Nominations for Students' Association President open 14th June

Nominations open on the 14th June, as Arden University begins the election process for its next Student President of the Arden Students' Association. 

Serving as the representational leader of the Students’ Association, the Student President plays a fundamental role in advocating for the needs of students, championing key challenges and providing a student-focused voice in various committees and with senior colleagues.

More than just a ceremonial title, Arden’s Students' Association’s President is a full-time salaried job with the university. The role is an opportunity to share experiences from yours’ and others’ time at Arden, to provide and promote new ideas, and represent the student voice to better the student experience.

The successful candidate will also play a substantial role as the Students’ Association continues to develop their operations and services designed to meet the needs of current and future students, no matter where or how they study. 

'The Student President role is a once in a lifetime role, with no day the same,' said Sophie Harrison, Students’ Association Managing Director.

'You could be a voice for all students and champion key issues that all our Arden students face, whether that’s academically or about your wider experience. Not only will you have the experience to make positive change for others, but you will have the opportunity to develop your professional skills, to help you in your future career.'

Nominations go live from the 14th June and will be open until midnight on the 30th June. Anyone looking to put themselves forward for the role must have full student status (further info on eligibility is in the rules below). Voting will begin on the 10th July. 

Nominating and voting for the Student President will take place on Unitu. All students would have received information when they enrolled, asking them to login and create an account. If you haven’t signed up yet, or you can’t find the information, email studentvoice@arden.ac.uk with your student details for us to help. 

Anyone nominating will have the opportunity to get involved in a number of opportunities to help them through the experience. 

Workshops

We are providing any interested students the opportunity to find out more with some online informal sessions via Zoom. These are below:

Writing your nomination – how to share your ideas & tips for campaigning

This is a session all to help you consider your ideas and how to share them with students. This will be a 30 minute interactive session for you to explore why you want to run, and how you can get the most out of your campaign.

  • 16th June 11.30
  • 23rd June 12pm

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://arden-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/4571949620

Election Rules – Mandatory

For anyone who nominates themselves, you must join us for a session on the rules as part of the eligibility criteria for the Election, so that you feel confident and comfortable with what the process entails. This is a 30 minute overview of what to expect and to answer your questions on everything within our guiding document.

  • 19th June – 11am
  • 28th June – 12pm
  • 30th June – 3pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://arden-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/6148705270

Anyone interested in nominating themselves but has some questions or wants to find out more, get in touch with studentvoice@arden.ac.uk

For the rules click here

For the full Job Description click here