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Your Role

Lead the Union’s LGBT+ Network alongside the Trans Officer in continuing to build an engaging, dynamic and rewarding community of LGBT+ students and make sure that the Network caters to and is inclusive of all its members. Represent the collective interests and needs of LGBQ+ students to decision-making bodies within the Union. Working alongside and supported by the Equity Officer, represent these collective interests to UCL and beyond.

Issues You May Work On

As a Student Officer, you will work closely with students and Sabbatical Officers. Issues may vary depending on student concern. However, previous Officers have worked on issues such as:

  • Developing a community of LGBT+ Students within the Union by spearheading and supporting events and creating opportunities for your peers and co-convening the LGBT+ Student Network (with the Trans Officer).
  • Representing the voice of LGBQ+ students in Students’ Union decision making and nationally at the NUS LGBT+ Conference.

Meetings You Will Attend

  • Hold voting rights in all three Policy Zones (Education Zone, Welfare and Community Zone, Activities Zone)
  • Union Executive – Eight meetings throughout the year

Your Eligibility

Any continuing UCL student who self-defines as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and/or any other marginalised gender or sexual identities including but not limited to Asexual spectrum, Queer, Intersex.

Time Required For Role

This is a part-time, unpaid position. You are expected to arrange meetings of the LGBT+ Network Committee, attend Union Executive and a range of additional events, approx. 120 hours per term. Job shares are welcome.

Key Dates

Elections:

Deadline for nominations: Tuesday 2 March
Candidate Briefing: Wednesday 3 March
Deadline to submit manifesto: Tuesday 9 March
Campaigning begins: Thursday 11 March
Voting: 15-19 March

Welcome and Training:

The role is supported by a full programme of training, development and support to help build all of the skills and knowledge required and to support longer term personal development.

Questions: email su.elections@ucl.ac.uk