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Sabbatical Officer Elections 2018

Elect your Sabbatical Officers for the next academic year 2018/19

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Student President

The Student President shall: 

Arrange Officers’ team meetings to coordinate work of the team where otherwise absent, coordinate the effective allocation of duties. 

Co-ordinate the development and delivery of team objectives

Oversee the representation of student views and interests to the University, locally and nationally, except in relation to departmental and school bodies and other areas where Officers in their remits already work. 

Ensure effective communication between the AUSA and its membership, with the exception of those publications constituted under Byelaw 7. 

Liaise with the senior management of AUSA to ensure effective planning of AUSA services and activities. 

Jointly with the Communities Officer promote and maintain the benefits that students bring to the local area by liaising with local community groups, and campaign on issues affecting students in the local area. 

Co-ordinate measures to encourage a student community which respects the diversity of its membership, in accordance with the Constitution. 

Oversee the implementation and upholding of AUSA’s Policy in accordance with the Constitution. 

Organise the support for the Foresterhill Committee.

Liaise with the Societies Union Chair and RAG Chair to ensure effective working and that these groups are well represented.

Organise the support for the Liberation and Section Groups.

Oversee AUSA relations with the media, in accordance with Byelaw 13. 

Oversee disciplinary matters, where appropriate, in accordance with Byelaw 15. 

 Promote the democratic structure of AUSA in accordance with the relevant Byelaws.  

Oversee AUSA activities within the National Union of Students, serving as an Ex-Officio delegate to the Annual Conference of the NUS. 

Organise and help to ensure that AUSA leads challenging campaigns on student issues which aim to make change happen for students at the University, locally and nationally. 

Represent students at, and report to the Executive Committee on meetings of University Court and such other bodies as required.  

 

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Education Officer

The Education Officer shall: 

Represent students on educational and teaching quality issues in the University, locally and nationally, reporting regularly to relevant AUSA committees. 

Lead the SA’s work on issues of national higher education policy in consultation with the other officers and students through regular open forums organised in coordination with the Representative Services Department. 

Oversee the recruitment, training and work of Class Representatives and School Conveners/Reps, producing information, and holding regular forums and other events to support their work. 

Support individual students on academic issues that have wider policy implications, in consultation with the Student Advice Centre and the Representative Services Department.

Support the Education Committee by promoting student participation in the committee, organising and attending regular meetings and ensuring that agendas are prepared and minutes are taken. 

Co-ordinate and implement relevant campaigns on issues of educational and teaching quality issues with the support of the Education Committee with the aim of improving the experience of students at the university. 

Support the Postgraduate Students Forum, working with the relevant representative to promote postgraduate student participation in AUSA and the provision of services and events relevant to postgraduate students. 

Represent students at, and report to, the Executive Committee on, meetings of University Senate and such other bodies as required, particularly those concerned with teaching and learning, academic quality and postgraduate matters. 

Work with the Academic and Discipline specific societies and support them where appropriate.

Shall deputise in the absence of the Student President.

 

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Sports Officer

The Sports Officer shall: 

Encourage students to become involved in Recreational, Intra Mural, and Performance Sport along with fitness and Wellbeing programmes. 

Represent the views and interests of students on sporting matters to the University, locally and nationally. 

Organise an event during Freshers’ Week to promote all areas of the Sports Union within the University to all students. 

Serve as a member of the Sport Aberdeen and ASV, reporting on meetings to the Executive Committee. 

Ensure that the interests of all participants in the Sports Union including Clubs, Intra Mural and recreational sport users are equally considered in allocating resources and facilities. 

Represent Sports Clubs within the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and SSS. 

Support the promotion and development of Intra Mural programmes and represent the views and interests of students involved in Intra Mural sport. 

Support the promotion and development of AUSA activities that are recognised as partners of Sport Aberdeen and represents the views and interests of students involved in these programmes. 

Organise and support meetings of representatives of all recognised Sports Clubs. 

Organise and promote an annual varsity sporting competition (Granite City Challenge) with RGU and promote University sport throughout the community. 

Jointly with the Welfare Officer, promote Healthy Body Healthy Mind and the benefits of sporting activity in achieving that. 

Oversee and develop links between sport in the University and the local community. 

Represent students at, and report to the Executive Committee on, University and other meetings as required.

 

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Communities Officer

The Communities Officer shall: 

Represent student views and interests on matters relating to the local and student community to the University, locally and nationally.  

Be responsible for overseeing activities and representation on matters in relation to student accommodation within the University and student housing within the city. 

Be responsible for overseeing activities and representation on matters in relation to sustainability, the environment, and ethics, to the University, locally and nationally.

Support, coordinate and organise where relevant campaigns and activities on safety in the home, housing issues, sustainability, transport, and environment and ethics in conjunction with relevant committees and community groups.

Promote volunteering opportunities to the student body in cooperation with volunteer groups, develop volunteer bases and work with the local community to expand opportunities available.

Jointly with the President, promote and maintain the benefits that students bring to the local area by attending meetings and liaising with local community groups, and campaign on issues affecting students in the local area. 

Provide support to, facilitate and co-ordinate student activist and change groups where appropriate, and build links between these groups and local community activities and campaigns.

Support the Communities and Environment and Ethics Committees by promoting student participation in the committee, organising and attending regular meetings and ensuring that agendas are prepared and minutes are taken. 

Represent students at, and report to the Executive Committee on, meetings of University Senate and such other bodies as required, particularly those concerned with student community and Environment & Ethics matters.  

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Welfare Officer

The Welfare Officer shall: 

Represent student views and interests on welfare matters in the University, locally and nationally. 

Be responsible for overseeing activities in relation to student funding, hardship and Welfare issues.

Be responsible for overseeing activities and representation on matters in relation to student welfare within the University.

Support, coordinate and organise where relevant campaigns and activities on welfare issues including mental health, sexual health, personal safety, safety in the home, in conjunction with relevant committees.   

Oversee the AUSA welfare services, in particular the Student Advice Centre.

Jointly with the President and Communities Officer, promote and maintain the benefits that students bring to the local area by attending meetings and liaising with local community groups, and campaign on issues affecting students in the local area.

Support the Welfare Committee by promoting student participation in the committee, organising and attending regular meetings and ensuring that agendas are prepared and minutes are taken. 

Work with the Sports Officer to promote Healthy Body Healthy Mind and on supporting the welfare of student groups such as LGBQ+ and disabled students.

Represent students at, and report to the Executive Committee on, meetings of University Senate and such other bodies as required, particularly those concerned with student welfare matters.  

 

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