Ravensbourne Students' Union Elections 2021

The polls are open and will close at 23:59 on Sunday 28 February 2021 (in 2 days and 11 hours)

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NUS National Conference 2021 Delegate

NUS delegates represent the views of Ravensbourne Students at NUS National Conference, the annual policy-making body of the National Union of Students. Ravensbourne Students' Union is currently a member of the NUS and therefore entitled to send 1 delegates to attend the conference.

An NUS Delegate will:

  • Attend and engage in debate and discussion at the NUS conference
  • Vote on motions in line with Union Policy where required
  • Vote in line with the views of yourself and your peers where Union Policy does not set a precedent

NUS Conference takes place each spring, runs for three days and has almost 1400 people attending and passing policy that sets the priorities of the National Union of Students for the coming year. This year the conference is being held in Glasgow and will run from 6th - 8th April 2021. All delegates would need to be available to attend on these dates.

All expenses are paid for your attendance including travel, accommodation and registration (if applicable this year).

This rewarding role sees delegates relay the views of Ravensbourne to the NUS National Conference.

Skills you will develop:

As well as developing a close knowledge of your remit, the Students’ Union, University and education sector, you will gain skills in the following areas:

  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Organisational skills
  • Listening and Interpersonal Skills
  • Lobbying
  • Team Work
  • Project planning experience

Opportunities and Benefits:

  • Great CV builder and meet new people
  • Chance to become more involved in the Union and student politics on a national stage
  • A chance to make real improvements to the student experience throughout the UK
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Ravensbourne Students' Union - President

To provide leadership to Ravensbourne Students' Union.

Pay: £24,000 p.a.

Hours: 35 hours per week (with 30 days leave in addition to public holidays)

Duties:

  1. Provide leadership to the Students’ Union Executive Committee and be the primary spokesperson for Ravensbourne Students’ Union (RSU)
  2. Chair the RSU Advisory Board and Executive Committee meetings and ensure that the governance, finance and strategy of RSU are managed according to the Students’ Union Constitution
  3. Represent and engage with students of all types students of the University both digitally and face to face (as appropriate)
  4. Take necessary steps to ensure that the Students’ Union Strategy 2020-23 is implemented
  5. Lead and support activities linked to education and career progression such as seminars, workshops, industry-talks
  6. Together with team colleagues, produce a yearly plan for the RSU and ensure its implementation
  7. Build and maintain professional working relationships with the Executive Team and the Senior Management Team of Ravensbourne and use these links to promote the interests of students
  8. Actively promote the activities and events organised by the Students’ Union via official social media and other digital platforms to encourage students to engage and maximise the opportunities available to them
  9. Liaise with Course Leaders and the SU Manager or equivalent to ensure that Student Course Representatives are elected in all courses and they are trained
  10. Work with Student Reps ensuring that they have support and input to the Student Voice Meeting and other activities
  11. Engage in debate with team colleagues holding each other to account and setting the Students’ Union’s priorities
  12. Hold Ravensbourne to account on decisions made which affect students, representing their views and lobbying for change while sitting on Institutional boards and committees
  13. Attend various Institution events such as Open Days
  14. Perform duties and responsibilities in accordance with section ‘4. Duties and Responsibilities’ of the Students’ Union Constitution
  15. Be prepared to work outside contracted hours including during evenings and weekends when necessary, occasionally travelling to attend conferences and training
  16. Work within Ravensbourne’s Code of Conduct, policies and procedures and other rules as they apply to employees

Key meetings:

  • Board of Governors
  • Academic Board
  • Screen Board of Studies
  • Other appropriate meetings

RSU Advisory Board, Executive Committee and Student Parliament Meetings

All officers are required to attend RSU Advisory Board, Executive Committee and Student Parliament meetings. Any Officer who does not attend three consecutive Executive Committee Meetings will cease to be an Officer after the conclusion of the third meeting unless the Student Parliament determines otherwise following a report of the matter to the following Student Parliament meeting

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Vice President of Activities, Campaigns and Welfare

To be the lead officer for the Students' Union activities, campaigns and welfare.

Pay: £24,000 p.a.

Hours: 35 hours per week (with 30 days leave in addition to public holidays)

Duties:    

  1. Develop and support a range of student-led activities, lead the annual Students’ Union Freshers and ensure that there are recreational activities available for students throughout the year both digitally and face to face
  2. Chair the Societies Committee and ensure that societies are proactive in organising events and activities throughout the academic year
  3. Actively promote the activities and events organised by the Students’ Union via official social media and other digital platforms to encourage students to engage and maximise the opportunities available to them
  4. Take an active lead on planning and implementing Institutional, local and national campaigns
  5. Act as the lead officer on student welfare concerns, community relations and relate campaigns and represent students’ views, interests and concerns on such matters at the university level, locally and nationally
  6. Support, organise and coordinate campaigns and activities on welfare matters (including mental health, sexual health, personal safety with specific focus on Covid 19) and develop and lead activities to celebrate Black History Month, observe LGBT+ History Month and other occasions linked to equality, diversity and inclusion
  7. Oversee the work of the EDI Student Forum and ensure that student voices are heard and responded to by the University   
  8. Work closely with the Student Services to promote all the services provided by the department such as learning support and development, disability support, counselling services, careers advice, support and advice on accommodation and help with money management 
  9. Work with the Student Services on Access and Participation Plans set out the University will improve equality of opportunity for underrepresented groups to access, succeed in and progress from higher education
  10. Work with the Students’ Union President to ensure that the Students’ Union Strategy 2020-23 is implemented
  11. Hold Ravensbourne to account on decisions made which affect students, representing their views and lobbying for change while sitting on Institutional boards and committees
  12. Identify and oversee education priority development areas and ensure that students are represented and involved in the development of all elements of their academic experience, taking seats on the Ravensbourne Committees
  13. Attend various University events such as Open Days, Enrolment and Induction
  14. Perform duties and responsibilities in accordance with section ‘4. Duties and Responsibilities’ of the Students’ Union Constitution.
  15. Be prepared to work outside your contracted hours including during evenings and weekends when necessary, occasionally travelling to attend conferences and training
  16. Work within Ravensbourne’s Code of Conduct, policies and procedures and other rules as they apply to employees

Key meetings:

  • Academic Board
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Design Board of Studies
  • Other appropriate meetings

RSU Advisory Board, Executive Committee and Student Parliament Meetings

All officers are required to attend RSU Advisory Board, Executive Committee and Student Parliament meetings. Any Officer who does not attend three consecutive Executive Committee Meetings will cease to be an Officer after the conclusion of the third meeting unless the Student Parliament determines otherwise following a report of the matter to the following Student Parliament meeting

 

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