The following list outlines the roles on the CUCSA committee as agreed upon by the committee on 14 October 2015. Committee members are elected for one year at the time.
Current committee information can be found here.
President (minimum of one year at the Dumfries campus)
The President of CUCSA has overall responsibility for the running and direction of CUCSA, ensuring it is always achieving the best outcomes for students and supporting them throughout their time on the Dumfries campus.The President is the figurehead of the organisation and will be working with external bodies such as the Crichton Foundation ensuring that student’s views are heard on campus. They represent students from all intuitions on campus and can be a student studying at any of these institutions. They are responsible for calling and chairing CUCSA meetings and setting the agenda. The president must have already studied at the Dumfries campus for a minimum of twelve months and can be a matriculated student from any institution.
Secretary – Vice President (minimum of six months at the Dumfries campus)
The Secretary is responsible for keeping records on behalf of CUCSA. They take the minutes during CUCSA meetings and circulate agendas with other executive members ahead of meetings. They may also be required to engage in correspondence with external agencies on behalf of the committee. In the absence of the president they are responsible for chairing CUCSA meetings. The Secretary is further responsible for overlooking and responding to incoming emails and communicate information to other committee members. They are responsible for signing off the accounts on behalf of the executive at the end of the financial year. This role can be filled by a matriculated student from any institution.
Social Media and Marketing Officer – Vice President (minimum of six months at the Dumfries campus)
The Social Media and Marketing Officer is responsible for working, along with the other members of the executive and CUCSA affiliated sports clubs and societies, to promote and market CUCSA events and the sports clubs and societies on campus. They will play a leading role in the management of the CUCSA website, social media pages, CUCSA notice boards and will be responsible for responding to incoming emails concerning marketing. Further, the Social Media and Marketing Officer is responsible for coordinating the Assistant Marketing Officer(s), splitting and dedicating tasks with the purpose of ensuring the sustainability of the role. This role can be filled by a matriculated student from any institution.
The Social Convener takes the lead on organising all social events and activities for the students of the Crichton campus. This includes taking a lead on the organisation of the fresher’s week social events. They have the responsibility to form sub-committees, should that be deemed necessary, for the planning of certain events throughout the year. Further, the Social Convener is responsible for coordinating the Assistant Social Convener(s), splitting and dedicating tasks with the purpose of ensuring the sustainability of the role. This role can be filled by a matriculated student from any institution.
Sports, Clubs & Societies Officer
The Sports, Clubs and Societies Officer is responsible for supporting and promoting the establishment and effective running of clubs and societies on campus. They will act as the liaison officer between newly established clubs and the CUCSA committee. They are responsible for advising on matters of constitution and funding for new clubs and societies. This role can be filled by a matriculated student from any institution.
The Charities Representative is responsible for the charitable actives of CUCSA. Liaising with volunteer organisations to promote volunteering for the students and also taking the lead on organising charity events on campus and in the community. This role can be filled by a matriculated student from any institution.
The Welfare Officer is responsible for raising awareness of welfare issues on campus. This includes coordinating the welfare-orientated events; sign-posting local services and organisations and playing an advisory and supporting role for students.
Assistant Sports, Clubs and Societies Officer (x3)
The Assistant Sports, Clubs and Societies Officer will have an added input into the activities on the campus. They will be expected to support the clubs, societies and sports teams.. This role can be filled by a matriculated student from any institution.
Assistant Social Convener (x3)
The Assistant Social Convener will have an added input into the social events and activities on the campus. They will learn to lead events sub-committees created by the Social Convener and encourage further social engagement among the student population. This role can be filled by a matriculated student from any institution.
Assistant Marketing Officer (x3)
The Assistant Marketing Officer will actively help the Social Media and Marketing Officer to promote and market CUCSA on social media and the website. Detailed division of responsibility will be defined in conversation with the Social Media and Marketing Officer. This role can be filled by a matriculated student from any institution.
All CUCSA executive members are required to contribute to the improvement of the student experience on the Dumfries campus and promote the aims of CUCSA, those being; The advancement of education, The advancement of citizenship and community development, The advancement of the arts, heritage, culture and science, The promotion of equality and diversity and The advancement of health.