Executives 2017/18

The University of Sunderland Students’ Union is shaped by students, for students.

An annually elected Executive Committee of students (the Exec) works alongside a team of permanent staff who provide the skills and experience to deliver the Students’ Union services.

The Exec is made up of five sabbatical officers who have either just graduated or are taking a gap year from their studies to work for the Students’ Union. Their main duties are to administer the Union and to ensure the student voice is heard, whilst attending the many important meetings and committees that maintain access to the heart of university life. They are also Officer Trustees of the Students Union and sit on the Union’s Board of Trustees. They are elected to these full time paid roles by students in elections held every year.

There are also a further six non sabbatical officers similarly elected by the students although these are part-time voluntary roles which students can carry out alongside their studies. The non sabbatical officers help make key decisions in areas which affect particular groups of students as well as helping make change within the University for those groups.

Click the links on the left to learn more about your Exec Team for 2017/18! 

Listed below are the executive minutes for 2016/17 which record what they have been discussing over the past year.

Unapproved:

Exec Minutes 11-07-16    Exec Minutes 22-08-16    Exec Minutes 18-10-16

Exec Mintues 18-07-16    Exec Minutes 30-08-16    Exec Minutes 31-10-16

Exec Minutes 25-07-16    Exec Minutes 05-09-16    Exec Minutes 05-12-16

Exec Minutes 01-08-16    Exec Minutes 12-09-16    Exec Minutes 09-01-17

Exec Minutes 08-08-16     Exec Minutes 26-09-16    Exec Minutes 23-01-17

Exec Minutes 15-08-16     Exec Minutes 03-10-16   Exec Minutes 30-11-17

Elections – nominations open now!

Following research and consultation with students, the new SU Sabbatical Officer roles will be:

  • President: Education
  • President: Wellbeing
  • President: Activities

Thank you to everyone who contributed their thoughts and ideas to this research. If this could be you then please consider standing in our elections in 2018.

President (Education)

  • To be the lead officer for students at the University of Sunderland on educational policy development.
  • To have responsibility for communicating student views and interests and managing key relationships in this area. They will ensure students get the highest academic quality in areas including, but not limited to, teaching, feedback and assessment and timetabling.
  • To be the lead campaigner on issues relevant to improving education issues within the University.
  • To attend all relevant academic and education committees within the university.
  • To gain feedback through various channels on all academic matters.
  • To be the lead officer for liaison on academic projects and campaigns.
    To be the Full Time Officer link for Part-Time officers on Education matters and oversee any school or course representative network.
  • To respect the remit of the other Sabbatical Officers, consulting and working in conjunction with them when issues either cross remits, do not fit within any one officer’s remit, or where action by the President Education may be advantageous for the goals of the Union

President (Wellbeing)

  • To be the lead officer for students at the University of Sunderland on welfare and safety policy development.
  • To have responsibility for communicating student views and interests and managing key relationships in this area. They will ensure students get the highest experience in areas including, but not limited to, Mental Health, crime prevention, equality and diversity and accommodation.
  • To be the lead campaigner on issues relevant to improving wellbeing within the University and local area.
  • To attend all relevant committees within the university.
  • To gain feedback through various channels on all wellbeing matters.
  • To be the lead officer for liaison on wellbeing projects and campaigns.
  • To be the Full Time Officer link for Part-Time officers on wellbeing matters, in particular diversity and liberation.
  • To respect the remit of the other Sabbatical Officers, consulting and working in conjunction with them when issues either cross remits, do not fit within any one officer’s remit, or where action by the President Wellbeing may be advantageous for the goals of the Union

President (Activities)

  • To be the lead officer for students at the University of Sunderland on creating opportunities for non-academic development.
  • To have responsibility for communicating student views and interests and managing key relationships in this area. They will ensure students get the highest experience in areas including, but not limited to, employability, community building, volunteering and provision of facilities.
  • To be the lead campaigner on issues relevant to improving non-academic development opportunities issues within the University.
  • To attend all relevant committees within the university with a specific remit to build relationships with the Institute of Sport to represent the student view.
  • To gain feedback through various channels on all development matters. To be the lead officer for liaison on non-academic projects and campaigns.
  • To be the Full Time Officer link for Part-Time officers on gaining skills through improved opportunities outside the academic experience.
  • To be the main liaison with leaders of communities, volunteering groups, societies. Sports and any other group created for development opportunities.
  • To respect the remit of the other Sabbatical Officers, consulting and working in conjunction with them when issues either cross remits, do not fit within any one officer’s remit, or where action by the President Activities may be advantageous for the goals of the Union.

  • One of the Sabbatical Officers will be the elected student representative on the University of Sunderland Board of Governors and one will be the Chair of the Students’ Union Trustee Board*. You’ll have the opportunity to be considered for one or both of these duties as part of your role!

*Subject to approvals