Nominations for Full and Part-Time roles, NUS delegates and Student Trustees are open until 9 am on the 11th of February!
Elected officers and representatives work within the University and Students' Union to make things better for Sussex students. This could be as part of formal committees, through informal meetings, working on relevant projects and campaigns, and working closely with other officers, members of staff and students. There are a range of Full-Time Officer roles and Part-Time Officer roles as well as NUS delegate and Student Trustees (to read more about Trustees, read Becky's (Activities Officer) article here.)
Many benefits come from being in an elected position in the Students’ Union. For example, Full-Time Officers have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to run and direct a large organisation with an annual turnover of £3 million and a membership of around 14,000 students and a salary of around £20,000 per year.
Part-Time, Delegate and Trustee roles have the opportunity to develop skills in areas such as project management, planning and running campaigns, advocacy, and contributing to improving the Students' Union and University for current and future students. In your role you will work collaboratively with your fellow officers, with Student Union staff, as well as volunteers. You will also attend Students’ Union and University meetings that are relevant to your role, giving you the opportunity to see the inner workings of both organisations.
For NUS delegate roles any student can nominate themselves but there are some positions where there are more specific criteria, e.g. only women students can nominate themselves as the Women Students' Representative. For the LGBT, Women, Disabled, Trans and Black students' conferences, candidates must self define as a member of that group.
Read some more tips about nominating yourself here and if you’ve already decided you want to nominate yourself, you can do here!
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