Elections

We're a democratic organisation led by students.

Only Students can stand for the officer roles and only Students can vote for them. 

Full Time Officers - Paid 

There are 5 full-time positions up for grabs with a salary of £17,703. These positions shape the future of the Union and University life, are great for students graduating this year or anyone who wants to take a year out from their studies.

Part Time Officers - Voluntary

There are 17 part-time officer positions which are voluntary and come with lots of benefits and opportunities (not forgetting it looks awesome on your CV). These positions are fulfilled alongside your studies.

 

Full Time Officers

Full Time Officer positions are demanding full time jobs, for which students will take a year out during their time in office, unless they are graduating the same year. They lead the Union, liaise with the University and ensure that students’ needs rest at the center of what we do!

President

As the president of the Students' Union you will be expected to lead on student based issues, be the main contact and public voice and sometimes face for the union swansea students. you may need to respond timely to unexpected challenges. The role is both immensely challenging but also exceptionally rewarding. Some of the matters you may have to deal with range from from national campaigns, to collaborating with the University on campus initiatives. You will also be expected to oversee the governance and democracy of the union, ensuring that it works for the benefit of its members and its democratic structures are upheld and fit for purpose.

If you are looking to make changes in how the union runs its elections, organizes its officer team or engages with students - this is the role for you.

For President's job description click here.

Welfare Officer

As the welfare Officer you role is to provide support and representation for all Swansea University students during their time here. It'll also be your job to inform students of the unique risks they may face and the support and advice available to them.You'll also have the chance to maintain contact with, and offer support to, Swansea students studying abroad on International programs such as Erasmus. You will also be a member of the SAS Management Board gives you the responsibility of ensuring that the service remains student focused and achieves the aim of improving student housing.You'll develop a strong working relationship with the Advice & Support Centre to ensure students are aware of their service and to identify campaigning issues and objectives.

For the Welfare Officer's job description click here.

Education Officer

As the Education Officer, your role is to work closely with the Students Representatives and the Students Voice Co-ordinator for Insight and Experience. Together, you will coordinate student representation as well as leading on academic campaigns and events. The main aim of the Education Officer is to improve academic experience and maintain strong working relationships with staff and Student Reps in the seven colleges across the two campus University.

For the Education Officer's job description click here.

Sports Officer

As the Sports Officer, your role will be to represent and support all Sports clubs, their members and all students interested in Sports. You would be part of the Sport Swansea committee that creates the Sport strategy and ensure it is at the heart of what we do in relation to Sports at the University. Work with the Sport Swansea team and the Sports executive to deliver student sports at the University, involved in BUCS and the Sports Awards. You will be part of part of the Varsity board and other groups for Sporting Corporate events, which aims to best deliver these events for our athletes and students.

For the Sports Officer's job description click here.

Societies and Services

As the Societies and Service Officer you'll provide support and representation for all Swansea University Societies and also cater for the services that each individual set of our activities requires to run effectively. The Societies & Services Officer will give you opportunities to explore new avenues for student engagement and maximize the potential of the current activities and always aiming to allow students have to the best experience at University. You’ll lead various society committees and being at the helm of the overarching decision making body you will be able to influence decisions on behalf of Societies, allowing them to run efficiently and thereby impacting positively on the student experience.

The Societies and Services officer ensures that the services the students want and need are developed and that the membership get value for money from their Union. Whilst all full-time officers are responsible for the Unions finances, this officer is key to ensuring that students are aware of where resources are allocated and feel a part of the decision making process.

For the Societies & Services Officer's job description click here.

Part-time Officers

Part Time Officers play a crucial role in engaging with various different groups of students and hold the Full Time Officers accountable. They volunteer their energy and time to run campaigns to improve conditions in the Union and the University. This is an amazing opportunity for personal development as well as doing something meaningful beyond yourself!

The Part time Officer Roles that are available in this election to run for are:

BME (Black & Minority Ethnic) Officer

To represent Black and Ethnic Minority students at the University in a range of areas including: academic affairs, social and leisure activities as well as engaging Black and Ethnic Minority students with the Union. You will also represent the Students’ Union at NUS Black Students Conference and NUS Wales Black Students Conference in spring. Must self define as a Black student Must self define as BME.

For the role description click here.

Environment Officer

The Environment officer is expected to campaign on environmental issues and help the Union maintain and improve on its green credentials.

For the role description click here.

Ethics Officer

The Ethics Officer is expected to raise awareness, promote and campaign on ethics issues within the Union and the University.

For the role description click here.

General Secretary

The General Secretary position is an impartial and transparent role that holds the Full Time Officers to account on behalf of the Part Time Officers and the wider Student body.

For the role description click here.

LGBT+ Officer (Open Place)

To represent LGBT students and campaign and raise awareness to students on issues affecting LGBT students and the wider LGBT population. You will also represent the Students’ Union at NUS LGBT Conference and NUS Wales LGBT Conference in spring. Must self define as LGBT+.

For the role description click here.

LGBT+ Officer (Woman)

To represent LGBT students and campaign and raise awareness to students on issues affecting LGBT students and the wider LGBT population. You will also represent the Students’ Union at NUS LGBT Conference and NUS Wales LGBT Conference in spring. Must self define as LGBT+ & a Woman.

For the role description click here.

Mature Students Officer

To represent mature students at the University in a range of areas including: academic affairs, social and leisure activities as well as engaging mature students with the Union. You will also represent the Students’ Union at NUS Mature Students Conference in the spring. Must self define as a mature student.

For the role description click here.

Mental Health Awareness Officer - New for 2016

To represent students on and increase the profile of mental health awareness. This is a new role, so its portfolio will be built over the year.

For the role description click here.

