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Big Election 2019

The polls open at 00:00 on Monday 4 March 2019 (in 9 days)

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President

The President is the Senior Student Representative of SAUWS and ultimately responsible for the actions of the Students’ Association jointly with the Board of Trustees. The President is the chair of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee and acts as the leader of the other sabbatical officers.

The President shall:

  1. Be the senior representative of SAUWS and ultimately responsible for the actions of the Students’ Association jointly with the Board.
  2. Chair the SAUWS Executive Committee and the SAUWS Board of Trustees.
  3. Approve the Annual Accounts on behalf of the Board of Trustees, with the Board’s agreement.
  4. Represent members on matters of students support at a local, national and international level.
  5. Provide leadership to the sabbatical team and delegating where appropriate.
  6. Work collaboratively with the Chief Executive to provide strategic leadership of the Association, upholding its vision, mission and values.
  7. Act as the senior spokesperson of the Board of Trustees and Students’ Association as a whole.
  8. Attend meetings of the University Court as the Association’s senior representative.
  9. Attend committees of the University which are designated to the Student President.
  10. Represent the Student Body and their interests to the University Senior Management Team, campus trade unions, University staff and outside agencies.
  11. Work earnestly to eliminate financial hardship, homelessness and hunger amongst the student body.
  12. Conduct research as necessary to inform their decisions
  13. Be familiar with current issues in students’ welfare and rights, and provide materials on such issues to the general student body
  14. Remain committed to the Association’s Equality & Diversity Policy
  15. Lobby and campaign for change and improvement for all students at UWS

 

If you would like more information about the remit, please email sabina.lawrie@uws.ac.uk

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Vice President Education

The Vice President Education is the primary representative on all matters related to education and the learning experience at UWS. Their role is to ensure the continued quality improvement of the curriculum at UWS and that the feedback from Student Reps is acted on.

The Vice-President Education Shall:

  1. Be the primary representative on all matters relating to education and the learning experience.
  2. Be responsible for the Academic Representation of members
  3. Oversee operation of Class Rep system
  4. Represent members on matters of education at a Local, National International level.
  5. Arrange conferences and briefing for educational purposes.
  6. Work with Student Representatives to improve the learning experience
  7. empower students to enhance the quality of their learning & teaching experience
  8. Conduct research as necessary to inform their decisions
  9. Remain committed to the Association’s Equality & Diversity Policy
  10. Campaign for change and improvement in their respective area and campaign for change and improvement for all students at UWS.

If you have any questions about the remit, please email sabina.lawrie@uws.ac.uk 

 

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Vice President of Student Development

The objective of the Vice President of Student Development is to help students do better.

The Vice President of Student Development will:

  1. Be the lead officer on matters of Student Development and Societies.
  2. Work to ensure adequate volunteering opportunities are available for members to enhance their University Experience. 
  3. Work with UWS to develop opportunities for members to improve their post-graduation employability
  4. Work to ensure that members are integrated into the local communities
  5. Work with appropriate staff to build parity of the student experience across UWS campuses. 
  6. Work to develop opportunities for students to study internationally
  7. Work to ensure that International Students are supported during their time at UWS
  8. Campaign for change and improvement in their respective area. 

If you have any questions about the remit, please email sabina.lawrie@uws.ac.uk

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Vice President of Welfare and Wellbeing

The objective of the Vice President of Welfare and Wellbeing is to help students feel better.

The Vice President of Welfare and Wellbeing will:

  1. Be the lead officer on matters of Student Welfare, Wellbeing and Equality & Diversity. 
  2. Work earnestly to eliminate financial hardship, homelessness and hunger amongst the student body. 
  3. Be familiar with current issues in students’ welfare and rights
  4. Develop and provide materials on Welfare and Wellbeing issues to the general student body. 
  5. Remain committed to the Association’s Equality & Diversity policy
  6. Work to develop inclusivity in the organisation, ensuring that all students regardless of background feel welcome and involved. 
  7. Develop strategies for the organisation to tackle mental ill health
  8. Campaign for change and improvement in their respective area
  9. Work with the other elected officers and relevant UWS staff to widen access to education.

If you have any questions about the remit, please email sabina.lawrie@uws.ac.uk 

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Union Chair

The Union Chair is an impartial person elected from the Student Body whose primary duty is to ensure accountability and transparency in the decision making process at SAUWS.

The Union Chair is elected by all students at UWS to be their voice and to hold the elected officers accountable for the decisions that they make. The position is used to ensure that the Students' Association's decision making processes are as transparent as possible, and to this end the Union Chair is enabled to sit on any committee of the Students' Association which is not discussing reserved business. 

The Constitution requires that the Union Chair performs the following functions:

The Union Chair shall:

  • be responsible for the organisation, promotion and chairing of the Student Voice and General Meetings.
  • liaise with the student body to hold the elected officers to account. 
  • be able to question the elected officers on behalf of members of the Association
  • ensure that the Association’s decision making is open, transparent and democratic. 
  • have the right to attend and observe any meeting held within the Association, but shall not have voting rights, save for any areas of reserved business. 

In addition, the Union Chair also chairs the Student Voice committee, which discusses policies and motions that direct the work of the Students' Association.

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NUS National Conference Delegation (5 places)

The role of a delegate attending NUS UK Conference is to attend all sessions of conference, participate in debates on matters affecting students across the UK and to vote to elect various positions within NUS.
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NUS Scotland Conference Delegation (7 places)

As a delegate you have 3 main roles as a National Union of Students (NUS) Conference Delegate which includes; voting on policy, voting in elections, voting on reports. We are members of NUS UK and NUS Scotland.
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