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KeeleSU Elections 2019

KeeleSU is run by students, for students, and every year at KeeleSU we hold elections so that you can decide on a team of student officers to lead KeeleSU for the next academic year. You can STAND in the KeeleSU Elections by submitting a nomination here. Nominations will open at 9 am on Monday 28th January and will close at 5 pm on Monday 11th February at 5 pm. Voting is open from the 26th February at 9 am and closes on the 1st March at 5 pm with results announced on Friday night in the Scruffy Squirrel.

The polls open at 09:00 on Tuesday 26 February 2019 (in 3 days and 9 hours)

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Activities and Community Officer

Previously the VP Finance and Activities, the Activities and Community Officer sits on a number of committees and forums within the University and Union, paying specific attention to issues affecting the student experience at Keele. This includes, but is not limited to, Societies, Volunteering and community engagement.

Constitutional requirements of a Student Trustee (defined in Article 35 of the constitution).

 

Key Responsibilities of Trustees. The Trustees shall:

  • At all times act in the best interests of KeeleSU.
  • Ensure that the Union complies with its governing documents, all applicable laws and statutory regulations or any regulations of any governmental, quasi-governmental, supra-national or other competent agency (including, without limitation, all health and safety legislation) in force from time to time.
  • Ensure that KeeleSU’s governance is of the highest possible standard and quality.
  • Be guardians of all KeeleSUs assets, both tangible and intangible, taking all due care over their security, deployment and proper application.
  • Work in partnership with other Trustees, the Operations Managers and other senior staff in ensuring that KeeleSU has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction and is focused on their delivery.
  • Ensure there are effective mechanisms in place to:
  1. listen to the views of current and future Members;
  2. ensure student views are at the heart of everything the University does;
  3. evidence the impact of KeeleSU on the diverse student membership;
  4. review the external environment for changes that might affect KeeleSU;
  5. continually re-assess the need for KeeleSU and the services it does or could provide and review regularly against its strategic plan and charitable objectives.

 

Other Duties of the trustees

  • In addition to the above duties, each Trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions. 
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Athletic Union and Sport Officer

Previously the VP Athletic Union and Sport, the Athletic Union and Sport Officer (AU and Sport) sits on a number of committees and forums within the University and Union, paying specific attention to issues effecting the health and fitness of Keele students.

Constitutional requirements of a Student Trustee (defined in Article 35 of the constitution).

 

Key Responsibilities of Trustees. The Trustees shall:

  • At all times act in the best interests of KeeleSU.
  • Ensure that the Union complies with its governing documents, all applicable laws and statutory regulations or any regulations of any governmental, quasi-governmental, supra-national or other competent agency (including, without limitation, all health and safety legislation) in force from time to time.
  • Ensure that KeeleSU’s governance is of the highest possible standard and quality.
  • Be guardians of all KeeleSUs assets, both tangible and intangible, taking all due care over their security, deployment and proper application.
  • Work in partnership with other Trustees, the Operations Managers and other senior staff in ensuring that KeeleSU has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction and is focused on their delivery.
  • Ensure there are effective mechanisms in place to:
  1. listen to the views of current and future Members;
  2. ensure student views are at the heart of everything the University does;
  3. evidence the impact of KeeleSU on the diverse student membership;
  4. review the external environment for changes that might affect KeeleSU;
  5. continually re-assess the need for KeeleSU and the services it does or could provide and review regularly against its strategic plan and charitable objectives.

 

Other Duties of the trustees

  • In addition to the above duties, each Trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions. 
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Union Development and Democracy Officer

The Union Development and Democracy Officer (UDD) represents Keele students on a number of committees and forums within the University and Union – whilst striving to develop KeeleSU and ensure engaging and inclusive democracy.

Constitutional requirements of a Student Trustee (defined in Article 35 of the constitution).

