SU Network Committee Elections

What are
network committees?

At Essex there is a rich diversity of students. So we can represent and act on the needs of as many different members as possible we have small communities of students called networks. 

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Every year Essex students vote for who they want to lead these communities, these people are called Part-Time Officers. They're voluntary roles that current students take during their studies.

So that these Part-Time Officers can be representative of their different student groups, there have a team of volunteer students who help them represent their community. There are three different roles available - Deputy Chair, Secretary and Events and Marketing. 

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  1. Nominations
    30th apr - 1st May
  2. voting
    2nd may - 4th may
  3. results
    4th may 4pm

how does it work?

You'll need to campaign and convince other Essex students in your community that you're the best person for the job. The roles are voluntary, but you’ll be need to be able to commit around 3 hours per week.

Nominations open in the second week of term 3, for now it's time to start thinking about what skills and experience you have that will help you smash the role, whichever position you apply for.

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who can run?

Positions are only open to current students who'll be studying next year. 

These are voluntary roles that run alongside your studies. You’ll need to be a current member of that community group (membership is free) and for some roles you'll need to self-define before you can stand.
You can find out more about how to do this by scrolling down to the FAQs at the bottom of the page. 

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available roles

Inform the SU's approach on really important issues without affecting your studies. These positions are part-time and are open to current students who will be here next year, to do alongside their degree.

Bame Network Committee

Representing students from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

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bame officer

Representing students from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

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Students' with disabilities network

Representing students with disabilities.

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lgbt+ network

Representing students who identify as LGBT+.

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Representing international students.

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Women's Network

Representing students who as women.

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How do I join a network?

  • Click 'My Communities' at the top and click on the community you want to join
  • Make sure you're logged in
  • Under 'Join' click 'Add membership to basket'
  • Go to you basket and checkout (don't worry, membership is free!)

How do I self define?

  • In the election you'd like to vote in click 'Profile' in the top right hand corner
  • Tick any group that you self define as
  • That's it.