Students with Disabilities Officer

To represent Students with disabilities and raise awareness and campaign on issues affecting Students with disabilities. You will also represent the Students’ Union at NUS Student with disabilities Conference and NUS Wales Student with disabilities Conference in Spring.

For the role description click here.

Welsh Language Officer

To represent Welsh Affairs on campus and work to ensure bilingualism policy is adhered to in the Union and campaign for the University to adhere to the same. The role will also encourage the promotion of Welsh Culture on campus.

For the role description click here.

Please note:
  • All role descriptions are up for review so some likely to vary slightly with the introduction of new positions
  • Some positions are only open to candidates who self-identify as the respective type of student being represented by that role, i.e. you must self-identify as woman to become the Women’s Officer.
  • A Majority time positions are being filled in this election and but please note other elections will be held in Summer and Autumn of 2016.

Referendum

A referendum is your avenue to make a change through a direct vote on a proposed idea or motion. All Swansea University students are eligible to vote in a referendum. We have an annual referendum about the Union’s affiliation to the NUS, which takes place at the same time as the Full Time Officer elections.

To be valid the affiliations referendum requires a quorum of 3% (necessary minimum percentage of the total membership eligible to vote) and a simple majority of those members who voted.

This can vary though between 3-5%. Any request for a referendum that is in accordance with the Articles of Governance takes place in the same manner and the date for the ballot needs to be set no less than 21 term time days after the referendum submission.

This year we have four referendum questions that we are putting to students:

  • Affiliation Referendums
  • International Officer Referendum
  • The SUSU Constitution
  • Women's Officer Referendum

Key Dates

Nominations Open

Date & Time: 8 Feb 2016 at 1pm Location: Online

Singleton General Info Session

Date & Time: 10 Feb 2016 at 1.30pm Location: Room West

Bay General Info Session

Date & Time: 12 Feb 2016 at 12pm Location: Bay Campus SU

Nominations Close

Date & Time: 19 Feb 2016 at 1pm Location: Online

Compulsory Candidates Meeting

Date & Time: 19 Feb 2016 at 5pm Location: Mandela Suite

Manifesto Deadline

Date & Time: 21 Feb 2016 at 23.59pm Location: Online

Q+A Sessions

Date & Time: 22+25+29 Feb, 3 Mar at 10am Location: Mandela Suite

Singleton Training Session

Date & Time: 23 Feb at 12pm. 25 Fed at 2pm Location: Mandela Suite

Bay Training Session

Date & Time: 24 Feb at 12pm Location: CBE103

Voting Opens (Campaigning Begins)

Date & Time: 7 Mar 2016 at 11am Location: Online

Voting Closes

Date & Time: 11 Mar 2016 at 1pm Location: Online

Results Announced

Date & Time: 11 Mar 2016 at 9:00pm Location: Diva's

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the rules?

The rules can be found in this document which you and your campaigns team MUST read before taking part in the SUSU Elections. When participating you must also adhere to Swansea University’s Student Code of Conduct and the Law (any breaches in the law, will be referred on to the relevant authorities).

Can I be a Full-time Officer alongside my studies?

No, this is a full-time, 35 hours week, paid position. To be able to complete the role you would have to either defer your studies for a year or nominate yourself in your final year of study. Your employment would start at the end of your course.

I live at home - can I run in the elections?

Yes! Anyone who is a Swansea University student can run in the elections. It doesn’t matter where you study! You could study on Bay campus, live in Hendrefoelan or at home with your parents. As long as you’re a Swansea University Student you can still run in the elections!

I’m a first year – can I run in the elections?

Yes, it doesn’t matter what year you are studying in, anyone can run in the elections! You could be a first year or a PhD student!

On the nominations form there is an option to upload a photo. Do I have to?

This one’s up to you. You do not need to upload a photo for the elections, however we believe that this will put you at a disadvantage. In case you want us to take one, we will be taking official photographs at the Candidate Briefing session after nominations have closed.

A Full time Officer is also a student trustee. What does this mean?

SUSU is a charity, which means we must have trustees to ensure that our actions are legal and financially viable. The majority of the Unions trustee board is made up of students, but we also have external professionals to provide advice. The trustees sit on important meetings, oversee the business elements and make sure everything we do is in the best interest of our students.

Can Sports Clubs or societies endorse candidates?

No, clubs or societies cannot officially support a candidate. Any sports club or society supporting an individual candidate can end up with that candidate being penalised.

However it is strongly advised that Clubs and Societies promote and support elections!

On the nomination form, there is an option to upload a manifesto? What does this mean and how do I write one?

A manifesto is a document that outlines why people should vote for you. Within this, you should write about why you would be good at the role, and what campaigns or projects you would intend to work on. Download the ‘How to write an effective Manifesto’ there will also be a Manifesto training session delivered after the candidate briefing session!

I’ve nominated myself! When can I start campaigning?

There are two types of campaigning: Soft and Active Campaigning

  • Soft Campaigning is the preparation period, this is the time when you might be getting a campaign team together, creating Facebook page, setting up Twitter accounts, making videos etc. Essentially you can tell people you are running for your position, but you can’t tell people to vote for you or give them reasons that would encourage them to vote for you. So no materials with your manifesto on, no videos online, no posters up. You can start soft campaigning when Nominations close: 13:00, 19th February.
  • Active Campaigning is going out getting people to vote for you, materials are allowed up online, posters and banners are allowed to go on display, lecture shout outs are allowed! You can start actively campaigning when Voting opens: 11:00, 7th March.

Where can I campaign?

You can only campaign within the University campuses - this includes the entire of the main campus, and other University building (such as Fulton House and Bay campus). You may also campaign within Student Nightclubs (at the discretion of their managers).

Will SUSU provide the candidates with any funding for campaigning?

Yes, SUSU will refund the full £75 allocated for campaigning materials, you must provide receipts to show what you have spent your money by the end of the voting period to be able to claim back.

