By Beds SU
Monday, 28 March 2022
Beds SU is run by students for students, and our Society Reps & Network Reps help to run our Student Societies and Networks. We are currently looking for students to run our Societies and Networks for the next academic year (2022/23)- continue reading if you think that could be you!
You can put yourself forward until the 26 April at 4pm, and the members of the society/network will choose their next leader between the 3 May (10am)- 13 May (4pm).
What are Societies & Networks?
- Are groups of students with common interests - from shared academic interests to cultural interest to a shared faith- plus much more
- Our societies hold social events, trips, activities for their members
- Societies can meet as frequently as they like (some meet weekly others meet once a term- they are all about what works for their members)
- Societies connect like-minded individuals helping to build a community for students
- Are groups of students from groups that are widely acknowledged to experience or have experienced oppression, exclusion or disadvantage.
- At Beds we currently have 3 Student Networks (LGBTQ+, BAME and Students with Disabilities)
- Networks can campaign for change for issues affecting their members
- Plan events to raise awareness of the group/ events associated with the group (History months etc.)
- Hold social events to build a community for students who elf-define as members of these groups.
- Represent the voices of students in each network to the SU and University
What do Society Reps and Network Reps do?
- Our reps lead these groups with the support of the SU's team of coordinators
- They plan events and activities for members
- Are the central contact point for members of the network or society
- Promote the Society or Network to encourage new members
- If you want more in-depth information read the role descriptions for Society Reps or Network Reps.
What Positions are Available?
For networks each of our 3 networks (BAME, LGBTQ+ and Student with Disabilities) will be looking for 2 Reps.
For societies each society has a minimum of 2 positions available (normally a Chairperson & Vice-chairperson), some societies also have additional positions specific for their society, you can find these in there constitutions & on the society election page.
What's the Benefit of Becoming a Rep?
- You gain lots of skills that look great on a CV (Event Planning, Budget Management, Leadership, Communication and Organisation skills to name a few!)
- You get to decide what activities are available for students
- You have access to extra funds to run activities or campaigns
Who can become a Society or Network Rep?
- You will need to be a UoB student in the next academic year
- You will need to be a member of the Network or Society (you can join now if you're not a member already- most are free)