UELSU Student Union Elections Spring 2017

Spring 2017 elections for the positions of executive officer (full time, paid) and part-time officers (voluntary).

The polls have closed.

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President

All Full-time Officers are Trustees of the Students' Union, and represent, promote and defend the rights of members and act in the best interest of the Union at all times. Officers lead campaigns, implement and help to create Union policy, attend events, and collaborate with Union staff and Officers to enhance the Students' Union and the services it offers. All the roles below are paid £21,000 per annum with 25 days holiday leave.

Duties of the role of the President

  • Be the voice of students at the University of East London.  To be the key representative to the University and external organisations.
  • Be a Trustee of University of East London Students’ Union and fulfil the relevant duties.
  • Work with the Board of Trustees and report to the University’s Board of Governors
  • Act as the Chair and co-ordinate the work of the Executive Committee including the implementation of Union Policy.
  • To organise, in conjunction with the rest of the Executive Committee, campaigns which relate to the interests of all students.
  • Seek feedback from members.
  • Provide reports and updates to Student Council and support Student Representatives and Part-time Officers.
  • Be responsible for the conduct of the Union’s relations with NUS and other key organisations that impact on the student experience at the University of East London.
  • Be the Union’s lead delegate to NUS National Conference.
  • Report on the performance of the Union’s services to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Be the principal spokesperson for the Union to the media.
  • Ensure the Union adheres to the Articles of Association, Bye-Laws and Policy.
  • Ensure the Union is meeting its Sustainability obligations.
  • Support and work with the University on matters of the University Estate
  • To be a full and active member of the University’s committee structure and attend all meetings
  • To oversee and coordinate the work of the Officer Trustees
  • To assist and contribute to the strategic planning of the Union
  • Do all other duties as stated in the Articles of Association, Bye-Laws, and Union policies or delegated duties from the Board of Trustees or Student Council.

 

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Vice-President (ADI & Combined)

This is a full-time paid position (£20,000 per annum)

Each Vice-President will be responsible for two Schools of the University
and therefore the students within that School. Each Vice-President shall
also Chair the School Forum meetings within their School.

Each VP will be responsible for co-ordinating support and advice to
students on issues affecting their personal and academic welfare, within
their two Schools. Issues requiring academic advice and representation
shall be referred to the Union Advice Team.

Once elected, each Vice-President will be appointed to one of the
following positions: Education Officer, Community &
Development Officer, Welfare Officer and Societies & Communications Officer. 
The method of appointment will be on the basis of votes polled in the election 
with the Vice-President polling the highest number of votes having first choice 
of position and so on in order of votes cast.

Each Vice-President will be assigned a further Union-wide remit by
Student Council, once elected. These remits will be selected annually by
the Student Council.

Duties:

To co-ordinate the Union’s representation of students to the University
through meetings, one-to-one advice, lobbying and campaigning;

To raise issues of student concerns with the rest of the Trustee Board and
develop appropriate responses;

To work with Union staff members to deliver effective student
representation;

To support Programme Representatives in tackling issues affecting the
student experience;

To represent students on University Committees;

To take the lead in promoting the Union elections;

To work with staff in the Union to ensure that students are included and
involved in its activities;

To work with the other Sabbatical Officers to run campaigns on issues
affecting the student experience; and

To meet and liaise with University Staff responsible for delivering the
University’s support services to discuss student concerns.

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Vice-President (Business, Law & Psychology)

This is a full-time paid position (£20,000 per annum)

Each Vice-President will be responsible for two Schools of the University
and therefore the students within that School. Each Vice-President shall
also Chair the School Forum meetings within their School.

Each VP will be responsible for co-ordinating support and advice to
students on issues affecting their personal and academic welfare, within
their two Schools. Issues requiring academic advice and representation
shall be referred to the Union Advice Team.

Once elected, each Vice-President will be appointed to one of the
following positions: Education Officer, Community &
Development Officer, Welfare Officer and Societies & Communications Officer. 
The method of appointment will be on the basis of votes polled in the election 
with the Vice-President polling the highest number of votes having first choice 
of position and so on in order of votes cast.

Each Vice-President will be assigned a further Union-wide remit by
Student Council, once elected. These remits will be selected annually by
the Student Council.