Can I Run to be a Full Time Officer if I am an international Student?

International students are able to be a Full-time However, there are immigration implications that you should be aware of.

  • If you receive financial sponsorship, discuss your plans with your sponsor before standing for election in case there are restrictions.
  • If you stand as a full-time officer, this is permitted under the immigration rules, but you will need to extend your student visa at some point. It is important that you discuss this with an adviser from the international office before you start the role!
  • This guidance is for student or Tier 4 visa holders. If you are here on a different type of visa, you should discuss your options with an adviser from the International Office.

(This information is for general guidance and does not constitute immigration advice. If you require more details about your rights or what action to take, please contact the Swansea University International Development Office

What is RON and NFP?

RON Stands for Re-open Nominations and all elections in the Union have this option for Voters. If you do not like any of the candidates in the election you can choose to vote RON. If RON wins an election the post would not be filled or an election would be held at another time. Selecting No further Preferences (N.F.P) is an expression of indifference towards all remaining options.

How does voting work?

We use Alternative Vote, where you can rank your vote in order of preference and if your 1st preference doesn’t win your vote can be transferred your second preference or third choice and so on. Using this method your vote has the strongest say and when combined, is most representative or the student body who vote in the elections.To find out more about how the voting system works check this voting explained video.

Do you have any other questions?

Please email them to: student.voice@swansea-union.co.uk Please Click here to download this document

The Rules

Please click here to download the elections Code of Practice.

Trustee

What does it mean to be a Trustee?

As a Full Time Officer, part of your role includes being a Trustee to the Students’ Union. The Trustees Board monitors SUSU’s strategic direction and reviews it performance.

As a Trustee of the Union you may also have to be a Director of the Union’s Trading company, member of the Costcutter Management Board or SAS Management Board. These responsibilities are role specific and you will be provided with guidance and training in these areas.

For more information please download this information guide here.

Voting Explained

At swansea Union we use alternative or transferable voting Want to understand transferable voting! Please watch this video from Wolverhampton Student Union explaining Transferable Voting!

What is RON and NFP?

RON Stands for Re-open Nominations and all elections in the Union have this option for Voters. If you do not like any of the candidates in the election and want to re-open the nominations you can choose to vote RON.

If RON wins an election the post would not be filled or an election would be held at another time.

NFP Stands for No further Preferences and is an expression of indifference towards all remaining options. You can spoil your ballot electronically by put NFP as your 1st preference.

About the elections and future elections

 

Swansea University Students’ Union is a democratic organisation led by students. Only Students can stand for the leadership roles and only Students can vote for them. Positions the Students’ Union currently holds elections for are:

  • Full-time Officers (FTO)
  • Part-time Officers (PTO)
  • National Delegates
  • College Representatives
  • Subject Representatives

 

There are 3 rounds of elections for different positions, these happen in Spring, Summer and Autumn. See below to find out what’s happening and when:

Spring Elections

March 7th - 11th, 2016

  • Full-Time Officers (FTO)
  • Part-Time Officers (PTO Group A)

Summer Elections

2016

  • Subject Representatives (Excluding Year 1 students)
  • College Representatives (Excluding Year 1 students)

Autumn Elections

October, 2016

  • Part-Time Officers (PTO Group B)
  • NUS Delegates
  • Subject Representatives (Only year 1 students)
  • College Representatives

 

Please Note:

  1. Some positions are only open to candidates who self-identify as the respective type of student being represented by that role, i.e. you must self-identify as woman to become the Women’s Officer.
  2. Our delegate positions are gender balanced, this means we aim to send an equal number of women as men. To do this we reserve 50% places for women to go.
  3. The two different Part-Time Officer groups are to make sure that your Officers are elected before the start of the next academic year (Group A) but allows for some positions to be accessible to first year students (Group B). To find out which officers are in which group please go to the 'Officer Elections' Page.

 

If you’re passionate about representing students and getting involved in your SU, then keep an eye out for upcoming notice of polls (when we say nominations are open)!

To find out more information about elections please email your questions to: Student.Voice@swansea-union.co.uk

Mae Undeb Myfyrwyr Prifysgol Abertawe yn sefydliad democrataidd a arweinir gan fyfyrwyr. Dim ond Myfyrwyr gall sefyll am y rolau arweinyddiaeth , yn ogystal â phleidleisio am y rolau yma. Mae ein prif etholiadau a’n 3 cwestiwn refferendwm ar waith ar hyd o bryd.

Caiff pob etholiad eu cynnal drwy system pleidleisio ffafriol ar lein. Golyga hyn felly , os caiff eich ymgeisydd ei deol o’r etholiad , bydd eich ail bleidlais felly yn gallu gwneud gwahaniaeth mawr ynglyn â phwy fydd yn ennill yr etholiad. Mae’n bwysig i gadw hynny ar y cof wrth bleidleisio neu’n rhedeg etholiad.

Noder: Bydd rhai o’r safleoedd dim ond ar gael ar gyfer y rheiny sydd yn diffinio ei hun fel y math o berson sydd yn addas ar gyfer rôl benodol. Hynny yw , bydd yn rhaid i chi ddiffinio eich hun fel benyw er mwyn gallu dod yn Swyddog Menywod.

Swyddogion Llawn Amser

Mae safleoedd Swyddogion Llawn Amser yn swyddi heriol llawn amser. Mae nifer o fyfyrwyr yn cymryd blwyddyn allan o’i haddysg yn ystod eu cyfnod fel swyddogion , heblaw eu bod nhw am raddio yn ddiweddarach yn y flwyddyn. Maent yn arwain yr undeb , cysylltu gyda'r Brifysgol ac yn sicrhau bod anghenion yn fyfyrwyr yn ganolbwynt i’w rôl nhw fel Swyddog Llawn Amser.

