There are 10 Campus Officers (CO’s); three from Canterbury, Epsom, and Farnham; one from Maidstone, open to all continuing students.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; representing students at all levels within your Union and the University, attending Union Council meetings and informing change by creating and voting on policy, holding full-time elected officers (Presidents) to account ensuring their work supports the student voice, supporting and running campaigns for change.
What does a Campus Officer do?
- They are a member of Union Council; a student committee consisting of full and part-time elected Union. Matters affecting student life and academic experiences are discussed and policy enacted to positively support change for all students.
- They promote and defend the rights of Union members. This includes running campaigns, assisting with Union activities, and ensuring student feedback is heard and actioned by the Union and University.
- Support our Course Rep system and run regular Course Rep feedback sessions.
Why should I nominate myself to become a Campus Officer?
You will be directly involved with your Union by creating and enacting policy, elevating the voice of over 6000 students, and delivering on campaigns that matter to you!
This voluntary position will develop key transferable skills including communication, leadership and guidance, and teamwork. All of which are great on your CV, not to mention the experience you’ll gain to back them up.
You’ll have the support of a great staff team as well as all Presidents. There is also an exciting programme of training over the summer to make sure you’re confident in the role and able to perform at your best!
How do I become a Campus Officer?
Firstly, you need to be a continuing student going into the next academic year. If that’s you and you would like further information about the role you can get in touch at email@example.com
to arrange an informal chat. Or feel free to pop into your Union office, we’re always happy to talk you through the elections process and any ideas you may have for your manifesto. Find the QR codes to scan or visit UCASU.COM/ELECTIONS and complete the form to officially nominate yourself. After you have nominated yourself you will need to submit a manifesto on what you aim to achieve during the role. Sessions on manifesto writing are provided as well as our guidance for this online.
You’ll then be an official candidate and ready to campaign for elections!