The Royal Agricultural University Students’ Union is a student led organisation, each year we elect a Student Leadership Team made up of paid and volunteer officers to help run the Union and ensure that the work we do is in the best interests of the entire student body.
Anyone who will be a second-year student in 2019/20 is able to run for a position on the Students’ Union; this includes all part-time, postgraduate and international students. However, you are not eligible to stand if you have been involved in any disciplinary action by the University.
Being elected on to the Students’ Union provides a fantastic basis for future employment beyond the RAU, as well as enabling you to make a real difference during your time at Cirencester.
The job descriptions for all Director and Student Union Officer posts are below – please read through them carefully and note the responsibilities expected of each role.
If you are eligible to stand for election and wish to run for a selected position, please write a formal hand-written letter of intention, marked for the attention of Sarah Tennant-Bell, General Manager and deliver it to the Student Union Office. This letter must include the position you wish to run for, the course you are studying along with information as to why you would be suitable for the role.
You will be required to have two people to propose and second your intention and they should also print and sign their names on your letter.
All letters of intent (addressed to RAUSU President) must be received in the Students’ Union Office by close of business (5pm) Thursday 5 March 2020.
Following acceptance and permission to run, you may begin preparations for your election campaign. Candidates will be interviewed prior to campaign week.
Informal interviews will take place during w/c 9 March. These meetings will provide an opportunity for candidates to ask questions about the specific role they wish to run for.
Campaign week will start the week commencing 13 March and The Election will take place on Thursday 19 March 2020. Further information about permissible campaign material will be globalised in due course.
During election week, on Tuesday 17 March, all candidates will be required to stand and deliver their manifesto in a ‘Question Time’ scenario in the Tithe Barn and will receive and answer questions from the student body. Further details about this event will be circulated nearer the time.
Every student at the RAU is entitled to vote.
Being on the Students’ Union is a fantastic opportunity for students to really make a difference to the ‘Student Experience’ – so, if you feel like you are up for the challenge, make sure you get involved!
If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Tennant-Bell: firstname.lastname@example.org