Duties:

To co-ordinate the Union’s representation of students to the University
through meetings, one-to-one advice, lobbying and campaigning;

To raise issues of student concerns with the rest of the Trustee Board and
develop appropriate responses;

To work with Union staff members to deliver effective student
representation;

To support Programme Representatives in tackling issues affecting the
student experience;

To represent students on University Committees;

To take the lead in promoting the Union elections;

To work with staff in the Union to ensure that students are included and
involved in its activities;

To work with the other Sabbatical Officers to run campaigns on issues
affecting the student experience; and

To meet and liaise with University Staff responsible for delivering the
University’s support services to discuss student concerns.

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Vice-President (Education & HSB)

This is a full-time paid position (£20,000 per annum)

Each Vice-President will be responsible for two Schools of the University
and therefore the students within that School. Each Vice-President shall
also Chair the School Forum meetings within their School.

Each VP will be responsible for co-ordinating support and advice to
students on issues affecting their personal and academic welfare, within
their two Schools. Issues requiring academic advice and representation
shall be referred to the Union Advice Team.

Once elected, each Vice-President will be appointed to one of the
following positions: Education Officer, Community &
Development Officer, Welfare Officer and Societies & Communications Officer.
The method of appointment will be on the basis of votes polled in the election
with the Vice-President polling the highest number of votes having first choice
of position and so on in order of votes cast.

Each Vice-President will be assigned a further Union-wide remit by
Student Council, once elected. These remits will be selected annually by
the Student Council.

Duties:

To co-ordinate the Union’s representation of students to the University
through meetings, one-to-one advice, lobbying and campaigning;

To raise issues of student concerns with the rest of the Trustee Board and
develop appropriate responses;

To work with Union staff members to deliver effective student
representation;

To support Programme Representatives in tackling issues affecting the
student experience;

To represent students on University Committees;

To take the lead in promoting the Union elections;

To work with staff in the Union to ensure that students are included and
involved in its activities;

To work with the other Sabbatical Officers to run campaigns on issues
affecting the student experience; and

To meet and liaise with University Staff responsible for delivering the
University’s support services to discuss student concerns.

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Vice-President (Social Sciences & ACE)

This is a full-time paid position (£20,000 per annum)

Each Vice-President will be responsible for two Schools of the University
and therefore the students within that School. Each Vice-President shall
also Chair the School Forum meetings within their School.

Each VP will be responsible for co-ordinating support and advice to
students on issues affecting their personal and academic welfare, within
their two Schools. Issues requiring academic advice and representation
shall be referred to the Union Advice Team.

Once elected, each Vice-President will be appointed to one of the
following positions: Education Officer, Community &
Development Officer, Welfare Officer and Societies & Communications Officer. 
The method of appointment will be on the basis of votes polled in the election 
with the Vice-President polling the highest number of votes having first choice 
of position and so on in order of votes cast.

Each Vice-President will be assigned a further Union-wide remit by
Student Council, once elected. These remits will be selected annually by
the Student Council.

Duties:

To co-ordinate the Union’s representation of students to the University
through meetings, one-to-one advice, lobbying and campaigning;

To raise issues of student concerns with the rest of the Trustee Board and
develop appropriate responses;

To work with Union staff members to deliver effective student
representation;

To support Programme Representatives in tackling issues affecting the
student experience;

To represent students on University Committees;

To take the lead in promoting the Union elections;

To work with staff in the Union to ensure that students are included and
involved in its activities;

To work with the other Sabbatical Officers to run campaigns on issues
affecting the student experience; and

To meet and liaise with University Staff responsible for delivering the
University’s support services to discuss student concerns.

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Black Students' Officer

Black Students’ Officer

The member who holds this post must self-define as black, as defined by
NUS’ Black Students Campaign and be elected by black members only.

Duties:

To represent black students at UEL, within the Students’ Union, the
University and in the wider community;

To be responsible for the promotion of black students’ issues;

To encourage the involvement of black students in their Union;

To co-ordinate the work of the Union on all matters relevant to black
students;

To have responsibility for events, campaigns and activities organised under
the banner of the Black Students’ Campaign;

To attend the University Committees as and when necessary;

To attend the UELSU Committees as and when necessary;

To collect, produce and distribute information and literature in line with the
work of the Union in general and the Black Students’ Campaign in particular;

To implement policies as decided by the democratic structures of the Union;

To liaise with local community groups and other organisations relevant to the
Black Officer’s areas of responsibility; and

To ensure that all work is carried out in line with the UELSU Constitution
and Equal Opportunities Policy.

