatical Officers, Liberation Officers, Environment and Ethics Officer/s, and Faculty Representatives

The polls have closed.

Only the posts you are eligible to stand or vote for are shown. Show all posts.

Disabled Students' Officer

Ensure that students with disabilities at Warwick are represented in the SU and University Community. Liaise with SU staff to improve access and remove barriers to SU events, venues and outlets as well as organising a Disability Awareness Week. You will be a full voting member of the Liberation and Diversity Exec and Student Council, as well as the Delegate to the respective NUS Campaigns Conference.

NOTE: In order to nominate yourself for, hold or vote for this post you must self-define as a Student with a Disability on your elections profile, so please ensure that your Elections profile is up-to-date.

  • You will ensure the SU is addressing the needs of students with disabilities and raise awareness of the issues students with disabilities face amongst the University community, often lobbying the University for change.
  • You will plan disability awareness events as part of Disability Awareness week and campaign against ableism in all of its forms.
  • You will liaise with SU staff to improve access and remove barriers to events, venues and outlets.
  • You will sit on the SU Liberation and Diversity Exec and be a full voting member of Student Council
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your manifesto promises.
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Ethnic Minorities Officer

The voice for all ethnic minority students at Warwick, raising awareness and campaigning on the issues of racial equality. You will be responsible for organising Black History Month alongside SU societies. You will be a full voting member of the Liberation and Diversity Exec and Student Council, and will be the Delegate to the respective NUS campaigns conference.

NOTE: In order to nominate yourself, hold or vote for this post you must self-define as a student from an ethnic minority on your elections profile, so please ensure that your Elections profile is up-to-date.

  • You will represent all self-defining Ethnic Minority students at Warwick University.
  • You will ensure the SU is addressing the needs of students of ethnic minorities and raise awareness of the issues students of ethnic minorities face amongst the University community, often lobbying for change.
  • You will plan awareness events, including as part of Black History Month, and campaign against racism in all of its forms.
  • You will sit on the SU Liberation and Diversity Exec and be a full voting member of Student Council
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your manifesto promises.
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Trans Students’ Officer

Ensure that Trans Students are effectively represented in the Warwick community, ensuring equal treatment of Trans Students and running campaigns highlighting the issues affecting Trans students. You will be a full voting member of the Liberation and Diversity Exec and Student Council, as well as a Delegate to the respective NUS Campaigns conference.

NOTE: In order to nominate yourself for, hold or vote for this post you must self-define as a Trans student on your elections profile, so please ensure that your Elections profile is up-to-date.

  • You will represent all self-defining Trans students at Warwick University.
  • You will ensure the SU is addressing the needs of Trans students and raise awareness of the issues trans students face amongst the University community, often lobbying for change.
  • You will plan awareness events, including as part of Pride Week, and campaign against oppression of LGBTUA+ students in all its forms.
  • You will sit on the SU Liberation and Diversity Exec and be a full voting member of Student Council
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your manifesto promises.
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Postgraduate Officer

Postgraduates make up 40% of the student body. Make sure the Postgraduate voice is heard and ensure Postgraduate students have the best possible education experience.
  • Postgraduates make up approximately 40% of the student body, and you will ensure that this voice is heard within both the university and the union.
  • You will ensure Postgraduates have the best possible education experience, leading on postgraduate academic issues and working closely with the Education Officer to ensure a consistent approach to representation across the institution to widen access and participation for all students. You will regularly liaise with course reps and faculty reps.
  • You will ensure SU service provisions are adequate for Postgraduates considering all commercial and membership activities, and actively engage with the postgraduate community on the delivery of the SU’s provision.
  • You will campaign for Postgraduate issues and lead on relevant research and surveys.
  • You will make strategic decisions concerning the long term strategy towards postgraduate engagement with the union.
  • You will sit on the SU Postgraduate Exec and be a full voting member of Student Council.
  • In addition, you will carry out your own manifesto promises
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Societies Officer

