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KeeleSU Union Council, AU Committee and Societies Executive Elections 2021

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 9am on Wednesday 7th April and will close at 5pm on Wednesday 28th April. Voting is open from Tuesday 3rd May at 9am and closes on Friday 7th May at 5pm with results announced online soon after the close of polls.

Nominations close at 09:00 on Wednesday 28 April 2021 (in 12 days)

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AU Campaigns Officer

Constitutional requirements of the AU Campaigns Officer are: Supporting with the organisation of AU campaigns (i.e. #ThisKeeleGirlCan) and fundraising and charity initiatives.

What’s the main purpose of the role? 

Supporting with the organisation of AU campaigns, awareness raising initiatives and charity fundraisers.

 

What would you typically do within this role?

  • Attend AU Committee meetings and AU Council meetings, prepared to give updates on work and progress in the role.

  • Coordinate AU wide campaigns such as #ThisKeeleGirlCan, Movember, Keep Wednesday Afternoons Free, Black History Month and  LGBT History Month. This list is not exhaustive and we would expect the individual to work with clubs and other SU officers to create and develop sport and wellbeing campaigns.

  • Help clubs with their own campaigns and initiatives, ensuring events are coordinated well and in-line with SU policies.

  • Support the AU & Sport Officer in communications with all clubs about AU updates.

  • Work with the wider AU Committee supporting events and campaigns.

  • Support the AU & Sport Officer with any other duties they may need support with.

 

What training or support will KeeleSU offer to you? 

  • Role specific induction

  • Access to Part Time Officer Training and Committee Conference

  • If relevant, you will also attend National BUCS Networking/Training events

  • 1-2-1 support from KeeleSU staff and full-time officers

 

What will you get out of this role? 

In this role you will gain many new skills, such as communication, teamwork, event planning and organisational skills, plus many more transferable skills you will be able to talk about at interview. 

You will get a unique insight into how the AU, SU and University Sports Centre work behind the scenes, helping make decisions that could impact the future of sport, improving the overall student experience at Keele.

The job is what you make of it and you have the ability with the rest of the AU Committee to push the AU forward and keep improving it each year. 

 

What skills or qualities are we looking for in this role? 

This role requires someone who is on the pulse about what clubs are up to and is prepared to give advice and support to clubs where needed. You must be organised and a great team player who is prepared to get stuck in. 

This is a voluntary, part-time officer role, that will appear on your HEAR and you would be eligible for the KeeleSU Volunteering Award. This role will require on average a commitment of 1-3 hours a week.

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AU Events Officer

Constitutional requirements of the AU Events Officer are: Supporting with the running of club and AU-wide events. Assisting the planning and organising of AU Awards, Balls and Varsity.

What’s the main purpose of the role? 

Supporting with the running of club and AU-wide events. Assisting the planning and organising of AU Awards, Balls and Varsity.

 

What would you typically do within this role?

  • Attend AU Committee meetings and AU Council meetings, prepared to give updates on work and progress in the role.

  • Coordinate alongside staff and officers AU wide events such as AU Awards, Winter Ball and Varsity. Your role will involve (but not limited to) gathering student feedback to ensure events are tailored to them, coming up with new ideas for existing events and supporting the logistics/operations during the actual event.

  • Support AU clubs with the running of their events if required. Ensuring they adhere to SU/Uni policy and have the appropriate resources to run a successful event.

  • Support the AU & Sport Officer in communications with all clubs about AU updates.

  • Work with the wider AU Committee supporting events and campaigns.

  • Support the AU & Sport Officer with any other duties they may need support with.

 

What training or support will KeeleSU offer to you? 

  • Role specific induction

  • Access to Part Time Officer Training and Committee Conference

  • If relevant, you will also attend National BUCS Networking/Training events

  • 1-2-1 support from KeeleSU staff and full-time officers

 

What will you get out of this role? 

In this role you will gain many new skills, such as communication, teamwork, event planning and organisational skills, plus many more transferable skills you will be able to talk about at interview. 

