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Part-time Elections: Nominations now open

Written by: UPSU, Student Voice https://www.upsu.com/studentvoice/

This year's Part-Time Elections open on Monday 26th September and run until Friday 21st October. The Elections are broken down into the following stages:
 

  • Nominations Period: Monday 26th September, midday - Friday 7th October, midday 

  • Manifesto Checking and Feedback: Monday 10th - Friday 14th October

  • Voting Open: Monday 17th, midday - Friday 21st October, midday

 


 

We have a wide range of roles on offer covering the following;

  • Collating, presenting and communicating feedback on academic issues through our School Rep roles, 

  • Representing a demographic or group of students such as mature or international students

  • Progressing representation of our liberation groups which include Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and LGBT+ students 

  • Upholding the democratic, representative principles of the SU through the Union Council Chair and Accountability Board positions 

 

All roles are Part-Time to be completed alongside your studies and offer a unique insight into how the SU and University are run. They give the post holder an opportunity to gain and develop skills including; negotiation, time management, research and influencing and provide valuable experience to refer to when asked to prove these competencies in future interviews.

 

Take a look at the full list of roles available:

 

Accountability Board

The Accountability Board is made up of elected Students. It is their role to scrutinise the elected officers and student-led meetings to ensure they are being as fair and representative as they could possibly be, and to hold them to account. 

 

Accountability Board Chair

Member of Accountability Board 

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Part-Time Officers

Part-Time Officers work to drive forward positive change for their fellow students through their own campaigns, whilst continuously looking to proactively engage with the student body and collate any feedback relating to the student experience, framed by the context of the part-time officer role held and more.

  • Part-Time Postgraduate Taught Officer 

  • Part-Time Academic Officer 

  • Part-Time Faith & Belief Officer 

  • Part-Time Men’s Officer 

  • Part-Time Societies Officer 

  • Part-Time Environment & Sustainability Officer 

  • Part-Time Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Officer - If you wish to run for this role, you will need to make sure that you have self-defined as being a member of the relevant community.

  • Part-Time Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender + (LGBT+) Officer - If you wish to run for this role, you will need to make sure that you have self-defined as being a member of the relevant community.

  • Part-Time Trans and Non-Binary Officer - If you wish to run for this role, you will need to make sure that you have self-defined as being a member of the relevant community.

  • Part-Time Women’s Officer - If you wish to run for this role, you will need to make sure that you have self-defined as being a member of the relevant community.

  • Part-Time Students with Disabilities Officer - If you wish to run for this role, you will need to make sure that you have self-defined as being a member of the relevant community.

 

School Representatives

School Representatives are at the centre of the academic representation system within their respective school. They support the Course Reps and assist in progressing feedback from programme to school level.

  • Plymouth Institute of Education Representative

  • Health Professions School Representative

  • Nursing & Midwifery School Representative 

  • Psychology School Representative

  • Peninsula Dental School Representative

  • Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences School Representative

  • Biological and Marine Sciences School Representative

  • Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences School Representative

  • Engineering, Computing and Maths School Representative 

 
 


 

Find out more about the roles 

If you want to find out more about any of the roles, ask questions about the process of nominating yourself or even just have an informal chat about these opportunities then come along to one of our Thinking of Running sessions with our Student Voice team.

 

Join us on Tuesday 27th September in Rolle 114, 12:30 – 13:30pm. This is an in-person session which will be repeated on Zoom. 

Find out more - https://www.upsu.com/ents/event/15129/ 

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Join us on Zoom on Monday 3rd October between 6 – 7pm.  

Find out more - https://www.upsu.com/ents/event/15130/ 

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Find out more and nominate yourself today Click here