Officer Elections

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full-time officer Roles

GUILD PRESIDENT

Representation. Leadership. Meetings.

  • Deputy chair of the Guild’s board of trustees
  • Ensures the Guild works for the interest of its members
  • Makes sure the University are consistently acting in the interests of students.
  • Leads and supports the full and part time Officer Team

REPRESENTATION AND RESOURCES OFFICER

Democracy. Events. Campaigns.

  • Makes sure students’ needs are met through our democratic system.
  • Helps you get the most out of our building
  • Works to make sure our big events are what you want

ACTIVITIES AND DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Activities. Opportunities. Skills.

  • Makes sure student societies and volunteering groups run smoothly and have the tools they need to develop
  • Chairs Megaforums and Miniforums throughout the year to keep in contact with committee members.
  • Helps students develop through planning and supporting skills and employability workshops

HOUSING AND COMMUNITY OFFICER

Housing. Freshers. Safety. Selly Oak.

  • Works to improve the quality of housing so students enjoy living in Birmingham
  • Organises Freshers events and runs the Residents’ Association scheme
  • Empowers students to feel safer where they live
  • Increases the sense of community within the local area

WELFARE OFFICER

Wellbeing. Equality. Support.

  • Helps students to access the support they need to make the most of University
  • Ensures that support available to students is effective
  • Campaigns on issues affecting student welfare
  • Facilitates building an inclusive community for all students

EDUCATION OFFICER

Engage. Enhance. Empower.

  • Leads the Student Representation System to make sure students are effectively represented on their course
  • Works alongside the University to enhance the educational experience of all students
  • Places student interests at the heart of every university decision to ensure courses are the best they can be

SPORTS OFFICER

Clubs. Wellbeing. Getting Active.

  • Works closely with UB Sport to make sure sports clubs are what students want
  • Makes sure that there’s provision for everyone, from elite to beginner, to get involved in sports
  • Helps students across campus get active in the ways that suit them

POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS’ OFFICER

Academic experience. Community. Representation.

  • Facilitates the postgraduate voice in academic affairs by working closely with the Graduate School and University
  • Works with postgrads to make sure they feel part of their community and can get involved in ways that suit them
  • Champions the postgraduate experience and changes the culture of ‘just for undergrads’
  • Works on issues relating to international students, student parents and carers and distance learners

NUS NATIONAL CONFERENCE DELEGATE

Represent. Network. Change.

  • Represent Birmingham University students at NUS National Conference
  • Vote on policy to benefit fellow students
  • Network with other students from across the UK
  • Develop your own skills

 


 

part-time officer Roles

Not able to take a year out to explore a full-time role? You may be interested in one of our non-paid part-time positions where you can volunteer to make a real difference whilst fitting this work around your studies.

ANTI-RACISM; ANTI-FASCISM OFFICER

Fighting racism and fascism. Promoting equality and tolerance. 

  • Campaigns on issues relating to fighting racism and fascism
  • Sits on the Student Equality and Diversity Committee 

COMMUNITY ACTION OFFICER

Promoting a positive student image.

  • Getting students involved in positive community activities
  • Bridging the gap between students and the local community

DISABLED STUDENTS' OFFICER

Campaigning. Representation. 

  • Giving a voice to the disabled students of the University of Birmingham
  • Campaigning to remove the barriers that hinder the experiences of disabled students at university
  • Co-Chair of  Disability and Mental Health Students’ Association  (DAMSA)

ETHICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER

Campaigning. Raising awareness. 

  • Raising awareness of the Guild and University’s environmental impact and helping to develop a more sustainable student community
  • Sits on Ethical and Environmental committee

ETHNIC MINORITY STUDENTS' OFFICER

Campaigning. Representation. 

  • Giving a voice to the Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) students of the University of Birmingham
  • Campaign to remove the barriers that hinder the experiences of BME students at university
  • Co-Chair of Black and Ethnic Minority Students’ Association (BEMA)

HOME STUDENTS' OFFICER

Support. Community.

  • Helping create a sense of community for students who chose to live at home whilst studying at the University of Birmingham
  • Co-Chair of the Home Students’ Association.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS' OFFICER

Support. Representation. Campaigning.

  • Represent international students to the University and the Guild
  • Providing support for international students whilst they study at the University of Birmingham

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANS & QUEER STUDENTS' OFFICER

Representation. Campaigning. Support.

  • Ensuring the Guild is at the forefront in the fight for equal rights for LGBTQ students
  • Supporting LGBTQ students that may need help
  • Co-Chair of LQBTQ Association

MATURE & PART TIME STUDENTS' OFFICER

Campaigning. Representation. 

  • Campaigning to ensure Mature and Part-Time students have a great university experience
  • Ensuring that the Guild is actively promoting initiatives that support and represent the welfare and interests of Mature and Part-time students

SATELLITE SITES OFFICER

Campaigning. Representation. 

  • Making sure the Guild and University provides for the needs of Satellite Sites students
  • Ensuring Satellite Site students feel a part of the University of Birmingham community

WOMENS' OFFICER

Campaigning. Representation. 

  • Raising awareness and campaigning on issues facing women and non-binary students
  • Representing women and non-binary students to the Guild and University.
  • Co-Chair of Women’s Association

NUS NATIONAL CONFERENCE DELEGATE

Represent. Network. Change.

  • Represents University of Birmingham students at NUS National Conference
  • Vote on policy to benefit fellow students
  • Network with other students from across the UK
  • Develop your own skills