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Autumn Elections 2020

The polls are open and will close at 15:00 on Friday 23 October 2020 (in 3 days and 8 hours)

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Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Students' Rep

Responsible for representing the views and interests of all BME students at Hallam.

In this role you can play a part in shaping and directing policy, and you can run campaigns on issues relating to BME students, such as closing the attainment gap, coordinating our support for Black Lives Matter, and/or any other issues you feel are important. It's a chance to positively influence the experience of BME students at Hallam, inspire others, and gain valuable professoinal development opportunities.

You will be required to attend Union Council (3-4 meetings per year) and Rep Committee meetings (approx. 1 meeting per month), where you will be the voice of BME students, ensuring their views and perspectives are heard.

Training will be provided, and there is a dedicated staff team who will support you throughout your time as a rep.

Find out more and see the answers to frequently asked questions here.

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LGBT+ Students' Rep

Responsible for representing the views and interests of LGBT+ students at Hallam.

In this role you can play a part in shaping and directing policy, and run events/campaigns on issues relating to LGBT+ students. Past reps have led our LGBT+ History Month campaign, coordinated student responses to the Gender Recognition Act consultation and run social events to bring LGBT+ students together.

You will Chair the LGBT+ Committee, who will be able to help you deliver your projects. You will  also provide insight and guidance to Students' Union staff, societies, clubs and committees on issues relating to LGBT+ students, like increasing accessibility and improving support services.

You will be required to attend Union Council (3-4 meetings per year) and Rep Committee meetings (approx. 1 meeting per month), where you will be the voice of LGBT+ students, ensuring their views and perspectives are heard.

Training will be provided, and there is a dedicated staff team who will support you throughout your time as a rep.

Find out more and see the answers to frequently asked questions here.

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Part Time Students' Rep

Responsible for representing the views and interests of students studying part-time at Hallam.

Whether it's by running projects to make sure that activities and support is accessible to students, campaigning for reduced travel costs, or simply providing a voice for Part Time students, you'll be making a big difference in this role.

In this role you can play a part in shaping and directing policy, and run events/campaigns on issues relating to part-time students. Past reps have worked to reduce travel costs for commuting students, increase digital access to Union services to make them more accessible to students who are rarely on campus, and to develop a social community for part-time students. You could continue working on these issues, and/or start brand new projects - whatever you think is important for improving the experience of part-time students.

You will also provide insight and guidance to Students' Union staff, societies, clubs and committees on issues relating to part-time students, like increasing accessibility and improving support services.

You will be required to attend Union Council (3-4 meetings per year) and Rep Committee meetings (approx. 1 meeting per month), where you will be the voice of part-time students, ensuring their views and perspectives are heard. We try to make these as accessible as possible in terms of scheduling and options for video calling in if attending in person is not possible.

Training will be provided, and there is a dedicated staff team who will support you throughout your time as a rep.

Find out more and see the answers to frequently asked questions here.

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Womens' Rep

Responsible for representing the views and interests of women students at Hallam.

In this role you can play a part in shaping and directing policy, and run events/campaigns on issues relating to women students. Past reps have led our Women's History Month campaign, coordinated the Take Back the Night event, introduced policy on implementing consent education on campus, and campaigned to make Hallam more period positive. You could continue work on these projects and/or start something completely new - whatever you think is important.

You will Chair the Women's Committee, who will be able to help you deliver your projects. You will also provide insight and guidance to Students' Union staff, societies, clubs and committees on issues relating to women students, like increasing accessibility and improving support services.

You will be required to attend Union Council (3-4 meetings per year) and Rep Committee meetings (approx. 1 meeting per month), where you will be the voice of women students, ensuring their views and perspectives are heard.

Training will be provided, and there is a dedicated staff team who will support you throughout your time as a rep.

Find out more and see the answers to frequently asked questions here.

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Union Council Open Space Representatives (6 places)

A member of Union Council, with full policy proposal and voting rights, just without responsibility for representing a specific demographic.

As an open space member of Council you can shape policy for the whole Students' Union by attending and voting at Union Council meetings.

Union Council is the highest democratic decision-making body at the Students' Union. As a member, you will have a significant role in shaping the organisation's direction and beliefs. Unlike most members of Council, you will not have responsibility for representing a specific demographic - your role is to provide an alternative or additional student perspective to its work.

There are typically 3-4 Council meetings per year, so the time commitment is fairly low unless you choose to get more actively involved in policy creation and development.

There are SIX Open Space roles available on Council, so you've got a great chance of being elected in this role!

Find out more and read answers to frequently asked questions about this role.

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NUS Delegates (9 places)

Responsible for representing Hallam at a national conference, where the National Union of Students decides its direction and priorities for the future.

NUS Students' Conference is the sovereign policy-making body of the NUS. It brings together delegates from students' unions across the UK who are affiliated to NUS UK to discuss, debate and vote on motions and elect the political leadership for the year ahead.

As a delegate you will represent students from Sheffield Hallam University on a national stage.

The 2021 NUS Conference is in Liverpool from April 12th - 13th You must be available on these dates. (It is possible the conference will take place digitally if covid precautions require it. If the conference does take place in-person, accommodation, transport and food costs will be covered).

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