Michaelmas Term Posts

Postgraduate Students' Officer

As Postgraduate Students' Officer, you would be one of the Students’ Union five  paid Sabbatical Officers. The Sabbatical Officers represent all students and lead on major campaigns, strategic developments, projects and events.

 

You will be specifically responsible for representing postgraduate students within LSE.  You will raise awareness of academic issues, liaising with students, academics and the directorate to ensure that Postgraduate Taught and Research students have a voice and representation within the SU and the University.

 

All Sabbatical Officers are also members of the Trustee Board, which has the ultimate legal and financial responsibility for the Students’ Union, and the Executive Committee which is responsible for defending the rights of student members and campaigning on issues affecting them.

 

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Democracy Committee (2 places)

The Democracy Committee ensures that LSESU functions in a democratic manner, in accordance with the Constitution. You will work as a team of 5 to achieve this, working alongside the UGM chair and Returning Officer.

 

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General Course President

The main function of the General Course President is to represent General Course students during their short time here at LSE. In this role you will be in a unique position to shape the year of the whole General Course Cohort.

 

You will work closely with both the Dean and the Student Recruitment Office to organize events throughout the year and to ensure that every General Course student has a great time at the LSE.

 

Finally, you will also offer crucial help in the organization of the General Course Ball in Summer Term, the most memorable moment for many General Course students of not just their time at LSE but their whole London experience.

 

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Graduate Teaching Assistant Rep

This position is reserved for Graduate Teaching Assistants.

The Graduate Teaching Assistant Rep is the main representative of GTAs both within the Students’ Union and LSE as a whole, a group that is often under-represented within both institutions.

 

Your work will be centred on improving GTA conditions. You will work closely with the Education Officer and the PHD Officer. You will have the chance to put on events for your constituency throughout the year to improve the provision of services for GTAs in the LSE.

 

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Mature & Part Time Students' Officer

The Mature and Part-time Students’ Officer is the main representative of both mature and part-time students within the Students’ Union and LSE as a whole, championing a group that is often under-represented in elected positions across both institutions.

 

You will do this through a variety of ways, such as campaigning on issues that affect your constituency and directing the Student Union’s work centred around improving the student experience for mature and part-time students at LSE. You will also have the chance to put on events for your constituency throughout the year, as well as championing the views of Mature and Part-time Students as a member of the SU Executive Committee, one of the main decision-making bodies of the organisation. 

 

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Member of Academic Board (2 places)

The Academic Board is the principal academic body of LSE, and all major policy issues affecting the academic life of the School and its students go through here. It is chaired by the Director of LSE, and all academic staff such as professors and teaching fellows can attend. 

 

Over the last couple of years the Academic Board has discussed the LSE Education Strategy, which will shape the direction of education at LSE over the next five years, as well as issues surrounding study space, plagiarism, department structure and free speech at LSE. There is also the opportunity for members of the board to ask questions on school policy to senior figures within the school.

 

If you are elected, you will be expected to:

  • Attend all 6 Academic Board meetings during the academic year and represent the views of all students at these meetings.
  • Prepare for the meetings by coming to briefing sessions put on by the SU, reading the relevant reports and papers and consulting with students and course reps on the issues they care about.
  • Follow up by helping LSE implement change and reporting back to students.

 

You should also be free on Wednesday 01 November, 11am - 12pm for the training for your role.

 

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Member of Court of Governors (5 places)

The Court of Governors is one of the highest decision-making bodies at LSE, second only to the Council in its scope and authority. The court discusses all key issues relating to school policy, as well as dealing with constitutional matters as and when they arise.

 

Over the past couple of years the Court of Governors has discussed a variety of issues crucial to school policy, including student fees halls rent and investment in education.

 

If you are elected, you will be expected to:

  • Attend all 3 Court of Governors meetings during the academic year and represent the views of all students at these meetings.
  • Prepare for the meetings by coming to briefing sessions put on by the SU, reading the relevant reports and papers and consulting with students on the issues they care about.
  • Following up by helping LSE implement change and reporting back to students.

 

You should also be free on Friday 27th October, 4pm - 6pm for the training for your role.

 

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NUS Delegate (2 places)

One place at NUS Conference is reserved for a woman as set out in NUS' rules.

As an affiliated member of the National Union of Students (NUS), an organisation with over seven million members, LSESU is entitled to send voting delegates to the National Conference in March.

 

At the conference you will have the chance to join in the debate on the key issues facing students across the United Kingdom, as well as to vote for the student representatives who will lead the NUS for the next year. This is also a great opportunity to meet fellow students passionate about making a difference in the Higher Education sector, providing delegates with a key networking opportunity.

 

If you are elected, you will be expected to:

 

  • Attend NUS National Conference in Glasgow in March 2018.
  • Prepare for the conference by consulting with students on the issues they care about and potentially submit motions for debate.
  • Vote for the various student representatives elected at conference and the motions submitted for debate.
  • Feed back to students on what happened at the National Conference.

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Postgraduate Research Students' Officer

The Postgraduate Research Students’ Officer is the main representative of PhD students both within the Students’ Union and LSE as a whole. They do this through a variety of ways, such as campaigning on issues that affect PhD students and directing the Student Union’s work centred around improving the student experience, ensuring that their views are heard at all levels of LSE and LSESU.

 

You will also have the chance to put on events for your constituency throughout the year, as well working with groups such as GTAs and the PhD Academy to improve the provision of services for PhD students.

 

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Social Mobility & Class Officer

The person appointed to this role is part of the Union’s Executive Committee, who, having been elected by the student body, represent LSE students and shape the Union’s decision-making.

 

Specifically, this role addresses all issues surrounding the experiences of LSE students from low socio-economic backgrounds. As well as representation and campaigning, you will also have the opportunity to be involved in other LSESU events.

 

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Member of Trustee Board (1 year)

This role is reserved for a postgraduate research student.

LSE Students’ Union is a charity and a company, so our Trustee Board has overall responsibility for the legal, strategic and financial health of the Students' Union. This means that it is the ultimate decision-maker and has the ultimate responsibility for all the organisations’ activities. Some examples of what the Trustee Board is responsible for include setting targets that are included in our strategic plan and approving areas of expansion for the SU.

 

The Trustee Board consists of five Sabbatical Officers, up to six students and one non-student appointed by the Trustees themselves. This role has a term of one year.

 

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Get in touch

Want to know more about running for these positions?

 

Email Rhodri Roberts, Engagement Coordinator, on su.engagement@lse.ac.uk