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Social Mobility and Class Officer

As Social Mobility and Class Officer, you would be responsible for lobbying on all issues surrounding the experiences of LSE students from low socio-economic backgrounds

 

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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Set and carry out annual objectives which aim to improve the undergraduate and postgraduate experience of working-class and low-income students 

    • This could include bigger projects such as lobbying with LSE key stakeholders for more inclusive policies and actions to improve the experiences of students from low socio-economic bacgrounds, or smaller initiatives such as collaborating with relevant clubs, societies and campaigns on events and collaborations

  • Attend 121s with relevant LSESU staff once a month, and remain in regular contact through email/phone between meetings

    • A Campaigns and Policy Coordinator will be assigned to support you throughout the duration of your role and help you with achieving your projects

  • Attend Executive meetings and monthly Student Members' Meetings, or send official apologies if this is not possible

    • The Executive Committee is made up of the elected Full-Time and Part-Time Officers of the Students' Union. The Executive Committee meet several times each term to discuss the political direction of the Union, ongoing campaigns, and to report on their work

    • You will join a community of Part-Time officers with whom you can collaborate

  • Communicate and collaborate with the Sabbatical Officers where necessary

  • Communicate your work to students both in person and online

    • This can be done through support groups, newsletters, blog posts, social media accounts etc. 

  • Flexible working around undergraduate or postgraduate studies 

    • It is up to you how many hours a week you will contribute to your role and this might vary depending on busy periods. On average most PTOs spend 3-10 hours a week on their role, depending on the time of year and project deadlines

This role can be held by undergraduates, postgraduates, or research students. We encourage international students to put themselves forward.