ELECTIONS FOR 2018 ARE NOW CLOSED
To view the election results, click HERE
If you’re creative, compassionate, focused, open-minded, and progressive, you could be a great candidate in our elections!
Check your UCA email now to find your unique nomination link
and put yourself forward for election!
Main Elections 2018
Nominations – Mon 12 Feb – Fri 23 Feb
Candidate Briefings (held in the Union Office) – Tue 20 Feb at 12.30pm and Thur 22 Feb at 12.30pm
Hustings – Tue 27 Feb
Voting – Wed 28 Feb – Fri 2 Mar
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 benefits of being a President or Vice President:
You will receive a salary of £18,023.
You will receive comprehensive training for your role.
Have job satisfaction knowing you are making a positive difference to students’ lives.
You will develop advanced skills in:
• Problem Solving
• Motivating others
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.
This is just an idea of what the roles might entail. What you choose to prioritise will be down to you and the rest of the officer team.
HOW DO I BECOME AN OFFICER?
You run for election! To become an elected officer, you will first need to nominate yourself. Please check your UCA student email for a link and simply complete and submit the online form. You will need to attend a candidate briefing to collect your campaigning pack and ask any questions. Briefing’s will clarify the rules and regulation about elections and campaigning. Then you can begin planning your campaign! Campaigning will begin as soon as hustings have finished and finish when voting ends.
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
HOW DO I BECOME AN STUDENT GOVERNOR?
Just like full-time officer positions, you run for election too! Please check your UCA email and following the link to complete the online nomination form. You will attend candidate briefings to clarify the rules and regulations of running for election, as well as ask the Union any questions you may have. Campaigning will commence when voting opens.
Best of Luck!
I still don’t understand!
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