CCSU Elections: Union Council nominations now open

Elections for CCSU are now open – will you be running this year?

Christ Church Students’ Union part-time union council position nominations opened today (Monday 15th) at 9am and close on the following Monday 22nd at 6am.

What is the student council?

Union Council is for students who feel that they can make an impact on the way CCSU is run.

What does a union council member do?

A union council member will be expected be active in making students lives better: Propose and debate policy decisions and be visible and vocal on campaigns.

In return you would get vital experience in decision making and leadership as well as the chance to make a real impact during your time at University.

How does it all work?

Union Council sits together 5 times a year to make and agree on policy for CCSU sabbatical officers to put into practice. Councillors will be accountable, not only the student body, but also CCSUs scrutiny officers.

The group of students elected to Union Council will be expected to propose, debate and decide policy for CCSU. The Council will also be expected to be vocal and even champion some campaigns from CCSU.

Any current student can nominate themselves here.

Voting will open Tuesday 23rd at midday and will close Thursday 25th at midday.

If you wish to nominate or find out more information, head over to CCSU’s elections page.

What positions are up for grabs?

  • BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) Officer
  • Disabled Students’ Officer
  • Environmental Officer
  • Fundraising Officer
  • Gender Equality Officer
  • GMS (General Modular Scheme) Officer
  • International Students’ Officer (EU)
  • International Students’ Officer (Overseas)
  • LGBT Officer (Open Place)
  • LGBT Officer (Women’s Place)
  • Mature Students Officer
  • Medway Officer
  • Part-time Students Officer
  • Placement Students Officer (Education)
  • Placement Students Officer (Health)
  • Postgraduate Students Officer
  • Student Reps Officer
  • Student Trustee x 2
  • Transgender / Non-Binary Officer
  • Union Council Chair
  • Women’s Officer

Why are elections important?

A spokesman for CCSU said; They’re run by students who are elected by students – and everyone can have their say.

Here at Christ Church we have a democratic structure called Union Council which proposes, debates and decides policy for the Union.


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