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London Met Students' Union Leadership Election 2021

The polls are open and will close at 14:00 on Friday 5 March 2021 (in 2 days and 6 hours)

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President 2021-22

This is a full-time, paid position. If you would like to apply for this position, please click the 'Stand' tab and follow the instructions on screen. You proposers can be any student (make sure you have asked them first).

All Full-time Officers:

  • Promote student representation, activities, development and participation in the Union, University and the Schools 

  • Promote the best interests of students in all places and in all decision making 

  • Ensuring you are available to students, proactively seeking regular opportunities to engage.

  • Promote a positive image of the Union. 

  • Commit to your ongoing personal and professional development. 

  • Work within Union policy, University policy and the law

  • Build and maintain good, professional and supportive working relationships with the other Officers, Union staff members, and other key contacts. 

  • Ensure your work is influenced by student needs and opinion.

  • Work and support your team of fellow Officers, adopting the Nolan principles, to effectively execute duties required as a student officer.

  • Be ready and willing to accept actions from Student Council and engage positively

  • Engage positively with the guidance, accountability and management structures as defined by the Unions Trustee Board ad defined within you contract
     

Specific President:

  • Take an active lead in the review, development and implementation of the Union’s mission, values and strategic plan. 

  • Act as liaison with the Chair of Board and CEO in the representation of the views of students and fellow officers

  • Ensure the Union operates democratically and act as lead on democratic engagement from an officer and student perspective

  • Attend appropriate meetings and conferences and report back to the membership and fellow officers. 

  • Coordinate and support equality officers and forums

  • Act as the public face of the Union

  • To attend the Board of Governors and Academic board to provide a student perspective and knowledge of the student experience. 

  • Support and co-ordinate the activities of the Executive Officers. 

  • Ensure that all officers attend the various University committees they sit on and are delivering on their responsibilities 

  • Be the prime point of contact inside the Union for enquiries to and from NUS, at national and regional levels.

  • To lead on the development of the student reps system from an officer and student perspective

  • Run campaigns alongside your fellow Officers, raising awareness of issues affecting students. 

  • Lead the Students’ Union and the Elected Officer Team.

  • Regularly meet with the University’s Vice-Chancellor and senior members of staff, representing the views of students.

  • Handle complaints from students and other stakeholders.

  • Plan a comprehensive programme of student activities at the beginning of your term in office.

  • Lead officer engagement in setting the Students’ Union’s priorities

  • To deliver on projects as defined within your manifesto and by the priorities and strategy of the Union. To support the officer team in the delivery of their projects as defined within their manifestos and by the priorities and strategy of the Union.

  • Hold the University to account on decisions made which affect students, representing their views and lobbying for change while sitting on University committees and working groups.

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Full-time Officer AAD & Computing and Digital Media 2021-22

This is a full-time, paid position. If you would like to apply for this position, please click the 'Stand' tab and follow the instructions on screen. You proposers can be any student (make sure you have asked them first).

 General:

  • Promote student representation, activities, development and participation in the Union, University and the Schools 

  • Promote the best interests of students in all places and in all decision making 

  • Ensuring you are available to students, proactively seeking regular opportunities to engage.

  • Promote a positive image of the Union. 

  • Commit to your ongoing personal and professional development. 

  • Work within Union policy, University policy and the law

  • Build and maintain good, professional and supportive working relationships with the other Officers, Union staff members, and other key contacts. 

  • Ensure your work is influenced by student needs and opinion.

  • Work and support your team of fellow Officers, adopting the Nolan principles, to effectively execute duties required as a student officer.

  • Be ready and willing to accept actions from Student Council and engage positively

  • Engage positively with the guidance, accountability and management structures as defined by the Unions Trustee Board ad defined within you contract


 

For your Specific Schools:

  • Act as the face of the Union in the School(s) and lead representational and other activities ensuring you are accessible and known to students in the School(s). 

  • Support and co-ordinate the activities of the School(s) committee. 

  • Report on activities of the School(s) and School(s) committee’s to Exec and other committee’s

  • Co-ordinate the development of the democratic structures of the School, ensuring that regular meetings of the School(s) Committees are held. 

  • Lead lobbying and campaigning on student issues affecting students in the relevant School(s). 

  • Ensure students are represented in the development of the relevant School(s). 

