BAME Students’ Part-time Officer

What does BAME mean?

RUSU defines a BAME student as anyone who self-defines as Black, Asian or any other minority ethnic group this can include but is not limited to African, Middle Eastern, Caribbean or Asian descent; and/or descended from the indigenous populations of the Americas and/or the South Pacific.

What’s the Role?

Representing BAME Students’ interests within the:

  • Union
  • University
  • NUS Black Students’ Conference

What will I be doing?

You will be acting:

As a Contact

  • Key point of contact for BAME Students
  • Signpost students to the relevant services
  • Engage BAME students with the Union’s democratic functions

As a Campaigner

A campaign can consist of events, initiatives and projects

  • Run campaigns that create positive change
  • Plan awareness raising events and activities

As a Representative

Represent BAME students’ interests within the union, university and nationally by:

  • Attending university committees
  • Speaking up at Student Voice
  • Engaging at the NUS Black Students’ Conference

All for the benefit of BAME Students

What’s in it for me?

  • Great networking opportunities both within the university and outside
  • A chance to create positive change for current and future BAME students
  • Build valuable relations with academic staff
  • Develop skills and get experience future employers will notice
  • Meet new people

Am I eligible?

If you self-define as BAME and are enrolled on a course for the 2019/2020 academic year then yes, you are!

How do I get this great role?

Well, you’ll need to nominate yourself for the role when elections open on Monday 21st January .

You’ll need to submit a short manifesto detailing what you’d like to change as BAME Students’ Officer. You can find how to write a great manifesto here.

Nominations close on the Tuesday 12th February at 3pm so don’t forget to nominate yourself by then!


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