Officer Roles

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President

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PG Academic

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Welfare Lib

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Opportunities

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UG Academic

SU President

The President is the chief spokesperson for the Students’ Union and the highest student representative at Durham. They are the lead Officer responsible for:

  • Increasing participation and engagement by members in the activities, democracy and governance of the Union and its subsidiary groups
  • Effective implementation and administration of the governance and democratic structures of the Union
  • Communications, including being the chief spokesperson
  • Liaison between the Union and the University
  • Liaison between the Union and the Common Rooms
  • Liaison between the Union and the National Union of Students (NUS)
  • Liaison between the Officer Team and the Durham SU Chief Executive
  • Leading the Durham University delegation at NUS National Conference
  • Coordinating the Student Officer Team
  • All Student Officers are also Trustees of the Students' Union. You can read about these responsibilities here.

You can download a job description for all officer roles here.

PG Academic Officer

The Postgraduate Academic Officer represents postgraduate students' academic interests, leads and supports student academic representatives and encourages students to participate in academic evaluation. They are the lead Student Officer responsible for:

  • Leading Durham SU’s policy and campaigns on postgraduate academic matters
  • Liaising with departments and faculties to improve postgraduate academic experience
  • Supporting student representatives to effectively improve postgraduate academic experience
  • Postgraduate academic support, learning resources and study facilities
  • Postgraduate academic quality evaluation projects
  • Holding termly meetings with members regarding academic interests
  • All Student Officers are also Trustees of the Students' Union. You can read about these responsibilities here.

You can download a job description for all officer roles here.

Welfare and Liberation Officer

The Welfare and Liberation Officer works to ensure student life is fairer and every student has the same opportunities. They are the lead Student Officer responsible for:

  • Leading Durham SU’s policy and campaigns on welfare, including health and wellbeing, accommodation and equality and diversity
  • Enhancing non-academic facilities within the University
  • Championing equality and diversity
  • Supporting and coordinating self-defining students to come together in Durham SU’s liberation associations and liberation and rights campaigns
  • Supporting student representatives to effectively improve welfare and liberation at Durham University
  • Internal and external community liaison, including statutory bodies
  • Championing the Union’s work in the community, including charity fundraising
  • All Student Officers are also Trustees of the Students' Union. You can read about these responsibilities here.

You can download a job description for all officer roles here.

Opportunities Officer

The Opportunities Officer supports and campaigns for student opportunities outside of academics. They are the lead Student Officer responsibility for:

  • Leading Durham SU’s policy and campaigns on student opportunities and activities for all Durham students, including but not limited to Student Groups, student media, charity fundraising and volunteering
  • Leading Durham SU’s policy and campaigns to enhance student personal development through supporting students to participate in opportunities that develop them, have fun, and make a difference to the world around them
  • Liaising with the University on wider student experience and development
  • Leading Durham SU’s engagement with Experience Durham
  • All Student Officers are also Trustees of the Students' Union. You can read about these responsibilities here.

You can download a job description for all officer roles here.

UG Academic Officer

The Undergraduate Academic Officer represents undergraduate students' academic interests, support for student representatives and encourages undergraduate students to participate in academic evaluation. At the time of the election, candidates for this role must be studying as undergraduate students, or if in a sabbatical role, have been undergraduate students when elected to that role.

  • Leading Durham SU’s policy and campaigns on undergraduate academic matters​
  • Liaising with departments and faculties to improve undergraduate academic experience
  • Supporting student representatives to effectively improve undergraduate academic experience​
  • Undergraduate academic support, learning resources and study facilities
  • Undergraduate academic quality evaluation projects
  • Holding termly meetings with members regarding academic interest
  • All Student Officers are also Trustees of the Students' Union. You can read about these responsibilities here.

You can download a job description for all officer roles here.