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Students who are elected to carry out a full-time position will serve for one year, either taking a break from their studies, or after their final year. You’ll be front and centre of leading change for almost 24,000 students on the big things that mean the most to you and students. All six Officers receive a full salary of £19,730 during their term of office.

Nominations Close 12pm Tuesday February 19.

Salary: £19,730
The President is a passionate leader who drives policy-making, campaigning, representation and acts as one of the public spokespeople for the organisation. The President is responsible for ensuring good governance within the Union and also acts as chair of the Trustee Board.
Useful Skills: Supportive, Decision Making, Relationship Building, Negotiation, Public Speaking
This role will:
1. Be the main representative for University of Strathclyde students.
2.Facilitate input to University strategic initiatives and ensure student voice is heard in in corporate governance meetings.
3. Proactively engage and consult with the student body, identify issues leading campaigns on issues affecting all students.
4. Be the chair of Strath Union’s Trustee Board.
5. Collaboration with different members of the Executive team.
6. Be responsible for overall financial and political management of the Union, including the presentation of the budget to University committees and signing contracts on behalf of the Union, with consultation of the Executive team, as appropriate.
7. Oversee commercial events and publicity as well as ensuring the effective management and development of Union trading concerns.
Board of Trustees
This position is also a member of the Board of Trustees, which holds overall financial, legal and strategic responsibilities for the Association. For more info on being a Trustee, read OSCR’s (the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator) guide.

Please look over the Strath Elections Pack and the Election Rules before submitting your nomination.

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Salary: £19,730
Vice President Community is responsible for campaigning to widen development projects and opportunities for students. They will campaign to widen participation in extra-curricular activities and support the development of the clubs and societies. They lead on sustainability and environmental issues within the Union and University and foster collaboration between Strathclyde students, staff and local communities.
Useful Skills: Enthusiasm, Organisation Skills, Relationship Building, Team-player, Decision Making, Negotiation, Public Speaking.
This role will:
1. Develop and promote extra-curricular activities within the University and the Glasgow community.
2. Campaign to widen participation in extracurricular activities and improve the diversity of activities/opportunities offered.
3. Identify and work to establish opportunities for collaboration and community building within Strathclyde, for example Halls Reps and RAG groups.
4. Focus on sustainability and environmental issues.
5. Engage with external stakeholders and developing partnerships and opportunities.
6. Improve the services provided by Strath Union for societies and other student groups.
7. Facilitate input to University strategic initiatives and ensure student voice is heard in in corporate governance meetings.
Board of Trustees
This position is also a member of the Board of Trustees, which holds overall financial, legal and strategic responsibilities for the Association. For more info on being a Trustee, read OSCR’s (the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator) guide.

Please look over the Strath Elections Pack and the Election Rules before submitting your nomination.


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Salary: £19,730
Vice President Education represents the academic interests of the student body to the University. They are responsible for ensuring that students have the best learning experience whilst studying at Strathclyde by implementing and developing education policies, as well as supporting the student rep system.
Useful Skills: Communication, Negotiation, team-player, public speaking, methodical
This role will:
1. Be the main representative on academic issues within the University.
2. Campaign on education issues.
3. Support student employability and skills development.
4. Coordinate feedback via Faculty Reps and Class Reps.
5. Be responsible for the continued development of the student representative system, and work with the appropriate bodies to this end.
6. Engage with external education agencies on areas of policy development and implementation.
7. Facilitate input to University strategic initiatives and ensure student voice is heard in in corporate governance meetings.
Board of Trustees
This position is also a member of the Board of Trustees, which holds overall financial, legal and strategic responsibilities for the Association. For more info on being a Trustee, read OSCR’s (the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator) guide.

Please look over the Strath Elections Pack and the Election Rules before submitting your nomination.


