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Union Elections Spring 2019

Elect your next Union executive for 2019-20!

Nominations close at 17:00 on Monday 25 February 2019 (in 6 days)

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Academic Affairs Officer

16.1 The Academic Affairs Officer shall be responsible for dealing with issues relating to the academic life of students, the Library and IT.

16.2 The Academic Affairs Officer shall help organise and run, together with the Co-President Welfare & Education and the Representation Assistant, the student representative system.

16.3 The Academic Affairs Officer shall run campaigns and events as necessary regarding the academic life of students.

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Accommodation Officer

7.1 The Accommodation Officer will provide information, support and guidance to the student body regarding accommodation issues;

7.2 The Accommodation Officer will actively lead in any SOAS Students Union campaigns regarding homelessness in London and the greater community, as well as any other accommodation and housing related campaigns

7.3The Accommodation Officer will be the direct point of liaison between SOAS Students’ Union and Sanctuary Housing management regarding matters relating to Paul Robeson and Dinwiddy Halls of Residence

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Anti-Racism Officer

18.1 The Anti-Racism Officer shall run campaigns within the Union and the School highlighting and opposing racism in all its forms.

18.2 The Anti-Racism Officer shall normally be a member of the School’s Equality Committee.

18.3 The Anti-Racism Officer shall liaise with the NUS Anti-Racism Campaign to run events to help combat racism nationally.

18.4 The Anti-Racism Officer shall liaise with the School’s Diversity Advisor on race issues within the School.

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Campaigns Officer

15.1 The Campaigns Officer shall co-ordinate any campaigns raised by the student body and help encourage non-violent activism by students.

15.2 The Campaigns Officer shall and will be able to allocate Student Union campaigns funds, under the supervision of Sabbatical Officers and the rest of the SU executive to help advertise, promote and undertake the campaigns.

15.3 The Campaigns Officer shall endeavour to work with other Students’ Unions, bodies that the SOAS SU is formally affiliated to and other organisations where appropriate to maximise the impact and potential success of their campaigns, promoting strong activist networks.

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Co-President Activities & Events

4.1  The Co-President Events & Activities shall be a Sabbatical Officer.
 
4.2  The Co-President Activities & Events shall be responsible for encouraging the formation, and success of societies and sports teams within the Union.
 
4.3  The Co-President Activities & Events shall be responsible for organising the Societies' Fayre in the first and second term and other events relating to societies. 
 
4.4 The Co-President of Activities and Events shall also be the main point of contact with the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and seek Sport Development opportunities from National Bodies. 
 
4.5  The Co-President Activities & Events shall be responsible for preparing an up-to-date list of the active societies and publicising this in electronic and print media. S/he shall also be responsible for the Sports and Societies area of the website and promoting its use.
 
4.6  The Co-President Activities & Events shall oversee the  Union’s publicity policy and the ensure Union events are publicized on the Union website and via printed publications.
 
4.7  The Co-President Activities & Events alongside a neutral panel of society and sports team Presidents shall be responsible for setting individual societies' budgets to be ratified by the Union Executive Committee. The Co-President of Activities and Events shall monitor these budgets and report as necessary to the Union Executive Committee or the UGM. The Co-President Activities & Events shall be responsible for informing the Co-President Democracy & Education, the Co-President Welfare & Campaigns and the General Manager of funding decisions relating to individual societies.
 
4.8  The Co-President Activities & Events shall be responsible for ensuring that societies are aware of the regulations pertaining to the running of societies and that they abide by them.
 
4.9  The Co-President Activities & Events shall be responsible for ensuring that all sports and societies have adequate training and information about health and safety issues and abide by policies set.
 
4.10  The Co-President Activities & Events shall ensure that clubs and societies are spending their funds according to the stated aims of the Union and in the interests of each society’s members.
 
4.11 The Co-President Activities & Events shall be responsible for promoting and monitoring equality and diversity within sports societies and extracurricular student activities.
 
