RUSU Elections 2018

Voting in the RUSU Elections 2018 is now open! You have the chance to elect your Full-Time Officers, Part-Time Officers, Student Trustees and Undergraduate School Reps for the next year. Some positions in this election require you to self-define before you can vote. To self-define, click the 'Profile' button and then update your profile. If you are experiencing difficulties voting in this election, please contact us at elections@rusu.co.uk. To vote, click the 'Vote Now' link below.

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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?

  • Being the lead officer for all sports clubs and societies on campus.
  • Organising and chairing Activity Group meetings for all sports clubs and societies.
  • Acting as the Head of the three Student Media streams; RU:ON, Junction 11 and The Spark Newspaper
  • Leading on the organisation and development of all student volunteering projects and initiatives.
  • Maintaining a working relationship with the University of Reading's Executive Board.

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 & Minority Ethnic (BME) Officer

The Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Students’ Part-Time Officer works to defend and extend the rights of BME students within the Union and the University. They campaign for the equality of all BME students. They are also elected to represent RUSU members at the NUS Black Students' Conference in 2019.

What’s the role?

The Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Students' Part-Time Officer works to defend and extend the rights of BME students within the Union and the University. They campaign for the equality of all BME students.

What’s involved?

Once elected the BME Officer will:

  • Plan and run campaigns, awareness raising events and activities for the benefit of BME students.
  • Ensure Union events are inclusive for all self-defining BME members.
  • Encourage the participation of BME students in the Students' Union, its democratic and representative functions, and in the promotion of BME issues.
  • Advocate on behalf of BME students within the Union and across the University.
  • Drive forward positive change for BME students.
  • Attend the NUS Black Students' Conference in 2019.

What’s in it for me?

  • Excellent work experience
  • Great transferable skills
  • A chance to network and build relationships with key members of Union and University staff as well as external organisations
  • A chance to create positive change for BME students
  • The opportunity to take part in the University of Reading’s RED Award
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Disabled Students' Officer

The Disabled Students’ Part-Time Officer works to defend and extend the rights of disabled students within the Union and the University. They campaign for the equality of all disabled students. They are also elected to represent RUSU members at the NUS Disabled Students' Conference in 2019.

What’s the role?

The Disabled Students’ Part-Time Officer works to defend and extend the rights of disabled students within the Union and the University. They campaign for the equality of all disabled students.

What’s involved?

Once elected the Disabled Students’ Officer will:

  • Plan and run campaigns, awareness raising events and activities for the benefit of disabled students
  • Ensure Union events are inclusive for all self-defining disabled students
  • Encourage the participation of disabled students in the Students' Union, its democratic and representative functions, and in the promotion of disability issues
  • Advocate on behalf of disabled students within the Union and across the University
  • Drive forward positive change for disabled students
  • Attend the NUS Annual Disabled Students' Conference in 2019.

What’s in it for me?

  • Excellent work experience
  • Great transferable skills
  • A chance to network and build relationships with key members of Union and University staff as well as external organisations
  • A chance to create positive change for disabled students
  • The opportunity to take part in the University of Reading’s RED Award
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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 aid them in their campaigning work.
  • Working on all external and internal aspects of inclusion and diversity, including attending all relevant University of Reading committees and liaising with relevant stakeholders.
  • Leading on liberation campaigns and championing the voice of liberation and representation groups on campus.
  • Leading on the Part-Time Officer ‘Talk To Me’ process.
  • Responsibility for Culture and Faith societies and activity groups.
  • Maintaining a working relationship with the University of Reading's Executive Board.

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 Coordinator to run the Academic Rep elections.
  • Working with RUSU academic Advisers and the Postgraduate Part-Time Officer to ensure that RUSU are aware of academic issues affecting students.
  • Liaising with other academic structures within the University such as the Library, the Graduate School, Careers Centre and Study Support.
  • Leading on academic campaigns.
  • Attending University of Reading meetings on Teaching, Learning and Research.
  • Responsibility for academic societies and activity groups.
  • Maintaining a working relationship with the University of Reading's Executive Board.
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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Environment & Ethics Officer

The Environment and Ethics Part-Time Officer exists to lead campaigning and awareness raising activities in relation to environmental and ethical issues on campus and beyond.

What’s the role?

The Environment and Ethics Part-Time Officer exists to lead campaigning and awareness raising activities in relation to environmental and ethical issues on campus and beyond.

What’s involved?

Once elected the Environment & Ethics Officer will:

  • Plan and run campaigns, awareness raising events and activities to promote environmental and ethical issues on campus and beyond
  • Ensure Union events are developed with environmental and ethical considerations in mind
  • Receive and respond to student concerns on environmental issues affecting The University of Reading

What’s in it for me?