  • Sit on Schools committee’s to represent the views of students

  • Work with the President on the delivery of cross Union projects

  • Lead the Student Reps of the school ensuring they have support and effectively input to the School(s) Committees and activity

  • Be the first point of contact for School(s) staff and build effective relationships with the heads of School and Student experience

  • Work with and develop course and School based societies

  • Support and ensure the engagement of PT School officers

  • To deliver on projects as defined within your manifesto and by the priorities and strategy of the Union

 

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Full-time Officer GSBL & Human Sciences 2021-22

This is a full-time, paid position. If you would like to apply for this position, please click the 'Stand' tab and follow the instructions on screen. You proposers can be any student (make sure you have asked them first).

 General:

  • Promote student representation, activities, development and participation in the Union, University and the Schools 

  • Promote the best interests of students in all places and in all decision making 

  • Ensuring you are available to students, proactively seeking regular opportunities to engage.

  • Promote a positive image of the Union. 

  • Commit to your ongoing personal and professional development. 

  • Work within Union policy, University policy and the law

  • Build and maintain good, professional and supportive working relationships with the other Officers, Union staff members, and other key contacts. 

  • Ensure your work is influenced by student needs and opinion.

  • Work and support your team of fellow Officers, adopting the Nolan principles, to effectively execute duties required as a student officer.

  • Be ready and willing to accept actions from Student Council and engage positively

  • Engage positively with the guidance, accountability and management structures as defined by the Unions Trustee Board ad defined within you contract



For your Specific Schools:

  • Act as the face of the Union in the School(s) and lead representational and other activities ensuring you are accessible and known to students in the School(s). 

  • Support and co-ordinate the activities of the School(s) committee. 

  • Report on activities of the School(s) and School(s) committee’s to Exec and other committee’s

  • Co-ordinate the development of the democratic structures of the School, ensuring that regular meetings of the School(s) Committees are held. 

  • Lead lobbying and campaigning on student issues affecting students in the relevant School(s). 

  • Ensure students are represented in the development of the relevant School(s). 

  • Sit on Schools committee’s to represent the views of students

  • Work with the President on the delivery of cross Union projects

  • Lead the Student Reps of the school ensuring they have support and effectively input to the School(s) Committees and activity

  • Be the first point of contact for School(s) staff and build effective relationships with the heads of School and Student experience

  • Work with and develop course and School based societies

  • Support and ensure the engagement of PT School officers

  • To deliver on projects as defined within your manifesto and by the priorities and strategy of the Union

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Full-time Officer Social Sciences & Social Professions 2021-22

This is a full-time, paid position. If you would like to apply for this position, please click the 'Stand' tab and follow the instructions on screen. You proposers can be any student (make sure you have asked them first).

 General:

  • Promote student representation, activities, development and participation in the Union, University and the Schools 

  • Promote the best interests of students in all places and in all decision making 

  • Ensuring you are available to students, proactively seeking regular opportunities to engage.

  • Promote a positive image of the Union. 

  • Commit to your ongoing personal and professional development. 

  • Work within Union policy, University policy and the law

  • Build and maintain good, professional and supportive working relationships with the other Officers, Union staff members, and other key contacts. 

  • Ensure your work is influenced by student needs and opinion.

  • Work and support your team of fellow Officers, adopting the Nolan principles, to effectively execute duties required as a student officer.

  • Be ready and willing to accept actions from Student Council and engage positively

  • Engage positively with the guidance, accountability and management structures as defined by the Unions Trustee Board ad defined within you contract


 

For your Specific Schools:

  • Act as the face of the Union in the School(s) and lead representational and other activities ensuring you are accessible and known to students in the School(s). 

  • Support and co-ordinate the activities of the School(s) committee. 

  • Report on activities of the School(s) and School(s) committee’s to Exec and other committee’s

  • Co-ordinate the development of the democratic structures of the School, ensuring that regular meetings of the School(s) Committees are held. 

  • Lead lobbying and campaigning on student issues affecting students in the relevant School(s). 

  • Ensure students are represented in the development of the relevant School(s). 

  • Sit on Schools committee’s to represent the views of students

  • Work with the President on the delivery of cross Union projects

  • Lead the Student Reps of the school ensuring they have support and effectively input to the School(s) Committees and activity

  • Be the first point of contact for School(s) staff and build effective relationships with the heads of School and Student experience

  • Work with and develop course and School based societies

  • Support and ensure the engagement of PT School officers

  • To deliver on projects as defined within your manifesto and by the priorities and strategy of the Union

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Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) Students' Officer 2021-22

This is a part-time position. If you would like to apply for this position, please click the 'Stand' tab and follow the instructions on screen. You proposers can be any student (make sure you have asked them first).

