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Union Council Elections

Could you make a difference to the lives of Christ Church students?

Students’ Unions are one of the most democratic membership organisations in the UK. Every one of them has its own structure for debating ideas and campaigns and making decisions. 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. The Council meets at least 5 times a year and makes really important decisions that can really change the lives of Students. The Council also runs campaigns to change things for the better of the student experience and the community, and to create awareness about issues which matter to you.

As a Union Council member you would 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! There are loads of positions to fit everyone so everyone can make a difference!

What are the dates?

Nominations are open Monday 15th October - Monday 22nd October 2018 and then voting will run Tuesday 23rd October -Thursday 25th October 2018. Click here for more information along with the Election Rules.

If you want to nominate yourself for a role then do so online at from Monday 15th October.

What are the roles?


  • Support CCSU priority campaigns.
  • Ensure that work undertaken in the role is influenced by student needs and opinion from the demographic you represent
  • Organise and execute campaigns alongside fellow Officers, raising awareness of issues affecting the students you represent.
  • As a member of Union Council you have responsibility for, as part of the group, shaping CCSU and providing informed insight into the demographic you represent to make sure we are inclusive of all of our students.
  • Utilising CCSU staff support, you should work to satisfy the needs of the students that have elected you, and represent their views. At times their needs or wants may conflict with others and part of the role is to negotiate on their behalf.


  • Student body you have been elected from.
  • Union Council Scrutiny Officers.


  • Fantastic leadership experience.
  • Employability skills to enhance your CV, including public speaking, campaign and project management, communication, and organisation.
  • The knowledge that you are helping to make positive change for students! 



Kaspas Canterbury

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