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Election Posts

Spring Officer Election (2023)

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.

Nominations close at 12:00 on Tuesday 7 February 2023 (in 3 days and 18 hours)

Vice President for Democracy and Development

  • You will lead all SU democratic processes from organising elections and All Student Votes (ASV) to delivering on policy. This will also include leading on governance related matters.
  • You lead on all commercial areas concerning the SU. This means being the representative to the University on all their commercial operations, particularly by working with the Campus & Commercial Services Group (CCSG).
  • You will also feedback student voices into the SU’s commercial outlets to improve them for students and other consumers.
  • You will be the SU's treasurer, responsible for providing student oversight of SU finances.
  • You will sit on multiple University committees which cover a wide variety of areas including finance, commercial operations, estates, and sustainability. This includes University Council (Warwick’s highest decision making body).
  • You will be the lead officer on maximising engagement with students.
  • You will be a trustee of a multi-million-pound organisation.
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your own manifesto promises.
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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 Committee and be a full voting member of Student Council
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your manifesto promises.

 


PLEASE NOTE: You can only nominate yourself for one of the SU Committee & Part-Time Officer positions.

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Vice President for Education

  • You will lead on all student academic interests, lobbying for, and providing them with, the best possible education experience at Warwick.
  • You will manage and work with hundreds of student academic representatives, helping them champion student interests.
  • You will liaise and engage with academic-related bodies on a local, regional and national level.
  • You will work closely with all academic areas of the University including departments, the Library, IT Services, Careers Services, and the Learning Grids.
  • You will sit on the Senate and co-chair the Student Learning Experience and Engagement Committee (SLEEC).
  • You will be a trustee of a multi-million-pound organization.
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your own 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,  the Development Committee, the Environment Committee 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 Committee, SU Environment Committee and be a full voting member of Student Council.
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your manifesto promises

 


PLEASE NOTE: You can only nominate yourself for one of the SU Committee & Part-Time Officer positions.

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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 Committee and be a full voting member of Student Council
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your manifesto promises.
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LGBTQUA+ 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 Committee and be a full voting member of Student Council
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your manifesto promises.
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Vice President for Postgraduate Students

  • You will lead on postgraduate academic interests, lobbying for, and providing them with, the best possible postgraduate education experience at Warwick.
  • You will manage and work with hundreds of student academic representatives, helping them champion postgraduate interests.
  • You will work closely with the VP Education to ensure a consistent approach to representation across the institution to widen access and participation for all students.
  • You will make sure that SU commercial services are accessible to the postgraduate community.
  • You will liaise and engage with postgraduate-related bodies on a local, regional and national level.
  • You will make strategic decisions concerning the long-term strategy towards postgraduate engagement with the SU.
  • You will engage with many parts of the University through sitting on the Senate, amongst others.
  • You will be a trustee of a multi-million-pound organisation.
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your own manifesto promises.
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President

  • You will be the primary spokesperson for the SU, leading and being the face of all public relations matters.
  • You will be the main representative of the SU to the University, including its executive body, as well as local, regional, national, and international bodies.
  • You will advocate and lobby on behalf of students for their interests and for positive change.
  • You will sit on key University committees such as University Council and Senate.
  • You will be a trustee of a multi-million-pound organization as well as chairing the Board of Trustees.
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your own manifesto promises
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Vice President for Societies

  • You will be the public face and leader of student societies on campus. This will involve providing students with the best possible student experience, as well lobbying and liaising with the University and external organisations to make this happen.
  • You will manage, engage with and facilitate hundreds of societies on campus.
  • 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 help organise large scale events such as the Societies Fair.
  • You will work with the VP Sport to formulate strategies surrounding student development and skills.
  • You will liaise and engage with a range of bodies on a local, regional, and national level.
  • You will be a trustee of a multi-million-pound organisation.
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your own manifesto promises.
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Vice President for Sports

  • You will be the public face and leader of student sport on campus. This will involve providing students with the best possible university sporting experience, as well lobbying and liaising with the University and external organisations to make this happen.
  • You will be responsible for managing, engaging and facilitating all sport clubs on campus. As part of this you will be the main point of contact for sports clubs who you will work closely with to improve sport at Warwick.
  • You will work strategically to develop the direction of sports partnerships, working with the University’s Warwick Sport.
  • You will work with the VP Societies to formulate strategies surrounding student development and skills.
  • You will liaise and engage with sport-related bodies on a local, regional, and national level.
  • You will organise large scale events such as Varsity, the Sports Ball and the Sports Fair.
  • You will be a trustee of a multi-million-pound organisation.
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your own manifesto promises.

 

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Trans Students’ Officer

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 Committee and be a full voting member of Student Council
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your manifesto promises.

 

PLEASE NOTE: You can only nominate yourself for one of the SU Committee & Part-Time Officer positions.

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Vice President for Welfare and Campaigns

  • You will lead on policy and campaigns that help improve student welfare at Warwick.
  • You will engage with many parts of the University including, but not limited to, Nightline, Welfare services, the Chaplaincy, Community Safety and Report & Support. You will help and campaign for improvements to areas related to student welfare. This will often involve working with external organisations such as our Police and the NHS.
  • You will work closely with the SU Advice Centre.
  • You will liaise and engage with welfare-related bodies on a local, regional and national level.
  • You will be a trustee of a multi-million-pound organisation.
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your own manifesto promises.
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Widening Participation Officer

Please note: To stand for this position, you must have self-defined as a widening participation student. Below is some guidance on the criteria for being classed as a widening participation student.

You may:

  • Be originally from an area and community where progression to Higher Education is low (classed as LPN - Low Participation Neighbourhoods and Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD)).
  • Come from a low socio-economic background.
  • Be the first generation of your family to enter Higher Education.
  • Be a care leaver or estranged student.
  • Be a Young Carer.

The Widening Participation Students’ Officer shall: 

  • Represent the interests of all widening participation students at the University of Warwick. 
  • Sit on Liberation and Diversity Committee. 
  • Be an ex-officio exec member of the Widening Participation Students’ Association. 
  • Co-Chair the University’s Widening Participation Student Advisory Group.
  • Be a voting member of Student Council. 
  • Provide reports and updates to Student Council. 
  • Be responsible for carrying out Union policies, where appropriate.  
  • Work closely with the Full-Time and Part-Time Officers to ensure issues relating to the experiences of all widening participation students are addressed in all relevant areas of the University and Union. 
  • Lead and support campaigns relating to widening participation. 
  • Seek feedback from members on matters relating to widening participation. 

 

PLEASE NOTE: You can only nominate yourself for one of the SU Committee & Part-Time Officer positions.

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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 Committee and be a full voting member of Student Council
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your manifesto promises.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: You can only nominate yourself for one of the SU Committee & Part-Time Officer positions.

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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