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Salary: £19,730
Vice President Inclusion champions equality, diversity and inclusion. They work with liberation groups, faith and culture societies, and marginalised students to ensure that their views are represented by lobbying the University and external agencies, developing campaigns and mobilising the wider student body to effect change.
Useful Skills: Advocating, Enthusiastic, Communication Skills, Organisation Skills, Team-player, Public Speaking, Negotiation Skills.
This role will:
1. Chair Equality Diversity Committee and be the main representative on the equality, and inclusion within the University and local community.
2. Campaign on equality & diversity issues.
3. Liaise with faith groups.
4. Ensure the Union caters for liberation groups.
5. Educate students on ethical and diversity agendas.
6. Ensure students have the skills and knowledge to campaign.
7. Facilitate input to University strategic initiatives and ensure student voice is heard in in corporate governance meetings.
Board of Trustees
This position is also a member of the Board of Trustees, which holds overall financial, legal and strategic responsibilities for the Association. For more info on being a Trustee, read OSCR’s (the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator) guide.

Please look over the Strath Elections Pack and the Election Rules before submitting your nomination.

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Salary: £19,730
Vice President Sport leads the Sports Union including chairing committees and representing the members to the University and external audiences. They are responsible for campaigning to widen participation in sport and physical activity and supporting the development of the sports clubs.
Useful Skills: Enthusiasm, Team-player, Relationship Building, Supportive, Decision Making, Negotiation, Public Speaking
This role will:
1. Act as President of the Sports Union.
2. Develop and promote sport within the University.
3. Campaign to widen participation in sport, increase access to sporting activities and improve the diversity of activities offered with a focus on physical health and wellbeing.
4. Ensure the Union caters for sports clubs.
5. Facilitate input to University strategic initiatives and ensure student voice is heard in in corporate governance meetings.
Board of Trustees
This position is also a member of the Board of Trustees, which holds overall financial, legal and strategic responsibilities for the Association. For more info on being a Trustee, read OSCR’s (the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator) guide.

Please look over the Strath Elections Pack and the Election Rules before submitting your nomination.


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Salary: £19,730
Vice President Welfare is responsible for campaigning on issues that affects student welfare and wellbeing including housing, mental health and financial hardship. They will represent student interests within the University and local community and ensure the Union supports welfare groups.
Useful skills: Empathetic, Supportive, Team-player, Public Speaking, Negotiation Skills, Communication Skills
This role will:
1. Be the main representative on the welfare and wellbeing of students within the University and local community.
2. Campaigning on issues including, but not limited to: housing and accommodation, mental health provision, poverty and widening access.
3. Chair Welfare Committee.
4. Liaise with part-time, international, mature students and representative groups such as the Mature Students Association.
5. Ensure the Union caters for Nightline and other welfare groups.
6. Ensure part-time, international, mature students have the skills and knowledge to campaign and make their issues heard.
7. Direct students to necessary support.
8. Facilitate input to University strategic initiatives and ensure student voice is heard in in corporate governance meetings.
Board of Trustees
This position is also a member of the Board of Trustees, which holds overall financial, legal and strategic responsibilities for the Association. For more info on being a Trustee, read OSCR’s (the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator) guide.

Please look over the Strath Elections Pack and the Election Rules before submitting your nomination.

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Part Time Officers

Part time officer roles focus on a specific area of Strathclyde life, and you will be responsible for ensuring that student views are expressed to the Union and the student exec. Part-time officers will continue their studies throughout their time in office. All part-time positions are voluntary. 

Nominations Close 12pm Tuesday February 19.

Honorarium of £600 (paid in instalments at the end of semesters) approx. commitment of 3 hours per week during semester.
The BAME Rep promotes inclusivity on campus and is a spokesperson for all students of African, Arab, Caribbean, Asian, Latin American and First Nation decent. The BAME Rep sits on the Strathclyde Students’ Union Equality Diversity Committee. The Rep directly reports to the Vice President Inclusion and works closely together with the Student Exec on campaigns concerning students identifying as BAME.
This role will:
1. Represent the voice of BAME students within the Union.
2. Identify issues relevant to BAME students.
3. Canvass BAME student opinion to be aware of common problems and concerns and where these exist ensure that Union Executive Committee/ Student Parliament are made aware of these.
4. Run campaigns related to BAME student issues.
5. Ensure that the needs of BAME students are reflected through the activities of the Union.
6. Be the lead officer in all matters related to NUS Scotland Black Students Campaign.
7. Attend all relevant training, conferences and conventions that are relevant to the remit of this position.
An honorarium will be awarded when:
1. The rep led a campaign/project that champions BAME students’ issues on campus
2. Reports are submitted to every Equality & Diversity Committee in the semester
3. The rep has attended Student Parliament or provided an appropriate reason for non-attendance
The Rep must self-define as a BAME student enrolled at Strathclyde University.

