What’s the role?
The Black, Asian 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.
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 Annual 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
Am I eligible?
To be eligible for this role you will need to self-define as a BME student. We feel it is important that BME issues, and the students affected by them, are represented by students who have had first-hand experience of the oppression faced by those they represent. This is why we ask you to self-define.
RUSU defines a BME student as any home student who self-defines as Black, Asian or within any other minority ethnic group.
You will also need to be enrolled on a course for the 2018/19 academic year to be eligible to stand in this election.
If you’d like to find out more about the role of BME Students' Officer, please contact: