One of the most important jobs of the Union is to speak up on your behalf to make sure your courses are value for money, they prepare you for your future career and respond to your feedback.
That’s why Vice President Education is such an important role.
As current VP Ed Sophie says
“I’ve loved getting to grips with the job over the past 6 months, and really working out exactly what it is that this role entails. Student engagement is such a massive part of our jobs, and I’m sure I speak for the others as well when I say that that’s really why we all do what we do. I love knowing that I am actually able to influence the University’s decisions on a lot of issues and make sure that students’ voices are always being considered when these decisions are being made, and I love the sense of achievement we feel when we really do manage to do something in students’ favour!”
Jamie Brown her predecessor also believes that everybody should consider running “whether you’ve been involved in the SU before or never even heard of it” In his opinion “Running was definitely one of the most challenging times of my life (and I don’t think I slept for more than an hour a night), but it was well worth it.” Taking the role took him out of his comfort zone and “the skills I gained as an officer really set me up for my future career, and were the most fun two years of my life.”
Back to Sophie for the final word “If elected you will be responsible for representing almost 20,000 students across all of the various campuses and sites of the University of Chester, and will gain and develop numerous skills which will give you such an advantage in your future.”
To find out more about all the roles check out our election pages or come to our election briefing on Wednesday 7th 12-2 in Cloisters 101. if your mind is already made up nominate yourself before 5 p.m. on the 23rd February.