Part-time officers hold unpaid elected positions, which take a far smaller time commitment than full-time positions. Each position has a specific portfolio (area of responsibility), and it is the responsibility of each officer to promote that portfolio in the activities of the Students' Union. Part-time officers continue with their studies during their time in office.
The role’s time commitment varies according to how much students wish to commit, as an estimate, it could be anywhere from one to five hours a week.
There are five Part-time Officer roles:
Ethnic Minority Students Officer
Students with Disabilities Officer
LGBTQ Students Officer
Women Students Officer
Trans and Non-Binary Students Officer
You can read the role descicption for these posts here: Part-Time Officer Role Description. You can do this role on your own, or in a Role Share with someone else.
Any student who will still be a student during the following academic year can put themself forward as a candidate. You (or both of you, if running as a Role Share) must identify as a member of a group to represent them, e.g. only students who define themselves as women can nominate themselves for the Women Students Officer role.
All students can vote for the Part-time Officers.
Part-time Officers have an induction programme to help them learn about the Union and their role. There are opportunities for additional training throughout the year.
Part-time Officers work with Students' Union staff and officers on relevant projects.
Each Part-time Officer has a member of staff as a point of contact and coach to help them acheive their manifesto goals.
All the roles have great opportunities to learn and develop skills, work with enthusiastic peers and change life at the University for the better.
We reimburse travel and childcare expenses incurred by our volunteers including elected officers (subject to our policies).
To take part, please log in to our website. NUS delegates represent Sussex at a national level at NUS conferences.
6 posts are up for election.
Nominations close at 09:00 on Monday 11 February 2019 (in 8 weeks and 4 days)
The polls open at 09:00 on Monday 4 March 2019 (in 11 weeks and 4 days)
To take part, please log in to our website. The Union's Full-time Officers and Part-time Officers lead the Union. The Trustees oversee the Union's activities as part of the Union's charity trustee board. NUS delegates represent Sussex at a national level at NUS conferences
12 posts are up for election.
Read the elections rules and guidelines
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