Llywydd

Fel Llywydd Undeb Y Myfyrwyr bydd disgwyl i chi arwain materion myfyrwyr . Hynny yw, bydd disgwyl i chi fod yn brif gyswllt ac yn llais ar gyfer myfyrwyr Abertawe. O dan rhai amgylchiadau bydd disgwyl i chi allu ymateb yn amserol i sialensiau annisgwyl. Mae rôl Llywydd yn un heriol ond ar y llaw arall mae hefyd yn rôl sydd wedi rhoi llawer o foddhad i unigolion yn y gorffennol. Bydd y math o faterion a fydd yn rhaid i chi ddelio gydag yn amrywio o ymgyrchoedd cenedlaethol i gydweithio gyda mentrau’r Brifysgol. Yn aml bydd disgwyl i chi oruchwylio llywodraethiad a democratiaeth yr Undeb er mwyn sicrhau bod popeth mae’r Undeb yn ei wneud yn fuddiol i’w haelodau.

Os ydych yn edrych i wneud newidiadau i’r ffordd mae’r Undeb yn rhedeg ei etholiadau neu’r ffordd maent yn trefnu’r tîm swyddogion neu fyfyrwyr , dyma’r rôl ar eich cyfer chi!

Cliciwch yma os hoffech weld ddisgrifiad swydd Llywydd.

Swyddog Lles

Fel Swyddog Lles eich rôl yw darparu cefnogaeth ac i gynrychioli pob myfyriwr ym Mhrifysgol Abertawe yn ystod eu cyfnod yma fel myfyrwyr. Bydd disgwyl i chi i hysbysu myfyrwyr o’r problemau a allent wynebu yn ogystal â’r math o gefnogaeth sydd ar gael iddynt. Bydd gennych y cyfle i gadw mewn cysylltiad gyda myfyrwyr o’r Brifysgol sydd yn astudio dramor drwy sefydliadau rhyngwladol fel Erasmus er mwyn cynnig cefnogaeth os a pan fo angen. Fel swyddog Lles byddech yn rhan o’r tîm rheoli SAS Yma bydd gennych y cyfrifoldeb o sicrhau bod yr SAS yn cadw myfyrwyr fel canolbwynt wrth drafod cynlluniau gwella tai myfyrwyr. Bydd hefyd disgwyl i chi ddatblygu perthynas gwaith gyda’r Canolfan Cyngor a Chefnogaeth er mwyn sicrhau bod myfyrwyr yn ymwybodol o’r gwasanaeth a’r materion maent yn cydnabod.

Cliciwch yma ar gyfer disgrifiad swydd y Swyddog Lles.

Swyddog Addysg

Fel Swyddog Addysg eich rôl yw gweithio’n agos gyda’r Cynrychiolwyr Myfyrwyr a’r Cydlynydd Llais Myfyrwyr ar gyfer sefydliadau Insight ac Experience. Fel tîm byddech yn cydlynu cynrychiolaeth myfyrwyr yn ogystal ag arwain ymgyrchoedd a digwyddiadau academaidd. Prif nod y Swyddog Addysg yw gwella profiadau academaidd unigolion ac i gynnal perthnasau gwaith cryf gyda staff a Chynrychiolwyr Myfyrwyr ym mhob un o’r saith o golegau sydd yn bodoli dros ddau gampws y Brifysgol.

Cliciwch yma ar gyfer disgrifiad swydd y Swyddog Addysg.

Swyddog Chwaraeon

Fel y Swyddog Chwaraeon eich rôl chi yw cynrychioli ac i gefnogi pob clwb chwaraeon , eu haelodau a phob myfyriwr sydd â diddordeb mewn chwaraeon. Fel rhan o Gydbwyllgor Chwaraeon Abertawe byddech yn sicrhau bod strategaethau chwaraeon yn ganolbwynt i chwaraeon yn y Brifysgol. Bydd hefyd gofyn i chi weithio gyda Thîm Chwaraeon Abertawe a’r Swyddog Gweithredol er mwyn darparu digwyddiadau chwaraeon ar gyfer myfyrwyr y Brifysgol , megis BUCS a’r gwobrau Chwaraeon. Fel rhan o Fwrdd Farsity yn ogystal â grwpiau arall ar gyfer digwyddiadau chwaraeon , bydd disgwyl i chi ddarparu’r gwasanaeth orau ar gyfer athletwyr a myfyrwyr y Brifysgol.

Cliciwch yma ar gyfer disgrifiad swydd y Swyddog Chwaraeon.

Swyddog Cymdeithasau a Gwasanaethau

Fel y Swyddog Cymdeithasau a Gwasanaethau byddech yn darparu cefnogaeth a chynrychiolaeth ar gyfer pob un o gymdeithasau a gwasanaethau Prifysgol Abertawe er mwyn sicrhau eu bod nhw’n cael eu rhedeg yn effeithiol. Bydd rôl y Swyddog Cymdeithasau a Gwasanaethau yn rhoi’r cyfle i chi allu archwilio llwybrau newydd ar gyfer ymgysylltiad myfyrwyr yn ogystal â gwella potensial y gweithgareddau sydd yn bodoli ar hyn o bryd yn y Brifysgol. Eich prif nod fel Swyddog Cymdeithasau a Gwasanaethau yw sicrhau bod myfyrwyr yn cael y profiad gorau posib drwy’r cymdeithasau sydd ar gael yn y Brifysgol. Byddech yn arwain nifer o bwyllgorau’r Cymdeithasau ble bydd gennych y statws i wneud penderfyniadau ar ran y cymdeithasau er mwyn sicrhau eu bod nhw’n cael eu rhedeg yn effeithiol.

