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Put Yourself Forward to be the Next Leader of your Society or Student Network

Now's your chance to put yourself forward to be the new leaders of the SU Societies and Student Networks for the 2022/23 academic year! A great opportunity to gain skills and experience- Apply Now!

Beds SU

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? 

Societies:

  • 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

Networks:

  • 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)