Roles: Volunteer Officers

Volunteer Officers are elected every year but unlike Full-time Officers they carry out their role alongside their studies. Each Volunteer Officer has a specific responsibility and some may represent specific groups of students. Therefore, only students who define into these specific groups can stand or vote for that position. For example, only students who self-define as a disabled can stand or vote for the Disabled Students' Officer role.

These roles are voluntary and the successful candidate will carry out the role alongside their studies. All elected officers will be provided with training, support and guidance to carry out the role and make their objectives a reality.


UNION CHAIRPERSON

The Union Chairperson is responsible for the running of Union Council. Working with other officers, they actively promote Council meetings and ensure that debates are fair, open and any decisions made are transparent and democratic.


WELSH LANGUAGE OFFICER

The Welsh Language Officer represent Welsh speaking students on campus and ensure that the Welsh language is at the heart of the Union. Working with other officers and organisations, they campaign on issues relating to Welsh culture and ensure the views of Welsh speaking students are considered.


ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER

The Environment and Sustainability Officer represents students and campaigns on issues relating to the environment, and sustainable development. By working with other officers, organisations and students, they ensure the Union and University improves the environmental impact of its work.


LGBTQ+ STUDENTS’ OFFICER

Represents students who define as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer or questioning.

WOMEN’S OFFICER

Represents students who define as a woman.

DISABLED STUDENTS’ OFFICER

Represents students with disabilities.

BLACK, ASIAN AND MINORTIY ETHNIC STUDENTS’ OFFICER

Represents students who define as Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ OFFICER

Represents students whose home country is outside that of the UK.

INDEPENDENT STUDENTS’ OFFICER

Represents students including care-leavers, estranged students, refugees, young carers and parents in education.

MATURE STUDENTS’ OFFICER

Represents students who enrol at university who aren’t recent school leavers, usually over the age of 21.

POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS’ OFFICER

Represents Postgraduate level students.

 

These Officers represent specific groups of students. Running campaigns, supporting students and acting as a source of information, they work with other Officers to ensure the needs of specific groups of students are met while protecting and extending equality for all who self-define or identify with the role.


FACULTY REPRESENTATIVES

FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE (UG & PG)

FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES (UG & PG)

FACULTY OF EARTH AND LIFE SCIENCES (UG & PG)

Faculty Representatives are the first point of contact for raising feedback at Faculty level. They work with the Academic Affairs Officer in representing students to the university by sitting alongside them on various committees and attending Academic Zone. They meet regularly with Academic Reps and key staff within their Faculty to raise and respond to feedback.