  • Excellent work experience
  • Great transferable skills
  • A chance to network and build relationships with key members of Union and University staff as well as external organisations
  • The opportunity to take part in the University of Reading’s RED Award
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International Students' Officer

The International Students’ Part-Time Officer works to represent the views and interests of international students within the Union and the University. They act as a key point of contact for international students within the Union and provide information or signpost where necessary. They are also elected to represent RUSU members at the NUS International Students' Conference in 2019.

What’s the role?

The International Students’ Part-Time Officer works to represent the views and interests of international students within the Union. They act as a key point of contact for international students within the Union and provide information or signpost where necessary.

What’s involved?

Once elected the International Students’ Officer will:

  • Plan and run campaigns, awareness raising events and activities for the benefit of international students
  • Ensure Union events are inclusive for all international members
  • Encourage the participation of international students in the Students' Union, its democratic and representative functions, and in the promotion of international student issues
  • Advocate on behalf of international students within the Union and across the University
  • Drive forward positive change for international students
  • Attend the NUS International Students' Conference in 2019.

What’s in it for me?

  • Excellent work experience
  • Great transferable skills
  • A chance to network and build relationships with key members of Union and University staff as well as external organisations
  • A chance to create positive change for international students
  • The opportunity to take part in the University of Reading’s RED Award
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans (LGBT) Officer

The LGBT Plus Part-Time Officer works to defend and extend the rights of LGBT Plus students within the Union and the University. They campaign for the equality of all LGBT Plus students. They are also elected to represent RUSU members at NUS LGBT Conference in 2018 (in place of the current LGBT+ Part-time Officer) and in 2019.

What’s the role?

The LGBT+ Part-time Officer works to defend and extend the rights of LGBT+ students within the Union and the University. They campaign for the equality of all LGBT+ students.

What’s involved?

Once elected the LGBT+ Officer will:

  • Plan and run campaigns, awareness raising events and activities for the benefit of LGBT+ students.
  • Ensure events are inclusive for all self-defining LGBT+ students.
  • Encourage the participation of LGBT+ students in the Students' Union, its democratic and representative functions, and LGBT+ issues.
  • Advocate on behalf of LGBT+ students within the Union and across the University.
  • Drive forward positive change for LGBT+ students.
  • Attend the NUS LGBT+ Conference in 2018 (in place of the current LGBT+ PTO)
  • Attend the NUS LGBT+ Conference in 2019.

What’s in it for you?

  • Excellent work experience
  • Great transferable skills
  • A chance to network and build relationships with key members of Union and University staff as well as external organisations
  • Create positive change for LGBT+ students
  • Eligible for RED award
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London Road Students' Officer

The London Road Students’ Part-Time Officer works to represent the views and interests of London Road students within the Union and the University. They act as a key point of contact for London Road students within the Union and provide information or signpost where necessary.

What’s the role?

The London Road Students’ Part-Time Officer works to represent the views and interests of London Road students within the Union and the University. They act as a key point of contact for London Road students within the Union and provide information or signpost where necessary.

What’s involved?

Once elected the London Road Students’ Officer will:

  • Plan and run campaigns, awareness raising events and activities for the benefit of students studying at London Road.
  • Ensure Union events are inclusive for all London Road students.
  • Encourage the participation of London Road students in the Students' Union, its democratic and representative functions and in the promotion of London Road student issues, regularly updating London Road Students on what the Students’ Union is currently working on.
  • Advocate on behalf of London Road students within the Union and across the University.
  • Drive forward positive change for London Road students.

What’s in it for me?

  • Excellent work experience
  • Great transferable skills
  • A chance to network and build relationships with key members of Union and University staff as well as external organisations
  • A chance to create positive change for London Road students
  • The opportunity to take part in the University of Reading’s RED Award
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Postgraduate Research Students' Officer

The Postgraduate Research Students’ Part-Time Officer works to represent the views and interests of all postgraduate research students registered at the University of Reading, within the Students' Union and the University. They are also elected to represent RUSU members at the NUS Postgraduate Students' Conference in 2019.

What’s the role?

The Postgraduate Research Students’ Part-Time Officer works to represent the views and interests of all postgraduate research students registered at the University of Reading, within the Students' Union, the University and at the NUS Postgraduate Students' Conference.

What’s involved?

