Trans Students' Officer & NUS Delegate Election 2019

 

Why Stand to Be An NUS Delegate?

NUS are not just the people behind the discount card - the National Union of Students (NUS) represents all students in higher and further education across the UK on issues of national importance. Over 600 students’ unions across the UK, including ours are affiliated members. NUS runs an annual National Conference which next year will take place from the 30th March - 2nd April in Liverpool 

NUS have led on many high-profile campaigns, including those on fees and funding, changes to disabled students allowance, welfare and students’ rights, liberations issues affecting groups like LGBT, International students, Black students and many more.  Following this year's general election, National Conference is likely to be a hub of debate and discussion about how student issues will be dealt with by a new government. 

Benefits of standing

  • You’ll be voting on topics of national importance and having your say on the high-profile political work NUS undertakes
  • You’ll be representing the Salford student body – that’s over 20000 students!
  • You’ll experience an intriguing and exciting conference, meeting students from all over the UK
  • As a low-commitment role, you can hold this position while studying and aside from the 3 days of the conference and an initial meeting with your fellow delegates, you won’t need to spare any more time during the year
  • This is a good way of experiencing Union elections, particularly if you are interested in running for one of our Sabbatical positions next semester!

Why Stand to be the Trans Students' Officer? 

Last year the Students’ Union successfully passed policy on the introduction of a Trans Officer. 

As Trans Students' Officer you will lead the Union alongside the LGBTQ+ Officer in continuing to build an engaging, dynamic and rewarding community of LGBQ and Trans students on campus, making sure all members of the community are represented. 

You will have the opportunity to create and run campaigns on issues affecting Trans students and work alongside existing campaigns and organisations at local and national level.

This position is a voluntary role and will sit alongside our existing voluntary officers that represent the following areas: 

•    BME Students’ Officer 
•    Students with Disabilities Officer 
•    LGBT+ Officer 
•    Women’s Officer 
•    Community & Wellbeing Officer 
•    International Students’ Officer 
•    Sports & Societies Officer 

Benefits of Standing

  • You'll lead in shaping the experience of Trans students at Salford
  • You'll have the opportunity to represent their voices to make positive and meaningful change at Salford and in the wider community.
  • You'll have access to training and support from Union staff
  • You'll get the opportunity to run campaigns on issues relevant to Trans students
     

To be eligible for this position you must be a student at the University of Salford who self-defines as trans. That is anyone who considers their gender identity to be different from that which they were assigned at birth.


How to Nominate Yourself

It's really easy to nominate yourself for one of the available positions. 

All you have to do is complete the online nomination form by midday on Friday 8th November. The form can be accessed here (you will need to be logged into the our website in order to complete this)

Once you have completed this and pressed submit it will come through to us for approval. Once approved- thats it!

Easy as that - leaving you plenty of time to plan your winning election campaign!

Please Note: Only fully completed nomination forms will be accepted.
 


Key dates

Nominations open:           Monday 21st October at 10am 
Standing closes:               Friday 8th November at midday
Voting opens:                   Tuesday 12th November at 10am 
Voting closes:                  Thursday 14th November at 4pm

 

If you have any questions, please contact elections-ussu@salford.ac.uk.

 

For more information on this election or any of the positions available see our handy guide below: 

Candidate's Guide