Election Posts

LSESU Elections: Michaelmas Term 2020

The polls open at 10:00 on Monday 26 October 2020 (in 2 days and 22 hours)

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Postgraduate Students' Officer

The Postgraduate Students' Officer is part of the Sabbatical Officer team. Alongside the rest of the Sabbatical Officers, they work two-days per week to represent postgraduate students at the LSE. Find out more about this role at www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/postgraduate/

The Postgraduate Students' Officer works part-time as one of the Students’ Union's five paid Sabbatical Officers.

They are responsible for representing postgraduate students within LSE, and are part of the Union's Trustee Board. You can find out more about this role at www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/postgraduate/

 

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Disabled Students' Officer

The Disabled Students' Officer is responsible for listening to and voicing the concerns and experiences of disabled students on campus. Find out more about the role here: www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/disabled/

The Disabled Students' Officer is responsible for listening to and voicing the concerns and experiences of disabled students on campus. Find out more about the role here: www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/disabled/

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Graduate Teaching Assistant Rep

The Graduate Teaching Assistant Rep advocates on behalf of GTAs at LSE, through campaigns, lobbying, projects and events.

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 responsible for working alongside the Sabbatical Officers to improve the experiences of mature and part-time students at LSE. Find out more about this post at: www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/mature/

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 the School and the SU's decision making processes.

 

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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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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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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Democracy Committee (2 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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NUS Delegate (3 places)

The NUS Delegates attend NUS National Conference and vote on motions proposed, and the NUS' future leadership. Find out more about this role here: www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/nus/

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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AU Engagement Officer

The Athletics Union Engagement Officer is a representative of the Athletics Union club members, responsible for developing sport at LSE. Find out more about this role at: www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/au-engagement/

The Athletics Union Engagement Officer is a representative of the Athletics Union club members, responsible for developing sport at LSE.

Find out more about the role at: www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/au-engagement/

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Athletics Union Executive

The Athletics Union Executive are representative of the Athletics Union club members, responsible for developing sport at LSE. Find out more about this role at: www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/au-executive/

The Athletics Union Executive are representatives of the Athletics Union club members, responsible for developing sport at LSE.

Find out more about this role at: www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/au-executive/

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Academic Network Chair

The Societies Executive Committee represents all society members. They do this by working with the Activities and Development Officer to develop societies at LSESU as a whole. They work closely with society presidents and exec committee members to support their events and represent their views.

You should nominate yourself if...

  • You want to represent the members of all society members, and especially those in your society network.
  • You want to work with the Activities and Development Officer to develop societies at LSESU.
  • You want to support Society Presidents and Exec Committees.

See the full role description for Society Network Chairs at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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Activity & Special Interest Network Chair

The Societies Executive Committee represents all society members. They do this by working with the Activities and Development Officer to develop societies at LSESU as a whole. They work closely with society presidents and exec committee members to support their events and represent their views.

You should nominate yourself if...

  • You want to represent the members of all society members, and especially those in your society network.
  • You want to work with the Activities and Development Officer to develop societies at LSESU.
  • You want to support Society Presidents and Exec Committees.

See the full role description for Society Network Chairs at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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Faith Network Chair

The Societies Executive Committee represents all society members. They do this by working with the Activities and Development Officer to develop societies at LSESU as a whole. They work closely with society presidents and exec committee members to support their events and represent their views.

You should nominate yourself if...

  • You want to represent the members of all society members, and especially those in your society network.
  • You want to work with the Activities and Development Officer to develop societies at LSESU.
  • You want to support Society Presidents and Exec Committees.

See the full role description for Society Network Chairs at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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National & Cultural Network Chair

The Societies Executive Committee represents all society members. They do this by working with the Activities and Development Officer to develop societies at LSESU as a whole. They work closely with society presidents and exec committee members to support their events and represent their views.

You should nominate yourself if...

  • You want to represent the members of all society members, and especially those in your society network.
  • You want to work with the Activities and Development Officer to develop societies at LSESU.
  • You want to support Society Presidents and Exec Committees.

See the full role description for Society Network Chairs 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.

 

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

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