Voting opens 10am, Wednesday 28 February – 3pm Friday 2 March. Link and instructions on how to vote will be sent to your university email account. Please see all candidate manifestos below.
Main Elections 2018
Nominations – Monday 12 February – Friday 23 February
Candidate Briefings (held in the Union Office) – Tuesday 20 February at 12.30pm / Thursday 22 February at 12.30pm / Friday 23 February at 3.00pm
Hustings – Tuesday 27 February
Voting – Wednesday 28 February – Friday 2 March
WHAT DOES A PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT DO?
The President and Vice-Presidents are full-time paid positions within the Union running for one year from 14th Jun 2018. You can take a year out of your studies or start once you graduate. Working closely as a team, the President and VPs make day-day decisions concerning all levels of your Union activities, focusing on making positive changes affecting both student lives and experiences here at UCA.
The President will:
• Be the figurehead of all four campuses
• Develop and manage campaigns encompassing all students’ interests
• Sit on relevant committees, including the Board of Governors
• Ensure the Vice-Presidents are working cohesively across their campuses
• Liaise with the University on the development of the student experience, complaints, equal opportunities and disciplinary procedures
The Vice Presidents will:
• Be the figurehead for their regional campuses
• Support and create events on their campus (including Freshers Week)
• Support liberation groups
• Organise Campus Forums with Executive Officers
• Develop campaigns to students’ interests
• Sit on relevant committees.
• Liaise with the University on the development of the student experience, complaints, equal opportunities and disciplinary procedures.
WHAT DOES A STUDENT GOVERNOR DO?
The UCA Board of Governors is collectively responsible for determining the educational character and mission of the University, overseeing activities and encouraging an environment which enhances the student academic and learning experience.
If you believe it is important for students to be at the heart of major decision making, you should run for Student Governor!
This is a voluntary position, open to continuing students, with a time commitment of no more than 7 day per year including reading time. The position lasts for one year stating 1st August 2018.
A student governor should:
• Be able to bring student insight to the proceedings of the Board
• Understand the distinction between governance and management
• Be able to demonstrate an interest in and commitment to education and public service
• Be able to demonstrate the ability to exercise their responsibilities with independence and discretion
• Be able to attend all Board meetings and the annual residential away day
• Be able to work as part of a team