Please look over the Strath Elections Pack and the Election Rules before submitting your nomination.

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Honorarium of £600 (paid in instalments at the end of semesters) approx. commitment of 3 hours per week during semester.
The Democracy Convenor has an important role in ensuring students have a say in how their Union is run and that elected representatives are held to account. They Chair Student Parliament meetings which include Student Executive accountability and debates on policy submissions and aim to increase engagement in student democracy.
This role will:
1. Increase involvement in democratic engagement.
2. Increase accessibility of democratic processes including parliament.
3. Chair Student parliament.
4. Ensure accountability of elected officers by monitoring their progress against policy and manifesto pledges.
5. Ensure communication between the portfolio committees of work and the parliament.
An honorarium will be awarded when:
1. The Convenor has chaired all Student Parliament meetings or provided an appropriate reason for non-attendance.

Please look over the Strath Elections Pack and the Election Rules before submitting your nomination.

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Honorarium of £600 (paid in instalments at the end of semesters) approx. commitment of 3 hours per week during semester.
The Disabled Students’ Rep promotes inclusivity on campus and is a spokesperson for all students that self-define as disabled students. The officer sits on the Strathclyde Students’ Union Equality Diversity Committee. The Disabled Students’ Rep directly reports to the Vice President Inclusion and works closely together with the Student Exec and the Disabled Students Group on campaigns concerning disabled students.
The Rep must self-define as a disabled student enrolled at Strathclyde University.
This role will:
1. Represent the voice of disabled students within the Union
2. Identify issues relevant to disabled students
3. Canvass disabled students’ opinion to be aware of common problems and concerns and where these exist ensure that Union Executive Committee/ Student Parliament are made aware of these
4. Run campaigns related to disabled student issues
5. Ensure that the needs of disabled students are reflected through the activities of the Union
6. Attend all relevant training, conferences and conventions that are relevant to the remit of this position
An honorarium will be awarded when:
1. The rep led a campaign/project that champions disabled students’ issues on campus
2. Reports are submitted to every Equality & Diversity Committee in the semester
3. The rep has attended Student Parliament or provided an appropriate reason for non-attendance

Please look over the Strath Elections Pack and the Election Rules before submitting your nomination.

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Honorarium of £600 (paid in instalments at the end of semesters) approx. commitment of 3 hours per week during semester.
The Interfaith Rep promotes inclusion on campus and is a spokesperson for students of all faiths and none. The Rep sits on Strath Students’ Union Equality and Diversity Committee and on the panel allocating the Faith and Culture Fund. The Rep directly reports to the Vice President Inclusion and works closely with the Student Exec on campaigns concerning students of faith.
This role will:
1. Identify issues relevant to students of all faiths.
2. Canvass students of faith’s opinion to be aware of common problems and concerns and where these exist ensure that Union Executive Committee/ Student Parliament are made aware of these.
3. Run campaigns related to students of faith’s issues.
4. Ensure that the needs of students of faith are reflected through the activities of the Union.
5. Attend all relevant training, conferences and conventions that are relevant to the remit of this position.
An honorarium will be awarded when:
1. The rep led a campaign/project that champions issues for students of faith on campus
2. Reports are submitted to every Equality & Diversity Committee in the semester
3. The rep has attended Student Parliament or provided an appropriate reason for non-attendance

Please look over the Strath Elections Pack and the Election Rules before submitting your nomination.

