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Spring Election (2020)

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 your next Student Officers. This includes the Sabbatical Officers, Part-Time Officers and Faculty Reps.

Nominations open at 09:00 on Monday 13 January 2020 (in 5 weeks and 1 days)

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

President

  • 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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Democracy and Development Officer

  • 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 and commercial operations. It is your job to feedback students’ issues and ideas as well as act on policy to improve the SU provision.
  • You will lobby the university on development issues, including housing, transport, campus facilities, estates and more.
  • You will sit on the University Council, and several other university committees to represent the student voice. 
  • You will be the SU's treasurer, responsible for providing student oversight to SU finances. 
  • 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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Education Officer

  • 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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Postgraduate Officer

  • 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

  • You will support and guide 250+ societies and their executive committee members ensuring them and their membership have the right support and guidance.
  • You will 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, yearly awards and Fringe Festival, ensuring each society's achievements are recognised, and carrying out your own projects/ campaigns.
  • 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, you will work closely with members of the SU Societies Exec to give advice and guidance to all societies.
  • You will build a close working relationship with all society exec members and be the first point of contact to resolve contentious issues.
  • You will work closely with SU and University staff to highlight hte needs and wants of societies. This includes Society Co-ordinators, the CE of the SU, Campus Security and Warwick Estates.
  • You will sit on SU and University committees and be the voice representing students and societies to ensure the needs and wants of societies are not left out of strategic discussion.
  • In addition to this you will carry out your own manifesto promises
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Sports Officer

  • 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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Welfare and Campaigns Officer

  • 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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Disabled Students' Officer

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

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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LGBTUA+ Officer

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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Environment and Ethics Officer

  • 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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Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine Exec - Faculty Representative (Open Place) (3 places)

Faculty Reps are elected in each Faculty as part of a Faculty Exec. This team works collaboratively to represent the student cohort within the faculty, dealing with faculty issues and developments. They meet with both Course Reps and Sabbatical Officers, are members of Academic Council, and sit on University meetings at both faculty and institutional level. The role of a Faculty Rep is usually around 6-10 hours per term, depending on the specific roles and duties undertaken.
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Faculty of Arts Exec - Faculty Representative (Open Place) (3 places)

Faculty Reps are elected in each Faculty as part of a Faculty Exec. This team works collaboratively to represent the student cohort within the faculty, dealing with faculty issues and developments. They meet with both Course Reps and Sabbatical Officers, are members of Academic Council, and sit on University meetings at both faculty and institutional level. The role of a Faculty Rep is usually around 6-10 hours per term, depending on the specific roles and duties undertaken.
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Faculty of Social Science Exec - Faculty Representative (Open Place) (3 places)

Faculty Reps are elected in each Faculty as part of a Faculty Exec. This team works collaboratively to represent the student cohort within the faculty, dealing with faculty issues and developments. They meet with both Course Reps and Sabbatical Officers, are members of Academic Council, and sit on University meetings at both faculty and institutional level. The role of a Faculty Rep is usually around 6-10 hours per term, depending on the specific roles and duties undertaken.
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Faculty of Social Science Exec - Faculty Representative (Postgraduate Research)

Faculty Reps are elected in each Faculty as part of a Faculty Exec. This team works collaboratively to represent the student cohort within the faculty, dealing with faculty issues and developments. They meet with both Course Reps and Sabbatical Officers, are members of Academic Council, and sit on University meetings at both faculty and institutional level. The role of a Faculty Rep is usually around 6-10 hours per term, depending on the specific roles and duties undertaken. The Faculty Exec is
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Faculty of Arts Exec - Faculty Representative (Postgraduate Research)

Faculty Reps are elected in each Faculty as part of a Faculty Exec. This team works collaboratively to represent the student cohort within the faculty, dealing with faculty issues and developments. They meet with both Course Reps and Sabbatical Officers, are members of Academic Council, and sit on University meetings at both faculty and institutional level. The role of a Faculty Rep is usually around 6-10 hours per term, depending on the specific roles and duties undertaken.
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Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine Exec - Faculty Representative (Postgraduate Research)

Faculty Reps are elected in each Faculty as part of a Faculty Exec. This team works collaboratively to represent the student cohort within the faculty, dealing with faculty issues and developments. They meet with both Course Reps and Sabbatical Officers, are members of Academic Council, and sit on University meetings at both faculty and institutional level. The role of a Faculty Rep is usually around 6-10 hours per term, depending on the specific roles and duties undertaken. The Faculty Exec is
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Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine Exec - Faculty Representative (Postgraduate Taught)

Faculty Reps are elected in each Faculty as part of a Faculty Exec. This team works collaboratively to represent the student cohort within the faculty, dealing with faculty issues and developments. They meet with both Course Reps and Sabbatical Officers, are members of Academic Council, and sit on University meetings at both faculty and institutional level. The role of a Faculty Rep is usually around 6-10 hours per term, depending on the specific roles and duties undertaken. The Faculty Exec is
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Faculty of Arts Exec - Faculty Representative (Postgraduate Taught)

Faculty Reps are elected in each Faculty as part of a Faculty Exec. This team works collaboratively to represent the student cohort within the faculty, dealing with faculty issues and developments. They meet with both Course Reps and Sabbatical Officers, are members of Academic Council, and sit on University meetings at both faculty and institutional level. The role of a Faculty Rep is usually around 6-10 hours per term, depending on the specific roles and duties undertaken. The Faculty Exec is
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Faculty of Social Science Exec - Faculty Representative (Postgraduate Taught)

Faculty Reps are elected in each Faculty as part of a Faculty Exec. This team works collaboratively to represent the student cohort within the faculty, dealing with faculty issues and developments. They meet with both Course Reps and Sabbatical Officers, are members of Academic Council, and sit on University meetings at both faculty and institutional level. The role of a Faculty Rep is usually around 6-10 hours per term, depending on the specific roles and duties undertaken.
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Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine Exec - Faculty Representative (Postgraduate)

Faculty Reps are elected in each Faculty as part of a Faculty Exec. This team works collaboratively to represent the student cohort within the faculty, dealing with faculty issues and developments. They meet with both Course Reps and Sabbatical Officers, are members of Academic Council, and sit on University meetings at both faculty and institutional level. The role of a Faculty Rep is usually around 6-10 hours per term, depending on the specific roles and duties undertaken.
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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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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