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LIBERATION OFFICERS

Equality is a core value of the Union, and we aim to demonstrate this value in everything we do. The Liberation Officers work with students and the Equality and Diversity Chair to ensure that the policy is current, and that the actions of both the Union and the University reflect the beliefs of our students. In addition, the Liberation Officers work with the Equality and Diversity Chair with to celebrate campaign and defend rights in all arenas and ensure their voice is effectively heard.

The Liberation Officers will work with informal groups of students who wish to drive particular policy and activity, as agreed at Student Assembly. Each informal group has an individual approach to effective delivery, and develops their activity according to the students involved. Liberation Officers also sit on the Executive Committee.

We provide plenty of training and support to help you in your role. You'll be acting on behalf of Brunel Students and working closely with them. We'll make sure you gain plenty of skills along the way, and your position will be formally recorded on your HEAR.

Posts available:

Disabled Students Officer

Women’s Officer

Black and Ethnic Minority (BEM) Students Officer

LGBT+ Officer

STANDING COMMITTEES

Standing Committees are formally defined within the constitution to oversee key areas of delivery within the Union. As such they have elected members from the relevant activity, and work to enhance the experience of members involved. The other members of these Standing Committees are elected in term 3, and are expected to be meeting 2 to 4 times per term.

Sports Federation Committee

What would Brunel be without Sports? Brunel has a long and proud tradition of sporting excellence and the input of the Sports Federation Committee is key to our sporting success. The Sports Federation Committee is responsible for working actively to help develop current clubs and promote the participation of sports within the student community at large. You’ll also help to plan and run the Sports Federation Awards Ball and make sure that sports clubs are well informed about all that goes on at the Union. The committee meets at least once a month, so you’ll need to show dedication, passion and commitment to sport at Brunel. If you think you’ve got what it takes then get nominating now.

8 Committee Members

Societies Guild Committee

Brunel University is very diverse in a variety of ways and the Societies Guild is the perfect representation of this diversity. The committee meets at least once a month and is made up of six members elected from across all societies, every society member is eligible to stand and vote. We have a fantastic range of societies here at Brunel and it’s the Societies Guild Committee’s job to promote and help develop them, whilst also approving the many applications for new societies that are submitted every week.

6 Committee Members

Raise and Give (RAG) Committee

Do you like raising money for charity and working with people on fundraising events? If yes, then this is the place for you! We are looking for dedicated and creative people to take the lead on charity fundraising for 2015-16. Working with the RAG Chair and VP Student Activities you’ll get to plan projects, events and trips to help us raise thousands of pounds for good causes. If you crave that warm fuzzy feeling you get from doing things for others and know how to put the fun into fundraising then this is the role for you!

9 Committee Members

Media Association Committee 

The Media Association is made up of Radio Brunel, LeNurb (Student newspaper) and now Video Brunel! Student Media is a great opportunity to get your voice heard, get involved and get social and The Media Association Committee is the driving force behind it all.

Station Manager

The Station Manager is in charge of Brunel Radio. The manager must work to ensure all content produced does not violate Union policy or the Media Association bye laws. The Station Manager must recruit volunteers, generate interesting and Brunel-relevant content, liaise with printers and the Union, and publicise the radio to students.

Video Brunel Executive Director

The Video Brunel Executive Director is in charge of the output of Video Brunel, the Union's video platform. The Executive Director must ensure that all output is of a high quality and does not violate Union policy or the Media Association bye laws. The Executive Director must recruit volunteers for committee as well as presenters, camera operators and editors, and generate interesting and Brunel-relevant content to be showcased. The Executive Director must also liaise with the Union and work to raise the profile of Radio Brunel among students.

Secretary

The Secretary is in charge of organising meetings with the Media Association Committee and taking and circulating minutes and action points from those meetings. The secretary must be aware of the Union calendar to ensure that student media outputs covers all large events taking place at Brunel, such as One World Week, Union Elections and Varsity. The Secretary is also responsible for making sure that volunteering hours are recorded for media association volunteers, and investigate opportunities for training and conferences for any interested media association volunteers.

Treasurer

The treasurer is in charge of managing the spending of the media association. The treasurer must review all equipment proposals submitted from media association volunteers and committee members, and ensure that the media association is sourcing equipment that is both best possible quality and good value for money. The treasurer must identify areas where spending may be needed and ensure that requests for funds are submitted to the Union in good time. The treasurer may also organise fundraising events and activities to help contribute to the Media Association budget. The treasurer must be aware of subscription renewal dates and ensure that the funds are in place for them

Web Officer

The Web Officer will oversee all content produced on the Media Association's web platforms, including bru-media.co.uk, as well as Facebook and Twitter profiles for all three branches of student media. The Web Officer is responsible for ensuring that content published online is of a consistently high quality and falls in line with the Media Association's values and brand standards.

Union Liaison

The Union Liaison must work with the relevant persons within the Union, including the President, Vice President Student Activities, Chief Executive, Director of Membership Engagement, Communications Department and Events Department to ensure that all Media Association activity falls in line with the Union's values and ethos. The Union Liaison must also work with the relevant department heads within the Union and the Media Association committee to generate opportunities for Media Association volunteers, such as conferences and training, and ensure that such opportunities are provided in the most efficient possible manner. The Union Liaison must also assist with issues of content censorship, and act as a mediator between the Union and the heads of the Media Association departments when there are disputes over content put out by student media.

STUDENT TRUSTEE

STUDENT TRUSTEE x 4

The Trustee Board serves the Union as an oversight body looking at the long term strategic development and delivery of the Students' Union. Student Trustees ensure the current student voice is effectively represented, and are expected to attend 4 - 6 Trustee Board meetings within the year, together with a number of sub-committees and planning days. There are 4 positions available for this role.

Trustee Board is an oversight committee, responsible for the legal management of the organisation, and work to ensure that the strategic and legal objectives of Union are delivered. It is made up of the 6 student officers, 4 directly elected student trustees, and 4 independent trustees selected to enhance the knowledge and skill set of the board. Both student and officer trustees serve 1 year terms, whilst the independent trustees are selected to serve between 2-4 year terms, as defined in the constitution.

You are NOT allowed to be a Trustee if you:

  • Have been convicted at any time of any offence involving deception or dishonesty, unless the conviction is legally regarded as spent.
  • Are an undischarged bankrupt.
  • Have made compositions with your creditors and have not been discharged.
  • Have at any time been removed by the Commissioners or by the Court in England, Wales or Scotland from being a Trustee because of misconduct.
  • Are disqualified from being a Company Director.
  • Have failed to make payments under the County Court Administrators’ orders.

 

If any of the above apply to you, please contact the union prior to the close of nominations