• Accessibility

At present, the role of Campus Officer on our non-Frenchay campuses is not well thought-out. Ideally, the position would be a full-time elected position, not an extra responsibility for students who are also studying a full-time course.

While financially, a full-time position might not be viable, there is still much more that the SU can do to develop their role. For example, non-Frenchay campus officers should be more closely involved in the general day-to-day operations of the SU. This could include involving them more directly & regularly in meetings about the SU's campaigns, policies, etc.

Many students on Bower & Glenside campuses do not feel that the SU has a real presence there - or, when they do, that it is in the form of a visitor from Frenchay or a non-student, as opposed to a fixed presence (as at Frenchay). This should not be the case.

Also, Bower Ashton was recently without a campus officer for the first couple of months of the new academic year, which is one of the most important times of the year. More effort should be made on the SU's part to promote the role to ensure that it is never vacant, & to make sure that it informs how the SU operates according to the needs of other campuses as well as to Frenchay's.

Actions Taken

  • This idea opened on 30 Nov 2016 and closes for voting on 21 Dec 2016.
  • Not enough students have voted on this Idea. This Idea has failed.
  • The Executive agreed to give this Idea a conditional pass. Work will start on this Idea unless it is vetoed by two-thirds of the Student Council Meeting.
  • Student Council agreed to pass this Idea. This Idea is now Students’ Union policy and has been sent to The Executive for work to begin.

  • January 2017 - there is an on-going review into the role of Part time Officers in the running of the SU and this Idea is forming part of this review.


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