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RUSU Leadership Elections 2021

This is your opportunity to nominate yourself for any of the Full-time and Part-time Officer roles and the UG Senior Rep positions within RUSU. You must nominate by the deadline on Friday 5th February at 12pm. If you have any questions, please contact elections@rusu.co.uk

Nominations close at 12:00 on Friday 5 February 2021 (in 15 days)

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Diversity Officer

The Diversity Officer is responsible for the development of inclusion and diversity initiatives, as well as taking the lead on liberation campaigns. The Diversity Officer will support the Part-Time Officers and help to promote and oversee the campaigns they run.

 

What's the role?

The Diversity Officer is responsible for the development of inclusion and diversity initiatives, as well as taking the lead on liberation campaigns. The Diversity Officer will support the Part-Time Officers and help to promote and oversee the campaigns they run.

What's involved?

  • Liaising with the liberation and representation Part-time officers to establish common student issues and support them with their campaigning work.
  • Working on all external and internal aspects of inclusion and diversity, including all relevant University committees, and liaising with relevant staff members.
  • Leading on diversity and inclusion campaigns and championing the voice of minority groups on campus; BAME, disabled, women, LGBQ+, trans and international students.
  • Being the lead officer on Part-time Officer progress updates.
  • Support culture and faith societies including activity group meetings.

What’s my role as a Trustee of RUSU?

  • Full-Time Officers sit on the RUSU Trustee Board which is responsible for directing the affairs of RUSU and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of students.
  • Full-Time Officers also sit on sub-committees such as the Elections Committee.

What’s in it for me?

  • The ability to set the strategic direction of RUSU.
  • Networking opportunities with staff, students and academics locally and nationally.
  • Development of transferable skills leading to excellent career prospects.
  • Working on behalf of students on projects that you are passionate about.
  • Opportunities to influence and manage positive and exciting change.
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Welfare Officer

The Welfare Officer is responsible for the development and management of welfare initiatives, as well as taking the lead on welfare campaigns. The Welfare Officer will also liaise with the RUSU Advice Service; supporting and helping to promote their services.

What's the role?

The Welfare Officer is responsible for the development and management of welfare initiatives, as well as taking the lead on welfare campaigns. The Welfare Officer will also liaise with the RUSU Advice Service; supporting and helping to promote their services.

What's involved?

  • Working on welfare related campaigns and initiatives.
  • Liaising with the RUSU Advice Service, meeting with advisers regularly to discuss issues affecting students.
  • Overseeing the work and appointment of the JCR committees while improving the welfare provision for students living in halls.
  • Training, supporting and liaising with the Welfare Reps in all sports clubs, societies and volunteer groups.
  • Working on all external and internal aspects of welfare, including all relevant University committees, and liaising with relevant staff members.
  • Lead on RUSU community relations including representing RUSU at community events and meetings.

What’s my role as a Trustee of RUSU?

  • Full-Time Officers sit on the RUSU Trustee Board which is responsible for directing the affairs of RUSU and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of students.
  • Full-Time Officers also sit on sub-committees such as the Elections Committee.

What’s in it for me?

  • The ability to set the strategic direction of RUSU.
  • Networking opportunities with staff, students and academics locally and nationally.
  • Development of transferable skills leading to excellent career prospects.
  • Working on behalf of students on projects that you are passionate about.
  • Opportunities to influence and manage positive and exciting change.
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President

The President is responsible for ensuring all decisions reached by RUSU have gone through the democratic process as laid out in the Constitution and Bye-Laws. The President is also responsible for leading on external affairs, liaising with the National Union of Students (NUS) and will lead on RUSU’s democracy initiatives such as Change It and Student Voice. They will also champion sustainability as the chair of RUSU's Sustainability Committee.

What's the role?

The President is responsible for ensuring all decisions reached by RUSU have gone through the democratic process as laid out in the Constitution and Bye-Laws. The President is also responsible for leading on external affairs, liaising with the National Union of Students (NUS) and will lead on RUSU’s democracy initiatives such as Change It and Student Voice.

What's involved?

  • Chairing the Board of Trustees.
  • Liaising with members of Students’ union staff through the line management of the Chief Executive.
  • Maintaining a working relationship with the University of Reading’s Vice Chancellor and the University Executive Board.
  • Leading on democratic processes such as elections, student officer scrutiny, referenda, ‘Change It!’ and ‘Student Voice’.
  • Leading on campaigns that fall outside the remit of other Officers.
  • Leading on development of RUSU’s Commercial Services through actively canvassing student feedback.
  • Leading development of the RUSU brand, marketing and communications strategy.
  • Working with the Environment and Ethics Officer and lead on sustainability issues.
  • Representing students and issues from London Road campus.

What’s my role as a Trustee of RUSU?

  • Full-Time Officers sit on the RUSU Trustee Board which is responsible for directing the affairs of RUSU and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of students.
  • Full-Time Officers also sit on sub-committees such as the Elections Committee.

What’s in it for me?

  • The ability to set the strategic direction of RUSU.
  • Networking opportunities with staff, students and academics locally and nationally.
  • Development of transferable skills leading to excellent career prospects.
  • Working on behalf of students on projects that you are passionate about.
  • Opportunities to influence and manage positive and exciting change.
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Education Officer

The Education Officer will work closely with the Advice and Representation department to coordinate academic representation as well as leading on academic campaigns and events. The main aim of the Education Officer is to improve academic experience and maintain strong working relationships with relevant University staff and Academic Reps.

 

What's the role?

The Education Officer will work closely with the Advice and Representation department to coordinate academic representation as well as leading on academic campaigns and events. The main aim of the Education Officer is to improve academic experience and maintain strong working relationships with relevant University staff and Academic Reps.

What's involved?

  • Working with the Academic Representation Manager to organise Academic Rep elections.

  • Working with Academic advisers and the Post-Graduate Part-Time Officers to ensure RUSU are constantly aware of academic issues that affect all students.

  • Overseeing and leading on academic campaigns.

  • Attending University meetings on Teaching, Learning and Research.

  • Supporting academic societies including activity group meetings.

  • Liaising with academic structures within the University outside of Teaching & Learning such as the Library, Careers Centre and Study Support.

What’s my role as a Trustee of RUSU?

  • Full-Time Officers sit on the RUSU Trustee Board which is responsible for directing the affairs of RUSU and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of students.

  • Full-Time Officers also sit on sub-committees such as the Elections Committee.

What’s in it for me?

  • The ability to set the strategic direction of RUSU.

  • Networking opportunities with staff, students and academics locally and nationally.

  • Development of transferable skills leading to excellent career prospects.

  • Working on behalf of students on projects that you are passionate about.

  • Opportunities to influence and manage positive and exciting change

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Activities Officer

The Activities Officer is responsible for the management and development of RAG (Raising and Giving), Student Media and all RUSU sports clubs, societies and volunteering initiatives.

What's the role?

The Activities Officer is responsible for the management and development of RAG (Raising and Giving), Student Media and all RUSU sports clubs, societies and volunteering initiatives.

What's involved?

  • Acting as the lead officer of the Sport clubs and Societies on campus.
  • Chairing the Activity Group meetings for all Societies and Clubs.
  • Acting as the head of the student media streams.
  • Supporting the development of student volunteering schemes and RAG.
  • Lead on RUSU community relations including representing RUSU at community events and meetings.

