Click here to visit our Facebook page Click here to visit our Twitter page

Help choose your new Panel for the 2017/18 academic year.

Read more about the available opportunities below and nominate yourself or recommend a friend!

 

NOMINATE YOURSELF

RECOMMEND A FRIEND

 

Interested?

Click on a role to find out more:

 

 

 

Co-Chair

The Chair is the person who ensures that The Panel will meet and that the meetings will be fair and effective.

Although the Chair is a full member of The Panel, he/she will not be able to vote on decisions taken unless this is required to end a stalemate. This also applies to the Deputy Chair, if he/she is running the meeting.

The Chair will:

  • Make sure that everything is ready for the meeting and that all those attending have the relevant information.
  • Manage the meeting through all its stages and monitor and maintain its effectiveness.
  • Monitor the actions of the UCSU Officers.

This year, we're going to elect two people as Chair. The first placed candidate will have responsiblity for chairing and running meetings. The second placed candidate will have responsibility for speaking on behalf of absent representatives and making sure the meetings are fair and well behaved.

NOMINATE YOURSELF

RECOMMEND A FRIEND

 

Campus Student Reps

Students can only run as a Campus Representative for the campus at which they study.

Campus Student Reps will:

  • Present the views of their campus.
  • Safeguard the interests of the students on their campus by considering the effects of the new ideas presented, on their group.

They can also:

  • Run simple fun competitions, or monthly coffee mornings with lots of cake!
  • Hold a termly social event.
  • Organise a sporting event against students in another campus.

NOMINATE YOURSELF

RECOMMEND A FRIEND

 

Women's Rep

Students can only run as the Women Students Rep if they identify as a woman.

The Women’s Rep will:

  • Presenting the views of women.
  • Safeguarding the interests of the students on their campus by considering the effects of the new ideas presented, on their group.

They can also:

  • Organise a group for women involving lots of different activities each month.
  • Collaborate with local women’s groups, national women’s organisations or NUS Women’s Campaign.
  • Celebrate International Women’s Day.
  • Invite guest speakers and hold debates to raise awareness of women issues.

NOMINATE YOURSELF

RECOMMEND A FRIEND

 

Men's Rep

Students can only run as the Men Students Rep if they identify as a man.

The Men’s Rep will:

  • Present the views of men.
  • Safeguard the interests of the students on their campus by considering the effects of the new ideas presented, on their group.
  • They can also:Create a safe space for men to share their thoughts and concerns.
  • Raise awareness of Health & Wellbeing issues affecting men.
  • Celebrate International Men’s Day.
  • Bring male students together across campuses.

NOMINATE YOURSELF

RECOMMEND A FRIEND

 

Disabled Students' Rep

Students can only run as the Disabled Students Rep if they identify as disabled.

The Disabled Students’ Rep will…

  • Present the views of disabled students.
  • Safeguard the interests of the students on their campus by considering the effects of the new ideas presented, on their group.

They can also:

  • Create a group for disabled students in which students can share ideas and activities.
  • Collaborate with local groups, national organisations or NUS Disabled Students Campaign.
  • Run their own sporting events/activities/Invite guest speakers and hold debates to raise awareness of disabled issues.

NOMINATE YOURSELF

RECOMMEND A FRIEND

 

LGBTQ Students' Rep

Students can only run as the LGBTQ Rep if they identify as LGBTQ.

The LGBTQ Students’ Rep will:

  • Present the views of LGBTQ students.
  • Safeguard the interests of LGBTQ students on their campus by considering the effects of the new ideas presented, on their group.

They can also:

  • Create a group of LGBTQ students in which students can safely share feelings, ideas and activities.
  • Collaborate with local groups, national organisations, or NUS LGBTQ Campaign.
  • Take part in events such as Pride .
  • Invite guest speakers and hold debates to raise awareness of LGBTQ issues.

NOMINATE YOURSELF

RECOMMEND A FRIEND

 

Black and Ethnic Minorities Students' Rep

Students can only run asthe Black and Ethnic Minorities Student Rep if they identify as black or another ethnic minority.

The Black and Ethnic Minorities Student Rep will:

  • Present the views of Black and Ethnic Minorities students.
  • Safeguard the interests of Black and Ethnic Minorities students on their campus by considering the effects of the new ideas presented, on their group.

They can also:

  • Create themed evening. Language clubs, film nights or other activities to help raise awareness of different cultures.
  • Collaborate with local groups and joining local events.
  • Plan their own Carnivals or cultural events.

NOMINATE YOURSELF

RECOMMEND A FRIEND

 

International Students' Rep

Students can only run as the International Student Rep if they are registered as an international student with the University.

The International Students’ Rep will:

  • Present the views of International students.
  • Safeguard the interests of International students on their campus by considering the effects of the new ideas presented, on their group.

They can also:

  • Plan activities such as cookery classes and language clubs to help raise awareness of different cultures and different countries.
  • Create a group to share experiences and feelings.
  • Create a get together for all International students across the campuses.

