Full time roles are open to any UoB student, whatever year you are in. If you aren’t a final year student, you will have to take a year out of your studies to carry out a full time Officer position.
- Ensures the University represents all students
- Leads the Officer team, as well as all democracy and governance work within your Guild
- Represents Birmingham students in the media
- Liaises with the University to influence students' academic experience at Birmingham
- Leader of the Student Rep Scheme
- Communicates academic advice and best practice
- Ensures international students have the best academic and social experience
- Represents students who are on a year abroad
- Organises inclusive and supportive events for all international students
ACTIVITIES AND EMPLOYABILITY
- Ensures student groups are helping students to develop, meet new people and have fun
- Helps students to develop their employability skills
- Responsible for our night time venue, event planning and commercial opportunities
- Ensures postgraduate students have the best academic and social experience
- Encourages postgraduates to get involved and feel a part of their community
- Works with the University to make sure postgraduates are satisfied with their experience and feel supported
- Ensures Sports Clubs are helping students to develop, make friends and have fun
- Works with UoB Sport to make sure clubs are what students want
- Helps students across campus to get involved in the ways which suit them
WELFARE AND COMMUNITY
- Focuses on student wellbeing, housing and safety; supporting students in accommodation and the local community.
- Ensures University services are inclusive and accessible for all
- Campaigns to help staff and students build an inclusive community
There are some other core responsibilities that all Full-Time Officers have, including:
- Taking part in Scrutiny Panel meetings
- Helping to lead, promote and engage students with democracy and decision-making in the Guild, including decision-making committees and the All Student Meeting
- Representing students’ academic interests on University College Committees
- Helping to promote and engage students with major Guild events (e.g. Welcome Week, Officer Elections, Autumn Elections, etc)
As a Full-Time Officer, you are also a Trustee of the Guild!
Trustees are part of a Trustee Board, and are governors/directors of a charity - they help to make decisions on a charity’s strategy, development, and spending. So as a Full-Time Officer Trustee of the Guild, you will help to make decisions on these things!
You also work alongside four Student Trustees (students who are recruited to volunteer alongside their studies), six External Trustees (recruited professionals from outside of the Guild who are experienced in a relevant industry [e.g. finance, education] and contribute an outside perspective to the Board), and a University representative (University staff member). The President is the Chair of the Board. More information can be found in in Byelaws 3 & 4 , and more general information about being a Charity Trustee can be found on the Charity Commission website.
More information in general about each Full-Time Officer role can be found in the “Role Descriptions” document and Byelaw 7.
To find out more about what Officers do on a day to day basis and as Trustees, you can contact one of the current Full-Time Officers or email the Elections Team.
Part time roles are open to any UoB student and are carried out alongside your studies on a voluntary basis. It would usually mean a commitment of between 5-10 hours per week, and you get out of the role what you put in.
- Actively campaign on a key student issue, and encourages student involvement
- Ensures that the Guild actively supports other student led campaigns
- Represents and campaigns for inclusivity, accessibility and equal rights for disabled students
ETHNIC MINORITY STUDENTS’
- Represents and campaigns for inclusivity and equal rights of ethnic minority students
ETHICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL
- Raises awareness of the Guild’s and University’s environmental impact and helps to develop a more sustainable student community
- Sits on the Guild’s Ethical and Environmental Committee
- Represents and campaigns for inclusivity and equal rights of LGBTQ+ students at UoB and the Guild
TRANS AND NON-BINARY STUDENTS’ OFFICER
- Represents and campaigns for inclusivity and equal rights of trans and non-binary students
- Sits on the Guild’s Welfare and Liberation Committee
- Represents and campaigns for inclusivity and equal rights of women students
- Attends Welfare & Liberation Committee
There are some other core responsibilities that all Part-Time Officers have, including:
More information in general about each Part-Time Officer role can be found in the “Role Descriptions” document and Byelaw 7.
To find out more about what Officers do on a day to day basis, you can contact one of the current Part-Time Officers or email the Elections Team.
NUS Liberation Conference Delegate
Black Students Position X 1
In this election, you also have the chance to apply for the NUS Liberation Conference Delegate – Black Students position. Please note that you must self-identify as a Black student (Black, Asian or ethnic minority/BAME) to apply for this role.
If you are elected, you will ensure that Black students nationally are effectively represented at the NUS Liberation Conference in Spring.
You must be able to attend the NUS Liberation Conference, which will be on
Wednesday 30th March - Thursday 31st March. If the event is in-person, food, accommodation and transport costs will be paid for by the Guild.