Student Officers

Nominations for Student Officer and Trustee roles are now closedThe Student Officer team is made up of the President and a Vice Presidents or each academic faculty. They are full time, paid positions so you can either take a year out of your studies if you are successful, or can run in your third year to take up the post for the year following graduation. The Student Officers are responsible for leading the political and campaigning direction of the Students’ Union and representing students at university meetings.

 
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MDXSU President

Salary: £24,000 
Term: One year (up to two years, if re-elected) 
Start date: 14th June 2021  
Hours: Full time (35 hours per week, normally Monday-Friday) 
Location: Middlesex University, Hendon, London 

Who can become President?  

Any current Middlesex University London student is eligible. You can fulfill the role as a graduate position or as a placement year. 

The Job

The Student Officer team is made up of the President and Vice Presidents (one for each academic faculty). You can either take a year out of your study if you are successful or run in your final year to take up the post for on the completion your studies. 

The Student Officers are responsible for leading the political and campaigning direction of the Students’ Union and representing students at university meetings. The President is the figurehead of the Students’ Union, leading the team and acting as the first point of contact for the University for campus wide issues.  

As President you would Chair Union Council and the Trustee Board, as well as representing students on the University’s Board of Governors (the highest decision-making body in the university). You will regularly meet with senior University management and community leaders to discuss student issues and ideas. 

Responsibilities 

  • Lead priority campaigns to promote change for the benefit of students, and work alongside other full-time Student Officers to campaign on campus-wide issues  
  • Attend regular meetings with members of staff across the university - including the senior executive - to talk about issues affecting students, and ensure that students are considered in all the university does 
  • As well as within the University, you will also represent the Middlesex University student body and act as a MDXSU spokesperson within the local community, policy-forming bodies and national groups such as NUS (the National Union of Students)  
  • Chair the MDXSU Board of Trustees (as a charity, MDXSU has a Board of Trustees who oversee our work and finances)  
  • Chair MDXSU’s Union Council, attended by student leaders from across the university  
  • Gather student views, opinions, ideas and feedback  
  • Work in the direction of the vision, mission, values and strategic priorities of the Students’ Union, encourage engagement in our opportunities and services, and champion liberation, equality, diversity and inclusion  
  • Attend training courses and other opportunities for personal and professional development 

Student Officers should be... 

  • Passionate about student issues and making change
  • Approachable and willing to learn 
  • Comfortable talking to students 
  • Flexible and happy to work in a dynamic environment  

Throughout this role you will be supported by MDXSU staff to develop a variety of skills and will have the opportunity to attend external conferences and training. 

Vice Presidents

Salary: £24,000 
Term: One year (up to two years, if re-elected) 
Start date: 14th June 2021  
Hours: Full time (35 hours per week, normally Monday-Friday) 
Location: Middlesex University, Hendon, London 

Who can become Vice President?  

Any current Middlesex University London student is eligible. Vice President candidates can only run for the Vice President position that aligns to the Faculty in which they study. You can fulfill the role as a graduate position or a placement year.  

The Job:  

As a Vice President for your Faculty, you would be one of our full-time Student Officers at Middlesex University Students’ Union, working alongside the President and other Vice Presidents.  They are full time, paid positions so you can either take a year out of your studies if you are successful or can run in your final year to take up the post when you finish studying.  

You would lead on academic representation for students within your Faculty, working with Student Voice Leaders (who are elected to represent each year of each course) to identify issues and campaign for change. You’ll also work with key University and Students' Union staff to make change happen.  

You could also lead on MDXSU’s work on student life, the environment, student welfare, or our amazing student groups.   

Responsibilities: 

  • Act as the lead MDXSU representative for students within your Faculty, providing effective representation for these students, and implementing ideas and projects to improve their experience 
  • Lead on priority MDXSU campaigns to promote change that benefits students 
  • Gather student views, opinions, ideas and feedback 
  • Attend regular meetings with the executive team and other members of staff across the university, talking about issues that affect students, and ensuring that students are considered in everything that the university does 
  • Act as a representative of MDX students beyond the University, such as on a national level within the National Union of Students (NUS), or within meetings of relevant local community and policy-forming bodies 
  • Work on directing the vision, mission, values and strategic priorities of the Students’ Union
  • Champion liberation, equality, diversity and inclusion 
  • Attend training courses and other opportunities for personal and professional development 

Student Officers should be... 

  • Passionate about student issues and making change 
  • Approachable 
  • Comfortable talking to students 
  • Willing to learn 
  • Flexible and happy to work in a dynamic environment 

Throughout this role you will be supported by MDXSU staff to develop a variety of skills and will have the opportunity to attend external conferences and training. 

Voting opens on Monday 15th until Thursday 18th February. During this period, students will be able to vote for which candidates they want to be elected.

If you’d like more information, please contact our team at elections@mdx.ac.uk