Informal General meeting
Michael Cashman talk on civil liberties
Labour MEP, Michael Cashmon for the West Midlands is coming to give a talk on civil liberties. This is a joint event with the Joint event with the LGBTQ society and after which we will probably go for a drink after. The talk will be held in the Mandela Room in the Guild of Students Building at 5pm on the 29th January.
AGM 2010 (Annual General Meeting)
Now confirmed to be Wednesday 24th February 6.30-8pmevery Committee position bar Fresher’s Officer and Guild Council Representative will be up for grabs. This should be held in the Guild Council Chambers unless said other wise. We also have the positions of women’s officer, bme officer, lgbtq officer and disabled officer but these really need to be held in caucuses which if possible, we will hold in side rooms but if not we can hold at a later date.
Anyone is encouraged to stand for any position and please feel free to contact us at email@example.com if they have any questions. We would recommend writing a short speech to read and if anyone wants flyers or manifestos printing then send them to the BULS account and we’ll sort it. However, this is optional and we would want to reiterate that we encourage anyone to stand and get more involved!
Preliminary position descriptions:
The chair liases with the National Organisation of Labour Students as well as the Guild of Students. Organises events and chairs committee meetings and full member meetings. Organises speakers and writes speaker-request forms.
The Chair is a financial signatory on the clubs accounts.
Assists chair in organising events. Organises transport for all events necessary, eg. Trains to national events. Assumes duties of the chair if the chair is temporarily unable to carry out his or her duties or if a complaint is made against them until it is resolved.
The Vice-chair is a financial signatory on the clubs accounts.
This Secretary takes charge of the organisational side of the club and, along with other members of the committee, helps to organise events. Assumes duties of the chair if the chair and vice-chair are temporarily unable to carry out their duties or if a complaint is made against them until it is resolved. Also writes the minutes for full member meetings and committee meetings. Writes the risk assessments for events.
The Secretary is also a financial signatory on the club’s accounts.
Has full-responsibility for the management of accounts. Decides on levels of subsidies when appropriate. Organises fundraising and Workers Beer Company summer work.
The Treasurer is a financial signatory on the clubs accounts.
Writes weekly email, to be sent to all members. Uploads member email address onto email account at start of term (with assistance if needed).
Has editorial responsibility over the website; http://www.bulsonline.org also jointly responsible for updating the pages on the website along with the Editor of Social Resources.
Editor of Social Resources
In charge of regularly updating the facebook group and twitter account. Has joint responsibility for updating the website, along with the Website Editor.
Elected in a seperate caucus (i.e. chosen by Women only). The Women’s Officer has the job of liaising the views and grievances of all Women of the BULS ot the committee. The Women’s officer is also encouraged to organise campaigns on women’s issues such as eqaulity in the workplace, maternity leave, etc.
Black and Ethnic Minorities (BEM) Officer
Elected in a seperate caucus (i.e. chosen by Black and Ethnic Minorities only). The BEM’s Officer has the job of liaising the views and grievances of all Black and Ethnic Minorities of the BULS ot the committee. The BEM’s Officer is also encouraged to organise campaigns on Black and Ethnic Minority issues such as rascism, equality, etc.
Elected in a seperate caucus (i.e. chosen by LGBTQs only). The LGBTQ’s Officer has the job of liaising the views and grievances of all LGBTQ of the BULS ot the committee. The LGBTQ Officer is also encouraged to organise campaigns on LGBTQ issues such as discrimination, right to marry same sex marriages, etc.
Elected in a seperate caucus (i.e. chosen by Disabled only). The Disabled Officer has the job of liaising the views and grievances of all Disabled members of the BULS ot the committee. The Disabled Officer is also encouraged to organise campaigns on Disabled issues such as discrimination, etc.