Part Time Officers 2019/20

Nominations open at 09:00 on Monday 23 September 2019 (in 7 days)

The polls open at 12:00 on Monday 7 October 2019 (in 21 days)

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School Representatives 2019/20

Nominations open at 09:00 on Monday 23 September 2019 (in 7 days)

The polls open at 12:00 on Monday 7 October 2019 (in 21 days)

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At UPSU we use democratic elections to enable you to decide who will represent you as University of Plymouth students.

The part-time roles currently open for election play a crucial role in championing your needs and interests at all levels of the University community. The role holders are empowered to set the political course of action your Students’ Union should be undertaking/promoting, to enhance your University experience and more.

If you are passionate about supporting and giving others a voice, why not run for one of the roles, and help make a difference to your fellow students. No experience is necessary, just the enthusiasm to get stuck in. View the role profiles below, get in touch with the Student Voice team to find out more, and find guidance on writing your manifesto above.

Key Dates

Nominations open
Monday 23rd September 9am
Nominate yourself online by following the links above

Nominations close
Wednesday 2nd October 12pm (midday)

Voting opens
Monday 7th October 12pm (midday)
Vote online at upsu.com

Voting closes
Friday 11th October 12pm (midday)

Part-Time Roles for Election

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School Reps
  • Work closely with Course Reps to identify key areas for improvement based on student feedback
  • Influence positive change to the academic experience of your peers
  • Gain valuable personal experience and boost your confidence
  • Receive training as well as ongoing support and guidance
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Part-Time Officers
  • Work closely with Sabbatical Officers to identify and progress campaigns
  • Collate student feedback related to the issues defined by the particular part-time officer role you hold
  • Communicate student feedback at relevant meetings
  • Promote and defend the rights of the students you are representing
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Part-Time Liberation Officers*
  • Work closely with Sabbatical Officers to identify and progress campaigns
  • Collate student feedback related to the issues defined by the particular part-time officer role you hold
  • Communicate student feedback at relevant meetings
  • Promote and defend the rights of the students you are representing
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Accountability Board Member
  • Work closely with students to ensure that elected representatives are acting in the best interests of students
  • Present student feedback to elected representatives in a constructive and professional way
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Accountability Board Chair
  • Engage with other students and collate any feedback relating to the work of elected representatives.
  • Represent the best interests of the students at the UPSU Union Council
  • Ensure that relevant democratic processes are followed
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Union Council Chair
  • Influence positive change to the student experience of your peers
  • Work to ensure that all elected representatives are acting in the best interests of students
  • Chair the Union Council Meeting
  • Uphold the democratic principles of UPSU and act in a fair and unbiased way
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*Part-Time Liberation Officers

These Officers represent members of Liberation groups. In order to run for any of the following roles, you will need to identify as being a member of that group:
  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Students Officer
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender + (LGBT+)
  • Women's Officer
  • Disabled Students Officer
  • Transgender and Non-Binary Officer
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