What’s my role as a Trustee of RUSU?

  • Full-Time Officers sit on the RUSU Trustee Board which is responsible for directing the affairs of RUSU and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of students.
  • Full-Time Officers also sit on sub-committees such as the Elections Committee.

What’s in it for me?

  • The ability to set the strategic direction of RUSU.
  • Networking opportunities with staff, students and academics locally and nationally.
  • Development of transferable skills leading to excellent career prospects.
  • Working on behalf of students on projects that you are passionate about.
  • Opportunities to influence and manage positive and exciting change
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Black Students' Officer

The Black Students’ Officer represents the views and interests of all Black students at a local and even national scale, by acting on behalf of Black students within RUSU, the University, and the National Union of Students (NUS). As Black Students’ Officer, you’ll act as a key point of contact, helping to build a support network for Black students at the University of Reading.

The Black Students’ Part-time Officer forms part of our diversity team, working alongside other student reps to promote the views of the student body. This voluntary role should take no more than 10-12 hours a term to fulfil, though this is flexible depending on you and what you want to achieve.

What does the Black Students’ Officer do?

The Black Students’ Officer represents the views and interests of all Black students at a local and even national scale, by acting on behalf of Black students within RUSU, the University, and the National Union of Students (NUS). As Black Students’ Officer, you’ll act as a key point of contact, helping to build a support network for Black students at the University of Reading.

On top of this, you’ll have the help and resources needed to lead on projects for the benefit of Black students, such as campaigns and events. It’s a great opportunity to develop new skills, all whilst improving the university experience shared by the students you represent.

What skills or experience can I gain?

Becoming a Part-time Officer will give you a number of fantastic opportunities to develop and enhance new skills that you may not get directly from your academic experience. Many of these skills are transferrable, and will be a huge asset to you in the future.

Some examples of these skills include:

  • Project Management & Leadership. You can develop this highly sought after experience by leading on projects for the benefit of Black students.
  • Networking & Teamwork. Get the opportunity to make new contacts within the University and beyond; many of these contacts may provide references for you later down the line! You will also work closely with the Minority Ethnic Students’ Officer to represent all students that define within the category of BAME.
  • Copywriting & Design. You’ll have the opportunity to help develop content for RUSU’s social channels and The Reading Rep magazine, a skill which is very useful in the workplace.

These are just three examples of some of the skills you can gain, but there is the scope for you to develop the skills you value most for your future career. Whether it be policy writing, media creation, or public speaking, we’ll give you the tools to develop your ideas for the benefit of all Black students at Reading.

It sounds great! How do I get the role?

First, you’ll need to ensure you are eligible - RUSU defines a Black student as anyone who self-defines as Black, including, but not limited to, African or Caribbean populations and people of African or Caribbean descent. This can also include students with a Black/mixed ethnic background. You can self-define as a Black student in your elections profile.

You’ll need to nominate yourself for the role when elections open. You’ll then need to submit a short manifesto detailing why you think you would make a great Black Students’ Officer. We have written a guide on how to write a great manifesto to help you to do this.

Even if you decide against running, make sure you self-define and vote in the election to choose who represents you!

Like the idea, but this specific role isn’t for you? Check out our other Part-time Officer roles, or see how else you can get involved.

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Disabled Students' Officer

The Disabled Students’ Officer represents the views and interests of students with disabilities at a local and even national scale, by acting on behalf of disabled students within RUSU, the University, and the National Union of Students (NUS). As Disabled Students’ Officer, you’ll act as a key point of contact, helping to build a support network for disabled students at the University of Reading.

The Disabled Students’ Part-time Officer forms part of our diversity team, working alongside other student reps to promote the views of the student body. This voluntary role should take no more than 10-12 hours a term to fulfil, though this is flexible depending on you and what you want to achieve.

What does the Disabled Students’ Officer do?

The Disabled Students’ Officer represents the views and interests of students with disabilities at a local and even national scale, by acting on behalf of disabled students within RUSU, the University, and the National Union of Students (NUS). As Disabled Students’ Officer, you’ll act as a key point of contact, helping to build a support network for disabled students at the University of Reading.

On top of this, you’ll have the help and resources needed to lead on projects for the benefit of disabled students, such as campaigns and events. It’s a great opportunity to develop new skills, all whilst improving the university experience shared by the students you represent.

What skills or experience can I gain?

Becoming a Part-time Officer will give you a number of fantastic opportunities to develop and enhance new skills that you may not get directly from your academic experience. Many of these skills are transferrable, and will be a huge asset to you in the future.

Some examples of these skills include:

  • Project Management & Leadership. You can develop this highly sought after experience by leading on projects for the benefit of disabled students.
  • Networking & Teamwork. Get the opportunity to make new contacts within the University and beyond; many of these contacts may provide references for you later down the line!
  • Copywriting & Design. You’ll have the opportunity to help develop content for RUSU’s social channels and The Reading Rep magazine, a skill which is very useful in the workplace.

These are just three examples of some of the skills you can gain, but there is the scope for you to develop the skills you value most for your future career. Whether it be policy writing, media creation, or public speaking, we’ll give you the tools to develop your ideas for the benefit of all disabled students.

It sounds great! How do I get the role?

First, you’ll need to ensure you are eligible – RUSU defines a disabled student as anyone who self-defines as disabled, whether they are physically disabled or have a hidden disability, such as mental health issues. You can self-define as a disabled student in your elections profile.

You’ll need to nominate yourself for the role when elections open. You’ll then need to submit a short manifesto detailing why you think you would make a great Disabled Students’ Officer. We have written a guide on how to write a great manifesto to help you to do this.

Even if you decide against running, make sure you self-define and vote in the election to choose who represents you!

Like the idea, but this specific role isn’t for you? Check out our other Part-time Officer roles, or see how else you can get involved.

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Environment & Ethics Officer

The Environment and Ethics Officer represents the student body on all issues relating to sustainability and ethical practice. They attend committees within RUSU and the University to help steer the direction of the two organisations by offering a student perspective on their environmental work.

The Environment and Ethics Part-time Officer works alongside the RUSU President, as well as other student reps, to ensure RUSU and the University are putting sustainability at the forefront of their agendas. This voluntary role should take no more than 10-12 hours a term to fulfil, though this is flexible depending on you and what you want to achieve.

What does the Environment and Ethics Officer do?

The Environment and Ethics Officer represents the student body on all issues relating to sustainability and ethical practice. They attend committees within RUSU and the University to help steer the direction of the two organisations by offering a student perspective on their environmental work.

As RUSU’s Environment and Ethics Officer, you’ll play a key role in ensuring the organisation honours its commitment to sustainability by championing sustainable practice on campus and beyond. You’ll also be a key point of contact for students regarding environmental matters at the University of Reading.

On top of this, you’ll have the help and resources needed to lead on sustainable projects, such as campaigns and events. It’s a great opportunity to develop new skills, all whilst helping to save the planet.

What skills or experience can I gain?

Becoming a Part-time Officer will give you a number of fantastic opportunities to develop and enhance new skills that you may not get directly from your academic experience. Many of these skills are transferrable, and will be a huge asset to you in the future.

