Department Committee By - Elections
Chair
  • Manage and lead your department committee ranging from 7-14 people
  • Attend fortnightly Department Students’ Federation meetings with all other Department Chairs, DSF Committee and Section Heads
  • Co-ordinating extra-curricular events for the students in your department
  • Lead your committee to arrange these events including, but not limited to, Action projects, Rag raids, balls, sport fixtures, careers events and welfare & diversity events
  • Submitting a termly portfolio which will be marked and contribute to the Department of the Year award
  • Hold, at least, monthly committee meetings
  • Be aware of the financial situation of your department and oversee the spending on events
  • Please consider your other roles or commitments before running. Department Chair is a senior role within LSU and requires a serious commitment.
  • SCHOOL OF SCIENCE: Chair = Treasurer
Vice Chair & Treasurer
  • Support the Chair in running and leading the department committee
  • Responsible for the agenda, minutes and action log following department committee meetings
  • Deputise in the absence of the Chair. For example, attend DSF meetings if the Chair is unable to
  • Act as a point of contact for other members of the committee, providing pastoral and operational support where necessary
  • Responsible for department finances
  • Fortnightly meetings with the Secretary of DSF (Interim Chair of Treasurers)
  • Support all other committee members and work collaboratively
Social SIO
  • Responsible for arranging social events for the students within the department
  • Social events must include a variety of sober and non-sober socials. There must be one sober social to every two non-sober socials
  • Events must be financially viable
  • Support all other committee members and work collaboratively
  • Complete risk assessments before every event, which must be sent to the LSU Vice President and the DSF Social Chair at least two weeks before
  • Responsible for writing your section of the termly portfolio that contributes towards the Department of the Year award
Enterprise & Employability SIO
  • Communicate Careers and Enterprise opportunities to students in your school.
  • Signpost students to Careers Network services or the correct part of the Loughborough Enterprise Network.
  • Organise employability events for your department including employer activities and talks along with your Employment Development Officer (EDO).
  • Attend Bi-weekly update meetings.
  • Put on one Inspire Enterprise event which promotes enterprising skill development or business acumen.
  • Collaborate with other reps and maintain good communication with the E+E Chair and EDO.
Welfare & Diversity SIO
  • Attend fortnightly meetings with the Welfare & Diversity Section Head
  • Arrange a ‘Welfare Week’ before June
  • Share, support and attend events held by all W&D associations
  • Support all other committee members and work collaboratively
  • Arrange W&D events within your department
  • Support the welfare & diversity needs of students within your department
  • Signpost W&D services, within LSU and Loughborough University
  • Responsible for writing your section of the termly portfolio that contributes towards the Department of the Year Award
Rag SIO
  • Attend fortnightly meetings with the Rag Section Head
  • Promote all events, raids and external challenges held by LSU Rag
  • Attend and help out at internal Rag events when needed
  • Support all other committee members and work collaboratively
  • Responsible for writing your section of the termly portfolio that contributes towards the Department of the Year Award
  • Organise fundraising events for your department
  • Attend one Rag Raid per Semester
  • Attend the AGM for Rag
Action SIO
  • Attend fortnightly meetings with the Action Section Head
  • Share and support events held by LSU Action
  • Support all other committee members and work collaboratively
  • Responsible for writing your section of the termly portfolio that contributes towards the Department of the Year Award
  • Organise A-Team Department Takeovers
  • Propose two Action projects per term
  • Attend the AGM for Action
Sport SIO
  • Organise netball, football and basketball teams for social leagues
  • Support all other committee members and work collaboratively
  • Organise One Day Event teams
  • Advertise and promote Loughborough Sport events within your department
  • Signpost students to Loughborough Sport facilities and support
  • Organise own sport events within your department
  • Support all other committee members and work collaboratively
  • Responsible for writing your section of the termly portfolio that contributes towards the Department of the Year Award
FREEC SIO
  • Responsible for the following within your department: Food, Rooms, Ethics, Environment and Campus Watch
  • Fortnightly meetings with the FREEC Section Head
  • Attend bi-termly meetings with Security and catering outlet supervisors, and sustainability team
  • Support Ethic and Environmental section events and sustainability team events such as Grime Scene, Fruit routes, EnE week, Love food hate waste week
  • Support ‘The Green Pea’ – a new social environmental and ethical social enterprise
  • Help with the ‘big town clear out’
  • Support all other committee members and work collaboratively
  • Responsible for writing your section of the termly portfolio that contributes towards the Department of the Year Award
Media SIO
  • Attend fortnightly meetings with the Media Section Head
  • Create content to promote department committee events
  • Capture content from department events to be published on department pages
  • Support and promote LSU Media events
  • Design products to be sold within the department e.g. stash
  • Support all other committee members and work collaboratively
  • Responsible for writing your section of the termly portfolio that contributes towards the Department of the Year Award

Please email educationeo@lsu.co.uk if you have any issues or questions

Please note that all Department Committees are structured slightly differently, the role descriptors above are a guide. Please click your Department above to find out the exact roles on offer

School President By - Elections

What you’ll do:

  • Lead, motivating and supporting your Course Rep team to effectively work alongside your department on student feedback
  • Building strong relationships with senior members of staff in the department
  • Represent the views of both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught students in your department
  • Co-chair SSLC meetings alongside your department’s SSLC Chair
  • Attend regular School President meetings with the Education Executive Officer
  • Deliver university level student feedback to the Education Executive Officer and work on university wide campaigns
  • Organise Pre-SSLC meetings with Course Reps to prepare for SSLCs
  • Promoting the Course Rep elections at the start of the academic year to students
  • Act as a key communication link between Students’ Union, University and students
  • Attend Annual Programme Review meetings (Jan/Feb)
  • Assist with the promotion of the National Student Survey (NSS)
  • Prepare a handover for successor at the end of the academic year

What you need:

    You must currently be or previously have been a Course Rep to run for the School President role. Above all else, you need to care about students receiving the best experience possible during their time at Loughborough. However, ideal skills include:
  • Good listener
  • Able to speak up on behalf of others
  • Motivated and driven
  • Good organisation and time management skills
  • Don’t worry if this is your first leadership position – you will receive training and a significant amount of support during the year.

    Other Opportunities (Optional):

    • Opportunity to be elected onto University Senate – highest level of university decision making with regards to learning and teaching (3 School Presidents)
    • Opportunity to be part of University wide working groups
    • Work with university senior leadership team including VC Bob and Rachel Thomson (Pro-Vice Chancellor for Teaching)

    What you get:

    • A unique insight into how the University works
    • An invite to the annual Loughborough Academic Awards ran by the Education Executive Officer
    • It will put you in a good position to run for Education Executive Officer and other Exec positions
    • Receive training and personal development opportunities throughout the year