 

Key Responsibilities of Trustees. The Trustees shall:

  • At all times act in the best interests of KeeleSU.
  • Ensure that the Union complies with its governing documents, all applicable laws and statutory regulations or any regulations of any governmental, quasi-governmental, supra-national or other competent agency (including, without limitation, all health and safety legislation) in force from time to time.
  • Ensure that KeeleSU’s governance is of the highest possible standard and quality.
  • Be guardians of all KeeleSUs assets, both tangible and intangible, taking all due care over their security, deployment and proper application.
  • Work in partnership with other Trustees, the Operations Managers and other senior staff in ensuring that KeeleSU has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction and is focused on their delivery.
  • Ensure there are effective mechanisms in place to:
  1. listen to the views of current and future Members;
  2. ensure student views are at the heart of everything the University does;
  3. evidence the impact of KeeleSU on the diverse student membership;
  4. review the external environment for changes that might affect KeeleSU;
  5. continually re-assess the need for KeeleSU and the services it does or could provide and review regularly against its strategic plan and charitable objectives.

 

Other Duties of the trustees

  • In addition to the above duties, each Trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions. 
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Education Officer

The Education Officer sits on a number of committees within the University and Union to ensure effective representation of the student body and to safeguard their academic needs of all foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Constitutional requirements of a Student Trustee (defined in Article 35 of the constitution).

 

Key Responsibilities of Trustees. The Trustees shall:

  • At all times act in the best interests of KeeleSU.
  • Ensure that the Union complies with its governing documents, all applicable laws and statutory regulations or any regulations of any governmental, quasi-governmental, supra-national or other competent agency (including, without limitation, all health and safety legislation) in force from time to time.
  • Ensure that KeeleSU’s governance is of the highest possible standard and quality.
  • Be guardians of all KeeleSUs assets, both tangible and intangible, taking all due care over their security, deployment and proper application.
  • Work in partnership with other Trustees, the Operations Managers and other senior staff in ensuring that KeeleSU has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction and is focused on their delivery.
  • Ensure there are effective mechanisms in place to:
  1. listen to the views of current and future Members;
  2. ensure student views are at the heart of everything the University does;
  3. evidence the impact of KeeleSU on the diverse student membership;
  4. review the external environment for changes that might affect KeeleSU;
  5. continually re-assess the need for KeeleSU and the services it does or could provide and review regularly against its strategic plan and charitable objectives.

 

Other Duties of the trustees

  • In addition to the above duties, each Trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions. 
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Welfare and Internationalisation Officer

Previously the VP Welfare, the Welfare and Internationalisation Officer sits on a number of committees and forums within the University and Union, paying specific attention to issues and producers that effect the Welfare of all students.

Constitutional requirements of a Student Trustee (defined in Article 35 of the constitution).

 

Key Responsibilities of Trustees. The Trustees shall:

  • At all times act in the best interests of KeeleSU.
  • Ensure that the Union complies with its governing documents, all applicable laws and statutory regulations or any regulations of any governmental, quasi-governmental, supra-national or other competent agency (including, without limitation, all health and safety legislation) in force from time to time.
  • Ensure that KeeleSU’s governance is of the highest possible standard and quality.
  • Be guardians of all KeeleSUs assets, both tangible and intangible, taking all due care over their security, deployment and proper application.
  • Work in partnership with other Trustees, the Operations Managers and other senior staff in ensuring that KeeleSU has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction and is focused on their delivery.
  • Ensure there are effective mechanisms in place to:
  1. listen to the views of current and future Members;
  2. ensure student views are at the heart of everything the University does;
  3. evidence the impact of KeeleSU on the diverse student membership;
  4. review the external environment for changes that might affect KeeleSU;
  5. continually re-assess the need for KeeleSU and the services it does or could provide and review regularly against its strategic plan and charitable objectives.

