Once again, elections are upon us. If you want to get more involved with the Students Union by representing your fellow students, here is the opportunity to do so.
TELL US if you want to run from 9am Monday week 5 until 5pm Friday week 5. Anyone can stand for election just by nominating themselves.
TELL EVERYONE that you’re running and start campaigning from Friday week 5 until Friday week 6.
TELL US WHO you want to win by voting from 10am Wednesday week 6 until 5pm Friday week 6.
There are 10 Cross Campus Officer positions: Charity, Welfare, Democracy, Media & Communications, Education, Socials, International, LGBTQ*, Environment & Ethics, Activities
Three Student Trustee positions
Faculty Rep positions for all faculties. This includes, Arts and Social Sciences rep, Management School rep, Science and Technology rep, Health and Medicine rep
LUSU Councillor positions, who are elected to sit on LUSU council without portfolio and hold officers of LUSU Council to account.
There will also be several JCR positions up for grabs so keep an eye out in your college!
For more information, or if you have any questions, email Libby Martin- your Vice President (Events and Democracy)
JUNIOR COMMON ROOM OFFICERS
So, what is a JCR Officer?
Your Junior Common Room Executive Officer (JCR Officer!) is one of a group of people from your college who helps to run college socials, look after the students within the college and ensure that their rights are represented within the university
THE POSTGRADUATE BOARD
What is the Postgraduate Board?
The Postgraduate Board represent all Post Graduate students at Lancaster University and organize events and campaigns relevant to students. Each year a fresh group of students are elected to fill a range of positions that make these things happen.
CROSS CAMPUS OFFICERS
So, what is a Cross Campus Officer?
Cross Campus Officers work together to solve a wide range of issues that affect the whole student body, and organise events and initiatives for all students (not just one college).
Who would make a good CCO?
Anybody! If you’ve got a passion for any particular area of student life, from sports to democracy, from academic campaigns to planning socials, then being a CCO allows you to really make a difference!
Do I have to have experience?
No! It doesn’t matter whether you are a fresher, whether you’ve been involved in LUSU before, or whether you’ve been on a JCR. There are no pre-requisites to being a CCO, if you’ve got enthusiasm and a drive to improve the student experience on campus being a Cross Campus Officer is for you!
Why would I want to be a CCO?
Firstly, it’s a great experience; you’ll meet lots of new people from all over campus. It’s also a great way to boost your CV, giving you lots of skills that you’ll need in employment. You’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of students.
What is a Student Trustee?
The Student Trustee joins 2 other elected Student Trustees to sit on the board of Trustees for LUSU. This is a very important position with the opportunity to represent students to the board. The trustee joins the current FTO’s and 4 external trustees who meet at least twice a term to discuss how the organisation will expand and grow whilst holding officers to account. The trustee board deals with a range of issues such as long term strategy for the organisation.