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Union Executive, NUS delegate and Trustee elections 2018

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

Nominations close at 09:00 on Monday 26 February 2018 (in 10 weeks and 6 days)

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Activities Officer

The Activities Officer represents students in matters relating to active involvement within the Students’ Union and its sport, volunteering and other student-led activities.

Their key responsibilities:

  • Promoting and championing involvement in, and the success of student Societies, Sport clubs, and student Media.
  • To ensure Sussex students have a fair and equal access to student-led activities.
  • Championing wider engagement within the Students Union.
  • Chair of the Societies Committee and Sports Committee.
  • Leading on the employability agenda within the Union; ensuring student views are heard by Careers & Employability Centre.
  • To talk to students electronically and face-to-face and share their concerns and ideas.
  • To talk to the club and society members, Students’ Union and University staff.
  • To campaign for change using student ideas and concerns as a focus.
  • To promote and bring about change based on manifesto promises.
  • To act as a responsible Trustees of the Students’ Union.
  • To be professional in fulfilling their elected role and duties.

You can find more information about the Full-Time Officer roles including role descriptions here: Full-Time Officer Information

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Ethnic Minority Students Officer

The Ethnic Minority Students Officer exists to ensure that the views and needs of those students that identify as black or minority ethnic are reflected throughout the Students’ Union’s activities and within the University.

You can view more information about the Part-Time Officer roles, including the full role description here: Part-Time Officer Information

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LGBTQ Students Officer

The LGBTQ Students Officer exists to ensure that the views and needs of those students that identify as LGBTQ are reflected throughout the Students’ Union’s activities and within the University. Please note as this role is currently vacant, the elected candidate will take up post immediately.

You can view more information about the Part-Time Officer roles, including the full role description here: Part-Time Officer Information

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NUS Black Students' Conference delegate

Conference delegates attend a National Union of Students (NUS) conference to represent Sussex. Delegates can vote on our behalf and take part in discussions.

Delegates attend a briefing prior to the conference and debriefing and/or write a report after the conference. The Students' Union will cover delegate fees, travel costs and expenses for delegates. More information about NUS conferences, including dates and venues can be found on the NUS conferences website.

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NUS Disabled Students' conference delegate

Conference delegates attend a National Union of Students (NUS) conference to represent Sussex. Delegates can vote on our behalf and take part in discussions. As there was only one candidate to this position they are automatically elected.

Delegates attend a briefing prior to the conference and debriefing and/or write a report after the conference. The Students' Union will cover delegate fees, travel costs and expenses for delegates. More information about NUS conferences, including dates and venues can be found on the NUS conferences website.

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NUS LGBT Conference delegate - black student's place

Conference delegates attend a National Union of Students (NUS) conference to represent Sussex. Delegates can vote on our behalf and take part in discussions.

Delegates attend a briefing prior to the conference and debriefing and/or write a report after the conference. The Students' Union will cover delegate fees, travel costs and expenses for delegates. More information about NUS conferences, including dates and venues can be found on the NUS conferences website.

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NUS LGBT Conference delegate - disabled student's place

Conference delegates attend a National Union of Students (NUS) conference to represent Sussex. Delegates can vote on our behalf and take part in discussions. As there was only one candidate to this position they are automatically elected.

Delegates attend a briefing prior to the conference and debriefing and/or write a report after the conference. The Students' Union will cover delegate fees, travel costs and expenses for delegates. More information about NUS conferences, including dates and venues can be found on the NUS conferences website.

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NUS LGBT Conference delegate - open place (2 places)

Conference delegates attend a National Union of Students (NUS) conference to represent Sussex. Delegates can vote on our behalf and take part in discussions.

Delegates attend a briefing prior to the conference and debriefing and/or write a report after the conference. The Students' Union will cover delegate fees, travel costs and expenses for delegates. More information about NUS conferences, including dates and venues can be found on the NUS conferences website.

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NUS LGBT Conference delegate - trans student's place

Conference delegates attend a National Union of Students (NUS) conference to represent Sussex. Delegates can vote on our behalf and take part in discussions.

Delegates attend a briefing prior to the conference and debriefing and/or write a report after the conference. The Students' Union will cover delegate fees, travel costs and expenses for delegates. More information about NUS conferences, including dates and venues can be found on the NUS conferences website.

