Find out how to nominate yourself to be the 2021/22 Marginalised Genders Officer!
Would you like to support underrepresented students on campus? Could you be the next NUSU Marginalised Genders Officer?
The Marginalised Genders Officer is responsible for ensuring that issues concerning discrimination against marginalised genders are accurately represented within the Students’ Union and the University. They will also work closely with the other Liberation Officers and NUSU’s Welfare & Equality Officer to provide representation, advice and awareness to those affected by gender discrimination. Click here for a full role description.
The Marginalised Genders Officer is open to all students who do self-define as being from a Marginalised Gender and who will be studying at Newcastle University throughout 2021/22.
The election for the 2021/22 Marginalised Genders Officer will begin at the next meeting of NUSU Student Council which will take place on 20 May 2021. If you would like to run in the election you can come along to the meeting and let us know that you will be nominating yourself. Please note: you could team-up with another person who meets the criteria and put yoursleves forward to run as a job-share. You may also want to have something prepared to let other students at Council know why they should vote for you – just a general overview of your experience, interests and why you are running – as during the meeting there will be a section for elections during the meeting and the Chair will call for you (and any others running for the role) to stand up and give your short speech. Should more than one of you put yourself forward, when the meeting ends the cross-campus ballot will open to which all students can vote for who they would like to be next year’s Officer using the Single Transferable Vote method. The ballot will close at 2pm on Friday 21 May with the results hopefully announced later that day or by the end of Monday 24 May at the latest. If just one of you puts yourself forward, you will be elected at Council, provided there are no objections (if there is an objection it will go to a cross-campus ballot)..
If you believe the role is for you, make sure you come along to NUSU Council from 5.15pm on Thursday 20 May 2021. You don’t need a voting place. You just need to inform email@example.com before 5pm on 19 May 2021. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can nominate yourself via email here by 5pm on 19th May, stating you would like to run for the position of Marginalised Genders Officer and a few lines on why you are interested in this position.
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