See below for your list of Officer candidates in the 2019/20 Leadership Elections.

Union Affairs Officer

 
 

Duties of Union Affairs Officer

Purpose

Formerly known as the SU President, the Union Affairs Officer is responsible for ensuring that students have a say in how the Union is run, how the University is governed, and works closely with the Senior Management Team to ensure that the Union’s finances and processes are set up to deliver effectively for our members. 
 

Key Responsibilities

  • CHAIR

The Union Affairs Officer will be Chair of the Exec Officer Team in meetings, decision making and fronting the team as a whole.

  • REPRESENT

They are representative of Leeds Beckett students nationally as the lead delegate at NUS national conference. Closer to home, they will also sit on the Students’ Union’s Board of Trustees and the University’s Board of Governors.

  • ACCOUNTABLE

Ensuring all Representatives are accountable to students, for their activities and decisions.

Working closely with the Chief Executive to oversee how the Union’s finances are allocated.

  • LEAD

Working closely with the Commercial Team to ensure we are offering students the best services.
Working closely with the Communications Team to ensure our student communications are engaging and relevant.
Acting as the lead spokesperson for the Union.
 

Examples of previous work and achievements

  • Refurbishment of the City and Headingley Bars into The Hive spaces

  • Securing more funding for the Students’ Union, allowing it to expand

   

 

Education Officer

 
 

Duties of Education Officer

Purpose

The Education Officer is the Students’ Union’s lead on anything that’s related to academic studies and is responsible for helping train the body of Course Representatives, sit on senior university boards, and be a university governor. 

Key Responsibilities

  • VOICE

Working closely with the Student Voice & Insight Team to deliver Course Rep Training, and when necessary, chairing School Forums.
Sitting on the University’s Board of Governors, Academic Board, and Academic Quality & Standards Committee.

  • SUPPORT

They are closely involved in providing support to the university’s Course Reps along with the Student Voice & Insight Team, helping to raise the profile of the work of Course Reps and ensuring the university’s academic rules and regulations are fit for purpose.

  • MAINTAIN

Working to ensure the Leeds Beckett academic experience is inclusive for all students.
Working with the university to maintain a high standard of assessment and feedback.
Leading and designing campaigns relating to students’ academic issues, for example, hidden fees.

Examples of previous work and achievements

  • Securing no more 9am exams for our students

  • Increasing the usage of lecture capture

  

 

Activities & Events

 
 

Duties of Activities and Events Officer

Purpose

The Activities & Events Officer role includes supporting societies and their members, raising the profile of student volunteers within the Students’ Union, and working with our Events Team to put on more inclusive and inviting events for our students.

Key Responsibilities

  • LEAD

To lead and attend Societies Forum, where society applications and grants are decided, and work closely with the Volunteering Team to raise the profile of student volunteering and its benefits.

  • INCLUSIVE

Working closely with the Societies Team to promote the benefits of joining or creating a society, and supporting students to do so.
They have a working relationship with the Events Team to make our SU events even better, and suggesting ideas for new events that would engage new students, as well as making our Freshers programme more inclusive and inviting.

  • SOCIAL

Getting involved with Societies, attending and helping to publicise their events and socials and also getting involved with and helping to publicise various Volunteering programmes.
Helping to maintain a good relationship with the Sport & Active lifestyle team to ensure sport students feel included in the SU.

Examples of previous work and achievements

  • Organising and hosting over ten inter-society nights, helping to bring societies together and help them gain new members

  • Implementation of LBSU Societies onto the Leeds Beckett App

   

    

 

Equality & Diversity Officer

 
 

Duties of Equality and Diversity Officer

Purpose

The Equality & Diversity Officer’s remit is to represent students who are from marginalised or under-represented backgrounds. They work to further the rights of students who are in liberation and equality groups, and to ensure the work of both the university and the Students’ Union is fair and inclusive to all students.  

Key Responsibilities

  • REPRESENT

They are key to ensuring the Students’ Union marks and celebrates various cultural, social, religious, and diversity awareness days, weeks, and months.
Highlighting and amplifying the voices of students who are or have been marginalised by society.

  • VOICE

Working closely with the Student Voice & Insight Team and the university to organise Leeds Beckett’s delegation to Leeds Pride, and with the Student Voice & Insight Team to further the work done by the Equality Reps and the Equality Campaigns.

  • CHANGE

Sitting on the university’s Equality & Diversity Committee.
Lobbying the university to make changes to increase its accessibility and inclusivity.
Leading and highlighting campaigns that tackle issues related to equality and diversity.

Examples of previous work and achievements

  • Gender neutral toilets being added to campus, and guaranteed in any new buildings

  • Helped to deliver LBSU’s Campus Pride, which has won two national awards

  

 

Welfare & Community Officer

 
 

Duties of Welfare and Community Officer

Purpose

From student mental health and sexual health testing, to ensuring Leeds Beckett students are fairly represented with Leeds City Council, the Welfare & Community Officer's role is one of positive relationship building and community collaboration.

Key Responsibilities

  • CHAIR

They will have a working relationship with SU and university staff members to ensure student mental health is a priority, while also working closely with and highlighting the work of the Students’ Union’s Community Committee.
Sitting on the board of the student housing company Unipol.
Working with local residents and the local community to help build better relations between students and residents.

  • WELLBEING

Working with the SU and the university to increase students’ overall wellbeing.
Working with Leeds City Council, ensuring students are fairly represented in the community and their needs are adhered to.

  • LISTEN

Working with the SU advice team and initiating campaigns to focus on frequently raised issues.
Identifying key charities to work with to bring more opportunities to Leeds Beckett students.

Examples of previous work and achievements

  • Securing funding for lights to be installed in Beckett Park

  • Increasing the amount of sexual health testing on campus

   

   

 

 

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