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SU Elections Hub

 

What are elections?

As a democratic organisation representing the student body at UEA, uea(su) run elections each academic year to make sure that you have a say on who represents you and to make sure that, once elected, your representatives are held accountable.

Elections at UEA(SU) are a vital process where students have the opportunity to nominate themselves for specific roles and seek support from their peers through votes. This democratic process allows students to actively participate in selecting the leaders of their Students' Union, ensuring that the SU is led by individuals who genuinely represent their interests. It is crucial for our work to be driven by the student body, enabling us to work in alignment with their needs and priorities. During our primary elections period in February/March, students will have the chance to elect individuals into full-time positions, each representing distinct student groups and advocating for various issues. The election serves as an open invitation for any eligible student to run for a role and provides an opportunity for fellow students to choose the representatives who will shape the direction and priorities of the SU for the upcoming academic year.


Leading change

Unlock your leadership potential: Run for Student Union Officer!

Ever wondered what it takes to lead, inspire change, and be the voice of your fellow students? Look no further - become a Student Union Officer and shape the future of UEA!

What's an officer?

Student Officers are the powerhouse of the Union, elected by you to champion your interests at UEA and beyond. From Education and Welfare to Sport, Societies, Community, and Social Justice, they represent YOU.

What can you do as a Student Officer?

  • Network Nationally: Connect with student leaders across the country.
  • University Council Voice: Sit on the University Council, influencing decisions at the highest level.
  • Campaign for Change: Tackle issues that matter, from bringing back the night bus to supporting the Save UEA Campaign.
  • MP Lobbying: Advocate for student-centric changes in Parliament.
  • More Perks Than You Can Imagine: Becoming a Student Officer is like no other grad-scheme. It's a paid position with flexible hours, allowing you to balance work with your studies.

The perks

Full-Time Officers enjoy:

  • Full Training and Support
  • £20k+ Salary
  • 20 days annual leave + 6 customary days leave + 8 Bank Holidays off per year.
  • Free Entry to LCR and Waterfront
  • Priority Gig Booking

The perks are not just for Full-Time Officers – Part-time Officers receive:

  • Full Training and Support
  • Free Entry to LCR and Waterfront
  • Priority Gig Booking
  • UEA Award Accreditation

Ready to lead? Apply now!

Make a difference, gain invaluable experience, and be part of a community that drives positive change. Whether you're just starting or finishing your degree, your voice matters!

Don't miss this chance to make your mark on UEA - become a Student Union Officer!


The roles

What's a Full-Time Officer?

As a Full-Time Officer you’ll play a pivotal role in leading and shaping the student experience. All these positions below involve coordinating with fellow officers, actively participating in Union events, and being accountable to the Union Council through regular reports.

Engaging with students both in-person and online is crucial for accessibility, while proactive monitoring and addressing of key issues, as well as the planning and execution of impactful campaigns, contribute to positive change.

You’ll get the experience of serving as both a Trustee and Director of the organisation – what other graduates can put that on their CV?

Are you ready to lead the charge in transforming the undergraduate experience at UEA? The role of the Undergraduate Education Officer is your ticket to making a real impact. Dive into a dynamic position where you'll:

  1. Revolutionise Undergraduate Education:
    • Spearhead positive changes that elevate the academic and research experience for undergraduate students.
  2. Be the Resounding Voice:
    • Amplify the concerns and aspirations of UEA students regarding undergraduate education and University access.
  3. Collaborate for Progress:
    • Engage with University staff through both formal meetings and casual discussions to drive improvements in undergraduate education.
  4. Shape Education Policies:
    • Gain student opinions, commission groundbreaking research, and build support for transformative changes in University and Government education policies.
  5. Empower Student Representatives:
    • Take the lead in developing, supporting, and training a network of undergraduate student representatives across the University.
  6. Be the Academic Advocate:
    • Assume political accountability for the Union's advice service, ensuring students receive the support they need.
  7. Connect on a National Level:
    • Serve as the Union's primary link to NUS' Higher Education Zone, influencing and shaping the national education landscape.
  8. Drive Committee Initiatives:
    • Take the helm as the key Full-Time Officer on the Education Sub-Committee, steering initiatives that shape the academic direction of the Union.

Ready to Lead the Academic Revolution? Apply Now! Seize this opportunity to be the catalyst for positive change, advocate for your peers, and shape the future of undergraduate education at UEA. The Undergraduate Education Officer role awaits - your journey to transformative leadership starts here!

Are you ready to champion the academic journey of postgraduate students at UEA? The role of the Postgraduate Officer is your opportunity to make a lasting impact. Embrace this influential position where you'll:

  1. Elevate Postgraduate Education:
    • Lead the charge in securing positive changes that enhance the educational and research experience for postgraduate UEA students.
  2. Be the Respected Voice:
    • Serve as the vocal advocate for UEA postgraduate students, ensuring their concerns on education and research are heard by the University.
  3. Collaborate for Progress:
    • Engage with University staff through both formal meetings and informal discussions, fostering improvements in postgraduate education and research.
  4. Shape Education Policies:
    • Take joint responsibility for garnering support for transformative changes in University and Government education policies. Coordinate the collection of student opinions and commission new research to drive evidence-based decision-making.
  5. Empower Student Representatives:
    • Develop, support, and train a network of postgraduate student representatives across the University, empowering them to be effective voices for their peers.
  6. Political Accountability:
    • Be the key figure responsible for political accountability in supporting the Graduate Students Association, ensuring the needs of postgraduate students are at the forefront.

