Would you like the interview your friends didn’t get? The SU Elections are here
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.
Can I nominate myself for these positions?
Yes, as long as you are a student at City, University of London Student (and, automatically, a member of the Students’ Union) you can.
Which position should I go for?
We have 3 full-time paid positions President of the Students’ Union, Vice-President Education and Vice-President Community and Wellbeing – if you are in your final year of studies and want to gain some work experience this is your opportunity! As President of the Students’ Union you would sit on University Council and Senate ensuring that student Voice is heard at the very top of the University. As Vice President Education you work closely with the University to ensure that all courses have student representation and issues are dealt with effectively. Finally, as Vice President Community and Wellbeing you lead on the work the Union does with the University and external community.
In the voluntary positions, you can run for Student Representative Officer (for Cass Business School, City Law School, School of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences and School of Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Engineering). As we understand that UG and PG students go through a different experience during their studies, we have two Post Graduate Officer roles, a Post Graduate Research Officer and a Post Graduate Taught Officer.
Or if you are more passionate about liberation, we have liberation officer roles such as International Students’ Officer, Disabled Students’ Officer, Black and Minority Ethnic Officer, Women’s Officer and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Officer. On the other hand, if you feel that your stronger skills rely on special interests, we have a Societies Officer, Student Media Officer, RAG Officer, Sports Officer and Ethics & Environmental Officer.
All these positions ensure that you as a student are represented at all levels.
If you are convinced by now, your question could be How can I nominate myself?
Th process is simple, all details on how to nominate yourself can be found here: https://www.citystudents.co.uk/elections/. Remember to be quick, as nominations are now open and will close on February 16th at 11:59PM.
If you are successful as a candidate, then you will benefit in a number of ways. Your actions will help to shape the Students’ Union; you will gain employability skills, obtain meeting experience, join a community of students interested in improving things for City students.
(Nomination forms can only be submitted online)
Open – 20th January 2020 at 1pm
Close- 16th February 2020 at 11:59pm
(Compulsory attendance for candidates) TBC
Open – Monday 2nd March at 12pm
Close – Thursday 5th March at 5pm
Results will be thereafter on the evening of the 6th following completion of any outstanding appeals and disciplinary actions