Some examples of these skills include:

  • Project Management & Leadership. You can develop this highly sought after experience by leading on projects for the benefit of the environment.
  • Networking & Teamwork. Get the opportunity to make new contacts within the University and beyond; many of these contacts may provide references for you later down the line!
  • Copywriting & Design. You’ll have the opportunity to help develop content for RUSU’s social channels and The Reading Rep magazine, a skill which is very useful in the workplac

These are just three examples of some of the skills you can gain, but there is the scope for you to develop the skills you value most for your future career. With an opportunity to feed directly in to the implementation of green policy at RUSU and beyond, you’ll have a number of examples of your commitment to sustainability to show future employers.

It sounds great! How do I get the role?

First, you’ll need to ensure you are eligible – you’ll need to be a student registered at the University of Reading who will be studying with us during the next academic year.

You’ll need to nominate yourself for the role when elections open. You’ll then need to submit a short manifesto detailing why you think you would make a great Environment and Ethics Officer. We have written a guide on how to write a great manifesto to help you to do this.

Even if you decide against running, make sure you vote in the election to choose who represents you!

Like the idea, but this specific role isn’t for you? Check out our other Part-time Officer roles, or see how else you can get involved.

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International Students' Officer

The International Students’ Officer represents the views and interests of international students at the University of Reading. As a large and diverse group, you’ll support a range of international students by voicing their opinions at important committee meetings and discussions. Alongside this, you’ll act as a key point of contact for international students, helping them to get the most out of their time at Reading.

The International Students’ Part-time Officer forms part of our diversity team, working alongside other student reps to promote the views of the student body. This voluntary role should take no more than 10-12 hours a term to fulfil, though this is flexible depending on you and what you want to achieve.

What does the International Students’ Officer do?

The International Students’ Officer represents the views and interests of international students at the University of Reading. As a large and diverse group, you’ll support a range of international students by voicing their opinions at important committee meetings and discussions. Alongside this, you’ll act as a key point of contact for international students, helping them to get the most out of their time at Reading.

In addition to the above, you’ll have the help and resources needed to lead on projects for the benefit of international students, such as campaigns and events. It’s a great opportunity to develop new skills, all whilst improving the university experience shared by the students you represent.

What skills or experience can I gain?

Becoming a Part-time Officer will give you a number of fantastic opportunities to develop and enhance new skills that you may not get directly from your academic experience. Many of these skills are transferrable, and will be a huge asset to you in the future.

Some examples of these skills include:

  • Project Management & Leadership. You can develop this highly sought after experience by leading on projects for the benefit of international students.
  • Networking & Teamwork. Get the opportunity to make new contacts within the University and beyond; many of these contacts may provide references for you later down the line!
  • Copywriting & Design. You’ll have the opportunity to help develop content for RUSU’s social channels and The Reading Rep magazine, a skill which is very useful in the workplace.

These are just three examples of some of the skills you can gain, but there is the scope for you to develop the skills you value most for your future career. You’ll also get the opportunity to gain skills in event planning and management, by helping to organise social events that bring the international students’ community together.

It sounds great! How do I get the role?

First, you’ll need to ensure you are eligible – RUSU defines an international student as anyone who self-defines as having an international background, whether that means anyone who comes to the UK to study or has lived in or meaningfully interacted with two or more cultural environments. This includes students from both within and outside the European Union (EU) and those who pay both home and international fees. You can self-define as an international student in your elections profile.

You’ll need to nominate yourself for the role when elections open. You’ll then need to submit a short manifesto detailing why you think you would make a great International Students’ Officer. We have written a guide on how to write a great manifesto to help you to do this.

Even if you decide against running, make sure you self-define and vote in the election to choose who represents you!

Like the idea, but this specific role isn’t for you? Check out our other Part-time Officer roles, or see how else you can get involved.

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer & Questioning (LGBQ)+ Students' Officer

The LGBQ+ Students’ Officer represents the views and interests of all LGBQ+ students at a local and even national scale, by acting on behalf of LGBQ+ students within RUSU, the University, and the National Union of Students (NUS). As LGBQ+ Students’ Officer, you’ll act as a key point of contact, helping to build a support network for LGBQ+ students at the University of Reading.

The LGBQ+ Students’ Part-time Officer forms part of our diversity team, working alongside other student reps to promote the views of the student body. This voluntary role should take no more than 10-12 hours a term to fulfil, though this is flexible depending on you and what you want to achieve.

What does the LGBQ+ Students’ Officer do?

The LGBQ+ Students’ Officer represents the views and interests of all LGBQ+ students at a local and even national scale, by acting on behalf of LGBQ+ students within RUSU, the University, and the National Union of Students (NUS). As LGBQ+ Students’ Officer, you’ll act as a key point of contact, helping to build a support network for LGBQ+ students at the University of Reading.

On top of this, you’ll have the help and resources needed to lead on projects for the benefit of LGBQ+ students, such as campaigns and events. It’s a great opportunity to develop new skills, all whilst improving the university experience shared by the students you represent.

What skills or experience can I gain?

Becoming a Part-time Officer will give you a number of fantastic opportunities to develop and enhance new skills that you may not get directly from your academic experience. Many of these skills are transferrable, and will be a huge asset to you in the future.

Some examples of these skills include:

  • Project Management & Leadership. You can develop this highly sought after experience by leading on projects for the benefit of LGBQ+ students.
  • Networking & Teamwork. Get the opportunity to make new contacts within the University and beyond; many of these contacts may provide references for you later down the line! You will also work closely with the Trans Students’ Part-time Officer to support the LGBT+ community together.
  • Copywriting & Design. You’ll have the opportunity to help develop content for RUSU’s social channels and The Reading Rep magazine, a skill which is very useful in the workplace.

These are just three examples of some of the skills you can gain, but there is the scope for you to develop the skills you value most for your future career. Whether it be policy writing, media creation, or public speaking, we’ll give you the tools to develop your ideas for the benefit of all LGBQ+ students.

It sounds great! How do I get the role?

First, you’ll need to ensure you are eligible - At RUSU, we use the acronym LGBQ+ to represent students that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer or questioning, or within any other sexual minority or gender identity. You can self-define as an LGBQ+ student in your elections profile.

You’ll need to nominate yourself for the role when elections open. You’ll then need to submit a short manifesto detailing why you think you would make a great LGBQ+ Students’ Officer. We have written a guide on how to write a great manifesto to help you to do this.

Even if you decide against running, make sure you self-define and vote in the election to choose who represents you!

Like the idea, but this specific role isn’t for you? Check out our other Part-time Officer roles, or see how else you can get involved.

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Mature Students' Officer

The Mature Students’ Officer represents the views and interests of mature undergraduate and postgraduate students, by acting on behalf of mature students within RUSU and the University. As Mature Students’ Officer, you’ll be invited to attend meetings and discussions to provide insight from a mature student’s perspective. You’ll also act as a key point of contact, helping to build a support network for mature students at the University of Reading.

The Mature Students’ Part-time Officer forms part of our diversity team, working alongside other student reps to promote the views of the student body. This voluntary role should take no more than 10-12 hours a term to fulfil, though this is flexible depending on you and what you want to achieve.

