We hold elections every year so students can decide who represents them and how the Union is run. Every UCA student can run and vote in the elections.
There are different types of elections you can run in:
Campus Officers are full time paid positions in the Union, running from 1 July to 30 June every year. Each campus elects one Officer to represent their them. You can take a year out of your studies or start after you graduate.
As a team, the Union Officers make day-to-day decisions about all levels of your Union’s activities, focusing on making changes to positively affect student’s lives.
Each campus has its own Student Council. Student Councillors are current students who volunteer to represent students on their campus.
The Student Council discusses motions, which if passed set the agenda for the Union to act on. Student Council directs everything that the Union does.
The following positions are available at each campus:
- Student Experience Officer (3 Positions Per Campus)
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual And Trans (LGBT) Students Officer
- Environmental Officer
- Multicultural Officer
- Post-Graduate Students Officer
- Further Education (FE) Students Officer
- International Students Officer
- Clubs And Societies Officer
- Womens’ Officer
The Trustee board is the top governing body at UCASU and has the final say in what UCASU does.
Trustees are legally responsible for all the strategy and big decisions made by the Students’ Union. They ensure we operate in an ethical way, within the law, and don’t do anything that could financially damage us.
The UCA Board of Governors is collectively responsible for determining the educational character and mission of the University, overseeing its activities and encouraging an environment which enhances the student learning experience.
National conference is the sovereign body of the NUS, it sets policy for the year ahead in each of the 5 zones (Society & Citizienship, Higher Education, Further Education, Welfare and Union Development) and elects NUS President, Vice Presidents and Block of 15 representatives on the NUS National Executive Council.
It is also where the budget for the year ahead is decided through the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Every year over 1,500 delegates arrive at the conference from institutions across the United Kingdom.
UCA Students’ Union is able to send up to two delegates to represent UCA students at the conference.
The Course Representative elections are held at the beginning of the academic year and are separate to the process for selecting the other positions listed here.
MARCH 2014 ELECTION – RESULTS
The announcement video is below. You can also read a breakdown of results from the March 2014 elections, or other previous elections.
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