De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) has opened consultation into our leadership – and we’ll be listening to you every step of the way.
We’re inviting every student at De Montfort University (DMU) to take part in our role review to see how our full-time and part-time officers can best represent our membership in 2016 and in the future – plus you could win an iPad!
The independent review, led by the National Union of Students (NUS) starts today (Tuesday 20 September) with a survey that will be open until Sunday 23 October. All survey respondents will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win an iPad.
Dan Winney, President of DSU, said: “This role review is standard practice in students’ unions that NUS recommends we hold every three to five years. It’s a great opportunity for students to shape the future direction of their leaders in an extremely exciting time.
“It’s also an important process for us as this role review will directly affect the elections early next year – which I hope that many of you are thinking about applying for already.”
Once the survey closes, there will be a period of student focus groups in early November as well as consultation with the staff team at DSU.
The findings of these sessions and the survey will be presented to Education Council on Wednesday 16 November for discussion before recommendations are made by NUS.
These final recommendations will be voted on at DSU’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 6 December and will be in place ready for elections early next year.
#ReviewDSU Key Dates
Tuesday 20 September – Survey Opens
Sunday 23 October – Survey Closes
Late October – Stakeholder Consultation
Early November – Student Focus Groups
Wednesday 16 November – Education Council Discussion
Tuesday 6 December – Final Vote at AGM
Elgan Hughes, Student Voice Manager at DSU, said: “This role review is really good practice because of the high turnover in the sector; it makes sense to understand what is relevant and how we can best represent students in 2016.
“It will look at the remits of the officer team, how they work together and how they best represent students today. We have asked NUS to lead this as this ensures an independent process as they have the expertise in this sort of thing.”
DSU is encouraging all current DMU students to take part in the process, beginning with completing the survey.
Elgan continued: “The most important thing to remember is that this is led by you, the students, and this is your opportunity to steer how the union operates and what you want us to concentrate on.
“This will shape the future of your union.”