The 2020 Leadership Elections are here and there are various positions that you can run for from paid roles (£23k+ per annum!) such as President of the Students’ Union to voluntary positions such as School Representative Officer.
If you are not yet convinced on why you should nominate yourself for one of the positions, here are the 10 reasons why you should:
1. If you nominate yourself for one of the full-time paid roles (£23k+ per annum!) you avoid the pressure of looking for a job once you graduate! Plus, we’ll make you feel at home, providing lots of training and support so you feel ready when applying for other roles when you leave.
2. Public speaking can often feel scary, however much needed in the future workplace – worry not, we provide public speaking training and support you so you feel as comfortable as possible.
3. As part of elections and your future role, you’ll have amazing opportunities to network, not only with other students, but also with academics, management team and external stakeholders.
4. If you are studying Law, this role will enable you to advocate for students and master the art of debate which will be very helpful in your future job.
5. If you are a Business student, the full-time roles will enable you to chair a meeting, understanding how to have those difficult conversations and how to navigate disagreements within a team. You can tick that Project management skills on LinkedIn!
6. If you are a Health Student, we provide you with disability training, mental health training, First Aid training, motivational training and any other training that you feel might support you in this role and in the future.
7. If you are passionate about the environment, you could start your own campaign about reducing food waste and plastic on campus – start your own project on Green Impact – as an Engineering student, you can be interested in campaigning for Fossil fuel divestment.
8. Gain skills such as Problem Solving, Conflict Resolution, Leadership, Managing People, Policy Making.
9. As a Politics student, your career would benefit from being involved in a democratic process, listening to students’ issues, campaigning and managing a campaign, accountability sessions.
10. Finally, your CV will look so good that you’ll have no problem finding a new job once you finish this role!