Have a read of the details of the roles descriptions below:
Disabled Students' Officer
Your Disabled Students’ Officer is a Liberation Officer who represents the interests of our disabled student community here at Aston. They represent the voice of these students within the University and support work to ensure that this group of students can get the most out of their experience.
If you self-define as Disabled and are passionate about the support and representation of this part of our Aston student community then this is just the role for you. As Disabled Students’ Officer your will take a lead on Disabled Students’ focused projects and campaigns including the planning and deliver of Disability History Month (18th November to 20th December). All this alongside your manifesto pledges as well as being an active student.
Now you may be worried about the amount of work this role could be alongside your studies but you will be fully supported during your time and if you have concerns then please speak to a member of our Student Voice team by clicking here.
Each year, Aston students elect delegates who will go to the National Union of Students (NUS) National Conference. This year there will be four positions available to run for NUS Delegates.
NUS is an organisation formed out of ‘constituent’ students’ unions in Higher Education and Further Education across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
NUS represents students on a national scale, lobbies the government, supports individual students’ unions and campaigns on a variety of issues directed by the student membership. As a delegate, you’re a vital part of setting NUS’ direction for the year to come.
If you want to secure a change in the way Universities are run, or a government policy that impacts students, or the work NUS currently does for students, you could run to be an NUS delegate.
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The Postgraduate officer will be the voice of postgraduate students on Taught and Research programmes. They will work alongside the officers and relevant societies to build a better postgraduate experience here at Aston. They will represent these students’ academic and non-academic interests to enrich and develop a postgraduate community.
It is expected that this student is currently on a Postgraduate Taught or Research programme.