Ready to Lead the Academic Revolution for Postgraduates? Apply Now! Seize this unique opportunity to lead positive change, be the voice of postgraduate students, and shape the future of postgraduate education and research at UEA. The Postgraduate Education Officer role is your chance to make a significant impact - start your transformative leadership journey today!

Ready to be at the forefront of championing student rights and fostering a diverse, inclusive community at UEA? The Welfare, Community, and Diversity Officer role is your chance to be a trailblazer. In this pivotal position, you'll:

  1. Defend Student Rights:
    • Extend, promote, and defend the rights of students on issues related to access to education, equality of opportunity, and student welfare through impactful lobbying and campaigning activities.
  2. Strengthen Community Ties:
    • Forge and nurture strong relationships between students and their local community, creating a sense of belonging and mutual support.
  3. Be the Empowered Voice:
    • Speak up as the voice of UEA students on matters concerning student welfare, equality of opportunity, liberation, diversity, and access to education.
  4. Collaborate for Progress:
    • Engage with the University and other relevant organizations to drive improvements in equality of opportunity, student welfare, and access to education.
  5. Garner Support for Change:
    • Develop support for policy changes by presenting evidence of student opinion and commissioning new research that empowers your advocacy.
  6. Political Accountability:
    • Take political accountability for the Union's welfare and housing advice services, ensuring that students receive the support and guidance they need.

Ready to Champion Student Well-being and Diversity? Apply Now! Seize this impactful opportunity to lead in defending student rights, fostering community bonds, and promoting diversity and inclusion at UEA. The Welfare, Community, and Diversity Officer role awaits - embark on your journey to make a lasting difference today!

Ready to be the architect of memorable student experiences and dynamic opportunities at UEA? Step into the role of Activities and Opportunities Officer. Your mission is to:

  1. Unlock Extra and Co-Curricular Horizons:
    • Secure diverse opportunities for students to engage in extra and co-curricular activities, ensuring a vibrant and fulfilling student life at UEA.
  2. Cultivate Success in Clubs and Societies:
    • Elevate the student experience by spearheading the development of thriving clubs, societies, and student media groups.
  3. Fair Allocation of Resources:
    • Recommend the equitable allocation of resources among the Union's clubs, societies, and student media groups, ensuring fairness and inclusivity.
  4. Empower Student Leaders:
    • Develop, support, and train students serving on committees for the Union's clubs, societies, and student media groups, fostering effective leadership.
  5. Boost Employability through Activities:
    • Implement strategies to help students recognise and leverage their development in activities for future employment, enriching their career prospects.
  6. Be the Voice of Employability and Student Sport:
    • Advocate for UEA students on matters of employability and student sport, amplifying their voices and concerns.
  7. Political Accountability for Student Opportunities:
    • Take political accountability for the Union's student opportunities services, ensuring students have access to a wide array of enriching experiences.
  8. Steering Societies and Sports Executives:
    • Serve as the primary Full-Time Officer on the Societies and Sports Executives, driving initiatives that shape the student community's engagement in activities.

Ready to Shape the Student Experience? Apply Now! Embark on a transformative journey to enhance student life, empower leaders, and shape the future of activities and opportunities at UEA. The role of Activities and Opportunities Officer awaits - make a lasting impact today!

Ready to be the driving force behind a vibrant and student-led Union? The role of Campaigns and Democracy Officer is your opportunity to shape democratic processes, amplify student voices, and lead impactful campaigns. Dive into this pivotal role where you'll:

  1. Enhance Democratic Legitimacy:
    • Lead efforts to improve the democratic legitimacy and relevance of the Union, fostering vibrant and accessible processes and feedback mechanisms that truly make the Union student-led.
  2. Coordinate Resource Allocation:
    • Oversee the democratic allocation of the Union's resources, ensuring fairness and transparency in the distribution of vital funds.
  3. Strengthen Union Development:
    • Ensure the Union is well-developed and well-resourced to actively enhance students' lives and address their needs.
  4. Boost Student Engagement:
    • Improve student engagement in the Union's campaigning activities by developing networks within clubs, societies, and peer support groups.
  5. Drive Priority Campaigns:
    • Develop and support the Union's Priority Campaigns, addressing key issues that matter most to the student body.
  6. Plan for Changing Needs:
    • Ensure that both commercial and non-commercial services of the Union are well-prepared to meet the evolving needs of its members.
  7. External Communications:
    • Be the lead Officer on external Union communications, including those with external and student-run media, ensuring effective and transparent information flow.
  8. Develop and Train Union Councillors:
    • Take the lead in developing, supporting, and training Union Councillors, empowering them to be effective representatives for the student body.