 

Other Duties of the trustees

  • In addition to the above duties, each Trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions. 
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AU Deputy President

Constitutional requirements of the AU Deputy President are: Chair AU meetings when the VP AU and Sport is not available. Attend the following meetings; Keele SU Student Council Meetings, Union General Meetings, AU Council Meetings, AU Executive and Finance Meetings, relevant BUCS meetings. Be responsible for organising the AU Christmas and Presentation Balls. Be responsible for distributing the nomination forms for awards.
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AU Media Officer

Constitutional requirements of the AU Media Officer are: Be responsible for AU publicity and in doing so shall work with Keele SU services (ie. Marketing and Printshop) and Student Lead Services (ie. Concourse, Snapshot and KUBE). Be responsible for all AU Committee Be responsible for working with Keele SU Marketing department to maintain the content of the Athletic Union page of the student union website. · Help clubs publicise any events. Publicise all AU events. Attend the fol
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AU Secretary

Constitutional requirements of the AU Secretary are: Assist the AU Administrator in day to day duties Ensure that all Club paperwork is in order, including club constitutions, risk assessments, committee contact details and other relevant information Attend the following meetings; AU Council, AU Executive and Finance, Keele SU Union General Meetings. · Ensure that all members of the AU have paid for their AU membership Assist in the organisation of the AU Christmas and Presentation
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AU Treasurer

Constitutional requirements of the AU Treasurer are: · Be responsible for producing reports of the AU finances. · Work with Keele SU finance department to ensure invoices are paid and all payments are received. · Work with AU Clubs to help organise fundraising events and obtain sponsorship. · Attend the following meetings; AU Council Meetings, AU Executive and Finance Meetings, Keele SU Union General Meetings
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Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Students' Officer

A new role as of 2016, the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Officer is a part-time position paying specific attention to a key demographic of Keele Students. The BME Officer sits on Student Council to represent the views of Students they have worked with and talked to, as well as being able to work with Elected Officers on joint projects and campaigns.

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Chair of Union Council

The Chair of Union Council is a part-time position paying specific attention to the running of Keele Students' Union Council Meetings. The Chair of Union Council mediates and manages the running of Union Council and Union General Meetings in accordance to guidelines.
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Disabled Students' Officer

The Disabled Students' Officer sits on Union Council to represent the views of Students they have worked with and talked to, as well as being able to work with Elected Officers on joint projects and campaigns.
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Environment and Campus Officer

A new role as of 2016, the Environment and Campus Officer is a part-time position paying specific attention to sustainability and the physical environment here at Keele University. The Environment and Campus Officer sits on Student Council to represent the views of Students they have worked with and talked to, as well as being able to work with Elected Officers on joint projects and campaigns.
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Gender Equality Officer (2 places)

Two new roles as of 2016, the Gender Equality Officers are part-time positions paying specific attention to a key demographic of Keele Students. The Gender Equality Officers sit on Student Council to represent the views of Students they have worked with and talked to, as well as being able to work with Elected Officers on joint projects and campaigns. Please note: One position is reserved for a candidate who defines as a woman.
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Hospital Campus Officer

The Hospital Campus Officer represents Students who study at the Clinical Education Centre (CEC)
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International Student's Officer

A new role as of 2016, the International Students' Officer is a part-time position paying specific attention to a key demographic of Keele Students. The International Students' Officer sits on Student Council to represent the views of Students they have worked with and talked to, as well as being able to work with Elected Officers on joint projects and campaigns.
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LGBT+ Students' Officer

A new role as of 2016, the LGBT* Officer is a part-time position paying specific attention to a key demographic of Keele Students. The LGBT* Officer sits on Student Council to represent the views of Students they have worked with and talked to, as well as being able to work with Elected Officers on joint projects and campaigns.
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Mature, Part-Time and Distance Learner Students' Officer

The Mature, Part-Time and Distance Learner (MPD) Students' Officer is responsible for publicising things of interest to mature, part-time or distance learner students. Only members who identify as Mature, Part-Time of Distance Learners may stand for this position.
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Non Portfolio Officer

The Non- Portfolio Officer is mandated by their manifesto. They have no directed portfolio, meaning the direction of their work, projects and campaigns is determined by them. They are a voting and reporting member of Union Council.
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Student Staff Officer

The Student Staff Officer shall be responsible for representing the interests of students who are employed by KeeleSU. The Student Staff Officer will be responsible for representing Student Staff from all departments of KeeleSU.
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