Student Officer Nominations Now Open

KCLSU Student Officer Elections 2016Student Officer Nominations are open from now until 5pm, Monday 22 February. Make sure Postgraduates get the representation they deserve by nominating yourself for one of the five Student Officer positions.

  • KCLSU President
  • Vice President for Education (Health)
  • Vice President for Education (Arts & Sciences)
  • Vice President for Activities and Development
  • Vice President for Welfare and Community

These are full-time positions with a salary of £23,063 and access to powers such as time, funding, support, training, development, connections at King’s, and more to help lead KCLSU and make a real impact for all postgraduate students. For example, Officers successfully helped students get 24 hour library openings and halved the number of academics that faced redundancies across the Health Schools.

In addition to representing fellow students, it’s a terrific opportunity to make valuable connections at King’s and sit on the Trustee Board of a multi-million pound charity.

You can check out the full role descriptions for each position in our Elections Guide, which also explains the election process and goes into specific detail about how it’s possible for Postgraduates to be Officers!

So if you’re interested in standing, have a chat with Chris from KCLSU’s Student Voice Team by calling 020 7848 4588 or emailing chris.bull@kclsu.org. If you’re not interested in standing, you can still recommend a candidate who’d be good for the job.

Visit elections@kclsu.org for nominating yourself, more information and the Elections Guide.

Improving student experience for Postgraduate Students

The Enhancement Project for postgraduate students is being managed by students for students and a series of focus groups are being held to give all postgraduate students an opportunity to feed their views into the project. There are still a number of focus groups remaining, so please sign up to participate in one of them if you can.

As part of our commitment to enhancing the student experience at King’s, four postgraduate students have been appointed as interns to make recommendations about what we are doing well and areas where we can improve. The ethos of the project is that small things can have a big impact and we want to hear what ideas you have that could benefit the King’s student community. The project compliments the annual Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES – which opens on 19th March) as it explores in more detail the issues that students raise in their feedback.

The focus groups are being held across the university and if you would like to participate, could you email the intern facilitating each session so that appropriate refreshments can be ordered:

Friday 6th March: 13.00-14.00 in 2.41 in the Franklin Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus
Contact: maria.suessmiclh@kcl.ac.uk

Wednesday 11th March: 13.00-14.00 in K-1.99 in the King’s Building, Stand Campus
Contact: maloe.de_reuver@kcl.ac.uk

Thursday 12th March: 13.00-14.00 in in CRM12 in the Western Education Centre, Denmark Hill Campus
Contact: james.aluri@kcl.ac.uk

We look forward to hearing from you
James, Maloe, Maria and Nau