4.12 The Co-President Activities & Events shall be responsible for organizing the Unions entertainments both in and outside of the University. S/he must also work closely with the part time Events officer to achieve this. Reports on each event’s finances should be reported to the Union and made publically available to its members.
 
4.13 The Co-President Activities & Events shall be responsible for funds raised for charity and must ensure that any fundraising on campus by societies and by the Student Union is followed through with an appropriate receipt and report. This is to be included in a report to Trustees.
 
4.14  For staffing issues, the Co-President Activities & Events shall be considered to be the line manager of the General Manager
 
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Co-President Democracy & Education

3.1 The Co-President Democracy & Education shall be a Sabbatical Officer.

 

3.2 The Co-President Democracy  & Education shall be a member of the School's Academic Board as well as a member of other School committees as agreed by the Union Executive Committee.


3.3 The Co-President Democracy  & Education shall identify areas for attention relating to the education of students and provide relevant information to Co-President Welfare & Campaigns to aid in running campaigns where relevant.

 

3.4 The Co-President Democracy & Education along with the Co-President Welfare & Campaigns shall represent the Union on Governing Body.

 

3.5 The Co-President Democracy & Education shall be responsible for organising and publicising UGMs and their minutes. S/he shall also be responsible for ensuring archiving the minutes of UGMs and Union Executive Committee meetings and for maintaining the Policy File, supported by the Union Secretary.

 

3.6 The Co-President Democracy & Education shall be the NUS Services Ltd Student Liaison Officer, and shall be the first point of contact for the NUS within the Union.

 

3.7 The Co-President Democracy & Education is required to assist The Co-President Activities & Events in organizing the Societies' Freshers Fayre if requested.

 

3.8 The Co-President Democracy  & Education, along with the Welfare & Campaigns,  shall liaise with the appropriate members of School staff in the Library, Faculties and elsewhere to ensure that Union policy and campaigns are progressed.

 

3.9 The Co-President Democracy & Education shall be responsible for the running of the student representation system, in liaison with the Union's employed Representation Assistant, and for supporting the student representatives within the School.

 

3.10 The Co-President Democracy & Education shall provide information on the appropriate channels through which to raise issues with the School via the student representative and School committee structures

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Co-President Equality and Liberation

6 Co­-President Equality and Liberation

 

6.1 The Co-­President Equality and Liberation shall be a sabbatical officer.

 

6.2 The Co-­President Equality and Liberation shall be responsible for promoting equality

and diversity in all of the Union’s work, and ensuring that women students, black and

minority ethnicity students, LGBTQ students, trans and non­binary students, disabled and

carer students, working class students, mature students, international students, students of

faith and any other marginalised groups of students are represented within the Union and

that their needs met by the School.

 

6.3 The Co-­President Equality and Liberation shall be responsible for monitoring and

promoting the Union’s Equality and Diversity Policy.

 

6.4 The Co­-President Equality and Liberation shall sit on the School’s Equality and

Diversity Committee, and any other committees deemed appropriate.

 

6.5 The Co­-President Equality and Liberation shall work closely with the Union’s

liberation officers and support their work whilst respect the autonomy of each liberation

group, as well as the Mature Students Officer, International Students Officer and Interfaith

Officer.

 

6.6 The Co-­President Equality and Liberation shall work with the Co­President Activities

and Events in promoting and monitoring equality and diversity within sports, societies and

extracurricular student activities.

 

6.7 The Co­-President Equality and Liberation shall identify areas for attention relating to

equality and liberation and, working with the Co­President Welfare and Campaigns, run

campaigns where relevant.

 

6.10 The Co­-President Equality and Liberation shall be responsible for working to prevent

and responding to incidents of harassment, abuse and discrimination on campus, with the

support of the Union’s Advice and Welfare Caseworker and the relevant School staff.