Disgwylir i’r swyddog cymdeithasau a gwasanaethau sicrhau bod angenion myfyrwyr yn cael i ymateb i a bod aelodaeth yr Undeb ac aelodau cymdeithasau yn cael gwerth eu harian. Mae pob un o swyddogion yr Undeb yn gyfrifol dros faterion ariannol yr Undeb ond mae’r swyddog cymdeithasau a gwasanaethau yn allweddol mewn sicrhau bod myfrwyr yn gwybod ble mae adnoddau yn cael i gadw/ble maent ar gael. Mae’n hefyd cyfrifoldeb o’r swyddog i sicrhau bod myfyrwyr yn teimlo’n rhan o’r proses penderfyniadau.

Cliciwch yma ar gyfer disgrifiad swydd y Swyddog Cymdeithasau a Gwasanaethau.

Swyddogion Rhan Amser

Mae Swyddogion Rhan Amser yn chwarae rôl hanfodol mewn ymgysylltu grwpiau amrywiol o fyfyrwyr yn ogystal â sicrhau bod y Swyddogion Llawn Amser yn atebol ar gyfer hyn. Mae’r swyddogion rhan amser yn addo i ffocysu ar wella ymgyrchoedd er mwyn gwella amodau o fewn yr Undeb a’r Brifysgol. Mae hwn yn gyfle anhygoel ar gyfer datblygiad personol unigolyn yn ogystal â chyfle da i gymryd rhan mewn gweithgaredd ystyrlon.

Swyddog Myfyrwyr Croenddu a Lleiafrifoedd Ethnig

Rôl y Swyddog Myfyrwyr Croenddu a Lleiafrifoedd Ethnig yw cynrychioli Myfyrwyr Croenddu a Lleiafrifoedd Ethnig o fewn y Brifysgol mewn nifer o adrannau gwahanol. Er enghraifft mae’n bwysig eu bod nhw’n cael eu cynrychioli'n deg o fewn materion academaidd , gweithgareddau cymdeithasol a hamdden a’u perthynas gyda’r Undeb. Fel rhan o’r rôl yma hefyd bydd disgwyl i chi gynrychioli Undeb Myfyrwyr Abertawe yng Nghynadleddau Myfyrwyr Croenddu NUS / NUS Cymru yn y gwanwyn. Ar gyfer y rôl fel Swyddog Myfyrwyr Croenddu a Lleiafrifoedd Ethnig mae’n rhaid eich bod chi’n diffinio eich hun fel unigolyn croenddu neu leiafrif ethnig.

Cliciwch yma ar gyfer disgrifiad swydd y Swyddog Myfyrwyr Croenddu a Lleiafrifoedd Ethnig.

Swyddog Amgylcheddol

Mae disgwyl i’r Swyddog Amgylcheddol i ymgyrchu ar faterion amgylcheddol yn ogystal â helpu’r undeb i gadw a gwella eu cymwysterau gwyrdd.

Cliciwch yma ar gyfer disgrifiad swydd y Swyddog Amgylcheddol.

Swyddog Moeseg

Mae disgwyl i’r Swyddog Moeseg i godi ymwybyddiaeth , dyrchafu ac ymgyrchu ar faterion moesegol o fewn yr Undeb a’r Brifysgol.

Cliciwch yma ar gyfer disgrifiad swydd y Swyddog Moeseg

Ysgrifennydd Cyffredinol

Mae rôl yr Ysgrifennydd Cyffredinol yn galw am unigolyn diduedd a chlir . Fel Ysgrifennydd Cyffredinol mae disgwyl iddynt sicrhau bod y Swyddogion Llawn Amser yn gyfrifol am y Swyddogion Rhan Amser a’r corff myfyrwyr ehangach.

Cliciwch yma ar gyfer disgrifiad swydd yr Ysgrifennydd Cyffredinol

Swyddog LHDT+ (Menyw)

Mae rôl y Swyddog LHDT+ yn galw am unigolyn sydd yn barod i gynrychioli myfyrwyr LHDT+ drwy ymgyrchu a chodi ymwybyddiaeth ar faterion sydd yn effeithio myfyrwyr LHDT+ , yn ogystal â’r boblogaeth LHDT+ ehangach. Bydd disgwyl i’r Swyddog LHDT+ gynrychioli Undeb Myfyrwyr Prifysgol Abertawe yng Nghynadleddau LHDT+ NUS / NUS Cymru yn y gwanwyn. Mae’n rhaid eich bod chi’n diffinio eich hun fel LHDT+ ac fel menyw ar gyfer y swydd yma.

Cliciwch yma ar gyfer disgrifiad swydd y Swyddog LHDT+ (menyw)

Swyddog LHDT+ ( Agored)

Mae rôl y Swyddog LHDT+ yn galw am unigolyn sydd yn barod i gynrychioli myfyrwyr LHDT+ drwy ymgyrchu a chodi ymwybyddiaeth ar faterion sydd yn effeithio myfyrwyr LHDT+ , yn ogystal â’r boblogaeth LHDT+ ehangach. Bydd disgwyl i’r Swyddog LHDT+ gynrychioli Undeb Myfyrwyr Prifysgol Abertawe yng Nghynadleddau LHDT+ NUS / NUS Cymru yn y gwanwyn. Mae’n rhaid eich bod chi’n diffinio eich hun fel LHDT+ ar gyfer y swydd.

Cliciwch yma ar gyfer disgrifiad swydd y Swyddog LHDT+

Swyddog Myfyrwyr Aeddfed

Mae rôl Swyddog Myfyrwyr Aeddfed yw cynrychioli myfyrwyr aeddfed o fewn y Brifysgol mewn nifer o adrannau gwahanol. Er enghraifft mae’n bwysig eu bod nhw’n cael eu cynrychioli’n deg o fewn materion academaidd , gweithgareddau cymdeithasol a hamdden a’u perthynas gyda’r Undeb. Mae hefyd disgwyl i chi gynrychioli Undeb y Myfyrwyr yng nghynhadledd myfyrwyr aeddfed NUS yn y gwanwyn. Mae’n rhaid eich bod chi’n diffinio eich hun fel myfyriwr aeddfed ar gyfer y swydd yma.

