BAME Students' Officer Role

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.

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

What's the role?

Representing BAME Students’ interests within the:

  • Union
  • University
  • NUS Black Liberation Conference

What's involved?

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
  • Lead a students' network

As a Campaigner

A campaign can consist of events, initiatives and projects

  • Run campaigns that create positive change
  • Plan awareness raising events and activities
  • Liaise with other officers on inclusive campaigns across multiple liberation groups

As a Representative

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

  • Attending university committees
  • Attending RUSU’s Liberation and Representation Committee
  • Speaking up at Student Voice
  • Engaging at the NUS Liberation 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 a BAME and are enrolled on a course during the academic year nominations are held then yes, you are!

How do I get this role?

You’ll need to nominate yourself for the role when elections open. You’ll need to submit a short manifesto detailing what you’d like to change as BAME Student's Officer. We have written a guide on how to write a great manifesto.

Download Part-Time Officer role description and time commitment