 

6.11 The Co­-President Equality and Liberation shall refer students to appropriate internal

or external bodies to help resolve a member’s issues. They shall not take on casework for

which they are not qualified.

 

6.12 The Co­-President Equality and Liberation shall liaise with the appropriate members

of School staff in the Library, Faculties and elsewhere to ensure that Union policy and

campaigns are progressed.

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Co-President Welfare & Campaigns

5.1  The Co-President Welfare & Campaigns shall be a Sabbatical Officer.
 
5.2 The Co-President Welfare & Campaigns shall represent the Union on the School's Finance and General Purposes Committee and on other committees as agreed by the Union Executive Committee.
 
5.3  The Co-President Welfare & Campaigns shall be responsible for monitoring and promoting the Union’s Equality and Diversity Policy.
 
5.4  The Co-President Welfare & Campaigns shall be responsible for maintaining a confidential and safe environment within her/his office in which sensitive issues can be discussed. S/he shall ensure that all issues raised shall remain confidential unless otherwise authorised by the individual or required by law and shall respect student wishes in these cases.
 
5.5  The Co-President Welfare & Campaigns shall refer students to appropriate internal or external bodies to help resolve a member's issue. S/he shall not take on casework for which s/he is not qualified.
 
5.6  The Co-President Welfare & Campaigns shall identify areas for attention relating to general welfare of students and run campaigns where relevant. 
 
5.7  The Co-President Welfare & Campaigns shall liaise with the School’s Student Services on welfare issues and encourage the use of the services within the School. S/he shall also liaise with the School to organise the annual Mind and Body Week event.
 
5.8  The Co-President Welfare & Campaigns, along with the Co-President Democracy and Education,  shall liaise with the appropriate members of School staff in the Library, Faculties and elsewhere to ensure that Union policy and campaigns are progressed.
 
5.9  The Co-President Welfare & Campaigns shall liaise with Co-President Democracy and Education to campaign to raise awareness amongst students on education and welfare issues and on education and welfare services available to members. 
 
5.10 The Co President  Welfare & Campaigns shall  oversee casework relating to academic issues and academic appeals within the School. 
 
5.11 The Co-President Welfare and Campaigns is required to assist The Co-President Activities & Events in organizing the Societies' Freshers Fayre if requested.
 
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Disabled Students and Carers Officer

11.1 The DSC Officer shall represent the interests of students personally affected by disability (people who are disabled themselves, or who are a carer/close relation to someone who is disabled) to the Union and the School, particularly on issues of exclusion and prejudice on grounds of being affected by disability and its various intersections

11.2 The DSC Officer shall liaise with Student Advice and Wellbeing to help improve facilities at SOAS for students personally affected by disability

11.3 The DSC Officer shall liaise with the NUS Students with Disability Campaign nationally to help raise awareness of disability issues.

11.4 The DSC Officer shall run campaigns and events appropriate to this constituency.

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Entertainments Officer

8.1 The Entertainments Officer shall be responsible for planning a calendar of social events after Freshers’ Week and for managing the entertainments budget with the Co-President Finance & Communications.

8.2 The Entertainments Officer shall account for all costs incurred and income raised at any event s/he has organised.

8.3 The Entertainments Officer shall liaise with the General Manager in a timely manner concerning equipment required for events.

8.4 The Entertainments Officer shall attend all events and shall ensure that all events are attended in an orderly and safe manner.

8.5 The Entertainments Officer shall liaise with the Co-President Finance & Communications on publicity for social events.

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Environment Officer

13.1 The Environment Officer shall be consulted regarding all policy which affects the environment of the Students’ Union, with particular reference to issues of sustainable energy, recycling and reducing waste.

13.2 The Environment Officer shall liaise with the School’s Estates and Services Department to promote Union environmental policy School-wide.

13.3 The Environment Officer shall monitor and review the Union’s environmental policy and report as necessary to the Union Executive Committee and the UGM.

