Could you run SURHUL 2015?

The Students' Union elections are very important, this is where you get to choose who runs the organisation for the next year. You can put yourself forward to be a leader or you can simply choose who you want to see leading us forward. Any student here at the university can run in the elections and there are loads of ways to get involved.

 

Here is a list of all the positions up for election:

Full time (click for roles)

 

 

  • President (Education and Campaigns)

The main liaison with the college and gets to help make huge decisions that affect all the students at Royal Holloway. They also head up our course rep system and run campaigns to improve your time at university.

  • Co-President (Welfare and Diversity)

Runs campaigns around key issues for students such as mental health, sexual health and housing problems. They work with groups of students to lead campaigns that challenge assumptions and celebrate diversity.

  • Co-President (Societies and Media)

Keeps our societies organised, oversees the running of our fantastic media outlets and gets as many students involved as possible! They also organise some of the biggest and best events of the year including the Societies, Rag and Media Ball.

  • Co-President (Sports and Development)

Keeps our clubs up to scratch, keeps in touch with our alumni and works with the Careers Centre to prepare you for life after uni! They also organise some of the biggest and best events of the year including the Colours Ball.

Part time (click for roles)

  • Union Chair

They chair the Unions General Meetings as well as being the Chair of the Executive Committee. They have the responsibility to make sure the union is run in the correct way and feed into its continous improvement.

  • Democracy Officer

They knows the SU constitution off by heart and is the go to person for SU democracy! They also get chance to run the main SU elections in the spring!

  • Women and Marginalized Gender Officer

They organise Women’s History Month as well as a number forums, discussions and socials which are a safe space for all women on campus.

  • LGBT+ Officer

They organises events for LGBT+ students on campus as well as planning campaigns and raising awareness for LGBT+ issues.

  • BME Students' Officer

As well as running Black History Month, our BME Officer runs events, socials and campaigns both to raise awareness and celebrate BME cultures.

  • Disabled Students' Officer

They support disabled students by holding self-defining forums, dispelling stigmas around disabilities such as students with invisible disabilities and making campus more accessible.

  • Academic Affairs Officer

They make sure that the university is doing everything they can to give you the education that you pay for!

  • Campaigns Officer

They can run campaigns on whatever they are passionate about whether it be housing, university fees or the environment!

  • International Students ' Officer

They work to ensure that we are running events that international students want to attend as well as representing them and their needs on campus.

  • Student Development Officer

Our Development Officer makes sure that you are making the most of what you do at university! By working closely with the Careers Service and Community Action, they provide you with the skills to prepare you for post-university life!

  • Ethics and Environment Officer

They work on the Green Impact scheme for the SU. They work with the college and the SU on sustainability projects and think of creative campaigns to raise awareness of caring for the environment on campus!

  • Sports Officer

They work closely with the Co-President (Sports and Development) to help with the running of clubs. They also are heavily involved with the organisation of our Freshers Fayre and Colours Ball!

  • Societies Officer

They work closely with the Co-President (Societies and Media) to help with the running of societies. They also are heavily involved with the organisation of our Freshers Fayre and Societies Ball!

  • Orbital Editor

They take charge of the glossy magazine, manager over 100 journalists and producing high quality journalism time after time!

  • Orbital Deputy Editor

They assist with the management of the glossy magazine, manager over 100 journalists and producing high quality journalism time after time!

  • Insanity Radio Station Manager

They manage a board of over 10 people and over 100 presenters, keeping our FM station running 24 hours a day!

  • Insanity Radio Assistant Station Manager

They assist the manager in running a board of over 10 people and over 100 presenters, keeping our FM station running 24 hours a day!

  • rhubarbTV Station Manager

They work at hard at running our TV station, filming our General Meetings as well as their own projects such as their series ‘Wingman’.

  • rhubarbTV Station Assistant Manager

They assist at running our TV station, filming our General Meetings as well as their own projects such as their series ‘Wingman’.

  • RAG Chair

They run a huge range of events from jumble sales to Jailbreak where you could have the opportunity to travel the world with your friends!

  • RAG Vice Chair

They run a huge range of events from jumble sales to Jailbreak where you could have the opportunity to travel the world with your friends!

  • College Council Rep

Liaises with both internal and external stakeholders of the University. Vote on topics such as budgets and large estates projects like the new library. You will also help shape the University's direction and strategy.

  • 3x Student Trustees

Oversee the running of the Students' Union as well as holding the sabbaticals and staff to account. They report back tot eh student body to ensure transparency in the Students' Union.

Not sure which full time position is for you? Take our survey here, that will help you think of the right role for you!

 

Why run for a Sabbatical position?

  • Unique work experience
  • £23,000 Salary 
  • Priority campus living 
  • Registered Trustee
  • Lead of multi million pound organisation 
  • Free gym membership 
  • Extensive Training programme 
  • Networking events 
  • Employability skills
  • 21 days holiday
 
And the chance to be immersed in student life for one more year

 

 

How to nominate yourself

Once you have decided which position most suits you all you need to do is download the nominations pack below and fill it out. You will also need to complete a manifesto, this is simply a page detailing why people should vote for you (see an example here). There will be a meeting on Tuesday 5th March where you can find out all the information about running an election campaign.

The completed forms can be handed in at the reception desk, your manifesto should be submitted to Daniel.Curran@su.rhul.ac.uk by electronic format (Word or PDF documents only).

For your own nominations pack click here.

 

Key Dates

  • Nominations close - Monday 2nd March 12pm
  • Candidates' Meeting - Tuesday 3rd March 5pm
  • Manifesto Deadline - Wednesday 4th March 5pm
  • Revised Manifest Deadline - Friday 6th March 11pm
  • Online Campaigning begins - Friday 6th March
  • Cross-campus canvassing begins - Monday 9th March
  • Voting Opens (3 days) - Tuesday 10th March 10am
  • Voting Closes - Thursday 12th March 23:59pm
  • Result Night - Friday 13th March from 9pm in the SU
  • New Officer Induction - Thursday 19th March 10am

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