What does the Mature Students’ Officer do?

The Mature Students’ Officer represents the views and interests of mature undergraduate and postgraduate students, by acting on behalf of mature students within RUSU and the University. As Mature Students’ Officer, you’ll be invited to attend meetings and discussions to provide insight from a mature student’s perspective. You’ll also act as a key point of contact, helping to build a support network for mature students at the University of Reading.

On top of this, you’ll have the help and resources needed to lead on projects for the benefit of mature students, such as campaigns and events. It’s a great opportunity to develop new skills, all whilst improving the university experience shared by the students you represent.

What skills or experience can I gain?

Becoming a Part-time Officer will give you a number of fantastic opportunities to develop and enhance new skills that you may not get directly from your academic experience. Many of these skills are transferrable, and will be a huge asset to you in the future.

If you’ve returned to study after spending time in a career, you may be able to use the opportunity to refine your skills, or learn completely new things that you haven’t had the chance to explore before!

Some examples of these skills include:

  • Project Management & Leadership. You can develop and refine this highly sought after experience by leading on projects for the benefit of mature students.
  • Event Planning. Refine or develop skills in event planning & hosting with dedicated support from a team of staff within RUSU.
  • Copywriting & Design. You’ll have the opportunity to help develop content for RUSU’s social channels and The Reading Rep magazine, getting hands on with a range of digital media.

These are just three examples of some of the skills you can gain, but there is the scope for you to develop the skills you value most highly. Whether it be policy writing, media creation, or public speaking, we’ll give you the tools to develop your ideas for the benefit of all mature students.

It sounds great! How do I get the role?

First, you’ll need to ensure you are eligible - RUSU defines a mature student as any undergraduate student who started their course aged 21 and over, or any postgraduate student who started their course aged 25 and over.

RUSU also considers students who self-define as having been financially independent for three years prior to the start of their undergraduate course, as having caring responsibilities and/or as care leavers, as mature students.

You can self-define as a mature student in your elections profile.

You’ll need to nominate yourself for the role when elections open. You’ll then need to submit a short manifesto detailing why you think you would make a great Mature Students’ Officer. We have written a guide on how to write a great manifesto to help you to do this.

Even if you decide against running, make sure you self-define and vote in the election to choose who represents you!

Like the idea, but this specific role isn’t for you? Check out our other Part-time Officer roles, or see how else you can get involved

 

 

 

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Minority Ethnic Students' Officer

The Minority Ethnic Students’ Officer represents the views and interests of all Minority Ethnic students at a local and even national scale, by acting on behalf of Minority Ethnic students within RUSU, the University, and the National Union of Students (NUS). As Minority Ethnic Students’ Officer, you’ll act as a key point of contact, helping to build a support network for Minority Ethnic students at the University of Reading.

The Minority Ethnic Students’ Part-time Officer forms part of our diversity team, working alongside other student reps to promote the views of the student body. This voluntary role should take no more than 10-12 hours a term to fulfil, though this is flexible depending on you and what you want to achieve.

What does the Minority Ethnic Students’ Officer do?

The Minority Ethnic Students’ Officer represents the views and interests of all Minority Ethnic students at a local and even national scale, by acting on behalf of Minority Ethnic students within RUSU, the University, and the National Union of Students (NUS). As Minority Ethnic Students’ Officer, you’ll act as a key point of contact, helping to build a support network for Minority Ethnic students at the University of Reading.

On top of this, you’ll have the help and resources needed to lead on projects for the benefit of Minority Ethnic students, such as campaigns and events. It’s a great opportunity to develop new skills, all whilst improving the university experience shared by the students you represent.

What skills or experience can I gain?

Becoming a Part-time Officer will give you a number of fantastic opportunities to develop and enhance new skills that you may not get directly from your academic experience. Many of these skills are transferrable, and will be a huge asset to you in the future.

Some examples of these skills include:

  • Project Management & Leadership. You can develop this highly sought after experience by leading on projects for the benefit of Minority Ethnic students.
  • Networking & Teamwork. Get the opportunity to make new contacts within the University and beyond; many of these contacts may provide references for you later down the line! You will also work closely with the Black Students’ Officer to represent all students that define within the category of BAME.
  • Copywriting & Design. You’ll have the opportunity to help develop content for RUSU’s social channels and The Reading Rep magazine, a skill which is very useful in the workplace.

These are just three examples of some of the skills you can gain, but there is the scope for you to develop the skills you value most for your future career. Whether it be policy writing, media creation, or public speaking, we’ll give you the tools to develop your ideas for the benefit of all Minority Ethnic students at Reading.

It sounds great! How do I get the role?

First, you’ll need to ensure you are eligible - RUSU defines a Minority Ethnic student as anyone who self-defines as South-Asian, East-Asian or any other minority ethnic group. This can also include, but is not limited to, students of Middle Eastern or Asian descent; and/or descended from the indigenous populations of the Americas and/or the South Pacific. This can also include students with a mixed ethnic background. You can self-define as a Minority Ethnic student in your elections profile.

You’ll need to nominate yourself for the role when elections open. You’ll then need to submit a short manifesto detailing why you think you would make a great Minority Ethnic Students’ Officer. We have written a guide on how to write a great manifesto to help you to do this.

Even if you decide against running, make sure you self-define and vote in the election to choose who represents you!

Like the idea, but this specific role isn’t for you? Check out our other Part-time Officer roles, or see how else you can get involved.

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Postgraduate Research Students' Officer

The Postgraduate Research (PGR) Students’ Officer represents the views and interests of all students on a postgraduate research course both within RUSU and the University. As PGR Students’ Officer, you’ll act as a key point of contact, helping to build a support network for PGR students at the University of Reading.

The Postgraduate Research (PGR) Students’ Part-time Officer works alongside other student reps to promote the views of the student body. Alongside the PGT Officer, they support RUSU’s Education Officer in ensuring the academic experience is the best it can be for postgraduate students. This voluntary role should take no more than 10-12 hours a term to fulfil, though this is flexible depending on you and what you want to achieve.

What does the PGR Students’ Officer do?

The PGR Students’ Officer represents the views and interests of all students on a postgraduate research course both within RUSU and the University. As PGR Students’ Officer, you’ll act as a key point of contact, helping to build a support network for PGR students at the University of Reading.

On top of this, you’ll have the help and resources needed to lead on projects for the benefit of PGR students, such as campaigns and events. It’s a great opportunity to develop new skills, all whilst improving the university experience shared by the students you represent.

You’ll also team up with the Postgraduate Taught (PGT) Students’ Officer to represent and support Reading’s dynamic postgraduate community.

What skills or experience can I gain?

Becoming a Part-time Officer will give you a number of fantastic opportunities to develop and enhance new skills that you may not get directly from your academic experience. Many of these skills are transferrable, and will be a huge asset to you in the future.

Some of these skills may be particularly useful in complimenting your existing research skills!

Some examples of these skills include:

  • Project Management & Leadership. You can develop this highly sought after experience by leading on projects for the benefit of PGR students.
  • Networking & Teamwork. Get the opportunity to make new contacts within the University and beyond; many of these contacts may provide references for you later down the line! You will also work with the PGT Officer to strengthen the postgraduate community spirit on campus.
  • Copywriting & Design. You’ll have the opportunity to help develop content for RUSU’s social channels and The Reading Rep magazine. Developing and refining new methods of communication is a useful asset for students with a passion for research.

