FAQ's

Frequently asked questions:  Full Time / Paid positions
 

1. How do I find out more about what the roles are?

To find out more about the Executive positions you can read the job descriptions here, or contact us via email, Facebook, Twitter,or phone for more details.

2. Are the roles paid?

Yes- the salary is approx £20K per annum for full time paid roles, pro rata for paid part time roles eg: Vice President (ARU London)

3. How many hours a week would I need to work?

For full time roles it would be a minimum of 35 hours per week, but during busy periods it will be more. For Vice President (ARU London) the role is 14 hours per week.

4. When would I start?

In July 2019.

5. Do I need to have any experience?

No- and we don't expect you to! All Executive Officers are fully-trained and supported by over 30 members of full-time staff.

6. Can I stand if I am an International Student?

Yes you can, make sure you visit the International Advice Service to answer any visa queries.

7. Can I stand if I am a part-time student?

Yes - For full time roles you would have to intermit your studies as you cannot study at the same time. For Vice President (ARU London) this role would sit alongside your studies.

8. Do I have to be in my third year to stand?

No, you can stand forfull time roles if you're a first, second year or third year.

If you are in your first or second year you would need to intermit your studies for a year (you cannot study at the same time)

For Vice President (ARU London) you must be a first or second year student.

9. What if I started my course in January/March, or won't have finished my final year by July 2019?

If you started later in the year you should still be able to intermit, likewise if your course runs over the summer we will try to accomodate this. We do however recommend you get in touch with us first so we can check this for you.

10. What do I have to do to nominate myself for a position?

It is not like a normal job where you apply for a position and then invited for an interview. You must nominate yourself and then students will vote on whether they want you to represent them.

To nominate yourself click here, make sure you've logged into the website and enter your details, then write a manifesto of what you would like to achieve while in position. You must upload a manifesto and photo for your nomination to be valid.

11. What should I include on my manifesto?

The manifesto must include your name, a photo of yourself and state what you would like to do while in position. This should be no longer than 1 A4 side.

For hints & tips on how to lay out your manifesto please click here.

12. What is the deadline for submitting my nomination?

 Your nomination must be submitted by Wednesday 13 Feb, 12pm and your manifesto must be uploaded by Friday 15 Feb, 12pm (these are strict deadlines).

13. What is involved in running a campaign?

 You need to campaign to students to let them know why they should vote for you, the campaigning period is from Friday 15rd Feb, 4pm - Friday 1 March, 2pm. For more details and hints and tips for campaigning please click here.

14. Do I get any money to run the campaign?

Yes, if you are running for a full-time Executive Officer role, you will be able to access a budget of £50 to spend how you would like.

You cannot spend more than this.

 

Frequently asked questions: Part time / Voluntary positions

1. How do I find out more about what the roles are?

To find out more about the Executive positions you can read the job descriptions here, or contact us via email, Facebook, Twitter,or phone for more details.

2. Are the roles paid?

No, our part-time positions are voluntary but you are able to log your hours and receive accreditation for your time. VIce President (ARU London) candidates please see 'paid positions' above.

3. When would I start?

July 2019 for one year.

4. Can I run for a part-time position if I am in my final year?

No, unless you are going to be a student again. The positions start run from July 2019 - July 2020.

5. Do I need to have any experience?

No- and we don't expect you to! All Campaign and Faculty Reps are fully-trained and supported by over 30 members of full-time staff.

6. What do I have to do to nominate myself for a position?

It is not like a normal job where you apply for a position and then invited for an interview. You must nominate yourself and then students will vote on whether they want you to represent them.

To nominate yourself go to the Nomination page and enter your details, then write a manifesto of what you would like to achieve while in position. You must upload a manifesto for your nomination to be valid.

7. What should I include on my manifesto?

The manifesto must include your name, a photo of yourself and state what you would like to do while in position. This should be no longer than 1 A4 side.

For hints & tips on how to lay out your manifesto please click here.

8. What is the deadline for submitting my nomination?

Your nomination must be submitted by Wednesday 13 Feb, 12pm and your manifesto must be uploaded by Friday 15 Feb, 12pm (these are strict deadlines).

9. What is involved in running a campaign?

 You need to campaign to students to let them know why they should vote for you, the campaigning period is from Friday 15 Feb, 4pm - Friday 1 March, 2pm. For more details and hints and tips for campaigning please click here.

10. Do I get any money to run the campaign?

If you are running for a part-time role (Campaign or Faculty Rep), you will be able to access a budget of £25 to spend how you would like. Candidates for Vice Prsident (ARU London) please see 'paid positions' above.

You cannot spend more than this.

 

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