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Ethics & Environment Officer

Ethics & Environment Officer

To represent UEL students both within the University and in the wider
community.

Duties:

To be responsible for the promotion of ethical & environmental issues.

To co-ordinate the work of the Union on all matters of relevant to
environmental issues.

To attend the University Committees as and when necessary.

To attend the UELSU Committees as and when necessary.

To have responsibility for events, campaigns and activities organised under
the banner of the Ethics & Environment Campaign.

To collect, produce and distribute information and literature in line with the
work of the Union in general and the Ethics & Environment Campaign in
particular.
 
To encourage the involvement of UEL students in their Union.

To implement policies as decided by the democratic structures of the Union.

To liaise with local community groups and other organisations in line with
the Ethics & Environment Officer’s areas of responsibility.

To ensure that all the work is carried out in line with the UELSU Constitution
and Equal Opportunities Policy.

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International (EU) Students' Officer

The member who holds this post must be a non-home member from
within the European Union and be elected by non-home members from
within the European Union.

Duties:

To represent international students at UEL, within the Students’ Union, the
University and in the wider community;

To be responsible for the promotion of international students issues;

To encourage the involvement of international students in their Students’
Union;

To co-ordinate the work of the Union on all matters of relevance to
international students;

To have responsibility for events, campaigns and activities organised under
the banner of the International Students’ Campaign;

To attend the University Committees as and when necessary;

To attend the UELSU Committees as and when necessary;

To collect, produce and distribute information and literature in line with the
work of the Union in general and the International Students’ Campaign in
particular;

To implement policies as decided by the democratic structures of the Union;

To liaise with local community groups and other organisations in line with
the International Students’ Officer’s areas of responsibility; and

To ensure that all the work is carried out in line with the UELSU Constitution
and Equal Opportunities Policy.

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International (Non-EU) Students' Officer


The member who holds this post must be a member from outside the
European Union and be elected by members from outside the European
Union.

Duties:

To represent international students at UEL, within the Students’ Union, the
University and in the wider community;

To be responsible for the promotion of international students issues;

To encourage the involvement of international students in their Students’
Union;

To co-ordinate the work of the Union on all matters of relevance to
international students;

To have responsibility for events, campaigns and activities organised under
the banner of the International Students’ Campaign;

To attend the University Committees as and when necessary;

To attend the UELSU Committees as and when necessary;

To collect, produce and distribute information and literature in line with the
work of the Union in general and the International Students’ Campaign in
particular;

To implement policies as decided by the democratic structures of the Union;

To liaise with local community groups and other organisations in line with
the International Students’ Officer’s areas of responsibility; and

To ensure that all the work is carried out in line with the UELSU Constitution
and Equal Opportunities Policy

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LGBT Officer

The member who holds this post must self-define as LGBT and be elected by
LGBT members only.

Duties:

To represent LGBT students at UEL, within the Students’ Union, the
University and the wider community;

To be responsible for the promotion of LGBT issues;

To encourage the involvement of LGBT students in their Union;

To co-ordinate the work of the Union on all matters relevant to LGBT
students;

To attend the University Committees as and when necessary;

To attend the UELSU Committees as and when necessary;

To have responsibility for events, campaigns and activities organised under
the banner of the LGBT Campaign;

To collect, produce and distribute information and literature in line with the
work of the Union in general and the LGBT Campaign in particular;

To implement polices as decided by the democratic structures of the Union;

To liaise with local community groups and other organisations relevant to the
LGBT Officer’s areas of responsibility; and

To ensure that all work is carried out in line with the UELSU Constitution
and Equal Opportunities Policy.

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Mature Students' Officer

The member who holds this post must be 22 or older during their first year of
studies at UEL and be elected by members who are 22 or older during their
first year of studies only.

Duties:

To represent mature students at UEL, within the Students’ Union, the
University and in the wider community;

To be responsible for the promotion of mature Students Issues.
To encourage the involvement of mature students in  the Mature Students
Campaign;

To co-ordinate the work of the Union on all matters relevant to mature
students;

To have responsibility for events, campaigns and activities organised under
the banner of the Mature Students Campaign;

To attend the University Committees as and when necessary;

To attend the UELSU Committees as and when necessary;

To collect, produce and distribute information and literature in line with the
work, of the Union in general and the Mature Students Campaign in
particular;

To implement policies as decided by the democratic structures of the Union.
To liaise with local community groups and other organisations relevant to the
Mature Students Officer’s areas of responsibility;

To ensure that all work is carried out in line with the UELSU  Constitution
and Equal Opportunities Policy.