Support and guide 250+ societies and their society Executive members. You will help promote society events and contribute to their long-term strategies and policy decisions and ensure societies are running as effectively as possible.
  • You will support and guide 250+ societies and their executive committee members, and be responsible for helping to promote society events, facilitating society related decision making, helping to assign society budgets and set up new societies, advising on best practice, and helping co-ordinate training for executive committee members.
  • You will be responsible for the organisation and promotion of societies fair, societies council and society awards.
  • Along with the Sports Officer, you will make political decisions and long-term strategy concerning student development, and promote opportunities for student development and activities.
  • You will sit on the SU Societies Exec and be a full voting member of Student Council.
  • In addition to this you will carry out your own manifesto promises
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Democracy and Development Officer

Often referred to as the DDO, you will be responsible for upholding the Students' Union's Democratic processes, running the Autumn and Spring elections and All Student Meetings.
  • You will be responsible for upholding the SU Democratic processes.
  • You will initiate, support and ensure compliance with democratic processes including Student Council, elections, and All Student Votes, and ensure policy decisions relating to SU services are implemented.
  • You will ensure that proposed policies relating to SU services are properly assessed for feasibility before reaching decision making bodies, alongside Impact Assessors and the Democracy Exec.
  • You will oversee the SU’s venues, outlets, commercial operations and finances. It is your job to feedback students’ issues and ideas as well as act on policy to improve the SU provision.
  • You will sit on both the Democracy Exec and the Development Exec, and will be a full voting member of Student Council.
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your own manifesto promises
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Environment and Ethics Officer

Create greater awareness among students about relevant environmental and ethical issues, advising on these issues and campaigning to highlight them. You will be responsible for helping to organise environment and ethics events and campaigns with relevant societies and officers. You will be a full voting member of the Development Exec.
  • You will advocate for an ethical and environmentally friendly SU and University and create greater awareness among students about relevant environment and ethics issues, advising on them and campaigning on them.
  • You will bring relevant concerns before Student Council and the Development Exec, and lobby the University to implement more environmentally and ethically sound policies, encouraging the SU to do the same.
  • You will work with societies and campaign groups to facilitate campaigns about environment and ethics, and raise awareness amongst students of the University Environment and Sustainability Fund.
  • You will sit on the SU Development Exec and be a full voting member of Student Council.
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your manifesto promises
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Welfare and Campaigns Officer

Lead policy and campaigns that improve student welfare,raising awareness of and improving health & welfare services in areas such as mental health, sexual health & accommodation .
  • You will lead policy and campaigns that help improve student welfare at warwick, raising awareness of and improving health; welfare services; sexual health and accommodation.
  • You will work closely with the SU Advice Centre and maintain contact with Nightline, the Senior Tutor’s Office, the Health Services, the Chaplaincy, Campus Security, the NHS and the local community. You will be the primary contact for equal opportunities enquiries. You will help develop strategies to improve access and remove discrimination.
  • As well as facilitating SU priority campaigns and running your own campaigns as stated in your manifesto, you will assist with student campaigns and support campaigns ran by your team of officers and the Part-Time Officers.
  • You will sit on the SU Welfare Exec and be a full voting member of Student Council
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Sports Officer

Ensure that sport inspires students and staff, promoting healthy activity and the benefits sport has for physical and mental well-being. You will engage with all sports clubs on campus and ensure they are running as effectively as possible.
  • You will be the public face of student sport on campus, ensuring that students at Warwick are continually inspired to get active and involved with clubs, and show how sport matters for: our physical and mental well-being, professional opportunities, and in helping to create a truly inclusive, diverse and vibrant University environment.
  • You will proactively engage with all student clubs and the student community in the overall promotion of sport and healthy activity, and be responsible for the organisation and promotion of Sports Day, Sports Fair, Sports Forums, Varsity, Club Conference and Sports ball amongst other key events throughout the year.
  • You will work strategically to develop the direction of the Sports Partnership, working with the Director of Sport at the university as well as the CEO of the SU.
  • Along with the Societies Officer, you will make political decisions and long-term strategy concerning student development, and promote opportunities for student development and activities.
  • You will sit on the SU Sports Exec and be a full voting member of Student Council.
  • In addition to this you will carry out your own manifesto promises

 

