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|Thursday 7th October, 9am
||Postgraduate nominations open
|Wednesday 13th October, 5pm
||Postgraduate nominations close
|Thursday 14th October, 9am
||Postgraduate voting opens
|Friday 15th October, 5pm
||Postgraduate voting closes
As ordinary members of the Students' Association, all matriculated UG and PG students are eligible to vote for candidates standing as Representatives in their respective Schools. Students must cast their ballots through the centralised Elections Portal during the election period. Students will only vote on the candidates relevant to their level (UG/PG) and to their area of study (School). Postgraduate students will also have the opportunity to vote on several university-wide positions (PGT/PGR President and the PG Officers).
Postgraduate (PGT and PGR) Class Representative Elections for 2021/22 have now closed.
Undergraduate Class Representative Elections for 2021/22 have now closed.
Elected representatives must attend the mandatory training session (hosted on Microsoft Teams) associated with their position (see key dates above).
Students who want to stand in the PG or Class Representative elections as an Academic Rep or as a Sustainability Rep must nominate themselves in the Elections Portal. Candidates must submit a current headshot photograph, a brief statement describing their experience and goals for the position, and their top priority if they were elected to be a class representative.
If you know someone who would make a great Class Rep or Sustainability Rep, you can encourage them to run by submitting a Nudge! Students who are nudged are notified anonymously, in order to encourage nominations without bias.
Postgraduate (PGT and PGR) nominations for the 2021/22 Class Representative Elections are open from 9am 7th October 2021 (Thursday) until they close at 5pm on the 13th October 2021 (Wednesday).
- If you are interested in running to become a Sustainability Rep for your School, you should follow the same process as if you were running to be a PG Rep. You can contact the Sustainability Coordinator from the University Environment Team, Hannah Bowey (firstname.lastname@example.org), and/or the Director of Education (email@example.com) for more information on serving as a Sustainability Rep.
- Class Rep (Undergraduate)
- Find out more about the role here.
- Take on an additional School Role.
- Sustainability Rep
- This is a separate role in each School, line-managed by the University Environment Team.
- Class Rep (International Education Institute)
Find out more about the postgraduate representation system.
Sustainability Rep Role Description
The School Sustainability Representatives (SSR) underpin a pillar in the University’s strategy to become net zero carbon by 2035. They bridge between the Environmental and Sustainability Board, the Environment Team, and the Student Association to promote, drive, and support sustainable change in their academic school. The SSRs are line managed by the School President and supervised by the Environment Team’s Sustainability Coordinator. The SSRs meet with the Environment Team monthly and report back to the School President to liaise about best implementations in the particular school.
SSRs are responsible for running sustainability themed events, campaigning for sustainability in the curriculum, and being an agent of change in their schools. Their work can include everything from panel events, to workshops, analysis on school energy efficiency, liaising with estates and the council, and creating green reading lists.
They have the chance to network with professionals, academic staff, and students from across the university and will gain experience in event organisation, campaigning, and become educated in being an agent of change for sustainability.
All currently matriculated students, registered for Academic Year 2021/22 are eligible to stand for Class Representative positions. Undergraduate students may only stand for undergraduate Class Rep roles. IEI students may only stand for roles specific to their programme or pathway. Likewise, postgraduate students may only stand for postgraduate representative roles.
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