Nominations in the Big Vote are now open!

Friday 16-11-2018 - 12:00

 

Nominations in the Big Vote are now open; any student at UWTSD can nominate themselves here.

 

Nominations close on the 7th February, so don’t rush – you’ve got plenty of time.

 

Every year the Students’ Union puts all of its student leadership positions up for election; any UWTSD student can stand, and you can all vote and choose your next set of student leaders. You can find details of all of the positions available here.

 

If you think that you might be interested in standing for election but would like more information, let us know by filling in this super quick form. Once we hear from you, someone from the SU will be in touch for a chat and to let you know about the support available for candidates and what you can do next.

 

Not sure being a candidate is for you, but you know someone who would be amazing? Tell us here and we’ll contact them and encourage them to stand!

 

Once you are ready to complete the nominations process, you need to click here and:

1. Enter your name and student e-mail

2. Decide which position to run for (you can only choose one)

3. Write a short ‘manifesto’ describing why you’d like to be elected to the position, what you’d do if elected, and why people should vote for you.

4. Upload a head and shoulders photo of yourself

 

To help potential candidates collect their thoughts, ask questions and write the best possible manifestos featuring the best possible ideas, we have some short training sessions available that anyone can come along too. We’ve also created a Facebook group for potential candidates, which anyone can join here.

 

Even though nominations are open now, we’d recommend that everyone takes their time to think about their manifesto. The better your ideas, the easier it is to attract people to vote for you!

 

Workshops

 

1. Intro to being a PTO

3rd December, 1 pm (Carmarthen Campus)

4th December, 1.30 pm (Carmarthen Campus)

5th December, 1 pm (Lampeter Campus)

7th December, 12.30 pm (Lampeter Campus)

6th December, 11 am (Swansea Campus)

 

2. Into to being a SABB

3rd December, 1.30 pm (Carmarthen Campus)

4th December, 1.30 pm (Carmarthen Campus)

5th December, 1.30 pm (Lampeter Campus)

7th December, 12 pm (Lampeter Campus)

6th December, 11.30 pm (Swansea Campus)

 

3. Intro to being a Trustee

6th December, 11.30 am (Carmarthen Campus)

5th December, 12 pm (Lampeter Campus)

4th December, 1.30 pm (Swansea Campus)

 

4. Writing your manifesto

6th December, 11 am (Carmarthen Campus)

5th December, 12.30 pm (Lampeter Campus)

4th December, 1 pm (Swansea Campus)

 

 

The Positions

We have the following roles available in the Big Vote:

 

!!!Sabbatical Officers

These are our four, paid, student officers who work full-time in the Students’ Union for twelve months.

They are the lead student representatives, directly talking to the University about students’ experiences of UWTSD, and shaping the activities of the Students’ Union through their ideas and priorities, and by supporting and guiding the work of our student volunteers.

 

We have four Sabbatical Officer roles available in this election:

 

Group President any student can stand for this position. 

Carmarthen Campus President you must be studying on the Carmarthen Campus to stand for this position. 

Lampeter Campus President: you must be studying on the Lampeter Campus to stand for this position. 

Swansea Campus President: you must be studying on the Swansea Campus to stand for this position. 

 

All four sabbatical officers are also Trustees of the Students’ Union. Trustees have legal control over and are personally responsible for, an organisation. Click here to read more about the responsibilities of being a Trustee.

Full induction, skills, and trustee training is provided to all successfully elected Sabbatical Officers.

 

Student Trustees

these are two voluntary positions, through out-of-pocket expenses are available to enable trustees to attend Trustee Board meetings. Student Trustees help to ensure that the Union is being run in the best interests of students at UWTSD by scrutinising performance and making sure that the Union is complying with the law and being run in a financially sustainable way.

 

Trustees have legal control over and are personally responsible for, an organisation. 

 

Full induction to the Board and trustee training is provided to all successfully elected Student Trustees. The Board meets four times a year (usually 10 am - 3 pm) and each Trustee is also allocated a sub-committee which meets three times a year (usually for 90 minutes a time).

