Alasdair Richmond convenes and administers internal Union Committees and Council.
About the Position
The Association Chair acts as the primary administrator of the Student Representatives’ Council (SRC) and Subcommittee Steering Group (SSG), organising and leading meetings. The Chair organises the call for agenda items, ensures minutes are taken, and ensures proper policies and procedures are being followed. The Chair also provides advise to all Officers and Sabbaticals on Association Law and Policy.
Specifically, the Association Chair:
- Organises and chairs meetings of student councils: the SRC and the SSG.
- Schedules dates of meetings and completes necessary room bookings.
- Compiles agendas and papers to circulate in advance of each meeting.
- Ensures minutes are taken and circulated after each meeting.
- Helps officers to prepare motions.
- Ensures all files are uploaded to the Councils page.
- Line-manages the Secretary to the SRC.
- Is familiar with Association policies, and update the Laws and Standing Orders.
- Manages the Councils' Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.
- Acts as an impartial advisor to all officers and students.
- Promotes accessibility and transparency of the Association.
Role holders take office in April and end their term in March the following year. On average, the Association Chair spends between 15 and 20 hours per week on their role.
I'm from Anstruther, Scotland! I am going into my fourth year studying Biology and Geography. I wanted to be your Association Chair as I have sat on councils for the past two years as your Community Relations Officer. This was a step up for me, and I wanted to improve the way councils work and increase engagement across the student body so more people can get involved! A fun fact about me is, I have been a summer camp counsellor in Wisconsin for the past three summers!
My position directly affects students, as I ensure Councils fulfils its role of representing students. I can help any student submit a motion to make the Association address, support, or oppose an issue. I make sure students are invited to Councils meetings, and that motions and minutes of all meetings are available online.
I hold office hours at 5pm Tuesdays for anyone to come and discuss anything to do with Councils!
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Want my job?
This position is elected in March each year. It's a voluntary position taking 15-20 hours per week, from April to March. Any matriculated student is eligible to stand for election, unless graduating.
If you're considering this role, get in touch with me or my line manager (President) to ask any questions.
Hours spent working on this role count towards a Volunteering Award, which is listed on your academic transcript.
J21-06: Motion to reform the Association Laws