Once elected the Postgraduate Research Students’ Officer will:

  • Act as a key point of contact for Postgraduate Research  Students and provide information or signpost where necessary
  • Plan and run campaigns, awareness raising events and activities for the benefit of postgraduate research students
  • Drive forward positive change for postgraduate research students
  • Ensure Union events are inclusive for all postgraduate research students
  • Encourage the participation of postgraduate research students in the Students' Union, its democratic and representative functions, and in the promotion of postgraduate research  student issues
  • Attend the National Union of Students (NUS) Postgraduate Students' Annual Conference
  • Advocate on behalf of postgraduate research students within the Union and across the University.  They will be a member of the following committees/ groups; University Board for Research & Innovation (UBRI), Committee on Postgraduate Research Studies, RUSU Liberation & Representation Committee (LARC) and RUSU Student Voice
  • Attend the Graduate School Representation Group
  • Attend the National Union of Students (NUS) Postgraduate Students' Annual Conference in 2019

What’s in it for me?

  • Great transferable skills and experience of being a member of key decision making committees
  • Build relationships with key members of university staff, RUSU staff and representatives, as well as external organisations
  • Excellent networking opportunities; you will be invited to attend University Court where you will meet senior university staff as well as other members of Court and Council
  • A chance to create positive change for postgraduate research students
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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.

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.
  • Leading development of the RUSU brand and marketing and communications strategy.
  • Maintaining a working relationship with the University of Reading’s Vice Chancellor. 
  • Leading on democratic processes such as elections, ‘Change It!’ and ‘Student Voice’.
  • Overseeing RUSU’s commercial services.
  • Liaising with members of Students' Union staff through the line management of the Chief Executive.
  • Leading on campaigns that aren’t specific to any Officer remit.
  • Liaising with Environment and Ethics Part-Time Officer on green issues.
  • Maintaining a working relationship with the University of Reading's Executive Board.

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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School Rep (Agriculture, Policy & Development)

Undergraduate School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. School 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 School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school.  They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school.  School 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 conventions; 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 (SBTL), 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 skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV.
  • Access to full training and support
  • Gain volunteering hours count towards the University of Reading RED Award.

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 2018/19 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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School Rep (Archaeology, Geography & Environmental Science)

Undergraduate School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. School 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 School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school.  They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school.  School 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 conventions; 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 (SBTL), 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 skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV.
  • Access to full training and support
  • Gain volunteering hours count towards the University of Reading RED Award.

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 2018/19 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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School Rep (Arts & Communication Design)

Undergraduate School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. School 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 School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school.  They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school.  School 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 conventions; 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 (SBTL), 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 skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV.
  • Access to full training and support
  • Gain volunteering hours count towards the University of Reading RED Award.

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 2018/19 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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School Rep (Biological Sciences)

Undergraduate School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. School 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 School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school.  They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school.  School 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 conventions; 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 (SBTL), 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 skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV.
  • Access to full training and support
  • Gain volunteering hours count towards the University of Reading RED Award.

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 2018/19 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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School Rep (Built Environment)

Undergraduate School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. School 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 School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school.  They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school.  School 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 conventions; 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 (SBTL), 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 skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV.
  • Access to full training and support
  • Gain volunteering hours count towards the University of Reading RED Award.

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 2018/19 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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School Rep (Chemistry, Food & Pharmacy)

Undergraduate School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. School 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 School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school.  They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school.  School 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 conventions; 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 (SBTL), 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 skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV.
  • Access to full training and support
  • Gain volunteering hours count towards the University of Reading RED Award.

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 2018/19 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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School Rep (Henley Business School) (3 places)

Undergraduate School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. School 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 School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school.  They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school.  School 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 conventions; 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 (SBTL), 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 skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV.
  • Access to full training and support
  • Gain volunteering hours count towards the University of Reading RED Award.

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 2018/19 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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School Rep (Humanities)

Undergraduate School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. School 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 School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school.  They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school.  School 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 conventions; 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 (SBTL), 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 skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV.
  • Access to full training and support
  • Gain volunteering hours count towards the University of Reading RED Award.

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 2018/19 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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School Rep (Institute of Education)

Undergraduate School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. School 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 School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school.  They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school.  School 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 conventions; 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 (SBTL), 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 skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV.
  • Access to full training and support
  • Gain volunteering hours count towards the University of Reading RED Award.

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 2018/19 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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School Rep (Law)

Undergraduate School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. School 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 School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school.  They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school.  School 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 conventions; 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 (SBTL), 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 skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV.
  • Access to full training and support
  • Gain volunteering hours count towards the University of Reading RED Award.

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 2018/19 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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School Rep (Literature & Languages)

Undergraduate School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. School 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 School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school.  They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school.  School 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 conventions; 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 (SBTL), 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 skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV.
  • Access to full training and support
  • Gain volunteering hours count towards the University of Reading RED Award.

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 2018/19 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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School Rep (Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences)

Undergraduate School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. School 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 School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school.  They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school.  School 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 conventions; 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 (SBTL), 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 skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV.
  • Access to full training and support
  • Gain volunteering hours count towards the University of Reading RED Award.

