University of Stirling Executive Council members
• To be the overall representative, spokesperson and ambassador of the Students’ Union; to the University, media and external agencies.
• To maintain close links with the local and national community on issues of mutual concern.
• To coordinate and lead the Union’s campaign agenda for the year.
• To be ultimately responsible for the overall financial security of the Union.
• To be responsible for the democratic structures of the Union.
• To act as delegation leader to all NUS Conferences.
• To ensure the implementation of, and adherence to, an effective Equal Opportunities policy.
• To ensure the Union and its services and publications are accessible to all students.
• To oversee and provide support to the Liberation Officers and campaigns to ensure the provision of appropriate events for these groups and their enhanced representation.
• To take the policy lead on Ethical and Environmental matters and formulate strategy in these areas.
• To discuss with the Executive Council any response to Government consultations and actions on behalf of the Union.
• To coordinate the work of the Union and Executive Council in setting yearly
• strategic goals and objectives aligned to longer term strategic plans agreed with Union management and the student body.
• To work with the General Manager, to assist in the recruitment and development of Union Staff.
Sports Union President
• To promote the profile of sport amongst the entire student body and the wider community.
• To represent the sporting interests of students to the University and other relevant external bodies.
• To campaign to improve the student experience for all students at The University of Stirling.
• To animate and coordinate students to increase participation in, and widening access to, all sporting and physical activities.
• To ensure the continued implementation of a strategic plan for sport this meets the strategic objectives of the organisation.
• To develop and implement the coaching programme, including coach recruitment and retention; and implement an annual professional development programme for key club committee members delivering coaching.
• To maximise the Sports Union’s facility allocation at the University of Stirling.
• To oversee the financial management of the Sports Union, including drafting, in collaboration with the Finance Committee, the Sports Union budget and ensuring that club budgets, when set, are adhered to.
• To ensure that the Sports Union implements, maintains and adheres to appropriate and relevant policy for the purposes of health and safety within sport.
• To bid for, attract and coordinate sporting events throughout the year to support the aims of the Sports Union.
• To develop, support and guide sports clubs ensuring continual development and growth.
• To create, develop and maintain innovative partnerships with key internal and external organisations.
• To communicate effectively with sports union members through appropriate mechanisms.
Vice President Education & Engagement
• To be responsible for representing students on all academic matters to the University and other such bodies as appropriate.
• To be responsible for Union policy on academic matters and education.
• To engage with national education agencies on areas of policy development and implementation.
• To plan, develop and implement education related campaigns, events and materials to better the students’ experience of students at Stirling.
• To work in collaboration with Union Officers, staff, external bodies and the University to continually develop and support an effective Course Representative network to ensure student engagement in the enhancement of the learning experience at Stirling.
• To engage, empower and campaign for students in order to enhance the quality of their teaching and learning experience.
• To undertake appropriate casework for students in conjunction with the relevant staff.
• To be responsible for the promotion and awareness rising of physical, sexual and mental health and wellbeing issues within the student body through events, campaigns and materials.
Vice President Activities & Development
• To act as Clubs and Societies Convener and to continually develop, support and guide clubs and societies within the Students’ Union.
• To ensure an effective strategy is in place for recruitment, retention and reward of student volunteers.
• To lead on policy, development and implementation with regards to volunteering and community involvement.
• To campaign to improve the student experience for all students at the University of Stirling.
• To lead and continue the development of the Student Leadership Programme.
• To champion and coordinate the personal and professional development of students in their time at University; so as to enhance their employability, student experience and wider civic engagement.
• To ensure a member-focused, student-led and ‘cooperative’ economic approach to the Union’s commercial areas.
• To have responsibility for the development of commercial strategy which insures wide access to the trading facilities for all student groups and acts to responsibly develop the student community.
• To work with the Community and Commercial Operations Committee to coordinate all commercial and union events, such as Fresher’s and Re-Fresher’s Week, are student focused.
Air3 Radio Station Manager
• To act as the coordinator of the Students’ Union’s student radio station; and carry the responsibility for ensuring a dynamic, high quality, well managed, fair, accurate, independent, entertaining and student-led service for the University community.
AirTV Station Manager
• To act as the coordinator of the Students’ Union’s TV station; and carry the responsibility for ensuring a dynamic, high quality, well managed, fair, accurate, independent, entertaining and student-led service for the University community.
Black Students Officer
• To coordinate and autonomously lead the Black Students’ Campaign on campus.
• To represent the views of Black students to the Union, University and other external bodies.