Cliciwch yma ar gyfer disgrifiad swydd y Swyddog Myfyrwyr Aeddfed.

Swyddog Ymwybyddiaeth Iechyd Meddwl – Newydd ar gyfer 2016

I Gynrychioli myfyrwyr ar gynyddu proffil o ymwybyddiaeth iechyd meddwl. Mae hon yn rôl newydd, felly bydd ei bortffolio yn cael ei hadeiladu yn ystod y flwyddyn.

Cliciwch yma ar gyfer disgrifiad swydd.

Swyddog Myfyrwyr gydag Anableddau

I Gynrychioli Myfyrwyr gydag anableddau gan godi ymwybyddiaeth ac ymgyrchu ar faterion sy’n effeithio myfyrwyr gydag anableddau. Byddwch hefyd yn cynrychioli Undeb y Myfyrwyr yn Gynadleddau UCM Myfyrwyr ag anableddau a Chynhadledd UCM Cymru i Fyfyrwyr gan Anableddau a chynhalir yn y Gwanwyn.

Cliciwch yma i gael disgrifiad swydd.

Swyddog yr Iaith Gymraeg

I gynrychioli Materion Cymraeg ar y campws ac i weithio i sicrhau polisi dwyieithrwydd yr Undeb ac i ymgyrchu i’r Brifysgol gadw at yr un polisi. Bydd y swydd hefyd yn annog hyrwyddo diwylliant Cymru ar y campws.

Cliciwch yma i gael disgrifiad swydd.

Noder:
  • Mae disgrifiadau pob rôl yn cael ei adolygu felly mae’n debygol y bydd yn amrywio ychydig gyda chyflwyniad o safleoedd newydd.
  • Mae rhai swyddi ond ar gael i ymgeiswyr sy’n hunan adnabod eu hunain fel y maeth yno fyfyrwyr sy’n cael ei gynrychioli gan y rôl, er enghraifft mae rhaid i chi hunan adnabod eich hun fel menyw i fod yn Swyddog Menywod.
  • Mae’r rhan fwyaf o safleoedd yn cael ei llenwid yn yr etholiad hwn ond bydd etholiadau eraill yn cael er gynnal yn yr Haf ar Hydref 2016.

Refferendwm

Refferendwm yw eich llwybr i greu newid uniongyrchol drwy bleidleisio ar syniad neu gynnig. Mae pob myfyriwr Prifysgol Abertawe yn gymwys i bleidleisio yn y refferendwm. Mae gennym refferendwm blynyddol am gysylltiad yr Undeb gyda UCM, a chynhelir yr un pryd ag etholiadau Swyddog Llawn Amser.

I fod yn ddilys yn y refferendwm gofynnwn am 3% o gworwm (o leiaf ganran angenrheidiol o gyfanswm yr aelodaeth gymwys i bleidleisio) gyda mwyafrif syml o’r aelodau hynny yn pleidleisio. Gall hyn amrywio rhwng 3-5% . Mae unrhyw gais am refferendwm yn unol â'r Erthyglau Llywodraeth ac mae’n digwydd yn yr un modd gyda dyddiad ar gyfer y balet yn cael eu gosod 21 diwrnod tymor ar ôl cyflwyno'r refferendwm.

Eleni mae gennym dri chwestiwn refferendwm rydym yn rhoi i fyfyrwyr:

  • Refferendwm Swyddog Rhyngwladol
  • Cyfansoddiad UMPA
  • Refferendwm Swyddog Menywod

Dyddiadau i’w cofio

Enwebiadau yn Agor

Dyddiad ac Amser: 8 Chwefror 2016 am 1yp Lleoliad: Ar-lein

Sesiwn Gwybodaeth Gyffredinol

Dyddiad ac Amser:10 Chwefror 2016 am 1.30yp Lleoliad: Ystafell West

Sesiwn Gwybodaeth Gyffredinol

Dyddiad ac Amser: 12 Chwefror 2016 am 12yp Lleoliad: UM Campws y Bae

Enwebiadau’n Cau

Dyddiad ac Amser: 19 Chwefror 2016 am 1yp Lleoliad: Ar-lein

Cyfarfod Ymgeiswyr Gorfodol

Dyddiad ac Amser: 19 Chwefror 2016 am 5yh Lleoliad: Ystafell Mandela

Dyddiad Cau Maniffesto

Dyddiad ac Amser: 21 Chwefror 2016 am 23.59yh Lleoliad: Ar-lein

Sesiynau C+A

Dyddiad ac Amser: 22+25+29 Chwefror, 3 Mawrth 2016 am 10yb Lleoliad: Ystafell Mandela

Sesiwn Hyfforddi Singleton

Dyddiad ac Amser: 23+25 Chwefror 2016 am 12yp Lleoliad: Ystafell Mandela

Sesiwn Hyfforddi Bae

Dyddiad ac Amser: 24 Chwefror 2016 am 12yp Lleoliad: UM Campws y Bae

Pleidleisio’n Cychwyn (Ymgyrchu’n Cychwyn)

Dyddiad ac Amser: 7 Mawrth 2016 am 1yp Lleoliad: Ar-lein

Pleidleisio’n Cau

Dyddiad ac Amser: 11 Mawrth 2016 am 1yp Lleoliad: Ar-lein

Cyhoeddi Canlyniadau

Dyddiad ac Amser: 11 Mawrth 2016 am 9.00yb Lleoliad: Diva’s

Cwestiynau a Ofynnir yn Aml

Beth yw’r rheolau?

