The Vice President Education is the lead representative on Academic issues on Council. The post is currently held by Ross Whip.

1. Aims of Post 

1.1 To provide effective student input into the University decision making and policy review process of the University of Glasgow on all matters pertaining to the student learning experience. 

1.2 To ensure that GUSRC provides relevant training and learning opportunities to members of Council, Student Representatives and other Student stakeholders. 


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 Provide effective line management of SRC Undergraduate College Convenors and School Representatives, by providing ongoing support, and facilitating meetings. 

2.3 Work closely with the President in monitoring legislation and policy matters that may impact upon the HE Sector and report back on relevant developments. Maintaining an awareness of national, local and University academic issues, including monitoring the activities of academic and educational bodies such as QAA, Universities UK, Universities Scotland, SHEFC and Universitas 21. 

2.4 Prepare and present briefing materials for internal and external stakeholders on such matters as relevant to this remit. 

2.5 Work closely with the President, Academic Convenors and staff, in developing and implementing campaigns relevant to the aims of this post. 

2.6 Liaise with staff and the GUSRC President in the development, implementation, review and evaluation of training for Academic Convenors, SRC School Representatives and Class and PGR Representatives. 

2.7 Liaise with appropriate staff, through the Permanent Secretary, on GUSRC activity relating to the aims of this post. Including regular meetings with the Advice, Policy & Training Team, Permanent Secretary and VP (Student Support). 

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


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.