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SRUCSA Elections - Be a Student Leader

🦸‍♀️ Job Opportunities in SRUCSA

Each year, our Students’ Association (SRUCSA) elects students to take on a range of leadership roles. These students are elected by the student body in free and fair elections, and it is their remit to champion the student voice, represent the views of students to SRUC and to oversee a range of SRUCSA activities such as the rep system, campaigns, clubs and societies.

✨ The Roles

Part-time Volunteer roles

Liberation Officers

1 role available for the 21/22 year as our Liberation Officer for Black Students. This is a part-time voluntary role. Black as used here is an umbrella term we have borrowed from the National Union of Students which includes students of African, Arab, Asian, Caribbean and indigenous heritage

Our Liberation Officers make sure that the voices of students who are often under-represented are heard loud and clear by SRUC. We have Liberation Officers because we want to see the world around us change to be more welcoming and available to people from groups that we don’t often hear from. We believe that there are significant barriers to people from Black African, Arab, Asian and Caribbean backgrounds from entering the Scottish Rural economy and hearing these voices at SRUC will remove these barriers.

We need help in doing this. If you belong to an ethnic group that you feel is underrepresented and not seen enough, then we would really value your help in guiding the work of SRUCSA.

This role is chosen by election by your community, only students who define as African, Arab, Asian and Caribbean heritage are invited to vote.

Nominate yourself for this role and help us bring change to SRUC and Scotland’s Rural economy

Members of Academic Board

2 roles available as members of Academic Board (Further Education, Postgraduate). These are Part-Time voluntary roles. These students attend Academic Board meetings (a committee where all the big decisions about academic matters at SRUC are made) and contribute to make sure that students can feed into this process.

If you are interested in any of these roles, then the first step is to nominate yourself by filling out the form here. The deadline is the end of the day on Friday 8th October 2021.

❓ How Does it All Work?

Interested in any of these roles? Great! This is how you get started:

  1. Students nominate themselves by the end of the day on 8 October
  2. Candidates tell students why they should vote for them between 11 and 15th October in our Campaigning Week.
  3. Students vote for who they want to represent them on Moodle from 9am Monday 13 to 4pm on 15 October.
  4. Winners will be announced on 18 October. The person with the most votes for each of the roles will be elected.
  5. The new officer will start their roles from 25 October

If you aren't sure which role to go for, have questions or would like to chat about what is involved then contact us at elections@sruc.ac.uk

Election Rules & Procedure 2021-22

This document sets out the Election rules. Make sure that you read this document, and follow the rules throughout the process.

🎦 What to Do (and What Not to Do) in an Election

Process of Election of Student Members to the Academic Board

This documents sets out the rules and process for the Election of Students to Academic Board. These rules only apply if you are running for one of the Academic Board roles.

2021-2022 Election Dates & Process

13 September - 8 October 2021: Students can nominate themselves for one of the positions. You can do this by completing an online form

11 - 15 October 2021: Campaigning Week (campaigning is fully online)

13 to 15 October 2021: Voting open (via Moodle)

18 October 2021: Winners announced