Positions up for grabs
Executive Officers and Trustees are part time voluntary positions who sit on the Union Executive Council and are responsible for the Unions campaigns and political agenda. There are in total 13 positions available. A Full description of all Officers can be found at www.stirlingstudentsunion.com/elections
The lead in supporting the education campaigns run by the Union and working with course representatives for each module.
Health Promotion Officer
Specialises in running campaigns to promote positive physical, sexual and mental health to students.
The lead on supporting charity focused societies and fundraise for local and national charities.
Highlands and Islands Officer
Elected from the Inverness and Stornoway campuses only they represent the highland and island student views to the University and connect to the Stirling campus.
Lead representative of Postgraduate students working with the Sabbaticals and the University to improve the PG experience in research and taught.
Liberation and Equality Officers
Focus on representing self-defining students within their remits fighting for equal opportunities for all and equal rights for all.
• Disabled Students Officer
• International and Exchange Students’ Officer
• LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) Officer
A member of the Board collectively responsible for the overall running of the organisation, passing budgets, setting strategy, HR compliance and business decisions. This role is a great stepping stone into other roles in the Union such as Sabbatical or Executive Officer and give great experiences in business and management.
*Only ordinary students may run for the position of Trustee, no candidate for Executive Officer may run for a Trustee position.
National Union of Students (NUS) Delegate
Each year NUS host conferences to decide the political direction of the movement and allow student delegates to hold elected representatives to account for their actions over the year. The union has 4 delegate positions available which any student can run for. These positions are a great way of getting a national perspective about students and making significant changes in the way NUS works politically.
R.O.N. is a candidate in every election. RON provides students with an opportunity to, as the name suggests, re-open the nomination process. You would vote RON if you didn’t wish to vote for another candidate in the election. All of the Student Union’s elections for representative positions are elected under a transferable voting system so if RON receives the most votes (which is 50% plus 1 vote), they win and the position is vacant until another election is called.