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NUS LGBT Conference delegate - woman's place

Conference delegates attend a National Union of Students (NUS) conference to represent Sussex. Delegates can vote on our behalf and take part in discussions. As there was only one candidate to this position they are automatically elected.

Delegates attend a briefing prior to the conference and debriefing and/or write a report after the conference. The Students' Union will cover delegate fees, travel costs and expenses for delegates. More information about NUS conferences, including dates and venues can be found on the NUS conferences website.

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NUS national conference delegate (4 places)

Conference delegates attend a National Union of Students (NUS) conference to represent Sussex. Delegates can vote on our behalf and take part in discussions. NUS National Conference will take place 25 - 27 April 2017 at The Brighton Centre, Brighton, Please note that two of these places are reserved for women students.

Delegates attend a briefing prior to the conference and debriefing and/or write a report after the conference. The Students' Union will cover conference fees, travel costs and expenses for delegates. More information about NUS conferences, including dates and venues can be found on the NUS conferences website.

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NUS Womens' Conference delegate - black woman's place

Conference delegates attend a National Union of Students (NUS) conference to represent Sussex. Delegates can vote on our behalf and take part in discussions. As there was only one candidate to this position they are automatically elected.

Delegates attend a briefing prior to the conference and debriefing and/or write a report after the conference. The Students' Union will cover delegate fees, travel costs and expenses for delegates. More information about NUS conferences, including dates and venues can be found on the NUS conferences website.

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NUS Womens' Conference delegate - open place

Conference delegates attend a National Union of Students (NUS) conference to represent Sussex. Delegates can vote on our behalf and take part in discussions. As there was only one candidate to this position they are automatically elected.

Delegates attend a briefing prior to the conference and debriefing and/or write a report after the conference. The Students' Union will cover delegate fees, travel costs and expenses for delegates. More information about NUS conferences, including dates and venues can be found on the NUS conferences website.

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NUS Womens' Conference delegate - other liberation group's place

Conference delegates attend a National Union of Students (NUS) conference to represent Sussex. Delegates can vote on our behalf and take part in discussions

Delegates attend a briefing prior to the conference and debriefing and/or write a report after the conference. The Students' Union will cover delegate fees, travel costs and expenses for delegates. More information about NUS conferences, including dates and venues can be found on the NUS conferences website.

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Postgraduate Education Officer

The Postgraduate Education Officer represents the postgraduate student body in their education needs and progression, supporting academic representatives and acting for improvement with regard to learning and teaching.

Their key responsibilites:

  • Proactively championing the learner and researcher voice throughout the University's academic structures and acting as the main point of contact for the University on matters relating to postgraduate student education
  • Overseeing the work of the postgraduate Student Reps in the Student Representative Scheme; reporting out on impact and successes achieved by students for their peers
  • Overseeing the entire postgraduate academic experience; ensuring that the learning spaces and necessary resources are available for all areas of the student body
  • Supporting and promoting the work of the Postgraduate Association.
  • To talk to students electronically and face-to-face and share their concerns and ideas.
  • To talk to the Postgraduate Association Committee, Undergraduate Education Officer, Students’ Union and University staff.
  • To campaign for change using student ideas and concerns as a focus.
  • To promote and bring about change based on manifesto promises.
  • To act as a responsible Trustees of the Students’ Union.
  • To be professional in fulfilling their elected role and duties.

You can find more information about the Full-Time Officer roles including role descriptions here: Full-Time Officer Information

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President

The Students’ Union President is ultimately responsible for the leadership and direction of the Students’ Union, through their role as chair of Students’ Union Executive Committee, Trading Company Board and the Trustee Board. Is responsible for overseeing communication between the Students’ Union and its members, as well as maintaining an overview of all Students’ Union activities.

Their key responsibilities:

  • Figurehead of the organisation.
  • Taking a student lead on representation & strategy.
  • Ensuring the student voice is heard with regards to developments within the University.
  • Taking a student lead on Students’ Union Commercial services.
  • Overseeing internal and external communications.
  • Chair of Trustee Board, Trading Company Board and the Students’ Union Executive Committee.
  • Taking a sabbatical lead for elections and the democratic structures of the Students’ Union.
  • To talk to students electronically and face-to-face and share their concerns and ideas.
  • To talk to the Students’ Union Councillors, Students’ Union and University staff.
  • To campaign for change using student ideas and concerns as a focus.
  • To promote and bring about change based on manifesto promises.
  • To be professional in fulfilling their elected role and duties.

