About

The Vice President Student Activities is the lead representative for the extra-curricular activities offered on campus. The post is currently held by Sam Malis.

1. Aims of Post 

1.1 To promote GUSRC’s role in developing and sustaining quality events and activities on campus, with a particular focus on “non traditional” University entrants. 

1.2 Progress the “graduate attributes” agenda in the University and ensure GUSRC retains and expands its key role in offering extracurricular activities and opportunities for personal development. 

 

2. Key Duties 

2.1 To represent the interests of students, registered at the University of Glasgow, on GUSRC and University Committees relevant to the aims of this post. 

2.2 Liaise with staff and the GUSRC President in developing and delivering GUSRC support for Clubs & Societies, (e.g. assistance with affiliation, allocation of grants). 

2.3 Organisation of Freshers' Week. Liaising with GUSRC Staff in ensuring effective coordination of GUSRC events and activities. Attend Cross Campus Freshers’ Week meetings with representatives of the other student bodies alongside the GUSRC President and GUSRC staff. 

2.4 Organise and co-ordinate the elements of events, festivals etc. relevant to the post as agreed by the Executive. 

2.5 Attend and participate in meetings relevant to the work and aims of GU Volunteering and other matters pertaining to student volunteering and general “Graduate Attributes” related activity 

2.6 Provide effective line management of GUSRC General Representatives, First Year Representatives and the Charities Officer, by providing ongoing support, and facilitating meetings. 

2.7 Attend stalls at events and provide/distribute appropriate publicity materials. 

2.8 Oversee the work of the student media and offer support where possible (including proof reading of publications). 

2.9 Support the President and consult with Permanent Secretary in assisting the media to meet legal requirements and responsibilities to GUSRC. 

 

3. Obligations 

3.1 Elected Sabbatical Officers are required to sign a memorandum of understanding which sets out working conditions and provides protection in the following areas: terms of office, working week and hours, remuneration, absence, sick pay, holidays, academic study, resignation and disciplinary and grievance procedure. 

3.2 Sabbatical Officers are obliged to abide by the code of conduct as set out in the SRC’s Constitution. 

3.3 Those elected will also be obliged to adhere to the above job description and display proof of their matriculation status no later than the start of the academic session of the year during which they will hold office. 

3.4 Sabbatical Officers should avoid participation in any role or contribution to any activity which could be perceived as a conflict of interest. Once elected; responsibilities are to ensure the interests of GUSRC are represented at all times. Advice should be sought where a perception of a conflict of interest may arise. 

 

4. Responsibilities 

4.1 Sabbatical Officers are representatives of University of Glasgow students, within the SRC, the University, and the wider community. All Sabbatical Officers should be available to speak to and assist students, to the best of their ability, during the working hours outlined above. 

4.2 Sabbatical Officers should promote and raise awareness of the services provided by the SRC, and ensure as far as possible that all students have equal access to these services. 

4.3 Sabbatical Officers should attend SRC Council, Executive, and other Committees, and provide reports to these bodies when asked to do so. Sabbatical Officers are responsible for upholding the Constitution and policy of the SRC, and should liaise with staff, other Executive and Council members to carry this out. 

4.4 Sabbatical Officers should support and encourage Council members in the execution of their roles and should do as much as possible to ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to take part in the SRC's work. 

4.5 As part of their representative function, Sabbatical Officers should maintain constructive relations with the University, external organisations and the other student bodies on campus. 

4.6 Sabbatical Officers should not gain, or seek to gain financially through their privileged access to information on additional available earning opportunities notified to the SRC from time to time. They should ensure all such opportunities are communicated as widely as possible.