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Communities Committee Election 2020/21

This committee exists to promote volunteering and community engagement amongst the student body and the wider community, including considering issues amongst the Old Aberdeen Community Council and the impact this may have on students on campus. The Committee is involved in promoting the relationship between AUSA and local schools – both Primary and Secondary – with the aim to widen access to education and encourage a close relationship between students and the young people of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

Nominations close at 17:00 on Thursday 1 October 2020 (in 7 days)

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Vice-Chair Community

The Vice-Chair acts as a depute to the Vice-President for Communities who chairs the committee and assumes a leadership role to support the members of the committee in establishing and achieving the committee’s aims for the academic year ahead. They are responsible for liaising with other interest groups, increasing cross-collaboration and engagement, and take meeting minutes to record attendance and decision made.
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First Year Representative

The First Year representative will be responsible for ensuring that new students’ voices are heard clearly within the Communities remit, attending meetings and helping to ensure new students getting involved within the local community and working to improve our student community here at the University of Aberdeen.

The Communities Committee acts as the bridge between student and local community. The committee organises campaigns on a range of issues such as housing, transport, workers' rights, student/community engagement and more! In 16/17, the Communities Committee worked on building a schools outreach programme, supported the Cut the Rent campaign in lobbying for cheaper halls, and launched a student workers campaign to support students that work part-time (or even full-time) while they study. Working together with different community groups and trade union branches, the Communities Committee seeks to get students involved in the local community - be that through volunteering, or political organising. 

If you have any questions, or want further information, contact the Communities Officer, Lewis Macleod, at ausacommunities@abdn.ac.uk              

 

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Foresterhill Representative

The Foresterhill representative will be responsible for ensuring that students based at Foresterhill have their voices heard within the Communities remit, attending meetings and ensuring that projects and campaigns run within the Communities remit are relevant and accessible to students at Foresterhill.

The Communities Committee acts as the bridge between student and local community. The committee organises campaigns on a range of issues such as housing, transport, workers' rights, student/community engagement and more! In 16/17, the Communities Committee worked on building a schools outreach programme, supported the Cut the Rent campaign in lobbying for cheaper halls, and launched a student workers campaign to support students that work part-time (or even full-time) while they study. Working together with different community groups and trade union branches, the Communities Committee seeks to get students involved in the local community - be that through volunteering, or political organising. 

If you have any questions, or want further information, contact the Communities Officer, Lewis Macleod, at ausacommunities@abdn.ac.uk              

 

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Transport Officer

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Ordinary Member (4 places)

Ordinary Member posts are non-portfolio roles within the committee that enable you to take a lead on the issues you are most passionate about within the Communities remit. Whether you have ideas for a new project or campaigns on transport in the city, outreach to community groups and local schools, housing issues, working issues, improving volunteering in the local area – or anything else to do with the local and student community – then get involved!

The Communities Committee acts as the bridge between student and local community. The committee organises campaigns on a range of issues such as housing, transport, workers' rights, student/community engagement and more! In 16/17, the Communities Committee worked on building a schools outreach programme, supported the Cut the Rent campaign in lobbying for cheaper halls, and launched a student workers campaign to support students that work part-time (or even full-time) while they study. Working together with different community groups and trade union branches, the Communities Committee seeks to get students involved in the local community - be that through volunteering, or political organising. 

If you have any questions, or want further information, contact the Communities Officer, Lewis Macleod, at ausacommunities@abdn.ac.uk              
 

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