You will get a unique insight into how the AU, SU and University Sports Centre work behind the scenes, helping make decisions that could impact the future of sport, improving the overall student experience at Keele.

The job is what you make of it and you have the ability with the rest of the AU Committee to push the AU forward and keep improving it each year. 

 

What skills or qualities are we looking for in this role? 

This role requires someone who is organised and a great team player who is prepared to get stuck in. Experience in event planning is preferable but not essential, staff and officers will be able to support and guide workload.

This is a voluntary, part-time officer role, that will appear on your HEAR and you would be eligible for the KeeleSU Volunteering Award. This role will require on average a commitment of 1-3 hours a week.

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AU Media Officer

Constitutional requirements of the AU Media Officer are: Supporting with marketing the AU and promoting the successes and achievements of clubs, teams and individuals.

What would you typically do within this role?

  • Attend AU Committee meetings and AU Council meetings, prepared to give updates on work and progress in the role.
  • Manage the AU social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), providing engaging, appropriate and regular content that informs, educates and entertains audiences of AU activity.
  • Capture and create content from AU clubs/events that can be used in video, on posters and online.
  • Support the AU & Sport Officer in communications with all clubs about AU updates.
  • Work with the wider AU Committee supporting events and campaigns.
  • Support the AU & Sport Officer with any other duties they may need support with.

?What training or support will KeeleSU offer to you? 

  • Role specific induction
  • Access to Part Time Officer Training and Committee Conference
  • If relevant, you will also attend National BUCS Networking/Training events
  • 1-2-1 support from KeeleSU staff and full-time officers

What will you get out of this role? 

  • In this role you will gain many new skills, such as communication, teamwork, event planning and organisational skills, plus many more transferable skills you will be able to talk about at interview. 
  • You will get a unique insight into how the AU, SU and University Sports Centre work behind the scenes, helping make decisions that could impact the future of sport, improving the overall student experience at Keele.
  • The job is what you make of it and you have the ability with the rest of the AU Committee to push the AU forward and keep improving it each year. 

What skills or qualities are we looking for in this role? 

  • This role requires someone who is creative, organised and can be attentive to varying demands. If you have media skills/software (i.e. video editing, photoshop etc.) this would be preferable, however not essential as the AU can support with equipment and training if needed.
  • This is a voluntary, part-time officer role, that will appear on your HEAR and you would be eligible for the KeeleSU Volunteering Award. This role will require on average a commitment of 2-3 hours a week.
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AU Secretary

Constitutional requirements of the AU Secretary are: Supporting with organising AU Committee meetings, club development and assisting the AU & Sports Officer in general duties.

What’s the main purpose of the role? 

Supporting with organising AU Committee meetings, club development and assisting the AU & Sports Officer in general duties.

 

What would you typically do within this role?

  • Attend AU Committee meetings and AU Council meetings, prepared to give updates on work and progress in the role.

  • Organise semesterly AU Council meetings, ensuring representatives from all clubs are invited along with relevant staff and external guests.

  • Take minutes at AU Committee and Council meetings.

  • Assist in the reviewing and approving club development plans, budget/grant applications and new AU club applications.

  • Support the AU & Sport Officer in communications with all clubs about AU updates.

  • Work with the wider AU Committee supporting events and campaigns.

  • Support the AU & Sport Officer with any other duties they may need support with.

 

What training or support will KeeleSU offer to you? 

  • Role specific induction

  • Access to Part Time Officer Training and Committee Conference

  • If relevant, you will also attend National BUCS Networking/Training events

  • 1-2-1 support from KeeleSU staff and full-time officers

 

What will you get out of this role? 

In this role you will gain many new skills, such as communication, teamwork, event planning and organisational skills, plus many more transferable skills you will be able to talk about at interview. 

You will get a unique insight into how the AU, SU and University Sports Centre work behind the scenes, helping make decisions that could impact the future of sport, improving the overall student experience at Keele.

The job is what you make of it and you have the ability with the rest of the AU Committee to push the AU forward and keep improving it each year. 