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 2018/19 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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School Rep (Politics, Economics & International Relations)

Undergraduate School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. School 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 School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school.  They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school.  School 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 conventions; 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 (SBTL), 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 skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV.
  • Access to full training and support
  • Gain volunteering hours count towards the University of Reading RED Award.

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 2018/19 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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School Rep (Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences)

Undergraduate School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school. They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school. School 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 School Reps represent the student voice on academic matters within each school.  They support and lead a team of Undergraduate Course Reps with each school.  School 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 conventions; 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 (SBTL), 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 skills and gain excellent career boosting experience to enhance your CV.
  • Access to full training and support
  • Gain volunteering hours count towards the University of Reading RED Award.

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 2018/19 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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Student Trustee (2 places)

Student Trustees ensure RUSU is well governed, managed and achieves its aims and objectives in accordance with its Vision, Mission, and Values. Trustees have responsibility for directing the affairs of RUSU with regard to the student perspective; delivering the charitable outcomes.


What’s the role?

Student Trustees ensure Reading University Student Union (RUSU) is well governed, well managed and that we stick to our vision, mission and values. Student Trustees are super important because they have responsibility for ensuring that RUSU’s charitable outcomes and strategy benefit all students at Reading.

What’s involved?

  • Contributing to the strategic leadership of a registered charity
  • Membership of the RUSU Trustee Board
  • Monitoring RUSU’s progress against strategic aims and objectives
  • Opportunities to chair meetings, whilst working on behalf of students
  • Monitoring the financial performance of RUSU to ensure it remains financially secure and accountable

What’s in it for me?

  • A unique position of significant responsibility which will look fantastic on your CV!
  • Excellent experience and invaluable transferable skills
  • Expert training and support
  • Opportunities to network with key university and RUSU staff
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Undergraduate Mature Students' Officer

The Undergraduate Mature Students’ Part-Time Officer works to represent the views and interests of undergraduate mature students within the Union. They act as a key point of contact for undergraduate mature students within the Union and provide information or signpost where necessary. They are also elected to represent RUSU members at the NUS Annual Part-time and Mature Students' Conference in 2019.

What’s the role?

The Undergraduate Mature Students’ Part-Time Officer works to represent the views and interests of undergraduate mature students within the Union. They act as a key point of contact for undergraduate mature students within the Union and provide information or signpost where necessary.

What’s involved?

Once elected the Undergraduate Mature Students’ Officer will:

  • Plan and run campaigns, awareness raising events and activities for the benefit of undergraduate mature students
  • Ensure Union events are inclusive for all self-defining undergraduate mature members
  • Encourage the participation of undergraduate  mature students in the Students' Union, its democratic and representative functions, and in the promotion of undergraduate mature student issues
  • Advocate on behalf of undergraduate mature students within the Union and across the University
  • Drive forward positive change for undergraduate mature students
  • Attend the NUS Annual Part-time and Mature Students' Conference in 2019.

What’s in it for me?

  • Great transferable skills
  • A chance to network and build relationships with key members of Union and University staff as well as external organisations
  • A chance to create positive change for undergraduate mature students
  • The opportunity to take part in the University of Reading’s RED Award

 

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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.
  • Overseeing the RUSU Advice Service, meeting with Advisers regularly to discuss issues affecting students.
  • Overseeing the election and work of JCR committees to improve the welfare provision for students in halls.
  • Training, managing and liaising with the Welfare Reps in all sports clubs and societies.
  • Working on all external and internal aspects of student welfare, including attending all relevant University of Reading committees, and liaising with relevant staff and stakeholders.
  • Leading on all housing and accommodation projects and campaigns.
  • Maintaining a working relationship with the University of Reading's Executive Board.

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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Women's Officer

RUSU’s Women’s Part-Time Officer works to defend and extend the rights of women within the Union and the University. They campaign for the equality of all women. They are also elected to represent RUSU members at the NUS Women's Conference in 2019.

What’s the role?

RUSU's Women’s Part-Time Officer works to defend and extend the rights of women within the Union and the University. They campaign for the equality of all women.  They will also take an 'open place' at the NUS Women's Annual Conference 2018.

What’s involved?

Once elected the Women’s Officer will:

  • Plan and run campaigns, awareness raising events and activities for the benefit of women across campus
  • Ensure Union events are inclusive for all self-defining women
  • Encourage the participation of women students in the Students' Union, its democratic and representative functions, and in the promotion of women’s issues
  • Advocate on behalf of women within the Union and across the University
  • Drive forward positive change for women
  • Attend the NUS Women's Annual Conference in 2019.

What’s in it for me?

  • Excellent work experience
  • Great transferable skills
  • A chance to network and build relationships with key members of Union and University staff as well as external organisations
  • Create positive change for women
  • The opportunity to take part in the University of Reading’s RED Award
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