NOMINATE YOURSELF

RECOMMEND A FRIEND

 

Returning to Education Students' Rep

Students can only run as the Returning to Education Student Rep if they have had a spell out of education.

The Returning to Education Students’ Rep will:

  • Present the views of Returning to Education students.
  • Safeguard the interests of Returning to Education students on their campus by considering the effects of the new ideas presented, on their group.

They can also:

  • Create a group to share experiences and find out what the key needs of this varied group are.
  • Plan social activities that can help the group come together.
  • Organise opportunities to come together for support in specific areas of difficulty.

NOMINATE YOURSELF

RECOMMEND A FRIEND

 

Part-Time Students' Rep

Students can only run as the Part-time Student Rep if they are studying part-time.

The Part-Time Students’ Rep will:

  • Present the views of Part-time students.
  • Safeguard the interests of part-time students on their campus by considering the effects of the new ideas presented, on their group.

They can also:

  • Create a Facebook group to share experiences, ideas and discussions.
  • Collaborate with the relevant UCSU Officers to look for better support for part-time students.

NOMINATE YOURSELF

RECOMMEND A FRIEND

 

Postgraduate Students' Rep

Students can only run asthe Postgraduate Students Rep if they study on a postgraduate course.

The Postgraduate Students’ Rep will:

  • Present the views of Postgraduate students.
  • Safeguard the interests of Postgraduate students on their campus by considering the effects of the new ideas presented, on their group.

They can also:

  • Create a Facebook group to share experiences, ideas and discussions.
  • Plan social activities that can help bring the group together.
  • Collaborate with the relevant UCSU Officers to look for better support the people in your group.

NOMINATE YOURSELF

RECOMMEND A FRIEND

 

Distance Learning Students' Rep

Students can only run as the Distance Learning Students Rep if they are are a distance learner.

The Distance Learning Students’ Rep will:

  • Present the views of Distance Learning students.
  • Safeguard the interests of Distance Learning students on their campus by considering the effects of the new ideas presented, on their group.

They can also:

  • Create a Facebook group to share experiences, ideas and discussions.
  • Plan a social event every now and then that can help bring the group together on a site or a mutually agreeable location.
  • Collaborate with the UCSU Academic Officer for support and advice.

NOMINATE YOURSELF

RECOMMEND A FRIEND

 

Student Sports Group Rep

Students can only run for this position if they are a member of a sports group.

The Sports Group Rep will:

  • Present the views of the members of the different BUCS and non-BUCS groups in Uni.
  • Safeguard the interests the members of sport groups by considering the effects of the ideas presented, on their group.

They can also:

  • Speak on behalf of all Sport Group members at Uni.
  • Link up with the different sports groups.
  • Raise awareness amongst other students on the benefits of sports.
  • Offer taster sessions across groups and to other students.

NOMINATE YOURSELF

RECOMMEND A FRIEND

 

Student Societies Rep

Students can only run for this position if they are a member of a club or society.

The Student Societies Rep will:

  • Present the views of the members of the different groups at Uni.
  • Safeguard the interests the members of different groups by considering the effects of the ideas presented, on their group.

They can also:

  • Speak out on behalf of all club and society members at Uni,
  • Link up with the different groups.
  • Raise awareness amongst other students on the benefits of different activities.
  • Run events across different campuses and between different Universities.

NOMINATE YOURSELF

RECOMMEND A FRIEND

 

Environmental Rep

Students can only run for this position if they have an interest in environmental matters.

The Environmental Representative will:

  • Consider the ethical and environmental implications of ideas.
  • Suggest practical ways in which UCSU could be more environmentally friendly.

Development…

  • Raise awareness of local and national environmental issues.
  • Encourage students to consider ways to get involved in related groups.

NOMINATE YOURSELF

RECOMMEND A FRIEND

 

Department Reps

Students can only run as a Departmental Rep if they have previously been a Student Academic Rep.

This is a good position for somebody with a passion for education who would like to broaden their understanding of how University works.

Departmental Reps will:

  • Attend The Panel meetings to represent the views and safeguard the interests of students.
  • Attend Departmental Leadership meetings
  • Lead a team of Student Academic Reps within their Department
  • Ensure all students are represented fairly and effectively

They can also:

  • Create monthly meetings and social events for Student Academic Reps.
  • Help promote the National Student Survey

There are 7 Department Reps (one for each academic Department), they are:

  • Business, Law, Policing and Social Science
  • Health, Psychology & Social Studies
  • Institute of Education
  • Institute of the Arts
  • Medical and Sports Science
  • Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies
  • Nursing, Health & Professional Practice

NOMINATE YOURSELF

RECOMMEND A FRIEND

 

NUS Delegate

Each year we elect two students to attend the National Union of Students National Conference in April.

Our two delegates will vote and speak on behalf of all UCSU members.

Find out more about NUS Conference at: https://conference.nusconnect.org.uk/

NOMINATE YOURSELF

RECOMMEND A FRIEND