 

What skills or qualities are we looking for in this role? 

This role requires someone who is organised, like planning and can be attentive to varying demands. This person must have some wider knowledge of the AU and it’s clubs (or be willing to learn about it) so they can answer a variety of queries and support the AU Officer and staff in day to day operations.

 

This is a voluntary, part-time officer role, that will appear on your HEAR and you would be eligible for the KeeleSU Volunteering Award. This role will require on average a commitment of 1-3 hours a week.

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Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Students' Officer

The Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Students' Officer is responsible for advocating for the interests of BAME students, and makes sure their concerns and opinions are heard by the Students' Union, as well as being able to work with Elected Officers on joint projects and campaigns to benefit Keele students. They also serve as a key contact between the SU and BAME Students. Only BAME students may stand for this position.

The Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Students' Officer is a part-time position paying specific attention to a key demographic of Keele students. The BAME Students' Officer is responsible for publicising things of interest to BAME students, advocating for their interests, and makes sure their concerns and opinions are heard by the Students' Union, and work to develop KeeleSU’s policy on racial equality and increase awareness and challenge racial prejudice and discrimination through various campaigns. They also work with Elected Officers on joint projects and campaigns to benefit Keele students, and serve as a key contact between BAME students and the Students' Union. They work to develop KeeleSU’s policy on racial equality and increase awareness and challenge racial prejudice and discrimination through various campaigns.

Only members who identify as Black, Asian, or Minority Ethnic may stand for this position.

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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 is responsible for representing and campaigning for students with disabilities. They are also responsible for publicising things of interest to students with disabilities, advocating for their interests, and making sure their concerns and opinions are heard by the Students' Union. They serve as a key contact between disabled students and the Students' Union. Only members who self-define as Disabled may stand for this position.
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Environment and Sustainability Officer

A new role, the Environment and Sustainability Officer is a part-time position paying specific attention to environmental sustainability at Keele University
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Gender Equality Officer (2 places)

The Gender Equality Officer is a part-time role, with two positions available. The two Gender Equality Officers are responsible for publicising things relevant to the advancement of gender equality, and makes sure the concerns and opinions of students of all genders are heard by the Students' Union, as well as being able to work with Elected Officers on joint projects and campaigns to benefit Keele students. Please note one of these positions is reserved for students who identify as women.
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Hospital Campus Officer

The Hospital Campus Officer is responsible for representing those students whose studies primarily take place at the Clinical Education Centre (CEC), advocating for their interests, and makes sure their concerns and opinions are heard by the Students' Union, as well as being able to work with Elected Officers on joint projects and campaigns to benefit Keele students. Only Hospital Campus-based students may stand for this position
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International Students' Officer

The International Students' Officer is a part-time position paying specific attention to a key demographic of Keele students. The International Students' Officer is responsible for publicising things of interest to international students, and making sure their concerns and opinions are heard by the Students' Union, as well as being able to work with Elected Officers on joint projects and campaigns to benefit Keele students. Only students who identify as International may stand for this position
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LGBTQ+ Students' Officer

The LGBTQ+ Officer is a part-time position paying specific attention to a key demographic of Keele Students. The LGBTQ+ Officer represents the views of LGBTQ+ students and represents their interests and makes sure their concerns and opinions are heard by the Students' Union, as well as being able to work with Elected Officers on joint projects and campaigns to benefit Keele students. Only members who identify as LGBTQ+ may stand for this position.
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Mature Students' Officer

The Mature Students' Officer is responsible for representing and campaigning for mature students. They are also responsible for publicising things of interest to mature students and making sure their concerns and opinions are heard by the Students' Union, encouraging their engagement and participation in the activities and campaigns of the SU. Only members who identify as Mature (over the age of 21 when beginning their studies) 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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Societies Executive (7 places)

Societies Executive are responsible for representing the interests of Keele's various societies, and their responsibilities include reviewing new society applications, deciding on the allocation of funds to societies, dissolving inactive societies, and holding the Activities and Community Officer to account.
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