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Education Officer

Give students the best possible education experience and represent all students' academic interests, including those who are under represented such as Postgraduate students, Lifelong Learning students, Medical Students, Institute of Education students and students on a non-campus based site.
  • You will work to give students the best possible education experience and represent all students’ academic interests, including underrepresented student groups such as postgraduates, international students, part-time students, mature students, medical students, students of non-campus based courses (e.g. degree apprentices and 2+2 students), and championing the rights and interests of marginalised student communities e.g. BME students, LGBTUA+ students, disabled students.
  • You will train, support and work alongside course reps, part-time officers and faculty representatives to achieve real positive change in teaching & learning, the student experience & national higher education policy. You will also sit on the SU Education Exec and be a full voting member of Student Council.
  • You will be the main point of contact within the SU for issues on academic-related matters and concerns, and may take on case work to support students with academic appeals etc. with the support of the Advice Centre
  • Most of your time will be spent in Committee meetings, as you are the primary representative of academic issues to the University. You will sit on University Senate and Academic Quality and Standards Committee (AQSC), and maintain contact with academic Departments, the Library, IT Services, Students Careers and Services (SCS) and the Learning Grid.
  • You co-chair the Student Learning Experience and Engagement Committee (SLEEC) which involves liaising with fellow co-chair, the University’s Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor, to put the issues students care about at the top of the agenda of one of the University’s most powerful Committees.
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your own manifesto promises
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President

The outward face of the Students' Union, representing more than 24000 students and making sure the University acts on students' interests.
  • You will be the outward face of the Students’ Union, promoting the interests and activities of the Union to external bodies.
  • You will be the primary representative to the University as well as local, regional and national bodies
  • You will advocate, campaign and lobby on behalf of and alongside students to champion their rights and interests
  • you will sit on University committees such as Senate and Council
  • You will be the Chair of the SU Board of Trustees and sit on the SU Liberation and Diversity Exec and Student Council.
  • You will carry out your manifesto promises and assist the wider Student Officer team with their mandates.
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LGBTUA+ Officer

Represent a diverse Warwick community and run campaigns highlighting the issues affecting LBGTUA+ students. You will liaise with relevant societies to organise Warwick Pride Week and work with the SU to deliver LGBTUA+ Nights in the SU. You will be a full voting member of the Liberation and Diversity Exec and Student Council, as well as the Delegate to the respective NUS Campaigns Conference.

NOTE: In order to nominate yourself for, hold or vote for this post you must self-define as LGBTUA+ on your elections profile, so please ensure that your Elections profile is up-to-date.

  • You will represent all self-defining LGBTUA+ students at Warwick University.
  • You will ensure the SU is addressing the needs of LGBTUA+ students and raise awareness of the issues LGBTUA+ students face amongst the University community, often lobbying for change.
  • You will plan awareness events, including as part of Pride Week, and campaign against oppression of LGBTUA+ students in all its forms.
  • You will sit on the SU Liberation and Diversity Exec and be a full voting member of Student Council
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your manifesto promises.
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Women's Officer

Represent over half of the Warwick University student population, raising awareness and organising large scale campaigns against sexism and for gender equality. Work closely with other officers to organise campaigns on zero tolerance to sexual harassment and violence. You will be a full voting member of the Liberation and Diversity Exec and Student Council, as well as the Delegate to the respective NUS Campaigns conference.

NOTE: In order to nominate yourself, hold or vote for this post you must self-define as a woman on your elections profile, so please ensure that your Elections profile is up-to-date.

  • You will represent all self-defining women at Warwick University.
  • You will ensure the SU is addressing the needs of women students and raises awareness of the issues women students face amongst the University community, often lobbying for change.
  • You will plan awareness events, including as part of International Women’s Week, and campaign against sexism in all its forms.
  • You will sit on the SU Liberation and Diversity Exec and be a full voting member of Student Council
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your manifesto promises.
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Faculty of Arts Representative (Postgraduate Research)

Run to be your Faculty Representative and take the lead on academic issues, representing students’ interests on SSLCs (Student-Staff Liaison Committees), the Postgraduate Exec and other relevant committees such as the Board of Graduate Studies.

