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Hey look, it's the NUASU Presidential Elections! We are back and ready to do it all over again, are you?

Looking for information on Liberation Officer Elections? Scroll down a little lower!

There are two Presidential roles up for grabs this year, you can click the below buttons to find out more about each of the job descriptions. Feel free to email us at studentsunion@norwichuni.ac.uk if you have any questions about these!

The nomination period for these roles begins on February 26th at 9am and closes on March 4th at 9am, giving you a week to get your nomination sent in! You do this by filling out the nomination form and emailing it to our Deputy Returning Officer. Information on everything you need is contained in the form. You will then have a week to prepare your campaign, and voting will begin on on Monday 11th March and close on Friday 15th March. 

In order to be eligible you must be in your final year of study at Norwich University of the Arts or be a first year Sabbatical Officer. 

All the information you will need, such as the Election rules and campaigning guide can be found below, however if you have any questions at any point feel free to email us on studentsunion@norwichuni.ac.uk or pop into our office for a chat!

Part of the process includes each candidate submitting a manifesto. This is where you explain what makes you the best candidate for the role and your plans and ideas should you be elected. Templates for this can be found below, and you submit this to the Deputy Returning Officer by 12pm on March 7th. This will be published on our website and referred to in the Voting Portal. Any manifestos submitted after the deadline will not be published by the Students' Union. All candidates answer the same questions. 

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NUASU has six Liberation Officers. Each of these is elected by the demographic they represent on an annual basis, with their term starting in August after the elections take place (excluding where Liberation Officers are elected in a by-election, in which case they start immediately). 

The six roles are: 

- BAME Liberation Officer

- Women's Liberation Officer

- Mature Students' Liberation Officer 

- LGBTQ+ Liberation Officer 

- Disabled Students' Liberation Officer

- International Students' Liberation Officer

Each of the Liberation Officers works on their own campaigns or events, assisted by the SU Presidents. They have regular check ins and are consulted on a variety of projects such as History Months or other relevant campaigns. They are an advocate for the students they represent, and help ensure the SU is aware of the needs and issues of all students. They are required to attend Steering Committee and Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Committee meetings, of which each there are three a year minimum. 

Sounds like something you might be interested in? Liberation Officer positions will be elected in April, alongside the Spring Student Rep elections and the Student Governor Elections. Keep an eye out for the process later this spring!

You must be a student at Norwich University of the Arts in the academic year 2024/2025 to run. 

Have any questions? Email studentsunion@norwichuni.ac.uk!

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