• To act as Editor to the Students’ Union’s newspaper, and carry the responsibility for ensuring a dynamic, high quality, well managed, fair, accurate, independent, entertaining and student-led publication for the University community.
• To coordinate and lead the charitable work of the Union in the raising of funds for causes deemed to be worthwhile by the student body, through working with relevant student clubs, the University and external bodies.
Clubs & Societies Development Officer
• To work with relevant sabbaticals and staff to develop student clubs and societies through supporting their training, growth, events, diversity and relationship with the Students’ Union and wider community.
• To work directly with relevant Sabbatical Officers to promote volunteering within the student body.
• To develop community projects with the aim of improving the employability of students at the University of Stirling.
• To work with the student and wider community to develop, improve and promote social responsibility.
Disabled Students Officer
• To coordinate and autonomously lead the Disabled Students’ Campaign on campus.
• To represent the views of disabled students to the Union, University and other external bodies.
• To work directly with relevant Sabbatical Officers to continually promote and develop the Course Representative network.
• To work with the student body to create a climate of active communication and engagement in order to secure educational and social change.
Health Promotion Officer
• To work directly with relevant sabbatical officers to promote and campaign to improve students physical, social, sexual, mental health and wellbeing.
Highland & Island Officer
• To represent the external campuses on all relevant Union, University and external bodies.
• To work directly with relevant Sabbatical Officers in identifying local issues for the external campuses and campaigning for change to better the student experience.
International & Exchange Students Officer
• To coordinate and autonomously lead the International & Exchange Students’ Campaign on campus.
• To represent the views of international students to the Union, University and other external bodies.
• To coordinate and autonomously lead the LGBT Campaign on campus.
• To represent the views of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans students to the Union, University and other external bodies.
Mature Students Officer
• To coordinate and autonomously lead the mature students campaign on campus.
• To represent the views of mature students to the Union, University and other external bodies.
Postgraduate Students Officer
• To represent postgraduate issues within the Students Union, to the University and other external bodies
• To liaise with the postgraduate campaign nationally.
• To work effectively with relevant Sabbatical Officers to work on specific sustainability issues,
• To develop the Student Union’s green and ethical strategy and policy
• To championing a member focused cooperative economic approach.
• To coordinate and autonomously lead the Women’s’ Campaign on campus.
• To represent the views of women to the Union, University and other external bodies.
Sports Union Executive
The Sports Union Executive are also part of the main Union Executive Council, the roles are mainly operations. For instance the secretary literally writes the minutes of the sports Union executive minutes. The marketing officer makes posters, the vice president organises the sports ball. There may however be motivation this year for work around the Olympics and club development.
Sports Union Vice President
• The Vice-President, who will be a student, will deputise for the President in his/her absence. This is not a Sabbatical Officers post.
• In the event of the resignation of the Sports Union President, the Vice-President shall assume the position of Acting-President of the Sports Union in a non-Sabbatical role until such time a by-election may be held.
• He/She will be responsible for liaising with the Students’ Union Finance Office for the signing of Sports Union claim forms.
• In the event of a vacancy in the position of Vice-President, Secretary, Communications Officer, Marketing Officer and Sport Equality Officer on the Executive Committee, the Clubs Council (as defined below) shall have the power to co-opt an Ordinary member to fill the vacancy.
Sports Union Marketing Officer
• The Marketing Officer, who will be a student, will be responsible for Sports Union advertising, both attracting sponsors and advertising Sports Union events.
• He/She will carry out market research on Sports Union members on an annual basis to establish improvements the Sports union can make.
• The Communications Officer, who will be a student, will be responsible for conveying Sports Union news with members and the wider community.
• He/She will ensure that the Sports Union Website is updated on a weekly basis and will be responsible for the websites upkeep. Still relevant?
Sports Union Participation Officer
• The Participation Officer, who will be a student, will be responsible for encouraging all students to participate in Sports Union activities.
• He/She will liaise with students who have not traditionally been engaged in Sport and encourage them to take an active role within the Sports Union.
Sports Union Secretary
• The Secretary, who will be a student, will be responsible for the general correspondence of the Sports Union; for convening General Meetings and Meetings of the Sports Union Executive Committee and for maintaining Minutes of these meetings.
• He/She shall have responsibility for maintaining up-to-date records of club memberships and numbers involved in club activities. The Secretary will have the responsibility to call Meetings of the Sports Union Executive Committee.
• He/she shall ensure that each Club of the Sports Union is provided with a copy of the Sports Union Policy Document and Sports Union Harassment Policy.