These are just three examples of some of the skills you can gain, but there is the scope for you to develop the skills you value most. Whether it be policy writing, media creation, or public speaking, we’ll give you the tools to develop your ideas for the benefit of all PGR students.

It sounds great! How do I get the role?

First, you’ll need to ensure you are eligible - RUSU defines a PGR student as a student on a postgraduate research mode of study or who is in the writing up stage of their postgraduate research.

You’ll need to nominate yourself for the role when elections open. You’ll then need to submit a short manifesto detailing why you think you would make a great PGR Students’ Officer. We have written a guide on how to write a great manifesto to help you to do this.

Even if you decide against running, make sure you vote in the election to choose who represents you!

Like the idea, but this specific role isn’t for you? Check out our other Part-time Officer roles, or see how else you can get involved.

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Postgraduate Taught Students' Officer

The PGT Students’ Officer represents the views and interests of all students on a postgraduate taught course both within RUSU and the University. As PGT Students’ Officer, you’ll act as a key point of contact, helping to build a support network for PGT students at the University of Reading.

The Postgraduate Taught (PGT) Students’ Part-time Officer works alongside other student reps to promote the views of the student body. Alongside the PGR Officer, they support RUSU’s Education Officer in ensuring the academic experience is the best it can be for postgraduate students. This voluntary role should take no more than 10-12 hours a term to fulfil, though this is flexible depending on you and what you want to achieve.

What does the PGT Students’ Officer do?

The PGT Students’ Officer represents the views and interests of all students on a postgraduate taught course both within RUSU and the University. As PGT Students’ Officer, you’ll act as a key point of contact, helping to build a support network for PGT students at the University of Reading.

On top of this, you’ll have the help and resources needed to lead on projects for the benefit of PGT students, such as campaigns and events. It’s a great opportunity to develop new skills, all whilst improving the university experience shared by the students you represent.

You’ll also team up with the Postgraduate Research (PGR) Students’ Officer to represent and support Reading’s dynamic postgraduate community.

What skills or experience can I gain?

Becoming a Part-time Officer will give you a number of fantastic opportunities to develop and enhance new skills that you may not get directly from your academic experience. The role will only last for a year, making it a perfect supplementary opportunity to your PGT course.

Many of these skills are transferrable, and will be a huge asset to you in the future.

Some examples of these skills include:

  • Project Management & Leadership. You can develop this highly sought after experience by leading on projects for the benefit of PGT students.
  • Networking & Teamwork. Get the opportunity to make new contacts within the University and beyond; many of these contacts may provide references for you later down the line! You will also work with the PGR Officer to strengthen the postgraduate community spirit on campus.
  • Copywriting & Design. You’ll have the opportunity to help develop content for RUSU’s social channels and The Reading Rep magazine. Developing and refining new methods of communication is a useful asset for students with a passion for research.

These are just three examples of some of the skills you can gain, but there is the scope for you to develop the skills you value most. Whether it be policy writing, media creation, or public speaking, we’ll give you the tools to develop your ideas for the benefit of all PGT students.

It sounds great! How do I get the role?

First, you’ll need to ensure you are eligible - RUSU defines a postgraduate taught student as a student on a postgraduate taught mode of study.

You’ll need to nominate yourself for the role when elections open. You’ll then need to submit a short manifesto detailing why you think you would make a great PGT Students’ Officer. We have written a guide on how to write a great manifesto to help you to do this.

Even if you decide against running, make sure you vote in the election to choose who represents you!

Like the idea, but this specific role isn’t for you? Check out our other Part-time Officer roles, or see how else you can get involved.

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Trans Students' Officer

The Trans Students’ Officer represents the views and interests of all trans students at a local and even national scale, by acting on behalf of trans students within RUSU, the University, and the National Union of Students (NUS). As Trans Students’ Officer, you’ll act as a key point of contact, helping to build a support network for trans students at the University of Reading.

The Trans Students’ Part-time Officer forms part of our diversity team, working alongside other student reps to promote the views of the student body. This voluntary role should take no more than 10-12 hours a term to fulfil, though this is flexible depending on you and what you want to achieve.

What does the Trans Students’ Officer do?

The Trans Students’ Officer represents the views and interests of all trans students at a local and even national scale, by acting on behalf of trans students within RUSU, the University, and the National Union of Students (NUS). As Trans Students’ Officer, you’ll act as a key point of contact, helping to build a support network for trans students at the University of Reading.

On top of this, you’ll have the help and resources needed to lead on projects for the benefit of trans students, such as campaigns and events. It’s a great opportunity to develop new skills, all whilst improving the university experience shared by the students you represent.

What skills or experience can I gain?

Becoming a Part-time Officer will give you a number of fantastic opportunities to develop and enhance new skills that you may not get directly from your academic experience. Many of these skills are transferrable, and will be a huge asset to you in the future.

Some examples of these skills include:

  • Project Management & Leadership. You can develop this highly sought after experience by leading on projects for the benefit of trans students.
  • Networking & Teamwork. Get the opportunity to make new contacts within the University and beyond; many of these contacts may provide references for you later down the line! You will also work closely with the LGBQ+ Students’ Part-time Officer to support the LGBT+ community together.
  • Copywriting & Design. You’ll have the opportunity to help develop content for RUSU’s social channels and The Reading Rep magazine, a skill which is very useful in the workplace.

These are just three examples of some of the skills you can gain, but there is the scope for you to develop the skills you value most for your future career. Whether it be policy writing, media creation, or public speaking, we’ll give you the tools to develop your ideas for the benefit of all trans students.

It sounds great! How do I get the role?

First, you’ll need to ensure you are eligible – RUSU defines a trans students as someone who identifies as a different gender to the one they were assigned at birth. You can self-define as an trans student in your elections profile.

You’ll need to nominate yourself for the role when elections open. You’ll then need to submit a short manifesto detailing why you think you would make a great Trans Students’ Officer. We have written a guide on how to write a great manifesto to help you to do this.

Even if you decide against running, make sure you self-define and vote in the election to choose who represents you!

Like the idea, but this specific role isn’t for you? Check out our other Part-time Officer roles, or see how else you can get involved.

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Women's Officer

The Women’s Officer represents the views and interests of all women students at a local and even national scale, by acting on behalf of women within RUSU, the University, and the National Union of Students (NUS). As Women’s Officer, you’ll act as a key point of contact, helping to build a support network for women at the University of Reading.

The Women’s Part-time Officer forms part of our diversity team, working alongside other student reps to promote the views of the student body. This voluntary role should take no more than 10-12 hours a term to fulfil, though this is flexible depending on you and what you want to achieve.

What does the Women’s Officer do?

The Women’s Officer represents the views and interests of all women students at a local and even national scale, by acting on behalf of women within RUSU, the University, and the National Union of Students (NUS). As Women’s Officer, you’ll act as a key point of contact, helping to build a support network for women at the University of Reading.

On top of this, you’ll have the help and resources needed to lead on projects for the benefit of women, such as campaigns and events. It’s a great opportunity to develop new skills, all whilst improving the university experience shared by the students you represent.

