Election Posts

Michaelmas Term 2019

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Postgraduate Students' Officer

You must be a postgraduate student to run for this role

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 (3 places)

The Democracy Committee:
• Ensures that LSESU functions in a democratic way, in according with the Constitution
• Agrees dates, rules and regulations pertaining to elections and referenda
• Assists with promoting elections, Union General Meetings and other democratic structures
• Ensures the Students' Union's democratic structures are open and accessible to LSE students
• Attends all Union General Meetings
• Reviews motions to be debated at Union General Meetings s to ensure they work within the Students' Union's bylaws and governing documents
• Attends team meetings and receives support from relevant staff members to ensure they are able to achieve all of the above in their year

See the full role description at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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Anti-Racism Officer

The Anti-Racism Officer:

  • Sets and carries out annual objectives
  • Attends 121s with relevant LSESU staff once a month, and remain in regular contact through email/phone between meetings
  • Attends Executive meetings and the weekly UGMs, or send official apologies if this is not possible
  • Communicates and collaborates with the Sabbatical Officers where necessary
  • Communicates their work to students both in person and online.

See the full role description at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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Disabled Students' Officer

The Disabled Students' Officer

  • Sets and carries out annual objectives
  • Attends 121s with relevant LSESU staff once a month, and remain in regular contact through email/phone between meetings
  • Attends Executive meetings and the weekly UGMs, or send official apologies if this is not possible
  • Communicates and collaborates with the Sabbatical Officers where necessary
  • Communicates their work to students both in person and online.

See the full role description at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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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 experience of the whole General Course Cohort by working directly with the General Course Department.

 

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.

 

This is an LSE role and as such works closer with the School than the SU.

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Graduate Teaching Assistant Rep

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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LGBT+ Officer

The LGBT+ Officer:

  • Sets and carries out annual objectives
  • Attends 121s with relevant LSESU staff once a month, and remain in regular contact through email/phone between meetings
  • Attends Executive meetings and the weekly UGMs, or send official apologies if this is not possible
  • Communicates and collaborates with the Sabbatical Officers where necessary
  • Communicates their work to students both in person and online.
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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.

 

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Member of LSE Council

Council is the School’s governing body and has one student member (as well as the General Secretary, who is an ex-officio member). Members of Council are also the Company Directors of LSE and the committee has the following responsibilities:

 

·         Oversee decisions about the educational character and mission of the School

·         Ensure the School’s financial and operational viability

·         Act as arbiter in strategic matters concerning the School’s values

·         Safeguard the reputation of the School

 

As a member of Council, you will oversee the School at the highest possible level, whether that is approving audited accounts or hearing about the Director’s progress towards their KPIs.

 

If you are elected you will be expected to:

Attend six Council meetings per yearRead the Council papers and attend any briefings by the SU

Complete a short debrief form after each meeting

 

Any LSE student can run to be a student member of Council. There are rare occasions where a person would not be able to service on Council, for example if you have previously been disqualified from being a Company Director or committed a certain type of crime. It is unlikely this will apply to you however if you have any concerns then do let us know.

 

You can find more information about Council here:

https://info.lse.ac.uk/staff/divisions/Secretarys-Division/Governance/Council

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Member of Trustee Board

1 role is reserved for a postgraduate student.

As a member of Trustee Board you will:

  • Ensure that everything LSESU does benefits students
  • Ensure that LSESU remains in good financial shape, including approving the annual budget
  • Ensure that LSESU does not break any laws or regulations
  • Interpret the Constitution, Articles and Byelaws
  • Attend all Trustee Board meetings
  • Read relevant reports and papers prior to meetings
  • Steer the Students' Union's strategic direction
  • Shape the future of the Students' Union by preparing for meetings and working with the Students' Union to implement changes.

In order to be a trustee:

  • You cannot have been convicted of an offence involving deception or dishonesty (unless the conviction is spent) 
  • You cannot have a history of bankruptcy

 

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NUS Delegate (2 places)

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:

  • 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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