President

The role of President is to lead the Students’ Union, the Executive Committee and the 20,000+ students that are part of Anglia Ruskin. 

The role of President: A full-time paid role based across Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough campuses
 

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The President will

  • chair, lead and coordinate the Faculty Voice Committee, providing day-to-day support for the Full-Time Officers championing accountability and communication;
  • act as the primary spokesperson and figurehead for the Union to the University;
  • chair the Board of Trustees with line management responsibility for the Chief Executive;
  • represent the Union at the annual National Union of Students National Conference;
  • lead on significant campaigns and projects, working closely with the Chief Executive and fulfil any other appropriate needs of the Union that are not covered by another Full-Time Officer;
  • act as the Student Governor on the University’s Board of Governors and relevant sub-committees; and
  • act as the main point of contact with the National Union of Students.
     

All Full-Time Officers will

  • act as an Officer Trustee and member of the Board of Trustees with ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of  the Union;
  • act as a member of the Faculty Voice Committee and Liberation, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee;
  • lead priority campaigns to promote change for the benefit of students and support all campaigns organised by the Union;
  • hold regular meetings with relevant members of the Vice Chancellor’s Group and Corporate Management Team and attend other meetings with the University appropriate to the role; and
  • work such hours and in locations required to satisfy the duties of the post to maximise benefit to students.
     

All members of the Executive Committee will

  • represent students; attend and support all democratic meetings and gather student views, opinions, ideas and feedback;
  • work in the direction of the vision, mission, values and strategic priorities of the Students’ Union;
  • work to maximise communication with students;
  • encourage participation in Union activities, in particular act as a champion for meetings, elections and campaigns;
  • represent individuals, groups and the body of students to the University, National Union of Students, community and policy forming bodies, including attending meetings of such organisations;
  • champion liberation, equality, diversity and inclusion;
  • attend training courses and other opportunities for personal and professional development;
  • attend meetings as appropriate to plan activities and review progress; and
  • comply with all regulations, policies and protocols of the Union.

 

The President will be responsible for the following (click on a square to reveal more information);

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The leader

you will lead and support the FVC, championing accountability and communication

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Chair

you will ensure the Board of Trustees function properly, that relevant matters are discussed and that effective decisions are made and carried out

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Spokesperson

you will act as the figurehead for the Union to the University

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Influencing at the highest level

you will act as a Student Governor on the University’s Board of Governors and relevant sub-committees

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Wider representation

represent the Union at the annual National Union of Students National Conference

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Gather student views

 you will actively listen to what students want and put their ideas into action to create positive change

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Leading campaigns

 you will have the opportunity to campaign on institutional, local and national issues for the benefit of students

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Building relationships

 you will hold regular meetings with relevant members of the Vice Chancellor’s Group

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Governance

 you will act as a member of the Board of Trustees with ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of the Union

 

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