What skills or experience can I gain?

Becoming a Part-time Officer will give you a number of fantastic opportunities to develop and enhance new skills that you may not get directly from your academic experience. Many of these skills are transferrable, and will be a huge asset to you in the future.

Some examples of these skills include:

  • Project Management & Leadership. You can develop this highly sought after experience by leading on projects for the benefit of women.
  • Networking & Teamwork. Get the opportunity to make new contacts within the University and beyond; many of these contacts may provide references for you later down the line!
  • Copywriting & Design. You’ll have the opportunity to help develop content for RUSU’s social channels and The Reading Rep magazine, a skill which is very useful in the workplace.

These are just three examples of some of the skills you can gain, but there is the scope for you to develop the skills you value most for your future career. Whether it be policy writing, media creation, or public speaking, we’ll give you the tools to develop your ideas for the benefit of all women at Reading.

It sounds great! How do I get the role?

First, you’ll need to ensure you are eligible - RUSU defines a woman as anyone who self-defines as a woman, including (if they wish) those with gender identities which include ‘woman’, and those who experience oppression as a woman. You can self-define as a woman in your elections profile.

You’ll need to nominate yourself for the role when elections open. You’ll then need to submit a short manifesto detailing why you think you would make a great Women’s Officer. We have written a guide on how to write a great manifesto to help you to do this.

Even if you decide against running, make sure you vote in the election to choose who represents you!

Like the idea, but this specific role isn’t for you? Check out our other Part-time Officer roles, or see how else you can get involved.

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Senior Rep (Agriculture, Policy & Development) (2 places)

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.

What’s the role?

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps within each school, arrange and chair Course Rep Consultations once per term and liaise with the University, RUSU and students. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.


What’s involved?

  • Ensure student feedback is heard by the School. Liaise with students and Course Reps within your school to gain feedback on teaching and learning matters and on support services which directly support student learning experience.
  • Provide support to a team of elected Course Reps working within your school. Work with Course Reps and key staff to create positive changes in your school.
  • Convene and Chair termly Course Rep consultations; identifying any issues that have been raised at SSLCs and feedback any issues/changes to the RUSU Education Officer. 
  • Promote the work of Course Reps and any changes made by Course Reps within your school to the RUSU Academic Representation Coordinator.
  • Attend University meetings including School Board for Teaching & Learning & Student Experience committee (SBTLSE), and the opportunity to sit on University Senate.

What’s in it for me?

  • Represent all students within your School and in some cases, at University level.
  • Create positive change for those studying within your school.
  • Develop your key personal development skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV and LinkedIn Profile.
  • Access to full training and support throughout the year. 
  • Gain volunteering hours that count towards the University of Reading RED Award and experience to speak about at interview.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this role you must be a member of Reading University Students' Union when you stand in the election and your enrolment on your course must continue throughout the 2020/21 academic year.

You must be enrolled on a course within the School you wish to represent.

You can be studying on a full or part-time basis, at Undergraduate level.

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Senior Rep (Archaeology, Geography & Environmental Science) (2 places)

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.

What’s the role?

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps within each school, arrange and chair Course Rep Consultations once per term and liaise with the University, RUSU and students. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.


What’s involved?

  • Ensure student feedback is heard by the School. Liaise with students and Course Reps within your school to gain feedback on teaching and learning matters and on support services which directly support student learning experience.
  • Provide support to a team of elected Course Reps working within your school. Work with Course Reps and key staff to create positive changes in your school.
  • Convene and Chair termly Course Rep consultations; identifying any issues that have been raised at SSLCs and feedback any issues/changes to the RUSU Education Officer. 
  • Promote the work of Course Reps and any changes made by Course Reps within your school to the RUSU Academic Representation Coordinator.
  • Attend University meetings including School Board for Teaching & Learning & Student Experience committee (SBTLSE), and the opportunity to sit on University Senate.

What’s in it for me?

  • Represent all students within your School and in some cases, at University level.
  • Create positive change for those studying within your school.
  • Develop your key personal development skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV and LinkedIn Profile.
  • Access to full training and support throughout the year. 
  • Gain volunteering hours that count towards the University of Reading RED Award and experience to speak about at interview.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this role you must be a member of Reading University Students' Union when you stand in the election and your enrolment on your course must continue throughout the 2020/21 academic year.

You must be enrolled on a course within the School you wish to represent.

You can be studying on a full or part-time basis, at Undergraduate level.

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Senior Rep (Arts & Communication Design) (2 places)

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.

What’s the role?

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps within each school, arrange and chair Course Rep Consultations once per term and liaise with the University, RUSU and students. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.


What’s involved?

  • Ensure student feedback is heard by the School. Liaise with students and Course Reps within your school to gain feedback on teaching and learning matters and on support services which directly support student learning experience.
  • Provide support to a team of elected Course Reps working within your school. Work with Course Reps and key staff to create positive changes in your school.
  • Convene and Chair termly Course Rep consultations; identifying any issues that have been raised at SSLCs and feedback any issues/changes to the RUSU Education Officer. 
  • Promote the work of Course Reps and any changes made by Course Reps within your school to the RUSU Academic Representation Coordinator.
  • Attend University meetings including School Board for Teaching & Learning & Student Experience committee (SBTLSE), and the opportunity to sit on University Senate.

What’s in it for me?

  • Represent all students within your School and in some cases, at University level.
  • Create positive change for those studying within your school.
  • Develop your key personal development skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV and LinkedIn Profile.
  • Access to full training and support throughout the year. 
  • Gain volunteering hours that count towards the University of Reading RED Award and experience to speak about at interview.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this role you must be a member of Reading University Students' Union when you stand in the election and your enrolment on your course must continue throughout the 2020/21 academic year.

You must be enrolled on a course within the School you wish to represent.

You can be studying on a full or part-time basis, at Undergraduate level.

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Senior Rep (Biological Sciences) (2 places)

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.

What’s the role?

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps within each school, arrange and chair Course Rep Consultations once per term and liaise with the University, RUSU and students. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.


What’s involved?

  • Ensure student feedback is heard by the School. Liaise with students and Course Reps within your school to gain feedback on teaching and learning matters and on support services which directly support student learning experience.
  • Provide support to a team of elected Course Reps working within your school. Work with Course Reps and key staff to create positive changes in your school.
  • Convene and Chair termly Course Rep consultations; identifying any issues that have been raised at SSLCs and feedback any issues/changes to the RUSU Education Officer. 
  • Promote the work of Course Reps and any changes made by Course Reps within your school to the RUSU Academic Representation Coordinator.
  • Attend University meetings including School Board for Teaching & Learning & Student Experience committee (SBTLSE), and the opportunity to sit on University Senate.

What’s in it for me?

  • Represent all students within your School and in some cases, at University level.
  • Create positive change for those studying within your school.
  • Develop your key personal development skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV and LinkedIn Profile.
  • Access to full training and support throughout the year. 
  • Gain volunteering hours that count towards the University of Reading RED Award and experience to speak about at interview.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this role you must be a member of Reading University Students' Union when you stand in the election and your enrolment on your course must continue throughout the 2020/21 academic year.

You must be enrolled on a course within the School you wish to represent.