Gall y rheolau cael eu gweld yn y ddogfen hon, mae’n rhaid i chi a’ch tîm ymgyrchu eu darllen cyn cymryd rhan yn Etholiadau UMPA. Wrth gymryd rhan, rhaid i chi gadw at God Ymddygiad a’r Gyfraith Myfyrwyr Prifysgol Abertawe (bydd unrhyw doriadau yn y gyfraith yn cael ei gyfeirio ymlaen at awdurdodau perthnasol).

Gallai fod yn Swyddog Llawn Amser wrth ochr fy astudiaethau?

Na, mae hwn yn swydd lawn-amser, 35 awr yr wythnos ac yn safle taladwy. I allu cwblhau’r rôl mae’n rhaid i chi nail ai ohirio eich astudiaethau am flwyddyn neu enwebu eich hun yn eich blwyddyn olaf o astudiaeth. Bydd eich cyflogaeth yn dechrau diwedd eich cwrs.

Rwy’n byw gartref - gallaf redeg yn yr etholiadau?

Ie! Gall unrhyw un sy’n fyfyriwr yn Brifysgol Abertawe rhedeg yn yr etholiadau. Ni does ots lle rydych yn astudio! Gallwch astudio ar Gampws y Bae, Byd yn hendrefoelan neu Gartref gyda’ch rhieni. Cyn belled â’ch bod yn Fyfyrwyr yn Brifysgol Abertawe gallwch redeg yn yr etholiadau!

Rwy’n fy Mlwyddyn Gyntaf - Gallaf redeg yn yr etholiadau?

Gall, Nid oes ots pa flwyddyn rydych yn astudio ynddi, gall unrhyw un rhedeg yn yr etholiadau! Gallech fod yn y flwyddyn gyntaf neu yn fyfyriwr PhD!

Ar y ffurflen enwebiadau mae yna opsiwn i lwytho llun. A oes rhaid i mi?

Mae hyn fyny i chi. Ni does angen lwytho llun ar gyfer yr etholiadau, fodd bynnag, rydym yn credu ei bod yn eich rhoi dan anfantais. Os rydych eisiau i ni gymryd un, byddwn yn tynnu lluniau swyddogol yn y sesiwn briffio ymgeisydd ar o li enwebiadau cau.

Gall Clybiau Chwaraeon neu Gymdeithasau cymeradwyo ymgeiswyr?

Na, ni all clybiau neu gymdeithasau cefnogi ymgeisydd yn swyddogol. Gall cael clwb chwaraeon neu gymdeithas sy’n cefnogi ymgeisydd unigol fod yn ganlyniad i’r ymgeisydd cael ei gosbi. Argymhellir yn gryf fod Clybiau a Chymdeithasau yn hyrwyddo a chefnogi'r etholiadau!

Ar y ffurflen enwebu, mae opsiwn i lwytho maniffesto? Beth mae hyn yn ei olygu a sut ydw i’n ysgrifennu un?

Mae Maniffesto yn ddogfen sy’n amlinellu pam y dylai pobl bleidleisio ar eich rhan. O fewn hyn, dylech ysgrifennu pam y byddech yn dda yn y rôl, a pa ymgyrchoedd neu brosiectau rydych yn bwriadu gweithio ar. Lawrlwythwch y ddogfen ‘Sut i ysgrifennu Maniffesto effeithiol’. Bydd hefyd sesiwn hyfforddi ar wneud maniffesto a chyflwynir ar ôl y sesiwn briffio ymgeisydd!

On the nomination form, there is an option to upload a manifesto? What does this mean and how do I write one?

A manifesto is a document that outlines why people should vote for you. Within this, you should write about why you would be good at the role, and what campaigns or projects you would intend to work on. Download the ‘How to write an effective Manifesto’ there will also be a Manifesto training session delivered after the candidate briefing session!

Rwyf wedi enwebu fy hun! Pryd y gallaf ddechrau ymgyrchu?

Ceir dau fath o ymgyrchu: Ymgyrchu Meddal a Gweithgar.

  • Ymgyrchu Meddal: i’w cyfnod paratoi, dyma’r adeg pan allech gael tîm ymgyrchu gyda’i gilydd, gan greu tudalen Facebook, sefydlu cyfrifon Twitter, gwneud fideos ac ati. Gallwch ddweud wrth bobl eich bod yn rhedeg am y swydd, ond ni allwch ddweud wrth bobl am bleidleisio ar eich rhan na rhoi rhesymau a fydd yn eu hannog i bleidleisio amdanoch. Felly, dim deunyddiau maniffesto na fideos ar-lein a dim posteri i fyny.

Gallwch ddechrau ymgyrchu medal pan mae enwebiadau yn cau: 1o’r gloch, 19eg o Chwefror.

  • Ymgyrchu Gweithgar: yw cael pobl i bleidleisio amdanoch, caniateir i'ch deunyddiau fynd ar-lein, ac arddangos eich posteri a baneri gyda chyhoeddiadau mewn darlithoedd yn cael eu caniatáu! Gallwch ddechrau ymgyrchu’n weithgar pan mae pleidleisio’n agor: 1 o’r gloch, 7fed o Fawrth.

Lle gallaf ymgyrchu?

Gallwch ond ymgyrchu o fewn campysau’r Brifysgol - mae hyn yn cynnwys yr holl gampws ac adeiladau eraill o fewn y Brifysgol (er enghraifft Ty Fulton a Champws y Bae). Gallwch hefyd ymgyrchu o fewn clybiau nos myfyrwyr (gyda chaniatâd y rheolwyr).

A fydd UMPA yn darparu’r ymgeiswyr gydag arian ar gyfer ymgyrchu?