You can find more information about the Full-Time Officer roles including role descriptions here: Full-Time Officer Information

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Society & Citizenship Officer

The Society and Citizenship Officer represents students in matters relating to active citizenship, community engagement, and ethical and environmental action.

Their key responsibilities:

  • Promoting and championing students’ active involvement in the decisions affecting them in the community, University and on the campus.
  • Acting as the principal point of contact for student matters in the local community.
  • Promoting and championing student involvement in local and national elections.
  • Leading on the student support agenda within the local community and nationally.
  • Supporting and championing the work of community representative and ethical and environmental representative volunteers.
  • To be responsible for the promotion and implementation of the Students’ Union’s ethical and environmental work.
  • To talk to students electronically and face-to-face and share their concerns and ideas.
  • To talk to Students’ Union and University staff.
  • To campaign for change using student ideas and concerns as a focus.
  • To promote and bring about change based on manifesto promises.
  • To act as a responsible Trustees of the Students’ Union.
  • To be professional in fulfilling their elected role and duties.

You can find more information about the Full-Time Officer roles including role descriptions here: Full-Time Officer Information

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Student Trustee (3 places)

Three Student Trustees will be elected. They will sit on the Board of Directors for the Union. Trustees are not be involved in day to day affairs, but take an overview of how the Union is performing, both financially and in delivering services to students.

To find out more about the Student Trustee elections including information about what Trustees do and who can be a Trustee click here: Student Trustee Information

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Students with Disabilities Officer

The Students with Disabilities Officer exists to ensure that the views and needs of those students with disabilities are reflected throughout the Students’ Union’s activities and within the University. Please note that as this position is currently vacant, the elected candidate will take up their post immediately.

You can view more information about the Part-Time Officer roles, including the full role description here: Part-Time Officer Information

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Trans & Non-Binary Students Officer

The Trans and Non-Binary Students Officer exists to ensure that the views and needs of those students that identify as trans or non-binary are reflected throughout the Students’ Union’s activities and within the University.

You can view more information about the Part-Time Officer roles, including the full role description here: Part-Time Officer Information

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Undergraduate Education Officer

The Undergraduate Education Officer represents the undergraduate student body in their education needs and progression, supporting academic representatives and acting for improvement with regard to learning and teaching.

Their key responsibilities:

  • Proactively championing the learner voice throughout the University's academic structures and acting as the main point of contact for the University on matters relating to undergraduate student education
  • Overseeing the work of the undergraduate Student Reps in the Student Representative Scheme; reporting out on impact and successes achieved by students for their peers
  • Overseeing the entire undergraduate academic experience; ensuring that the learning spaces and necessary resources are available for all areas of the student body
  • To talk to students electronically and face-to-face and share their concerns and ideas.
  • To talk to the Postgraduate Education Officer, Students’ Union and University staff.
  • To campaign for change using student ideas and concerns as a focus.
  • To promote and bring about change based on manifesto promises.
  • To act as a responsible Trustees of the Students’ Union.
  • To be professional in fulfilling their elected role and duties.

You can find more information about the Full-Time Officer roles including role descriptions here: Full-Time Officer Information

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Welfare Officer

The Welfare Officer ensures that each and every student has adequate support for any issues that they might encounter as a student at the University of Sussex and to proactively represent students’ rights on and off campus.

Their key responsibilities:

  • Proactively championing student rights and safety, in the University and on the campus.
  • Leading on the student support, health and well-being agenda within the University.
  • Supporting and championing the work of campaigning volunteers.
  • To be responsible for the promotion and implementation of the Students’ Union’s equality and diversity and mental well-being work.
  • To work with the liberation campaigning groups.
  • To talk to students electronically and face-to-face and share their concerns and ideas.
  • To talk to the Part-time liberation Officers, Students’ Union and University staff.
  • To campaign for change using student ideas and concerns as a focus.
  • To promote and bring about change based on manifesto promises.
  • To act as a responsible Trustees of the Students’ Union.
  • To be professional in fulfilling their elected role and duties.

You can find more information about the Full-Time Officer roles including role descriptions here: Full-Time Officer Information

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Women Students Officer

The Women Students Officer exists to ensure that the views and needs of those students that identify as women are reflected throughout the Students’ Union’s activities and within the University.

You can view more information about the Part-Time Officer roles, including the full role description here: Part-Time Officer Information

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