University of St Andrews Students' Association

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University of St Andrews
Students' Association
Institution University of St Andrews
Location St Andrews, Scotland
Established 1885
Sabbatical officers Lewis Wood (President), Claire Shirey (DoWell), Zachary Davis (DoEd), Charlotte Flatley (DoSDA), Hannah Jacobs (DoES)
Affiliations Coalition of Higher Education Students in Scotland
Website www.yourunion.net

The University of St Andrews Students' Association was first founded as a Students' Representative Council in 1885.[1][2]

Management[edit]

The Association is run by a student-majority Board and five sabbatical officers, each responsible for a separate aspect of student life: the Director of Wellbeing is in charge student welfare and programmes that run within the sector along with student democracy; the Director of Education is responsible for education, postgraduate studies and employability; the Director of Student Development and Activities supports the many student societies, as well as being involved in the provision of careers advice and personal development planning; the Director of Events and Services organises the major events of the year, such as Freshers' Week and the Graduation Ball, and regular Union club nights, as well as liaising with sponsors; the Association President is the overall leader of the Association and responsible for its image and strategic planning.[3] The Board comprises seven student members and six non-student members. The student members are the four sabbatical officers, the Association Chair (who chairs the SSC and SRC, below), and the Senior Officers of the SSC and SRC. Under the Universities (Scotland) Acts, all students of the University automatically become members of the Students' Association, however they are entitled to opt out of this.

Student Services Council[edit]

The Student Services Council (formerly Union Management Committee) supports the activities and events run by the Students' Association and the University's clubs and societies by providing facilities, organisation and funding.[4] The Council comprises the following members:[5]

Sabbatical Officers

  • President of the Students' Association
  • Director of Wellbeing
  • Director of Education
  • Director of Student Development and Activities
  • Director of Events and Services
  • Athletic Union President

Association Members

  • Association Chair
  • Alumni Officer
  • Community Relations Officer
  • Environment Officer
  • LGBT+ Officer

Officers

  • Broadcasting Officer
  • Charities Convenor (Charities Campaign)
  • Debates Officer (Union Debating Society)
  • Design Team Convenor (Design Team)
  • Entertainments Convenor (Ents Crew)
  • Music Officer (Music is Love)
  • Performing Arts Officer (Mermaids)
  • Postgraduate Officer (Postgraduate Society)
  • Societies Officer (Societies Committee)
  • SSC Arts Festival Convenor (On the Rocks)
  • Volunteering Officer (SVS)
  • Member Without Portfolio

Student Representative Council[edit]

The Student Representative Council was instituted as the legal representative body for students of the University by the Universities (Scotland) Act 1889.

The SRC is responsible for representing students' interests to the management of the University and to local and national government.[6]

The SRC comprises a number of officers, who chair the respective subcommittees, and members:[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Students' Association History". University of St Andrews Students' Association. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "St Andrews and the NUS: career communists and bad governance". The Saint. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Sabbatical Team". University of St Andrews Students' Association. Retrieved 22 September 2017. 
  4. ^ "Student Services Council". University of St Andrews Students' Association. Retrieved 22 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "Student Services Council". University of St Andrews Students' Association. Retrieved 22 September 2017. 
  6. ^ "Student Representative Council". University of St Andrews Students' Association. Retrieved 22 September 2017. 
  7. ^ "Student Representative Council". University of St Andrews Students' Association. Retrieved 22 September 2017. 

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