13.4 The Environment Officer shall run campaigns to raise awareness of environment issues outside the School and encourage debate on these issues.

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International Officer

17.1 The International Students’ Officer shall represent the interests of international students to the Union and the School.

17.2 The International Students’ Officer shall liaise with the NUS International Students Campaign to raise awareness of issues pertaining to international students.

17.3 The International Students’ Officer shall run campaigns and events appropriate to this constituency.

17.4 The International Students’ Officer shall play a part in the international students’ induction and be available to offer advice on international student issues in association with the Co- President Welfare & Education.

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LGBTQIA+ Officer

19.1 The LGBT Officer shall represent the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students to the Union, in particular with regards to issues of homophobia and prejudice.

19.2 The LGBT Officer shall be the liaison with the NUS LGBT Campaign.

19.3 The LGBT Officer shall liaise with the LGBT Society to run events for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students or to establish a LGBT Society if one does not exist.

19.4 The LGBT Officer shall run campaigns and events appropriate to these constituencies

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Mature Students Officer

12.1 The Mature Students’ Officer shall represent the interests of mature students to the Union and the School.

12.2 The Mature Students’ Officer shall liaise with the Mature Students’ Society to run events and raise awareness of mature students’ issues or establish a Mature Students’ Society if one does not exist.

12.3 The Mature Students’ Officer shall run campaigns and events appropriate to this constituency.

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People of Colour Officer

9.1 The Black Officer shall represent the interests of black students to the Union and the School.

9.2 The Black Officer shall be the liaison with the NUS Black Students’ Campaign.

9.3 The Black Officer shall run events for Black History Month in conjunction with the Union and the School.

9.4 The Black Officer shall run campaigns and events appropriate to this constituency.

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Postgraduate Research Officer

14.1 The Postgraduate Research Officer shall represent the interests of postgraduate research students to the Union and the School.

14.2 Postgraduate Research Officer shall liaise with the Research Students Association to run events for research students

14.3 The Postgraduate Research Officer shall run campaigns and events appropriate to this constituency.

14.4 The Postgraduate Officer shall be on the School’s Common Room Committee to represent the views of Research Student common room members.

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Sports Officer

1. The Sports Officer shall represent the interests of students engaged in sports and physical activity (both competitive and casual) to the Students’ Union Exec and the School. 
 
2. The Sports Officer shall work as a liaison between the Sports Union (a union of all SOAS sports teams) and the Co-President of Activities and Events, the Sports and Societies Co-ordinator (Union member of staff) and the SU Executive Body. 
 
3. The Sports Officer shall work towards ensuring the further development and increased participation in sports through the Students’ Union. 
 
4. The Sports Officer shall run campaigns and events linked to SOAS Sports.
 
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Trans* and Gender Identity Officer

22.1 The Trans* & Gender Identity officer shall represent the interests of Trans* and Non-Binary students at SOAS

22.2 The Trans* and Gender Identity officer shall liaise with the school to improve accessibility, admission and student experience, and welfare for Trans* and Non-Binary students.

22.3 The Trans* and Gender Identity officer will run campaigns and events appropriate to the constituency

22.4 The Trans* and Gender Identity officer will work with other liberation officers to ensure their work reflects the intersectional nature of different students' identities.

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Womxns Officer

10.1 The Womxn’s Officer shall represent the interests of female students to the Union and the School, in particular with regard to issues of sexism.

10.2 The Womxn’s Officer shall be the liaison with the NUS Women’s Campaign.

10.3 The Womxn’s Officer shall run campaigns and events appropriate to this constituency.

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Working Class Students' Officer

1. The working class officer shall represent the interests of working class and other economically deprived students at SOAS

2. The working class officer shall liaise with the school to improve accessibility, admission and student experience, and welfare for working class students.

3. The working class officer will run campaigns and events appropriate to the constituency

4: The working class officer will work with other liberation officers to ensure their work reflects the intersectional nature of different students' identities.

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