You can be studying on a full or part-time basis, at Undergraduate level.

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Senior Rep (Built Environment) (2 places)

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.

What’s the role?

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps within each school, arrange and chair Course Rep Consultations once per term and liaise with the University, RUSU and students. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.


What’s involved?

  • Ensure student feedback is heard by the School. Liaise with students and Course Reps within your school to gain feedback on teaching and learning matters and on support services which directly support student learning experience.
  • Provide support to a team of elected Course Reps working within your school. Work with Course Reps and key staff to create positive changes in your school.
  • Convene and Chair termly Course Rep consultations; identifying any issues that have been raised at SSLCs and feedback any issues/changes to the RUSU Education Officer. 
  • Promote the work of Course Reps and any changes made by Course Reps within your school to the RUSU Academic Representation Coordinator.
  • Attend University meetings including School Board for Teaching & Learning & Student Experience committee (SBTLSE), and the opportunity to sit on University Senate.

What’s in it for me?

  • Represent all students within your School and in some cases, at University level.
  • Create positive change for those studying within your school.
  • Develop your key personal development skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV and LinkedIn Profile.
  • Access to full training and support throughout the year. 
  • Gain volunteering hours that count towards the University of Reading RED Award and experience to speak about at interview.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this role you must be a member of Reading University Students' Union when you stand in the election and your enrolment on your course must continue throughout the 2020/21 academic year.

You must be enrolled on a course within the School you wish to represent.

You can be studying on a full or part-time basis, at Undergraduate level.

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Senior Rep (Chemistry, Food & Pharmacy) (2 places)

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.

What’s the role?

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps within each school, arrange and chair Course Rep Consultations once per term and liaise with the University, RUSU and students. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.


What’s involved?

  • Ensure student feedback is heard by the School. Liaise with students and Course Reps within your school to gain feedback on teaching and learning matters and on support services which directly support student learning experience.
  • Provide support to a team of elected Course Reps working within your school. Work with Course Reps and key staff to create positive changes in your school.
  • Convene and Chair termly Course Rep consultations; identifying any issues that have been raised at SSLCs and feedback any issues/changes to the RUSU Education Officer. 
  • Promote the work of Course Reps and any changes made by Course Reps within your school to the RUSU Academic Representation Coordinator.
  • Attend University meetings including School Board for Teaching & Learning & Student Experience committee (SBTLSE), and the opportunity to sit on University Senate.

What’s in it for me?

  • Represent all students within your School and in some cases, at University level.
  • Create positive change for those studying within your school.
  • Develop your key personal development skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV and LinkedIn Profile.
  • Access to full training and support throughout the year. 
  • Gain volunteering hours that count towards the University of Reading RED Award and experience to speak about at interview.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this role you must be a member of Reading University Students' Union when you stand in the election and your enrolment on your course must continue throughout the 2020/21 academic year.

You must be enrolled on a course within the School you wish to represent.

You can be studying on a full or part-time basis, at Undergraduate level.

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Senior Rep (Henley Business School) (4 places)

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.

What’s the role?

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps within each school, arrange and chair Course Rep Consultations once per term and liaise with the University, RUSU and students. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.


What’s involved?

  • Ensure student feedback is heard by the School. Liaise with students and Course Reps within your school to gain feedback on teaching and learning matters and on support services which directly support student learning experience.
  • Provide support to a team of elected Course Reps working within your school. Work with Course Reps and key staff to create positive changes in your school.
  • Convene and Chair termly Course Rep consultations; identifying any issues that have been raised at SSLCs and feedback any issues/changes to the RUSU Education Officer. 
  • Promote the work of Course Reps and any changes made by Course Reps within your school to the RUSU Academic Representation Coordinator.
  • Attend University meetings including School Board for Teaching & Learning & Student Experience committee (SBTLSE), and the opportunity to sit on University Senate.

What’s in it for me?

  • Represent all students within your School and in some cases, at University level.
  • Create positive change for those studying within your school.
  • Develop your key personal development skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV and LinkedIn Profile.
  • Access to full training and support throughout the year. 
  • Gain volunteering hours that count towards the University of Reading RED Award and experience to speak about at interview.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this role you must be a member of Reading University Students' Union when you stand in the election and your enrolment on your course must continue throughout the 2020/21 academic year.

You must be enrolled on a course within the School you wish to represent.

You can be studying on a full or part-time basis, at Undergraduate level.

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Senior Rep (Humanities) (2 places)

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.

What’s the role?

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps within each school, arrange and chair Course Rep Consultations once per term and liaise with the University, RUSU and students. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.


What’s involved?

  • Ensure student feedback is heard by the School. Liaise with students and Course Reps within your school to gain feedback on teaching and learning matters and on support services which directly support student learning experience.
  • Provide support to a team of elected Course Reps working within your school. Work with Course Reps and key staff to create positive changes in your school.
  • Convene and Chair termly Course Rep consultations; identifying any issues that have been raised at SSLCs and feedback any issues/changes to the RUSU Education Officer. 
  • Promote the work of Course Reps and any changes made by Course Reps within your school to the RUSU Academic Representation Coordinator.
  • Attend University meetings including School Board for Teaching & Learning & Student Experience committee (SBTLSE), and the opportunity to sit on University Senate.

What’s in it for me?

  • Represent all students within your School and in some cases, at University level.
  • Create positive change for those studying within your school.
  • Develop your key personal development skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV and LinkedIn Profile.
  • Access to full training and support throughout the year. 
  • Gain volunteering hours that count towards the University of Reading RED Award and experience to speak about at interview.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this role you must be a member of Reading University Students' Union when you stand in the election and your enrolment on your course must continue throughout the 2020/21 academic year.

You must be enrolled on a course within the School you wish to represent.

You can be studying on a full or part-time basis, at Undergraduate level.

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Senior Rep (Institute of Education) (2 places)

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.

What’s the role?

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps within each school, arrange and chair Course Rep Consultations once per term and liaise with the University, RUSU and students. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.


What’s involved?

  • Ensure student feedback is heard by the School. Liaise with students and Course Reps within your school to gain feedback on teaching and learning matters and on support services which directly support student learning experience.
  • Provide support to a team of elected Course Reps working within your school. Work with Course Reps and key staff to create positive changes in your school.
  • Convene and Chair termly Course Rep consultations; identifying any issues that have been raised at SSLCs and feedback any issues/changes to the RUSU Education Officer. 
  • Promote the work of Course Reps and any changes made by Course Reps within your school to the RUSU Academic Representation Coordinator.
  • Attend University meetings including School Board for Teaching & Learning & Student Experience committee (SBTLSE), and the opportunity to sit on University Senate.

What’s in it for me?

  • Represent all students within your School and in some cases, at University level.
  • Create positive change for those studying within your school.
  • Develop your key personal development skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV and LinkedIn Profile.
  • Access to full training and support throughout the year. 
  • Gain volunteering hours that count towards the University of Reading RED Award and experience to speak about at interview.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this role you must be a member of Reading University Students' Union when you stand in the election and your enrolment on your course must continue throughout the 2020/21 academic year.

You must be enrolled on a course within the School you wish to represent.

You can be studying on a full or part-time basis, at Undergraduate level.