Ready to Shape the Future of Your Union? Apply Now! Embark on a journey to amplify student voices, drive impactful campaigns, and strengthen democratic processes. The Campaigns and Democracy Officer role awaits - be the catalyst for positive change today!


What's a Part-Time Officer?

Part-Time Officers are catalysts for change and voices of diversity! They play a crucial role in representing the diverse interests of the student body at UEA. Here's what each officer is expected to bring to the table:

  • Liaise with the University on internal environmental matters.
  • Foster connections between relevant societies and the Student Officer Committee.
  • Raise awareness of environmental issues and lead relevant campaigns.
  • Enhance internal recycling facilities for a sustainable campus.
  • Liaise with the University on internal ethical matters.
  • Facilitate connections between relevant societies and the Student Officer Committee.
  • Promote awareness of ethical issues and drive impactful campaigns.
  • Uphold and improve the ethical standing of both the Union and the University.
  • Fulfil duties outlined in their manifesto, adhering to Union policy and the strategic plan.
  • Non-Portfolio officer do not hold specific remits – you can lead and a campaign on any issue you chose, as long it does not overlap with the remits of portfolio officers.
  • Represent the interests of women students, addressing issues they face at university.
  • Engage with the University and relevant organizations to drive improvements for women students.
  • Liaise with relevant clubs, societies, or peer support groups.
  • Represent the interests of LGBT+ students, addressing their unique challenges at university.
  • Engage with the University and relevant organizations to drive improvements for LGBT+ students.
  • Liaise with relevant clubs, societies, or peer support groups.
  • Represent the interests of LGBT+ students, addressing their unique challenges at university.
  • Engage with the University and relevant organizations to drive improvements for LGBT+ students.
  • Liaise with relevant clubs, societies, or peer support groups.
  • Represent the interests of students with disabilities, addressing their challenges at university.
  • Engage with the University and relevant organizations to drive improvements for students with disabilities.
  • Liaise with relevant clubs, societies, or peer support groups.
  • Represent the interests of students with disabilities, addressing their challenges at university.
  • Engage with the University and relevant organizations to drive improvements for students with disabilities.
  • Liaise with relevant clubs, societies, or peer support groups.
  • Represent the interests of Students of Colour, addressing their unique challenges at university.
  • Engage with the University and relevant organizations to drive improvements for students of colour.
  • Liaise with relevant clubs, societies, or peer support groups.
  • Advocate for the interests and challenges faced by Black students within the university community.
  • Collaborate with the university and relevant organisations to drive positive changes that benefit Black students.
  • Foster connections with clubs, societies, and peer support groups to address and meet the unique needs of Black students.
  • Represent the interests of mature students, addressing their unique challenges at university.
  • Engage with the University and relevant organizations to drive improvements for mature students.
  • Liaise with relevant clubs, societies, or peer support groups.
  • Represent the interests of international students, addressing their unique challenges at university.
  • Engage with the University and relevant organizations to drive improvements for international students.
  • Liaise with relevant clubs, societies, or peer support groups.

Ready to be the Voice of Change? Your Journey as a Part-Time Officer Awaits!

 

Nominate Yourself

 

Getting involved

Looking to run in the 2024 elections? You're in the right place!

Simply select the option below that appeals most to be directed through to the nomination page. We strongly advise visiting the candidate hub and brushing up on the rules and FAQs before running for election.

Nominations for the Officer Elections and Convenor Elections are currently CLOSED. Voting for these roles opens MONDAY 11TH MARCH 2024 AT 10:00.

You can still nominate yourself for a position in the Club and Society Committee Elections!

Officers

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Full-time and part-time officers are the leaders of the Students Union, elected to represent you through their manifesto and actions in office.

Convenors

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Convenors represent you to the schools at UEA. They have the ability to influence the important decisions that affect your education.

Committees

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Committee members help us to provide support to clubs and societies, and the day-to-day running of them.

 

Events and training

 

What's on?

The elections season is always a bustling time of year around campus - from candidate training, to campaigning, to results night and everything in between - there's always something going on!

You'll find events to the different sections in the elections hub on their page(s), but for an overview of everything that's on? Look no further than right below!

This week

Thu 7th March

Candidate Question Time Candidate Question Time
7th March 5:30pm - 9:35pm
LCR

Mon 11th March

SU Elections: Voting Open SU Elections: Voting Open
11th March 10am - 10:01am
Voting is Open in the SU Elections! Vote now for your new Full/Part Time Officers, Club/Society signatories, and Faculty/School Conveners.
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Helpful Links

 

Looking to get involved? Got a question about how things work? The below list of resources will be expanded as election season goes on, to give you every advantage you can get when campaigning!


Contact election staff

Still have questions? Our Student Voice team are available to answer any further queries you might have around elections - from nominating yourself and campaigning, to the finer details of the rules our democratic process - we're here to help!

 

Links and Resources

Start your campaign planning the right way with these resources.

Social Media

For all the latest updates over the 2024 election season, follow our social media channels below!