All Part-time Officers:

  • Promote student representation, activities, development and participation in the Union, University and the Schools 

  • Promote the best interests of students in all places and in all decision making 

  • Ensuring you are available to students, proactively seeking regular opportunities to engage.

  • Promote a positive image of the Union. 

  • Commit to your ongoing personal and professional development. 

  • Work within Union policy, University policy and the law

  • Build and maintain good, professional and supportive working relationships with the other Officers, Union staff members, and other key contacts. 

  • Ensure your work is influenced by student needs and opinion.

  • Work with fellow Officers, adopting the Nolan principles 

  • Be ready and willing to accept actions from Student Council and engage positively

  • Engage positively with the guidance, accountability and management structures as defined by the Unions Trustee Board ad defined within you contract

  • Ensure you balance your representative responsibilities with you academic commitments

  • Make yourself available for regular meetings

  • Support your fellow officers in their duties and manifesto commitments


 

Specifically Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Student's Officer:

  • Take an active lead in your forums acting as forum chair and with the support of the president organising regular meetings and development of the group and its agenda and priorities

  • Ensure the interests of your forum and equality group are represented in Union and University activity. 

  • Attend appropriate meetings and conferences and report back to the membership and fellow officers. 

  • Act as the public face of your forum

  • Support campaigns alongside your fellow Officers, raising awareness of issues affecting students represented by your forum. 

  • To deliver on projects as defined within your manifesto and by the priorities and strategy of the Union. 

 

For information ‘forum’ refer to the Students’ Union liberation campaign forums which are the:

Women’s forum 
Disabled students Forum
BAME forum
LGBTQIA+ Forum 

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LGBTQ+ Officer 2021-22

This is a part-time position. If you would like to apply for this position, please click the 'Stand' tab and follow the instructions on screen. You proposers can be any student (make sure you have asked them first).

All Part-time Officers:

  • Promote student representation, activities, development and participation in the Union, University and the Schools 

  • Promote the best interests of students in all places and in all decision making 

  • Ensuring you are available to students, proactively seeking regular opportunities to engage.

  • Promote a positive image of the Union. 

  • Commit to your ongoing personal and professional development. 

  • Work within Union policy, University policy and the law

  • Build and maintain good, professional and supportive working relationships with the other Officers, Union staff members, and other key contacts. 

  • Ensure your work is influenced by student needs and opinion.

  • Work with fellow Officers, adopting the Nolan principles 

  • Be ready and willing to accept actions from Student Council and engage positively

  • Engage positively with the guidance, accountability and management structures as defined by the Unions Trustee Board ad defined within you contract

  • Ensure you balance your representative responsibilities with you academic commitments

  • Make yourself available for regular meetings

  • Support your fellow officers in their duties and manifesto commitments


 

Specifically Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer plus (LGBTQ+) Officer

  • Take an active lead in your forums acting as forum chair and with the support of the president organising regular meetings and development of the group and its agenda and priorities

  • Ensure the interests of your forum and equality group are represented in Union and University activity. 

  • Attend appropriate meetings and conferences and report back to the membership and fellow officers. 

  • Act as the public face of your forum

  • Support campaigns alongside your fellow Officers, raising awareness of issues affecting students represented by your forum. 

  • To deliver on projects as defined within your manifesto and by the priorities and strategy of the Union. 

 

For information ‘forum’ refer to the Students’ Union liberation campaign forums which are the:

Women’s forum 
Disabled students Forum
BAME forum
LGBTQIA+ Forum 

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Disabled Student's Officer 2021-22

This is a part-time role

All Part-time Officers:

  • Promote student representation, activities, development and participation in the Union, University and the Schools 

  • Promote the best interests of students in all places and in all decision making 

  • Ensuring you are available to students, proactively seeking regular opportunities to engage.

  • Promote a positive image of the Union. 

  • Commit to your ongoing personal and professional development. 

  • Work within Union policy, University policy and the law

  • Build and maintain good, professional and supportive working relationships with the other Officers, Union staff members, and other key contacts. 

  • Ensure your work is influenced by student needs and opinion.