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Senior Rep (Law) (2 places)

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.

What’s the role?

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps within each school, arrange and chair Course Rep Consultations once per term and liaise with the University, RUSU and students. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.


What’s involved?

  • Ensure student feedback is heard by the School. Liaise with students and Course Reps within your school to gain feedback on teaching and learning matters and on support services which directly support student learning experience.
  • Provide support to a team of elected Course Reps working within your school. Work with Course Reps and key staff to create positive changes in your school.
  • Convene and Chair termly Course Rep consultations; identifying any issues that have been raised at SSLCs and feedback any issues/changes to the RUSU Education Officer. 
  • Promote the work of Course Reps and any changes made by Course Reps within your school to the RUSU Academic Representation Coordinator.
  • Attend University meetings including School Board for Teaching & Learning & Student Experience committee (SBTLSE), and the opportunity to sit on University Senate.

What’s in it for me?

  • Represent all students within your School and in some cases, at University level.
  • Create positive change for those studying within your school.
  • Develop your key personal development skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV and LinkedIn Profile.
  • Access to full training and support throughout the year. 
  • Gain volunteering hours that count towards the University of Reading RED Award and experience to speak about at interview.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this role you must be a member of Reading University Students' Union when you stand in the election and your enrolment on your course must continue throughout the 2020/21 academic year.

You must be enrolled on a course within the School you wish to represent.

You can be studying on a full or part-time basis, at Undergraduate level.

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Senior Rep (Literature & Languages) (2 places)

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.

What’s the role?

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps within each school, arrange and chair Course Rep Consultations once per term and liaise with the University, RUSU and students. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.


What’s involved?

  • Ensure student feedback is heard by the School. Liaise with students and Course Reps within your school to gain feedback on teaching and learning matters and on support services which directly support student learning experience.
  • Provide support to a team of elected Course Reps working within your school. Work with Course Reps and key staff to create positive changes in your school.
  • Convene and Chair termly Course Rep consultations; identifying any issues that have been raised at SSLCs and feedback any issues/changes to the RUSU Education Officer. 
  • Promote the work of Course Reps and any changes made by Course Reps within your school to the RUSU Academic Representation Coordinator.
  • Attend University meetings including School Board for Teaching & Learning & Student Experience committee (SBTLSE), and the opportunity to sit on University Senate.

What’s in it for me?

  • Represent all students within your School and in some cases, at University level.
  • Create positive change for those studying within your school.
  • Develop your key personal development skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV and LinkedIn Profile.
  • Access to full training and support throughout the year. 
  • Gain volunteering hours that count towards the University of Reading RED Award and experience to speak about at interview.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this role you must be a member of Reading University Students' Union when you stand in the election and your enrolment on your course must continue throughout the 2020/21 academic year.

You must be enrolled on a course within the School you wish to represent.

You can be studying on a full or part-time basis, at Undergraduate level.

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Senior Rep (Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences) (2 places)

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.

What’s the role?

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps within each school, arrange and chair Course Rep Consultations once per term and liaise with the University, RUSU and students. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.


What’s involved?

  • Ensure student feedback is heard by the School. Liaise with students and Course Reps within your school to gain feedback on teaching and learning matters and on support services which directly support student learning experience.
  • Provide support to a team of elected Course Reps working within your school. Work with Course Reps and key staff to create positive changes in your school.
  • Convene and Chair termly Course Rep consultations; identifying any issues that have been raised at SSLCs and feedback any issues/changes to the RUSU Education Officer. 
  • Promote the work of Course Reps and any changes made by Course Reps within your school to the RUSU Academic Representation Coordinator.
  • Attend University meetings including School Board for Teaching & Learning & Student Experience committee (SBTLSE), and the opportunity to sit on University Senate.

What’s in it for me?

  • Represent all students within your School and in some cases, at University level.
  • Create positive change for those studying within your school.
  • Develop your key personal development skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV and LinkedIn Profile.
  • Access to full training and support throughout the year. 
  • Gain volunteering hours that count towards the University of Reading RED Award and experience to speak about at interview.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this role you must be a member of Reading University Students' Union when you stand in the election and your enrolment on your course must continue throughout the 2020/21 academic year.

You must be enrolled on a course within the School you wish to represent.

You can be studying on a full or part-time basis, at Undergraduate level.

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Senior Rep (Politics, Economics & International Relations) (2 places)

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.

What’s the role?

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps within each school, arrange and chair Course Rep Consultations once per term and liaise with the University, RUSU and students. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.


What’s involved?

  • Ensure student feedback is heard by the School. Liaise with students and Course Reps within your school to gain feedback on teaching and learning matters and on support services which directly support student learning experience.
  • Provide support to a team of elected Course Reps working within your school. Work with Course Reps and key staff to create positive changes in your school.
  • Convene and Chair termly Course Rep consultations; identifying any issues that have been raised at SSLCs and feedback any issues/changes to the RUSU Education Officer. 
  • Promote the work of Course Reps and any changes made by Course Reps within your school to the RUSU Academic Representation Coordinator.
  • Attend University meetings including School Board for Teaching & Learning & Student Experience committee (SBTLSE), and the opportunity to sit on University Senate.

What’s in it for me?

  • Represent all students within your School and in some cases, at University level.
  • Create positive change for those studying within your school.
  • Develop your key personal development skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV and LinkedIn Profile.
  • Access to full training and support throughout the year. 
  • Gain volunteering hours that count towards the University of Reading RED Award and experience to speak about at interview.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this role you must be a member of Reading University Students' Union when you stand in the election and your enrolment on your course must continue throughout the 2020/21 academic year.

You must be enrolled on a course within the School you wish to represent.

You can be studying on a full or part-time basis, at Undergraduate level.

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Senior Rep (Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences) (2 places)

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.

What’s the role?

Undergraduate Senior Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps within each school, arrange and chair Course Rep Consultations once per term and liaise with the University, RUSU and students. Senior Reps work to ensure the student voice is being heard by the University and positive changes are being made throughout every school.


What’s involved?

  • Ensure student feedback is heard by the School. Liaise with students and Course Reps within your school to gain feedback on teaching and learning matters and on support services which directly support student learning experience.
  • Provide support to a team of elected Course Reps working within your school. Work with Course Reps and key staff to create positive changes in your school.
  • Convene and Chair termly Course Rep consultations; identifying any issues that have been raised at SSLCs and feedback any issues/changes to the RUSU Education Officer. 
  • Promote the work of Course Reps and any changes made by Course Reps within your school to the RUSU Academic Representation Coordinator.
  • Attend University meetings including School Board for Teaching & Learning & Student Experience committee (SBTLSE), and the opportunity to sit on University Senate.

What’s in it for me?

  • Represent all students within your School and in some cases, at University level.
  • Create positive change for those studying within your school.
  • Develop your key personal development skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV and LinkedIn Profile.
  • Access to full training and support throughout the year. 
  • Gain volunteering hours that count towards the University of Reading RED Award and experience to speak about at interview.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this role you must be a member of Reading University Students' Union when you stand in the election and your enrolment on your course must continue throughout the 2020/21 academic year.

You must be enrolled on a course within the School you wish to represent.

You can be studying on a full or part-time basis, at Undergraduate level.

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