DUSA Executive Elections

President Role

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Role Details

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Summary of the Role

About the role

The role of President is critical to the student leadership and governance of DUSA and if elected, you will have the honour of being the Executive’s team leader and the Association’s spokesperson.

This means that the President not only acts as the public face of DUSA but also helps shape the direction of the Executive’s work and supports their fellow Vice-Presidents to achieve success and overcome barriers and challenges.

The President takes on an important role with the University of Dundee to help maintain and build a strong partnership with senior management and is a sitting member of the University Court, which is the highest governing body at the University, as well as a member of Senate, the highest academic body. This will mean that the President is expected to attend a range of meetings and committees and their portfolio of work can be very wide and varied. In this role the President also advocates on behalf of University of Dundee students at a local, national and international level and may mean you will need to develop a range of positive relationships across the higher education sector.

Finally, as a Trustee of DUSA, the President plays an important role in working with the Chair of the Board and senior management to ensure there is an effective and positive working relationship between the Executive and the additional Trustees; combining experience and knowledge to make sure DUSA’s strategy and governance is the best it can be.

For the President’s full job description read Bye-Law 1 in the Nomination Pack.

Working with the University of Dundee

As a member of the DUSA Executive, a big part of your role will be to work closely with the university across a range of committees but also to take responsibility for representing DUSA and students within each of the academic Schools.

This will require you to work closely with the School President as well as senior School management. Executive members have a seat at the School Board and you may be asked to take part in important quality assurance and enhancement processes, such as Periodic Programme Reviews (PPR).

Training will be provided for this work but please be aware that this is a big and important part of each sabbatical role.


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