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Part-Time Students' Officer

The member who holds this post must be a part-time student, as defined by UEL and be elected by part-time study members only.

To represent part-time students at UEL, within the Students’ Union, the University and in the wider community.

To be responsible for the promotion of part-time students issues.

To encourage the involvement of part-time students in their Students’ Union.

To co-ordinate the work of the Union on all matters of relevance to part-time students.

To have responsibility for events, campaigns and activities organised under the banner of the Part-Time Students Campaign.

To attend the University Committees as and when necessary.

To attend the UELSU Committees as and when necessary.

To collect, produce and distribute information and literature in line with the work of the Union in general and the Part-Time Students’ Campaign in particular.

To implement policies as decided by the democratic structures of the Union.

To liaise with local community groups and other organisations in line with the Part-Time Students’ Officer’s areas of responsibility.

To ensure that all the work is carried out in line with the UELSU Constitution and Equal Opportunities Policy.

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Sports Officer

To represent UEL students both within the University and in the wider
community.

Duties:

To be responsible for the promotion of sports-related issues;

To co-ordinate the work of the Union on all matters of relevant to sport;

To attend the University Committees as and when necessary;

To attend the UELSU Committees as and when necessary;

To encourage the involvement of UEL students in their Union;

To implement policies as decided by the democratic structures of the Union;

To liaise with local community groups and other organisations in line with
the Sports Officer’s areas of responsibility; and

To ensure that all the work is carried out in line with the UELSU Constitution
and Equal Opportunities Policy

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Student Governor Trustee

The Student Governor Trustee works alongside the sabbatical officers and student councillors to represent UEL students’ interest both within the University and in the wider community and provides Student Council with a report on the proceeding of the Board of Governors. The Student Governor Trustee is also the Student Trustee on the Union’s Trustee Board.

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Student Parents' Officer


The member who holds this post must be a parent and be elected by members
who are also parents.

Duties:

To represent student parents at UEL, within the Students’ Union, the
University and in the wider community;

To be responsible for the promotion of student parents issues;

To encourage the involvement of student parents in their Students’ Union;

To co-ordinate the work of the Union on all matters of relevance to student
parents;

To have responsibility for events, campaigns and activities organised under
the banner of the Student Parents Campaign;

To attend the University Committees as and when necessary;

To attend the UELSU Committees as and when necessary;

To collect, produce and distribute information and literature in line with the
work of the Union in general and the Student Parents Campaign in particular;

To implement policies as decided by the democratic structures of the Union;

To liaise with local community groups and other organisations in line with
the Student Parent Officer’s areas of responsibility; and

To ensure that all the work is carried out in line with the UELSU Constitution
and Equal Opportunities Policy.

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Volunteering Representatives (2 places)

The role of the Volunteering Reps is to represent the views of student volunteers to Student Council.

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Women's Officer

The member who holds this post must self-define as a woman and be elected
by women members only.

Duties:

To represent female students at UEL, within the Students’ Union, the
University and in the wider community:

To be responsible for the promotion of women’s issues;

To encourage the involvement of women students in their Union;

To co-ordinate the work of the Union on all matters relevant to women
students;

To have responsibility for events, campaigns and activities organised under
the banner of the Women’s Campaign;

To attend the University Committees as and when necessary;

To attend the UELSU Committees as and when necessary;

To collect, produce and distribute information and literature in line with the
work of the Union in general and the Women’s Campaign in particular;

To implement policies as decided by the democratic structures of the Union;

To liaise with local community groups and other organisations relevant to the
Women’s Officer’s areas of responsibility; and

To ensure that all work is carried out in line with the UELSU Constitution
and Equal Opportunities Policy.

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NB.G.01 (North Building)
4-6 University Way
London
E16 2RD

T: 020 8223 7025

E: uelsu@uel.ac.uk

Stratford office

The Dome, University House
Water Lane
London
E15 4LZ

T: 020 8223 4209

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