Leadership Roles

There are many roles available for student representation. Explore our roles and find the perfect match.

There are many roles available for student representation. Explore our roles and find the perfect match.

OFFICER ROLES

 

FULL-TIME ROLES

  • Guild President

    The Guild President makes strategic and executive decisionS, leading the Sabbatical team, advocating for and on behalf of all Exeter students to the University, the local community, and nationally. They are ultimately responsible for the leadership and direction of the Students' Guild, through their role as chair of Guild Management Committee, and the Trustee Board which holds the Chief Executive to account.

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  • A.U. President

    Why should you think about running for AU Pres?

    • Be the change you want to see in Student Sport
    • Influence AU policy and decisions
    • Represent the student voice to senior University staff
    • Work with an awesome team and develop leadership, public speaking, communication and decision making skills

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  • Vice President Activities

    The VP Activities represents students in matters relating to active citizenship and involvement within the Guild’s volunteering, activities and representation structures. They are also responsible for employability and liaison with the University careers service.

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  • Vice President Education

    The VP Education ensures the students' views on teaching, learning, and anything else related to their academic experience are represented to, and acted upon by, the University. 

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  • Vice President Postgraduate

    The VP Postgraduate is responsible for representing the views and needs of the postgraduate student community to the Guild. They also manage the work of the Pro Vice-President PGR and the Pro Vice-President PGT to ensure students’ views and needs are represented.

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  • Vice President Welfare & Diversity

    The VP Welfare & Diversity represents students on issues including mental health. equality, sustainability and personal safety and work to ensure the campuses are inclusive and welcoming for every student. They also work to ensure every student has adequate support for any issues they may encounter at the University.

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PART-TIME ROLES

  • Deputy Vice President Democracy & Governance

    The DVP Democracy & Governance provides direction and oversight of the Guild's democratic procedures and ensures that all democratic procedures are effective, accessible and engaging.

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  • Deputy Vice Presidnt Equality

    The DVP Equality convenes and chairs the Equality Council and are responsible for overseeing and assisting with the development of the Guild's policies and activities in working towards equality and inclusivity in all its forms. They also provide student scrutiny and oversight of the University's equality goals and practices. 

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  • Deputy Vice President International

    The DVP International is responsible for representing the views and needs of the international student community to the Guild and University.

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  • Deputy Vice President Societies

    The DVP Societies leads the Societies Council, which represents the interests of the Guild-affiliated Societies and student groups. They also lead on projects to improve the experience of groups and their members. 

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  • Deputy Vice President Sustainability

    Working alongside the Sabbatical Team and relevant societies and groups within the University, DVP Sustainability is responsible for overseeing and assisting with the development of the sustainability goals and practices of the Guild. The DVP Sustainability provides student scrutiny and oversight of the University's sustainability goals and practices. 

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  • Deputy Vice President Wellbeing

    The DVP Wellbeing is responsible for overseeing and assisting with the development of the wellbeing goals and practices of the Guild. They are also responsible for the Wellbeing Information Directory on behalf of the University of Exeter students.

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  • Guild Chair

    The Guild Chair convenes and chairs the Shadow Council which is responsible for student scrutiny of the Guild Officers work, including the Sabbatical Officers. They are nominally chair of the Guild Council, so will chair any student-led council as a temporary measure when that council is without a chair. 

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  • Pro Vice President Postgraduate Research

    The PVP Postgraduate Research is responsible for representing the views and needs of the postgraduate research student community to the Guild, with an emphasis on well-being, welfare and academic interests of the research postgraduate student community.

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  • Pro Vice President Postgraduate Taught

    The PVP Postgraduate Taught is responsible for representing the views and needs of the postgraduate taught student community to the Guild, with an emphasis on well-being, welfare and academic interests of the taught postgraduate student community.

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  • Shadow Councillor

    Shadow Councillors scrutinise the work of all elected Officers, and the performance of the Sabbatical Officers. This includes holding Officers to account for time-keeping, work-load management, action performance and delivery of manifesto promises.

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  • Student Trustee

    The Student Trustee is a member of the Board of Trustees, who are the body that is ultimately responsible for the management and administration of the Students’ Guild. The Board of Trustees sets the strategic direction for the Students’ Guild, whilst ensuring that it is delivering its activities in line with its Articles of Association and within the law of the land.

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ACADEMIC & PGR ROLES

ELECTED ROLES

  • College Officer

    The College Officer is the executive student leader for their college and their main role is to lead discussion in college-level meetings, such as the Education Strategy Group. They also support subject councils within their college and report the outcomes of college-level meetings, meetings of the Academic Executive, and any discussions to the wider student body by disseminating and providing summaries of meeting action logs and minutes.

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  • Subject Chair

    The Subject Chair is the executive student leader for their subject or discipline. Their main role is to chair Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) meetings. The Subject Chair also supports the Subject Council by reporting back the outcomes of SSLC meetings and discussions to the wider student body by disseminating and providing summaries of meeting action logs and minutes.

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ROLES THROUGH APPLICATION

  • Subject Rep

    The main role of Subject Reps is to gather feedback from the students they represent regarding all aspects of their course and to communicate this to the Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) meetings. Subject Reps report back the outcomes and discussions of SSLC meetings to the students they represent by disseminating and providing summaries to meeting action logs and minutes.

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  • PGR Rep

    The main role of the PGR Rep is to gather views from fellow PGR students regarding all aspects of their research and time at the University and to communicate this to the University, and the Doctoral College in particular, through Postgraduate Research Liaison Forum (PGRLF) meetings.

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