  • Work with fellow Officers, adopting the Nolan principles 

  • Be ready and willing to accept actions from Student Council and engage positively

  • Engage positively with the guidance, accountability and management structures as defined by the Unions Trustee Board ad defined within you contract

  • Ensure you balance your representative responsibilities with you academic commitments

  • Make yourself available for regular meetings

  • Support your fellow officers in their duties and manifesto commitments


 

Specifically Disabled Student's Officer:

  • Take an active lead in your forums acting as forum chair and with the support of the president organising regular meetings and development of the group and its agenda and priorities

  • Ensure the interests of your forum and equality group are represented in Union and University activity. 

  • Attend appropriate meetings and conferences and report back to the membership and fellow officers. 

  • Act as the public face of your forum

  • Support campaigns alongside your fellow Officers, raising awareness of issues affecting students represented by your forum. 

  • To deliver on projects as defined within your manifesto and by the priorities and strategy of the Union. 

 

For information ‘forum’ refer to the Students’ Union liberation campaign forums which are the:

Women’s forum 
Disabled students Forum
BAME forum
LGBTQIA+ Forum 

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Women's Officer 2021-22

This is a part-time position. If you would like to apply for this position, please click the 'Stand' tab and follow the instructions on screen. You proposers can be any student (make sure you have asked them first).

All Part-time Officers:

  • Promote student representation, activities, development and participation in the Union, University and the Schools 

  • Promote the best interests of students in all places and in all decision making 

  • Ensuring you are available to students, proactively seeking regular opportunities to engage.

  • Promote a positive image of the Union. 

  • Commit to your ongoing personal and professional development. 

  • Work within Union policy, University policy and the law

  • Build and maintain good, professional and supportive working relationships with the other Officers, Union staff members, and other key contacts. 

  • Ensure your work is influenced by student needs and opinion.

  • Work with fellow Officers, adopting the Nolan principles 

  • Be ready and willing to accept actions from Student Council and engage positively

  • Engage positively with the guidance, accountability and management structures as defined by the Unions Trustee Board ad defined within you contract

  • Ensure you balance your representative responsibilities with you academic commitments

  • Make yourself available for regular meetings

  • Support your fellow officers in their duties and manifesto commitments


 

Specifically Women's Officer:

 

  • Take an active lead in your forums acting as forum chair and with the support of the president organising regular meetings and development of the group and its agenda and priorities

  • Ensure the interests of your forum and equality group are represented in Union and University activity. 

  • Attend appropriate meetings and conferences and report back to the membership and fellow officers. 

  • Act as the public face of your forum

  • Support campaigns alongside your fellow Officers, raising awareness of issues affecting students represented by your forum. 

  • To deliver on projects as defined within your manifesto and by the priorities and strategy of the Union. 

 

For information ‘forum’ refer to the Students’ Union liberation campaign forums which are the:

Women’s forum 
Disabled students Forum
BAME forum
LGBTQIA+ Forum 

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NUS Conference Delegates 2021 (2 places)

Two NUS Conference delegates to be elected. If you would like to apply for these positions, please click the 'Stand' tab and follow the instructions on screen. You proposers can be any student (make sure you have asked them first).

London Metropolitan University Students' Union is affiliated to the National Union of Students (NUS). As the name suggests the NUS represents students and Students' Union in the UK. The NUS National Conference is an annual events which this year takes place 6th-8th April 2021. This year it will take place online. Our Students' Union is entitled to send three delegates to the conference, the President and two others who are elected in the Students' Union Elections 2021. For full information on the conference please visit:

https://www.nusconnect.org.uk/conferences/national-conference

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Student Council members 2021-22 (10 places)

Ten Student Council members to be elected. If you would like to apply for these positions, please click the 'Stand' tab and follow the instructions on screen. You proposers can be any student (make sure you have asked them first).

This is a summary of the duties and function of the Student council


Student Council exits as a high level democratic body for students to bring forward and discuss matters of concern to them, their education and in their dealings with the University and / or Union. It is a decision-making body that can provide recommendations to Trustees, offer direction to Officers and Hub Committees and hold them to account. It can raise its concerns to the University and can be consulted on both University and Union development and change. Although having a role in Union governance it is not a primary governing body of the Union.

Please note the student council meets five times (approx) a academic year, usually on Wednesdays 1600-1800. Emergency Council meetings may be called at the discretion of the Chair. 

To read the relevant governing documents which oversee the Student Council please read bye-law 3 and the Student Council section of the Memorandum and Article of Association full bye-law (3):

https://www.londonmetsu.org.uk/democracygovernance/governance/documents/

 

Student council page on Students’ Union website: 

https://www.londonmetsu.org.uk/democracygovernance/democracy/council/

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