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.
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 Annual LGBT+ Students' 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
To be eligible for this role you will need to self-define as a LGBT+ student. We feel it is important that LGBT+ 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, that’s why we ask you to self-define.
RUSU defines an LGBT+ student as anyone who self-defines as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or within any other sexual minority or gender identity.
You will also need to be enrolled on a course for the 2018/19 academic year to be eligible to stand in this election.
You can only nominate yourself for one Part-Time Officer role. If you nominate yourself for this role then you cannot nominate yourself for any other Part-Time Officer role in this election. However, you can still nominate yourself for an Undergraduate School Rep or Student Trustee role.
If you’d like to find out more about the role of LGBT+ Officer, please contact: