Election Posts

Union Elections: Autumn 2021

This election is for 11 part-time officer roles within the Students' Union, and the Research Students Association President and 5 Board Members.

Nominations close at 10:00 on Monday 25 October 2021 (in 5 days and 17 hours)

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

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


8.2 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.


8.3 The 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 and Diversity
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 Equality and Diversity Manager on race
issues within the School.

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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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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.


12.4 The Mature Students’ Officer will work with other liberation officers to ensure their work reflects
the intersectional nature of different students' identities.

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Part-Time Students Officer

1. The Part-Time Students Officer shall represent the interests of part-time students to the Union and the School


2. The Part-Time Students Officer shall run campaigns and events appropriate to this constituency


3. The Part-Time Students Officer shall liaise with the School to improve the student experience and welfare for part-time students

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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.

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Postgraduate Taught Officer

13.1 The Postgraduate Taught Officer shall represent the interests of Postgraduate Taught Students to the Union and the School.

13.2 The Postgraduate Taught Officer shall liaise with the Postgraduate Society to run events for the Postgraduate students to establish a Postgraduate Students’ Society if one does not exist.

13.3 The Postgraduate Taught Officer shall run campaigns and events appropriate to this constituency

13.4 The Postgraduate Taught Officer shall be responsible for the organisation of the Postgraduate Common Room in conjunction with the Union Executive Committee and the Union General Manager

13.5 The Postgraduate Taught Officer shall ensure that all Union Publicity is displayed prominently in The Postgraduate Common Room and that the Union is promoted to postgraduate Students.

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Research Students Association Board Member (5 places)

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Research Students Association President

Responsible for overseeing the annual planning and daily work of the RSA (including budgeting) and representing the RSA at events. Also responsible for attending meetings with SOAS / S.U / DS and representing the interests of PGR students across the school

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Student Parents Officer

1. The Student Parents Officer shall represent the interests of student parents to the Union and the School

2. The Student Parents Officer shall run campaigns and events appropriate to this constituency

3. The Student Parents Officer shall liaise with the School to improve accessibility, student experience and welfare for student parents

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Trans* and Gender Identity Officer

22.1 The Trans* and Gender Identity Officer shall represent the interests of Trans & gender variant
students to the Union and the School.


22.2 The Trans* and Gender Identity Officer shall be the liaison with the NUS Trans Campaign.


22.3 The Trans* and Gender Identity Officer shall run events for LGBT history month in conjunction
with the Union, the LGBTQIA+ students’ officer, and the School.


22.4 The Trans* and Gender Identity Officer shall run campaigns and events appropriate to this
constituency.


22.5 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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Working Class Students' Officer

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

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

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

21.4: 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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