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Honorarium of £600 (paid in instalments at the end of semesters) approx. commitment of 3 hours per week during semester.
Representing international students from both EU and overseas, the International Students’ Rep promotes inclusivity, is a spokesperson for international students, sits on Strathclyde Students’ Union Welfare Committee and the International Students’ Task force of Strathclyde University. The Rep directly reports to the Vice President Welfare and works closely together with the Student Exec on campaigns concerning international students.
The Rep must self-define as an international student enrolled at Strathclyde University.
This role will:
1. Represent the voice of international students within the Union.
2. To identify issues relevant to international students.
3. To canvass international student opinion and be aware of common problems and concerns ensuring that Union Executive Committee/ Student Parliament are made aware of these.
4. To run campaigns concerning international student issues.
5. To ensure that the needs of international students are reflected in the Union activities.
6. To be lead officer in all matters related to NUS Scotland International Students Campaign.
7. To attend relevant training, conferences and conventions that are relevant to the remit of this position.
An honorarium will be awarded when:
1. The rep led a campaign/project that champions international students’ issues on campus
2. Reports are submitted to every Welfare Committee in the semester
3. The rep has attended Student Parliament or provided an appropriate reason for non-attendance

Please look over the Strath Elections Pack and the Election Rules before submitting your nomination.

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Honorarium of £600 (paid in instalments at the end of semesters) approx. commitment of 3 hours per week during semester.
The LGBT+ Rep promotes inclusivity on campus, is a spokesperson for all students that define as LGBT+. The Rep sits on the Strathclyde Students’ Union Equality and Diversity Committee. The LGBT+ Rep directly reports to the Vice President Inclusion and works closely together with the Student Exec and the LGBT+ society on campaigns concerning LGBT+ students.
The Rep must self-define as an LGBT+ student enrolled at Strathclyde University.
This role will:
1. Represent the voice of LGBT+ students within the Union
2. Identify issues relevant to LGBT+ students.
3. Canvass LGBT+ students’ opinion to be aware of common problems and concerns and where these exist ensure that Union Executive Committee/ Student Parliament are made aware of these.
4. Run campaigns related to LGBT+ student issues.
5. Ensure that the needs of LGBT+ students are reflected through the activities of the Union.
6. Attend all relevant training, conferences and conventions that are relevant to the remit of this position.
An honorarium will be awarded when:
1. The rep led a campaign/project that champions LGBT+ students’ issues on campus
2. Reports are submitted to every Equality & Diversity Committee in the semester
3. The rep has attended Student Parliament or provided an appropriate reason for non-attendance

Please look over the Strath Elections Pack and the Election Rules before submitting your nomination.

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Honorarium of £600 (paid in instalments at the end of semesters) approx. commitment of 3 hours per week during semester.
The Mature Students’ Representative promotes inclusivity on campus, is a spokesperson for all students that are 21 years old or over at the start of their first degree. The Mature Students’ Rep sits on the Strathclyde Students’ Union Welfare Committee and attends Student Parliament. The Rep is responsible for organising a minimum of one campaign or project per semester that champions mature students’ issues and raises awareness with the wider student body and local community.
The Rep directly reports to the Vice President Welfare and works closely together with the VP Inclusion, the Student Exec and the Mature Students’ Association on campaigns concerning students identifying as mature. The Rep must self-define as a mature student enrolled at Strathclyde University.
This role will:
1. Represent the voice of mature students within the Union.
2. Identify issues relevant to mature students.
3. Run campaigns championing mature student issues.
4. Canvass mature student opinion to be aware of common problems and concerns and where these exist ensure that Union Executive Committee/ Student Parliament are made aware of these.
5. Ensure that the needs of mature students are reflected through the activities of the Union.
6. Attend all relevant training, conferences and conventions that are relevant to the remit of this position.
An honorarium will be awarded when:
1. The rep led a campaign/project that champions mature students’ issues on campus
2. Reports are submitted to every Welfare Committee in the semester
3. The rep has attended Student Parliament or provided an appropriate reason for non-attendance

Please look over the Strath Elections Pack and the Election Rules before submitting your nomination.

