Nominations are now open in our Spring Elections until Wednesday 12 February, and one of the roles you can run for is VP Welfare & Community.

Do you have a passion for representing, promoting and campaigning for students and the issues they hold from all of the different communities across campus? This may be the role for you! All it takes is one great idea and lots of passion for the role – remember, change starts with you.

Previous examples of work an individual in this position has achieved include the introduction of WIDE Training as well as promoting campaigns such as Black History Month.

Don’t worry if you don’t have much experience of a role like this, all our Sabbs receive training on lots of topics before you start, such as project and time management. There’s also a big team of core SUSU staff to support you.

The main responsibilities of VP Welfare and Community are:

Lead on student welfare

  • Promoting student wellbeing, with a focus on mental and physical health, safety and housing.
  • Ensure that student welfare is a consideration in all Union activities and promoting the support services available.
  • Lobby the University to act on student feedback with regards to the support services it offers, and any wider wellbeing issues.

Lead on equality and diversity within the Union

  • To represent, support and amplify the voices of students with protected characteristics, as illustrated through equal rights legislation.
  • Lobby the university to act on feedback with regards to equality and diversity issues.
  • To ensure the accessibility and inclusivity of all sites and all activities there.

Lead on Welfare and Community campaigns

  • To be the lead on welfare and awareness campaigns such as ‘You Are More Than’.
  • To work to support and facilitate campaigns and celebrations of events with cultural significance, such as Black History Month.
  • Increasing student engagement with these events and projects.

You can find a full list of information about the role of VP Welfare & Community here.

How to nominate yourself:

To nominate yourself head to susu.org/elections.
Nominations close on Wednesday 12 February at 13:00.

If this role isn’t for you but you know someone who would be perfect for it, you can suggest a friend here: susu.org/suggest-a-friend

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