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We have a range of exciting opportunities available in the Union for you to shape the future of student life here at Brunel. Most of the posts available are voluntary and you can do them alongside your studies, and because they are linked to your academic experience they don’t count towards your working hours if you have a student visa. 

 

nominations for the next election will open on the 16th September 2019.

eu officer

With the effect that leaving the EU will have on our EU Students being largely unknown, the Union has introduced this new Officer role to the Executive Committee. This role will coordinate the representation of our EU members at a campus-wide, local and national level. You will also be responsible for raising awareness of issues affecting EU students, ensuring that their views and opinions are reflected in all areas of Union and University activity.

 

The Executive Committee is the team of students that run the Union. They make sure your voice is heard and that change happens for the benefit of You! Each of the members leads on a specific part of the Union's activities or represent a specific group of our membership. The Executive Committee is made up of the Student Officers, Part-Time Officers, and Liberation Officers. 

The function of the Executive Committee is:

  • To promote and defend the rights of our members;
  • Campaign on issues affecting our members;
  • To agree on action on passed policy;
  • To develop projects and campaigns.

 

Student Assembly

Student Assembly is a meeting of elected representatives to decide the policies and campaigns of the Union, making sure that it is working on the issues that matter to our members. They also hold the Student Officers to account, asking them questions about their decisions and making suggestions to them, to make sure that they are running the Union in the best way possible.

 

We have the following posts available on Student Assembly:

15 Student Assembly Community Members - Any student who is a full member can run for this role

1 LBIC Student Assembly Representative - Any LBIC student who is a full member can run for this role

2 Assembly Representative for Mature and Part-time Students - Any Mature or Part-time student who is a full member can run for this role

Department Student Assembly Representatives - We have a number of departments that currently have no department representatives. Please consult the nomination form to see if yours has a role available.

 

Student Assembly meetings for this academic year have been scheduled as follows, and training will take place on the 24th October at 5.30pm:

  • Student Assembly Meeting - 31/10/2019, 5:30pm
  • Student Assembly Meeting - 28/11/2019, 5:30pm
  • Student Assembly Meeting - 30/01/2020, 5:30pm
  • Student Assembly Meeting - 19/03/2020, 5:30pm
  • Student Assembly Meeting - 23/04/2020, 5:30pm

 

In addition to the Student Assembly meetings above, we have also scheduled the following meetings which we ask Student Assembly members to attend:

  • Accountability Open forum - 12/11/2019, 5:30pm
  • Accountability Open forum - 14/01/2020, 5:30pm
  • Accountability Open forum - 05/05/2020, 5:30pm
  • Annual General Meeting - 11/02/2020, 5:30pm

 

You will also have the opportunity to sit of the select committees of Student Assembly. These committees cover; Democracy, Complaints and Disciplinary, and appointments.

NUS Delegate

The Union is a member of the National Union of Students (NUS), as part of this we have a say in the campaigns and direction of the NUS. In order to ensure Brunel Students have their voice heard we send delegates to the NUS National Conference.

 

National Conference is the sovereign policy-making body of NUS and brings together nearly a thousand delegates from Students' Unions across the country to discuss, debate and vote on motions and elect the political leadership of the organisation for the year ahead. We are entitled to send 4 Delegates, one of which is the Union President; this means there are 3 posts available for election. As NUS has a policy of reserved posts for women delegates as a result 2 of the posts which we have put up for election are reserved for women. Any student who is a full member can run for this role.

 

When is it: 31st March – 2nd April 2020, The Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool

 

NUS have provided some information on being a Delegate at National Conference which you can read here.