Bydd, Bydd yr UMPA yn ad-dalu £75 am ddeunyddiau ymgyrchu, rhaid i chi ddarparu derbynebau i ddangos yr hyn rydych wedi gwario eich arian ar, cyn diwedd y cyfnod pleidleisio i allu ei hawlio’n ôl.

Gallaf redeg i fod yn Swyddog os rwyf yn Fyfyriwr Rhyngwladol?

Gall myfyrwyr rhyngwladol fod yn swyddog llawn amser neu rhan-amser. Fodd bynnag, mae oblygiadau mewnfudo dylech fod yn ymwybodol ohonynt:

  • Os rydych yn derbyn nawdd ariannol, trafodwch eich cynlluniau gyda’ch noddwr cyn sefyll etholiad rhag ofn bod cyfyngiadau.
  • Os rydych yn sefyll fel Swyddog llawn-amser mew hyn yn cael ei chaniatáu o dan y rheolau mewnfudo, ond mae angen ymestyn eich fisa myfyrwyr. Mae’n bwysig eich bod yn trafod hyn gyda chynghorydd o’r swyddfa ryngwladol cyn dechrau eich swydd!
  • Mae’r canllaw’n hyn ar gyfer deiliaid fisa myfyrwyr neu Haen 4. Os rydych yma ar fisa wahanol, dylech drafod eich opsiynau gyda chynghorydd o’r Swyddfa Ryngwladol.

(Mae’r wybodaeth hon ar gyfer arweiniad cyffredinol ac nid yw’n gyfwerth a chyngor ar fewnfudo. Os rydych angen mwy o fanylion am eich hawliau neu pa gamau i'w cymryd, cysylltwch â’r Swyddog Datblygu Rhyngwladol Prifysgol Abertawe).

Beth yw AAE a DDP?

Mae AAE yn sefyll am Ail-agor Enwebiadau mae pob etholiad yr Undeb yn rhoi’r opsiwn hwn i bleidleiswyr. Os nad ydych yn hoffi unrhyw un o’r ymgeiswyr yn yr etholiad, gallwch ddewis pleidio AAE. Os yw AAE yn ennill etholiad ni fyddai’r swydd yn cael ei llenwi a bydd etholiad yn ail agored ar adeg arall. Wrth ddewis, Dim Dewisiadau Pellach (DDP) mae’n golygu mynegiant o ddifaterwch tuag at opsiynau sydd ar ol.

How does voting work?

We use Alternative Vote, where you can rank your vote in order of preference and if your 1st preference doesn’t win your vote can be transferred your second preference or third choice and so on. Using this method your vote has the strongest say and when combined, is most representative or the student body who vote in the elections.To find out more about how the voting system works check this voting explained video.

Do you have any other questions?

Please email them to: student.voice@swansea-union.co.uk Please Click here to download this document

Y Rheolau

Os gwelwch yn dda Cliciwch yma i lawrlwytho’r Cod Ymarfer Etholaidau (disgwyl adolygiad)

Trustee

What does it mean to be a Trustee?

As a Full Time Officer, part of your role includes being a Trustee to the Students’ Union. The Trustees Board monitors SUSU’s strategic direction and reviews it performance.

As a Trustee of the Union you may also have to be a Director of the Union’s Trading company, member of the Costcutter Management Board or SAS Management Board. These responsibilities are role specific and you will be provided with guidance and training in these areas.

For more information please download this information guide here.

Esbonio’r Broses Pleidleisio

Mae Undeb Abertawe yn defnyddio dull Want sy’n trosglwyddo pleidleisiau. I ddeall pleidleisio trosglwyddadwy gwyliwch y fideo hwn o Undeb y myfyrwyr Wolverhampton yn ei esbonio

What is RON and NFP?

RON Stands for Re-open Nominations and all elections in the Union have this option for Voters. If you do not like any of the candidates in the election and want to re-open the nominations you can choose to vote RON.

If RON wins an election the post would not be filled or an election would be held at another time.

NFP Stands for No further Preferences and is an expression of indifference towards all remaining options. You can spoil your ballot electronically by put NFP as your 1st preference.

About the elections and future elections

 

Swansea University Students’ Union is a democratic organisation led by students. Only Students can stand for the leadership roles and only Students can vote for them. Positions the Students’ Union currently holds elections for are:

  • Full-time Officers (FTO)
  • Part-time Officers (PTO)
  • National Delegates
  • College Representatives
  • Subject Representatives

 

There are 3 rounds of elections for different positions, these happen in Spring, Summer and Autumn. See below to find out what’s happening and when:

Spring Elections

March 7th - 11th, 2016

  • Full-Time Officers (FTO)
  • Part-Time Officers (PTO Group A)

Summer Elections

2016

  • Subject Representatives (Excluding Year 1 students)
  • College Representatives (Excluding Year 1 students)

Autumn Elections

October, 2016

  • Part-Time Officers (PTO Group B)
  • NUS Delegates
  • Subject Representatives (Only year 1 students)
  • College Representatives

 

Please Note:

  1. Some positions are only open to candidates who self-identify as the respective type of student being represented by that role, i.e. you must self-identify as woman to become the Women’s Officer.
  2. Our delegate positions are gender balanced, this means we aim to send an equal number of women as men. To do this we reserve 50% places for women to go.
  3. The two different Part-Time Officer groups are to make sure that your Officers are elected before the start of the next academic year (Group A) but allows for some positions to be accessible to first year students (Group B). To find out which officers are in which group please go to the 'Officer Elections' Page.

 

If you’re passionate about representing students and getting involved in your SU, then keep an eye out for upcoming notice of polls (when we say nominations are open)!

To find out more information about elections please email your questions to: Student.Voice@swansea-union.co.uk

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