Faculty Representatives fulfil their role alongside their studies. They are unpaid Representatives who represent the students within their Faculty for the following academic year. Any student within the relevant faculty can nominate themselves for the relevant position.

You will represent the interests of students in your Faculty and take the lead on academic issues from a faculty perspective, attending SSLC’s, University Committees, University Boards, and relevant SU Exec meetings. You will keep abreast of changes within your faculty and support course reps and SU priority campaigns.

This role will equip you with representation skills, communication skills, time management skills and team work.

Undergraduate Faculty Reps and Postgraduate Research Faculty Reps will be elected in the Spring Term. Other Faculty Rep positions will be elected in Autumn Term.

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Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine Representative (Postgraduate Research, Medicine)

Run to be your Faculty Representative and take the lead on academic issues, representing students’ interests on SSLCs (Student-Staff Liaison Committees), the Postgraduate Exec and other relevant committees such as the Board of Graduate Studies.

Faculty Representatives fulfil their role alongside their studies. They are unpaid Representatives who represent the students within their Faculty for the following academic year. Any student within the relevant faculty can nominate themselves for the relevant position.

You will represent the interests of students in your Faculty and take the lead on academic issues from a faculty perspective, attending SSLC’s, University Committees, University Boards, and relevant SU Exec meetings. You will keep abreast of changes within your faculty and support course reps and SU priority campaigns.

This role will equip you with representation skills, communication skills, time management skills and team work.

Undergraduate Faculty Reps and Postgraduate Research Faculty Reps will be elected in the Spring Term. Other Faculty Rep positions will be elected in Autumn Term.

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Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine Representative (Postgraduate Research, Science and Engineering)

Run to be your Faculty Representative and take the lead on academic issues, representing students’ interests on SSLCs (Student-Staff Liaison Committees), the Postgraduate Exec and other relevant committees such as the Board of Graduate Studies.

Faculty Representatives fulfil their role alongside their studies. They are unpaid Representatives who represent the students within their Faculty for the following academic year. Any student within the relevant faculty can nominate themselves for the relevant position.

You will represent the interests of students in your Faculty and take the lead on academic issues from a faculty perspective, attending SSLC’s, University Committees, University Boards, and relevant SU Exec meetings. You will keep abreast of changes within your faculty and support course reps and SU priority campaigns.

This role will equip you with representation skills, communication skills, time management skills and team work.

Undergraduate Faculty Reps and Postgraduate Research Faculty Reps will be elected in the Spring Term. Other Faculty Rep positions will be elected in Autumn Term.

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Faculty of Social Science Representative (Postgraduate Research)

Run to be your Faculty Representative and take the lead on academic issues, representing students’ interests on SSLCs (Student-Staff Liaison Committees), the Postgraduate Exec and other relevant committees such as the Board of Graduate Studies.

Faculty Representatives fulfil their role alongside their studies. They are unpaid Representatives who represent the students within their Faculty for the following academic year. Any student within the relevant faculty can nominate themselves for the relevant position.

You will represent the interests of students in your Faculty and take the lead on academic issues from a faculty perspective, attending SSLC’s, University Committees, University Boards, and relevant SU Exec meetings. You will keep abreast of changes within your faculty and support course reps and SU priority campaigns.

This role will equip you with representation skills, communication skills, time management skills and team work.

Undergraduate Faculty Reps and Postgraduate Research Faculty Reps will be elected in the Spring Term. Other Faculty Rep positions will be elected in Autumn Term.

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Faculty of Arts Representative (Undergraduate)

Run to be your Faculty Representative and take the lead on academic issues, representing students’ interests on SSLCs (Student-Staff Liaison Committees), the Education Exec and other relevant committees within the SU and University.

Faculty Representatives fulfil their role alongside their studies. They are unpaid Representatives who represent the students within their Faculty for the following academic year. Any student within the relevant faculty can nominate themselves for the relevant position.

You will represent the interests of students in your Faculty and take the lead on academic issues from a faculty perspective, attending SSLC’s, University Committees, University Boards, and relevant SU Exec meetings. You will keep abreast of changes within your faculty and support course reps and SU priority campaigns.

