- Student Council as an elected representative
- The Board of Trustees as a Trustee
- The Chief Executive as an employee
Purpose of the post:
Responsible for representing student membership on all academic matters and to act as a Trustee and Director of the Students’ Union.
Role Specific Responsibilities
- To be the lead representative of the Union on matters concerning all academic matters to the University and other relevant external bodies.
- To be the lead representative for the delivery and continual development of the Academic Representative scheme, liaising with the University and co-chairing relevant developmental committees.
- To be the lead Sabbatical Officer for Quality Assurance and Teaching Excellence Framework.
- To liaise with the University, other institutions, the National Union of Students (NUS) and any other relevant legislative or regulatory bodies on behalf of the student membership on academic issues.
- To be the nominated Sabbatical Officer on any relevant University meeting or panel on academic issues.
- In partnership with the appropriate staff member, plan and deliver training to all Academic Representatives to a high standard.
- To work closely with the Advice Service on matters relating to education and provide advice to the University on behalf of the student membership on areas for improvement.
- To work closely with the Chief Executive on any research on academic issues including the National Student Survey (NSS) and provide advice to the University on behalf of the Students’ Union and the student membership on areas for improvement.
- To take responsibility for running campaigns relating to education.
Sabbatical officer general role responsibilities
- To liaise with the University, other institutions, the National Union of Students (NUS) and any other relevant legislative or regulatory bodies on behalf of the student membership.
- To take responsibility for running any priority campaign not undertaken by any student officer.
- To attend relevant local and national conferences, training events and meetings as required.
- To represent student members and the Students’ Union at relevant University meetings or working groups.
- To represent the Students’ Union at and open the annual Graduation ceremonies of their term of office.
- To be the main point of contact for both student and external media enquiries, in relation to their mandated area.
- To identify and raise any issues relating to students.
- To campaign for the rights of students.
- To ensure that the needs of students are reflected through the activities of the Union.
- To liaise with the University, individual schools and departments to encourage student involvement and engagement throughout the University.
- To work in partnership with all Elected Officers and staff.
- To attend Trustee Board and produce reports as required.
- To undertake any other duties as may be reasonably required by the student membership or the Students’ Union.
- To attend and provide reports to Student Council.
- To attend any meetings as required.
Eligibility to stand
- You must be 16 years of age or older, be a Full Member of Solent Students’ Union, registered as a student and be studying on an accepted course at Solent University in the academic year 2019/20.
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