 

Union Chairperson

this is a voluntary position. The Chairperson role chairs the Students’ Union Annual General Meeting and each meeting of the Big SU Council (five a year). The role exists to make sure that debate at the meetings is fair and balanced, and that everyone has a fair opportunity to speak and share their thoughts and ideas. Training is provided!

 

Part-time Officers

these are voluntary positions, which exist to make sure that SU decision-making is representative of our students and to help create a lively and active campus culture.

Each of our Swansea, Lampeter, and Carmarthen campuses have a Campus Council, which is populated by their respective Part-time Officers. Campus Council meets once a month during term-time and discusses and implements student ideas.

Each of the three Campus Councils has the following positions up for election:

 

Women’s Liberation Officer

This role exists to extend and defend women’s rights, promote women’s issues and support women students. To be eligible to stand for this position you must self-define as a woman. 

 

Black Students' Officer

This role exists to extend and defend black students’ rights, promote black students’ issues and support black students. To be eligible to stand for this position you must self-define as from African, Asian, Arab or Caribbean descent. 

 

Disabled Students’ Officer

This role exists to extend and defend disabled students’ rights, promote relevant issues and support disabled students. To be eligible to stand for this position you must self-define as disabled. This includes physical disability, mental health conditions/distress, chronic illness, sensory disabilities, neurodiverse students and learning difficulties/disabilities.

 

LGBT+ Officer (Open Space)

This role exists to extend and defend the rights of LGBT+ students, promote LGBT+ issues and support LGBT+ students. To stand for this role, candidates must self-define within the LGBT+ umbrella. 

 

LGBT+ Officer (Women’s Space)

This role exists to extend and defend the rights of LGBT+ students, promote LGBT+ issues and support LGBT+ students. To stand for this role, candidates must self-define as a woman.

 

Trans Officer

This role exists to extend and defend the rights of Trans students, promote Trans issues and support Trans students. To stand for this role, candidates must self-define as Trans.

 

Welsh Language Officer

This role exists to extend and defend the rights of Welsh-speaking students, promote the increased use of the Welsh language,  and raise issues and provide support to Welsh-speaking students. To stand for this role, candidates must be a fluent Welsh speaker.

 

International Students’ Officer

This role exists to represent International Students, seeking to enhance the international student experience and promote their issues and ideas. To stand for this role, candidates must be a non-EU student. 

 

Postgraduate Students’ Officer

This role exists to represent Postgraduate Students, seeking to enhance the postgraduate experience and build an active postgraduate network.

 

Mature Students’ Officer

This role exists to represent Mature Students, seeking to enhance the student experience for mature students and promote their issues and ideas. To stand for this role, candidates must be over 25 years old. 

 

Student Parent/Carers’ Officer

This role exists to represent Student Parents & Carers, seeking to enhance the student experience and build an active Student Parents & Carers network. 

 

Wellbeing Officer

This role exists to promote all aspects of student health and wellbeing and enhance the student experience at UWTSD. 

 

Sustainability Officer

This role exists to promote sustainability, engage students in sustainable activity and campaign for a more sustainable University and the wider community. 

 

Volunteering & RAG Officer

This role exists to encourage and promote all aspects of volunteering. The officer will help to organise volunteering and charity fundraising initiatives, working particularly closely with clubs and societies to encourage student-led activity.

 

Sports Clubs Officer

This role exists to support and represent union-affiliated sports clubs, assisting them in working towards club accreditation, helping them to promote their activities and run successfully and sustainably. 

 

Societies Officer

This role exists to support and represent union-affiliated societies, assisting them in working towards club accreditation, helping them to promote their activities and run successfully and sustainably. 

 

Student Engagement Officer

This role exists to promote student involvement in Students’ Union activities including events and survey promotion, Pop Up Unions and University Open days.

 

 

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01267 676 876
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Lampeter

01570 422 619
TSDSU, College Street, Lampeter, SA48 7ED

 

Swansea

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