This role will equip you with representation skills, communication skills, time management skills and team work.

Undergraduate Faculty Reps and Postgraduate Research Faculty Reps will be elected in the Spring Term. Other Faculty Rep positions will be elected in Autumn Term.

 

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Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine Representative (Undergraduate, Experimental Sciences)

Run to be your Faculty Representative and take the lead on academic issues, representing students’ interests on SSLCs (Student-Staff Liaison Committees), the Education Exec and other relevant committees within the SU and University.

Faculty Representatives fulfil their role alongside their studies. They are unpaid Representatives who represent the students within their Faculty for the following academic year. Any student within the relevant faculty can nominate themselves for the relevant position.

You will represent the interests of students in your Faculty and take the lead on academic issues from a faculty perspective, attending SSLC’s, University Committees, University Boards, and relevant SU Exec meetings. You will keep abreast of changes within your faculty and support course reps and SU priority campaigns.

This role will equip you with representation skills, communication skills, time management skills and team work.

Undergraduate Faculty Reps and Postgraduate Research Faculty Reps will be elected in the Spring Term. Other Faculty Rep positions will be elected in Autumn Term.

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Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine Representative (Undergraduate, Formal Sciences)

Run to be your Faculty Representative and take the lead on academic issues, representing students’ interests on SSLCs (Student-Staff Liaison Committees), the Education Exec and other relevant committees within the SU and University.

Faculty Representatives fulfil their role alongside their studies. They are unpaid Representatives who represent the students within their Faculty for the following academic year. Any student within the relevant faculty can nominate themselves for the relevant position.

You will represent the interests of students in your Faculty and take the lead on academic issues from a faculty perspective, attending SSLC’s, University Committees, University Boards, and relevant SU Exec meetings. You will keep abreast of changes within your faculty and support course reps and SU priority campaigns.

This role will equip you with representation skills, communication skills, time management skills and team work.

Undergraduate Faculty Reps and Postgraduate Research Faculty Reps will be elected in the Spring Term. Other Faculty Rep positions will be elected in Autumn Term.

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Faculty of Social Science Representative (Undergraduate, WBS)

Run to be your Faculty Representative and take the lead on academic issues, representing students’ interests on SSLCs (Student-Staff Liaison Committees), the Education Exec and other relevant committees within the SU and University.

Faculty Representatives fulfil their role alongside their studies. They are unpaid Representatives who represent the students within their Faculty for the following academic year. Any student within the relevant faculty can nominate themselves for the relevant position.

You will represent the interests of students in your Faculty and take the lead on academic issues from a faculty perspective, attending SSLC’s, University Committees, University Boards, and relevant SU Exec meetings. You will keep abreast of changes within your faculty and support course reps and SU priority campaigns.

This role will equip you with representation skills, communication skills, time management skills and team work.

Undergraduate Faculty Reps and Postgraduate Research Faculty Reps will be elected in the Spring Term. Other Faculty Rep positions will be elected in Autumn Term.

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Faculty of Social Science Representative (Undergraduate, non-WBS)

Run to be your Faculty Representative and take the lead on academic issues, representing students’ interests on SSLCs (Student-Staff Liaison Committees), the Education Exec and other relevant committees within the SU and University.

Faculty Representatives fulfil their role alongside their studies. They are unpaid Representatives who represent the students within their Faculty for the following academic year. Any student within the relevant faculty can nominate themselves for the relevant position.

You will represent the interests of students in your Faculty and take the lead on academic issues from a faculty perspective, attending SSLC’s, University Committees, University Boards, and relevant SU Exec meetings. You will keep abreast of changes within your faculty and support course reps and SU priority campaigns.

This role will equip you with representation skills, communication skills, time management skills and team work.

Undergraduate Faculty Reps and Postgraduate Research Faculty Reps will be elected in the Spring Term. Other Faculty Rep positions will be elected in Autumn Term.

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Contact Us

If you need to ask any questions about the elections process, you can visit us in the Democratic Services Office on the top floor of SUHQ. Alternatively, you can contact us using the details below.