We’re still a team of six, but we’ve change the focus of some of the positions. The aim is to balance out what we do and what are responsible for so that we can represent you as effectively as possible.
Society and Sports Club members will now each have an officer dedicated to them. And we’ve introduced a Wellbeing Officer role to focus on non-academic issues affecting your life at university.
With the imminent closure of the Cheshire campus, the VP Cheshire will focus on maintaining a vibrant campus life for students studying in Crewe next year. To all of you based in Cheshire, I want to reassure you that every member of the officer team is here to represent you. So you’ll have an officer dedicated to all things Cheshire. But you’ll also have the other five positions for specific support in their areas. And if you’re considering standing for election, all six positions are open to you.
The President and Education Officer roles remain the same.
Here’s an outline of all the roles:
- Leads the representation of student views and interests to the University, locally and nationally.
- Develops positive community relations, promoting student interests locally and nationally, and maintaining strong working relationships with community organisations via forums and community groups.
- Leads our public image and are a Governor at the University.
Vice President Cheshire
- Co-ordinates our work in enhancing the student experience on the Cheshire Campus.
- With the imminent closure of the campus, the role is focuses on maintaining a vibrant campus life for students still studying in Crewe, ensuring they have the best possible experience.
- Deputises for the President.
- Works across a broad remit on community, welfare and academic quality.
- Works with student volunteers and campaigners to develop a strong organising culture within the Cheshire Council.
- Leads on everything related to the quality of teaching, learning and research at Manchester Met.
- Represent students across a range of university meetings.
- Run campaigns to ensure students are receiving a high quality academic experience.
- Leads the Course Rep system, working with staff and students to support almost 1,300 students to represent their courses.
- Represents issues affecting all aspects of non-academic student life, working with other officers to create positive change.
- Represents students on accommodation issues, including halls, residences and private landlords.
- Leads campaigns on community issues affecting students.
- Works with student volunteers and campaigners on areas of student life and wellbeing.
Societies and Development Officer
- Represents societies and student groups to the university, local and national organisations.
- Leads the promotion of social, cultural, educational, religious and political activities in The Union.
- Plays a lead role in raising the positive profile of students in the city.
- Works with student volunteers and campaigners to develop a strong organising culture within the Societies Council.
- Represents student sport to the university, local and national organisations.
- Leads on developing opportunities and partnerships within the University and other organisations to further develop students and add to their student experience.
- Responsible for the development of all sports Sub-groups and their affiliate clubs, volunteer groups or collectives with associated training, campaigns and support.
- Works with student volunteers and campaigners to develop a strong organising culture within the Sports Council.
Please feel free to get in touch with me or one of the team if you have any questions.
If you’re considering standing as an officer or would like to know more about the elections, visit the Lead Your Union pages.
And you’ll find lots more detail – and all of the official stuff – about the officer roles in the Bye Laws.
- Hussain El-Amin, President