Election Posts

Autumn Election (2019)

Your Students’ Union is student-led meaning that we put you in charge of deciding, and becoming, your future student leaders. This could be leading your group, class or even the whole Union so Make Your Mark and see who will lead the next chapter of the student experience at Warwick. This election is specifically to elect vacant Student Officer Roles and Exec Roles.

Nominations close at 13:00 on Friday 11 October 2019 (in 3 weeks and 2 days)

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

NUS National Conference Delegates (6 places)

Elected Delegates will be attending the NUS National Conference 2020 from the 31st March - 2nd April to vote and decide on NUS Policy & Officer Positions. As a Warwick SU Delegate, you’d be expected to vote in line with current SU Policy unless you explicitly expressed otherwise in your manifesto. The Delegation comprises of 6 elected members and the President. Given requirements for a gender balanced delegation, at least 3 of the elected Delegates shall be self-defining Women.

 

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International Students' Officer (EU)

NOTE: In order to nominate yourself, hold the position, and vote for the International Students' Officer (EU) you will need to be categorised as paying Overseas Fees (EU).

  • The International Students’ Officer (EU) is an unpaid Part-Time Officer position undertaken alongside studies and representing International Students. This Officer represents the international community at a campus, local and national level, raising awareness of issues affecting international students in all areas and ensuring their views and opinions are reflected in all areas of Union and University activity, often lobbying the University and local community to make change.
  • The International Students’ Officer may plan awareness events and run campaigns, liaising with SU staff about relevant issues, and will receive staff and Sabb Officer support throughout their time as an officer. The International Students’ Officer (EU) will also work closely with other Liberation and Diversity Part-Time Officers through lobbying and campaigning on Diversity issues and through their work on the Liberation and Diversity Exec, which the International Students’ Officer (EU) is a member of.
  • The International Students’ Officer (EU) is also a full voting member of Student Council. 
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International Students' Officer (Non-EU)

NOTE: In order to nominate yourself, hold the position, or vote for the International Students' Officer (non-EU) you will need to be classified as paying Overseas fees (non-EU).

  • The International Students’ Officer (non-EU) is an unpaid Part-Time Officer position undertaken alongside studies and representing International Students. This Officer represents the international community at a campus, local and national level, raising awareness of issues affecting international students in all areas and ensuring their views and opinions are reflected in all areas of Union and University activity, often lobbying the University and local community to make change.
  • The International Students’ Officer may plan awareness events and run campaigns, liaising with SU staff about relevant issues, and will receive staff and Sabb Officer support throughout their time as an officer. The International Students’ Officer (non-EU) will also work closely with other Liberation and Diversity Part-Time Officers through lobbying and campaigning on Diversity issues and through their work on the Liberation and Diversity Exec, which the International Students’ Officer (non-EU) is a member of.
  • The International Students’ Officer (non-EU) is also a full voting member of Student Council. 
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Part-Time and Mature Students' Officer

NOTE: In order to nominate yourself, hold the position or vote for the Part-Time & Mature Students' Officer you will need to either self-define as a mature student or have a part-time mode of study

  • The Part-Time & Mature Students’ Officer position is a Part-Time Officer position representing students who are Part-Time, and students who define as a mature student. The Part-Time & Mature Students’ Officer will maintain communication with staff, departments, SSLC’s and the Students’ Union to raise awareness of the issues affecting Part-Time students and Mature students in all areas, often lobbying the University to make change.
  • The Part-Time & Mature Students’ Officer may plan awareness events and run campaigns, liaising with SU staff about relevant issues, and receive staff and Sabb Officer support throughout their time as an officer. The Part-Time & Mature Students’ Officer will also work closely with other Liberation and Diversity Part-Time Officers through lobbying and campaigning on Diversity issues and through their work on the Liberation and Diversity Exec, which the Part-Time & Mature Students Officer is a member of.
  • This officer is also a full voting member of Student Council. 

 

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Women's Officer

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 raise 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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Democracy Exec Member (6 places)

NOTE: Any student is eligible for this position.

The Democracy Exec plays a crucial role in ensuring the SU is fulfilling its democratic duties. The Exec is autonomous but will receive staff support from the SU. As well as their own manifesto promises, the Exec have some core responsibilities to fulfill. 

  • Oversee all policy, motions and actions within the Union Democracy Zone
  • Steer all motions put to Student Council/ All Student Votes (ASVs) to the relevant Execs for comments and amendments
  • Assist motion writers in ensuring their motions are of good quality
  • Help organise, plan and publicise Student Councils and All Student Votes
  • Help impartially plan, organise and publicise Elections
  • Help shape the rules and regulations of Democracy
  • Formulate and carry out ideas and campaigns as a group, including campaigns to boost democratic engagement across campus
  • Assist the Democracy and Development Officer in achieving their manifesto pledges, and their mandates from the Union Democracy Policy Zone
  • Elect a Chair to represent the Exec at Student Council

Union Meetings:

  • Democracy Exec, meeting approximately once a fortnight
  • Student Council (if elected as Chair), meeting twice per term
  • All Student Meetings, meeting once per term (3 meetings in total)
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Development Exec Member (6 places)

NOTE: any student is eligible to nominate, hold and vote for this position.

The Development Exec is crucial in aiding student projects are up to scratch by allocating funding, and ensure the SU offers the best services possible. The Exec is autonomous but will receive staff support from the SU. As well as their own manifesto promises, the Exec have some core responsibilities to fulfill. 

