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Be the Change You Want to See: Stand in our Autumn Elections!

Autumn Elections are here to ensure you have a say in your academic experience, the power to shape your learning and access to the support you need to thrive.

BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE: STAND IN THE AUTUMN ELECTIONS!

Autumn Elections are here to ensure you have a say in your academic experience, the power to shape your learning and access to the support you need to thrive.

The Autumn Elections are used to elect the Chair of Student Council, 15 Student Councillors and National Union of Students’ (NUS) Conference Delegates. Students elected to these positions lead the change and elevate your views. So, whether you want to shape the policy and direction of the Students’ Union, or represent a particular group of students here at City - there is something for everyone to get involved with.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE ROLES?

Student Council – In recent years, the Student Councillors have led or influenced our stances on diversity, additional funding for societies, sustainability, removing evening exams, keeping Wednesday’s afternoon free and much more. Besides holding the elected officer team to account and providing political oversight, this year Student Councillors will be able to vote and approve the changes in our democratic structures.

Submit a nomination for:

  • Chair of Student Council x 1 - makes arrangements for the meetings, sets the directions of meetings and approves items to be discussed

Or

  • Student Councillor (Business) x 3 positions
  • Student Councillor (SASS) x 3 positions
  • Student Councillor (SHS) x 3 positions
  • Student Councillor (SMCSE) x 3 positions
  • Student Councillor (Law) x 3 positions

 

NUS Delegates - NUS National Conference is about students from across the UK coming together to make change - At Conference students discuss, deliberate and vote on issues that matter to them. National Conference will take place on Monday 28th March until Wednesday 30th March 2022 (please ensure you are available for these dates) - attending the conference is free, and accommodation and travel is covered by City.

 

  • Be one of six City students to attend the National Union of Students (NUS) annual National Conference:

 

  • NUS National Conference Delegate x 6 (Gender balancing rules apply) *
  • * The NUS National Conference has a gender-balance requirement and at least half of the delegation must self-define as women.

 

DEMOCRACY REVIEW - YOUR ROLE

This year, your Students' Union is going through a democracy review.

We have analysed and reviewed all our democratic structures (Student Council, Executive Committee, Elections rules, Programme Reps, Feedback Structures) and made a few changes so it is easier to access and easier for you to make change at University.

The future elected Student Council will be able to review, vote and approve the proposed changes to our democratic structures - Make sure you have your say by submitting your nomination for Student Council Chair or Student Councillor! Submit a nomination here.

 

WHAT ELSE IS IN IT FOR ME?

On top of the opportunity to meet and work with fantastic people, you are also able to have a direct say in the functioning of the Students’ Union! Ensuring there is always a halal option at food outlets at City? Done. Making sure all events on Campus are free? Already completed. Stand for a position if you want more policies, like these, passed!

Employers love, passionate and well-rounded individuals. Getting involved will not only demonstrate that your skills go beyond your studies, but also teach you initiative, how to run in an election and how to lead successful campaigns. The roles will further develop your leadership, teamwork, public speaking, creative problem solving, communication and organisation skills. It will show you are able to manage your time adequately and multitask through multiple responsibilities. All vital characteristics when entering the world of work.

 

STILL NOT SURE? ATTEND OUR 'WHAT ARE THE ELECTIONS?' ONLINE SESSIONS

Attend our 'What are the Elections?' sessions - These online talks is about out Students' Union Autumn Elections and will tell you all about What the Elections are; the roles you can put yourself forward for; the skills you will learn and develop and the experiences you will gain. It will also be an excellent opportunity to ask any questions you have! We have three sessions:

 

KEY DATES AND TIMES

  • Nominations Open - 4th October 2021 at 13:00 pm
  • Nominations Close - 17th October 2021 at 11.59 pm
  • Voting Opens - 25th October 2021 at 9:00 am
  • Voting Closes - 28th November 2021 at 16:00 pm

 

So, what are you waiting for? Visit our website at citystudents.co.uk/elections to put yourself forward today!

 

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