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LSESU Michaelmas Term Elections 2021

The polls open at 10:00 on Monday 25 October 2021 (in 39 hours)

Postgraduate Students' Officer

The Postgraduate Students' Officer is one of the Sabbatical Officers of the Students' Union, and is responsible for improving the experiences of postgraduate students at LSE. For more information, go to: https://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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Postgraduate Research Students' Officer

The Postgraduate Research Students' Officer is a Part-Time Officer at LSESU. They are the main representative of PhD students at LSE, responsible for campaigning to improve their experiences. You must be a postgraduate research student to run for this role. Find out more at: https://www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/postgraduate-research/

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.

Find out more at https://www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/postgraduate-research/

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Graduate Teaching Assistant Rep

The GTA Rep is a Part-Time Officer at LSESU. They support GTAs to improve their working conditions and run campaigns to better the experience of GTAs at the LSE. You must be a Graduate Teaching Assistant to run for this role. Find out more at: https://www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/gta/

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 & Part-Time Students' Officer is a Part-Time Officer at the SU. They work on campaigns and projects to improve the experiences of mature and part-time students at LSE. You must be a mature or part-time student to run for this role. Find out more at: https://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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Anti-Racism Officer

The Anti-Racism Officer is a Part-Time Officer role. They work to combat racism, and make sure students at the LSE are supported. Find out more at: https://www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/anti-racism/

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/voice/elections/anti-racism

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International Students' Officer

The International Students' Officer is a Part-Time Officer. They work to represent international students at the LSE through work on things such as campaigns and projects.

The International 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 https://www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/international/

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Democracy Committee

Democracy Committee are responsible for ensuring that LSESU functions in a democratic way, in line with our Articles of Association and bye-laws. Find out more at: https://www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/democracy/

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 https://www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/democracy/

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NUS Delegate (3 places)

The NUS delegates will attend NUS' National Conference in Liverpool from 28-30 March 2022. There, they will join in the debate on the key issues facing students across the United Kingdom, as well as to vote for the student representatives who lead NUS. Find out more at: https://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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Member of Academic Board (2 places)

Academic Board is the highest level committee within LSE’s academic governance. The member of Academic Board will attend meetings of the board and represent the interests of LSE students in discussions. Find out more at: https://www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/academicboard/

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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AU Engagement Officer

The AU Engagement Officer is a representative of the Athletics Union club members, responsible for developing sport at LSE. Find out more at: https://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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Activity & Special Interest Network Chair

Society Network Chairs are responsible for representing all society members, working alongside the Activities and Development Officer to develop societies at LSE. Find out more at: https://www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/societies-network/

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

Society Network Chairs are responsible for representing all society members, working alongside the Activities and Development Officer to develop societies at LSE. Find out more at: https://www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/societies-network/

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

Society Network Chairs are responsible for representing all society members, working alongside the Activities and Development Officer to develop societies at LSE. Find out more at: https://www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/societies-network/

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 General Course President represents General Course students during their short time here at LSE. They are in a unique position to shape the experience of the whole General Course Cohort by working directly with the General Course Department. Find out more at: https://www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/generalcourse/

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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