  • Oversee all policy, motions and actions within the Union Development and Environment Zone
  • Allocate SU projects and campaigns funds, and any other agreed funds, according to regulations
  • Assist funding bid writers to ensure their funding bids are correct
  • Help publicise the funds the SU has to allocate and inform members what has been allocated to ensure transparency
  • Support and advise students on external sources of funding
  • Promote Union Events, Outlets and Funds
  • Help shape new and existing Union Events and Commercial Activities
  • Formulate and carry out ideas and campaigns as a group relating to SU Development
  • Assist the Democracy and Development Officer in achieving their manifesto pledges, and their mandates from the Union Development and Environment Policy Zone
  • Elect a Chair to represent the Exec at Student Council

Union Meetings:

  • Development Exec, meeting no more than once a fortnight term time
  • Student Council (if elected as Chair), meeting twice per term
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Welfare Exec Member (6 places)

NOTE: any student is eligible to nominate, hold and vote for this position.

The Welfare Exec prioritises student welfare and drives change for students in a meaningful way. The Exec is autonomous but will receive staff support from the SU. As well as their own manifesto promises, the Exec have some core responsibilities to fulfil. 

  • Oversee all Policy, motions and actions within the Union Welfare Zone
  • Review motions steered to the Exec by the Democracy Exec
  • Support and review student wellbeing on campus and in the community
  • Support the work of campaign leaders and evaluate the effectiveness of campaigns
  • Help organise, promote and carry out welfare campaigns
  • Assist the Welfare and Campaigns Officer in achieving their manifesto pledges, and their mandates from the Union Welfare Policy Zone.
  • Elect a Chair to represent the Exec at Student Council 

Union Meetings:

  • Welfare Exec, meeting at least 4 times per term
  • Student Council (if elected as Chair), meeting twice per term
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Mental Health Awareness Campaigns Reps (2 places)

NOTE: Any student is eligible to nominate, hold and vote for this position

Mental Health Awareness Campaigns Representatives work alongside the Welfare Exec to develop campaigns relating to mental health. If you’re passionate about raising awareness of mental health issues, this is your chance to help run effective campaigns that actively help and educate students. In previous years we have had MHAC Reps running a Mental Health Panel, inviting students to speak about their own experiences, and contributing heavily to the running of Mental Health Awareness Week. You can also work alongside the Welfare Officer to promote lesser known and more stigmatised mental health issues.

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Societies Exec Member (8 places)

NOTE: any student is eligible to nominate, hold and vote for this position.

The Societies Exec ensures the needs of societies are being met and they are being supported throughout the year. The Exec is autonomous but will receive staff support from the SU. As well as their own manifesto promises, the Exec have some core responsibilities to fulfil. 

  • Oversee all policy, motions and actions within the Union Student Activities Zone
  • Review motions steered to the Exec by the Democracy Exec
  • Aid the development of existing societies
  • Highlight new and exciting opportunities for students to engage in society activity both on and off campus
  • Make decisions regarding society applications
  • Make decisions regarding allocating emergency funding to societies
  • Make decisions on society names and constitutional changes
  • Help organise, promote and carry out Society Awards
  • Review Societies Federation procedures
  • Formulate and carry out ideas and campaigns as a group relating to Student Activities
  • Assist the Societies Officer in achieving their manifesto pledges, and their mandates from the Union Student Activities Policy Zone
  • Elect a Chair to represent the Exec at Student Council

Union Meetings:

  • Societies Exec, meeting at least 4 times per term
  • Student Council (if elected as chair), meeting twice per term 
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Sports Exec Member (8 places)

NOTE: any student is eligible to nominate, hold and vote for this position,

The Sports Exec ensures the needs of sports clubs are being met and they are being supported throughout the year. The Exec is autonomous but will receive staff support from the SU. As well as their own manifesto promises, the Exec have some core responsibilities to fulfil.

Oversee all policy, motions and actions within the Union Student Activities Zone

  • Review motions steered to the Exec by the Democracy Exec
  • Aid the development of existing clubs
  • Highlight new and exciting opportunities for students to engage in sport both on and off campus
  • Make decisions on Sports Club applications
  • Help organise and promote awards for sports clubs
  • Formulate and carry out ideas and campaigns as a group relating to Student Activities
  • Assist the Sports Officer in achieving their manifesto pledges, and their mandates from the Union Student Activities Policy Zone
  • Elect a Chair to represent the Exec at Student Council

Union Meetings:

  • Sports Exec, meeting at least 4 times per term
  • Student Council (if elected as Chair), meeting twice per term
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Postgraduate Exec - Postgraduate Exec Member (6 places)

NOTE: The Postgraduate Exec member will be made up of 2 Postgraduate Research Members, 2 Postgraduate Taught Members, and 2 open Postgraduate spaces. Any Postgraduate student can vote for the positions.

The Postgraduate Exec ensures the needs of Postgraduate students are being addressed and improve the student experience for Postgraduates. The Exec is autonomous but will receive staff support from the SU. As well as their own manifesto promises, the Exec have some core responsibilities to fulfil.

  • Oversee all policy, motions and actions within the Union Postgraduate Zone
  • Review motions steered to the Exec by the Democracy Exec
  • Support and review postgraduate representation
  • Undertake research to enhance the experience of postgraduate students
  • Raise awareness of services available to Postgraduate students
  • Review use of “The Graduate”
  • Help organise, promote and carry out Postgraduate campaigns and events
  • Review issues arising from faculty board meetings
  • Discuss issues arising from SSLC meetings
  • Judge applications for SU Representation awards
  • Assist the Postgraduate Officer in achieving their manifesto pledges, and their mandates from the Union Postgraduate Policy Zone
  • Elect a Chair to represent the Exec at Student Council

Union Meetings:

  • Postgraduate Exec, meeting at least 4 times per term
  • Student Council (if elected as Chair), meeting twice per 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.

democracy@warwicksu.com

Advice Centre
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