Association Chair

Hi! My name is Ruairidh Maciver, and I'm your Association Chair!

Hi! My name is Ruairidh Maciver, and I'm your Association Chair!

I convene and chair all meetings of the SRC (Students' Representative Council), the SSC (Student Services Council and SAEC (The Students' Association Executive Committee). So many acronyms...but the Association isn't/shouldn't be all innacessabile jargon. It is here to work in your interest.

Here is a little bit about how I fit into all of this/what I intend to do:

1. Chair Meetings

This consists of making sure that the decisions of Councils are debated fairly and efficiently

2. Chief Administrative Officer

I am responsible for updating the Laws, the Standing Orders, the meeting schedule, the agenda, the minutes, keeping track of councillors attendance etc. 

3. Advise 

I advise the Sabbatical Officers and other members of Councils on the drafting of motions and the  implementation of policy and change

I can also advise you on how to do this. There are mechanisms in the Students' Association which allow you to use your voice.

  1. All the meetings of the Students' Association Councils are open!
  2. There is an open forum in the introductory part of the meetings of SRC/SSC which any student is welcome to speak during provided that they seek recognition from the Chair (me!) before the meeting begins.
  3. You can seek recognition from the Chair during debate on motions in order to ask (up to two questions) to the councillors
  4. You can bring a petition to the SRC/SSC!
  5. You can find more information about all of this here.
  6. You can also ask me for advice by emailing me at sachair@.

4. Promote Accessibility and Transparency

It is your Union, your Councils and so surely you should be able to know what is going on?

-In order to achieve better accessibility and transparency there will be:

  1. Better training for your councillors
  2. More information about who your councillors are
  3. More active use of Social Media to keep you up to date
  4. Open surgeries before SRC/SSC with relevant members 
  5. Information available about how to get involved at the Freshers' Fayre and throughout the year

I would love to hear from you, if you have any questions feel free to contact me! My email address is Also make sure to like Association Councils on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!