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Honorarium of £600 (paid in instalments at the end of semesters) approx. commitment of 3 hours per week during semester.
The Part Time Students’ Rep promotes inclusivity on campus and is a spokesperson for all students enrolled on a part time course at Strathclyde. The Rep sits on the Strathclyde Students’ Union Welfare Committee. The Part Time Students’ Rep directly reports to the Vice President Welfare and works closely with the VPW, the VP Inclusion and the remaining Student Exec on campaigns concerning part time students at Strathclyde.
The Rep must be a part time student enrolled at Strathclyde University.
This role will:
1. To identify issues relevant to part-times students.
2. To canvass part-time students’ opinion to be aware of common problems and concerns and where these exist and ensure that Union Executive Committee/ Student Parliament are made aware of these.
3. To run campaigns related to part-time students’ issues.
4. To ensure that the needs of part-time students are reflected in Union activities.
5. To attend training, conferences and conventions that are relevant to the remit of this position.
An honorarium will be awarded when:
1. The rep led a campaign/project that champions part time students’ issues on campus
2. Reports are submitted to every Welfare Committee in the semester
3. The rep has attended Student Parliament or provided an appropriate reason for non-attendance

Please look over the Strath Elections Pack and the Election Rules before submitting your nomination.

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Honorarium of £600 (paid in instalments at the end of semesters) approx. commitment of 3 hours per week during semester.
The Women’s Rep promotes inclusivity on campus, is a spokesperson for all women students and sits on Strathclyde Students’ Union Equality Diversity Committee. The Rep directly reports to the Vice President Inclusion and works closely with the Student Exec on campaigns concerning students identifying as women.
The Rep must self-define as a woman enrolled at Strathclyde University.
This role will:
1. Represent the voice of women students within the Union.
2. Identify issues relevant to women students.
3. Canvass women student opinion to be aware of common problems and concerns and where these exist ensure that Union Executive Committee/ Student Parliament are made aware of these.
4. Run campaigns related to women student issues.
5. Ensure that the needs of women students are reflected in the Union activities.
6. Be the lead officer in all matters related to NUS Scotland Women Students Campaign.
7. Attend all relevant training, conferences and conventions that are relevant to the remit of this position.
An honorarium will be awarded when:
1. The rep led a campaign/project that champions women’s issues on campus
2. Reports are submitted to every Equality & Diversity Committee in the semester
3. The rep has attended Student Parliament or provided an appropriate reason for non-attendance

Please look over the Strath Elections Pack and the Election Rules before submitting your nomination.

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Conference dates: 9 to 11 April 2019 in Glasgow
These elected delegates represent Strathclyde Students at the annual NUS National Conference. This is the main democratic body of the National Union of Students, where national policy is set, governance is amended and the next leaders of the student movement are elected.
This role will:
Attend NUS UK Conference for the duration, representing the interest of Strathclyde students:
1. Submit policy proposals or amendments to conference as necessary.
2. Vote for the Executive Officers of NUS for the year ahead.
3. Speak and vote at NUS conference in the interests of Strathclyde students.
4. Communicate the decisions made by NUS conference to the student body, explaining the impact it will have on Strathclyde students.
5. Promote NUS events and campaigns created by policy passed at conference.
6. Represent Strathclyde students in networking at NUS, creating connections that will benefit the student population. Fair Representation
At the NUS National Conference 2014, delegates passed a policy to ensure that delegations at all conferences would be made up of 'at least 50% self-defining women, rounded down'. We will therefore ensure that a minimum of three delegates are self-defining women.

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Conference dates: 21 to 22 March 2019 in Dunblane
These elected delegates represent Strathclyde Students at the annual NUS Scotland Conference. This is a democratic body of the National Union of Students, where regional policy is set, governance is amended and the next leaders of the student movement are elected.
This role will:
Attend NUS Scotland conference for the duration, representing the interest of Strathclyde students:
1. Submit policy proposals or amendments to conference as necessary.
2. Vote for the Executive Officers of NUS Scotland for the year ahead.
3. Speak and vote at NUS Scotland conference in the interests of Strathclyde students
4. Communicate the decisions made by NUS Scotland conference to the student body, explaining the impact it will have on Strathclyde students.
5. Promote NUS events and campaigns created by policy passed at conference.
6. Represent Strathclyde students in networking at NUS, creating connections that will benefit the student population. Fair Representation
At the NUS National Conference 2014, delegates passed a policy to ensure that delegations at all conferences would be made up of 'at least 50% self-defining women, rounded down'. We will therefore ensure that a minimum of three delegates are self-defining women.

Please look over the Strath Elections Pack and the Election Rules before submitting your nomination.

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