Notice of Spring Elections 2021

Posted 16 December 2020
Notice of Spring Elections 2021
The notice for Hull University Students' Union President Team and Part-Time Officer Spring Elections 2021

***Please see updated statement here***

This is official notice that Hull University Students’ Union will be holding general elections for full-time paid President positions and volunteer Part-Time Officer positions for the 2021/2022 academic year as per the following details:

President Elections

Timeline

Monday 25th January

09:00

Nominations open

Wednesday 10th February

12:00

Nominations close

Friday 12th February

TBC

All Candidate Meeting

Monday 15th – Thursday 18th February

 

Training and Support

Friday 19th February

12:00

Manifesto Deadline

Monday 22nd February

18:00

Question Time

Monday 22nd February

21:00

Voting Opens

Friday 26th February

17:00

Voting Closes

Monday 1st March

TBC

Results Announced

Positions to be elected

  • President of the Students’ Union
  • President of Education
  • President of Inclusivity and Diversity
  • President of Activities
  • President of Sport

Statement from the CEO: President Team reform 2022-23

The upcoming President election in 2021 will be the last under the current President Team format. HUSU intends to put forward refreshed and updated roles for the 2022 Elections.

Over the past nine months both the 2019-20 and 20-21 President Teams have been working on a President Reform project with the CEO, Board of Trustees and, of course, through consultation with our members.

If you are considering running this year, please be aware that should you wish to run for a second term in 2022 the role you intend to run for may no longer exist in its current format. This will not affect the right you have to re-run under the terms of our Articles of Association. It will, however, mean that you will be running for one of the newly formatted President roles.

HUSU intend to complete the President Reform work by April 2021, once completed, changes to the President team will be communicated to all.

Part-Time Officer Elections

Timeline

Monday 25th January

9:00

Nominations open

Wednesday 3rd March

12:00

Nominations close

Thursday 4th March

TBC

Candidates Meeting

Friday 5th-

Wednesday 10th March

 

Training and Support

Thursday 11th March

12:00

Manifesto Deadline

Monday 15th March

18:00

Question Time

Monday 15th March

21:00

Voting Opens

Friday 19th March

17:00

Voting Closes

Monday 22nd March

TBC

Results Announced

 

Positions to be elected

Union Development Zone

  • Chair of Union Council
  • Environment and Sustainability Officer
  • 2 x Councillors for Scrutiny

Education Zone

  • International Students Officer
  • HYMS Students Officer
  • Mature Students Officer
  • Part-Time Students Officer
  • Postgraduate Research Students Officer
  • 2 x Councillors for Scrutiny

Inclusivity and Diversity Zone

  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicity (BAME) Students Representative
  • Disabled Students Representative
  • LGBT+ Students Representative
  • Social Mobility and Class Representative
  • Trans Students Representative
  • Women’s Representative
  • 2 x Councillors for Scrutiny

Activities Zone

  • Academic Societies Representative
  • Hobbies and Interests Societies Representative
  • HYMS Societies Representative
  • 2 x Councillors for Scrutiny

Sports Zone

  • Representative for Disabilities in Sport
  • Representative for International Students in Sport
  • Representative for Women in Sport
  • 2 x Councillors for Scrutiny

How to nominate yourself

During the nomination period, simply go to hulluniunion.com/nominatenow and follow the instructions to put your name forward for one position. You are not expected to submit your manifesto at the same time as your nomination.

All candidates for President positions must attend the All Candidate Meeting.

How to submit your manifesto

All candidates must submit their “Reasons for Standing” before the manifesto deadline of 12 noon on Friday 19th February for President candidates and 12 noon on Thursday 12th March for Part-Time Officer candidates.

Manifesto training will take place to help inform candidates about how to write an effective and engaging manifesto, and include data we know about our student population so you can focus on the issues that matter most to them.

How to vote

During the voting period, simply go to hulluniunion.com/votenow and login with your University username and password.

Student Trustee Positions

HUSU will be recruiting for new Student Trustees for the 2021/22 academic year in the New Year. In line with our updated Articles of Association, Student Trustees will now be appointed through an application and interview panel process, and will not be elected through HUSU’s elections.

More information about Student Trustee recruitment will be shared in early 2021. In the meantime, if you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity and to ensure that you receive all updates in the New Year, please email [email protected].

Further Information

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please contact [email protected].

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