1 college. 6 campuses. 15,000 students.
Becoming a member of NCL’s Students’ Association is a great opportunity for you to represent the voice of over 15,000 students in the Lanarkshire region.
Our Students’ Association pride themselves on ensuring the interests and views of the student body are fairly represented not just within the College but also locally and nationally. Through working in partnership with the college’s Senior Management Team, Executive Board and meeting regularly with MPs, MSPs and the Nation Union of Students (NUS), the Students’ Association aim to make the student experience as best as it possibly can be.
Meet your 2020 Candidates.
This year’s elections will take place online and the schedule can be seen below:
Based: Coatbridge Campus
Hours: 35 per week
The President of Health & Wellbeing will ensure the Students’ Association upholds the College’s Equality and Diversity policy and works to improve the representation and engagement of under-represented groups. They will lead campaigns and focus on health and wellbeing issues which can affect the student experience; for instance accessibility, travel, mental health, student finances, student support, liberation, equality and wellbeing.
Based: Cumbernauld Campus
Hours: 35 per week
Overview: The President of Community & Sustainability will lead on the establishment and development of a rich array of clubs and societies. They will lead campaigns and focus on Community & Sustainability issues which can affect the student experience; for instance, developing relationships and broadening the sense of community both within the college and between the college and the surrounding community.
Based: Motherwell Campus
Hours: 35 per week
Overview: The President of Learning & Teaching will have oversight for the class rep system, which includes ensuring that the system is properly designed to take into account the regional characteristics of the college’s students. They will lead campaigns and focus on Learning and Teaching issues which can affect the student experience; for instance, working with key members of staff to ensure that students have the best academic experience possible.
Those who wish to stand for President in this years’ election must be registered as a student at New College Lanarkshire. Candidates can only stand for one position in the election.
To nominate yourself, please record a short mobile video clip (no more than two minutes) detailing the following:
You can submit your video nomination by sending to firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than Friday 15th May. All those who submit a nomination are required to send a photo too.
We will also accept video nominations in the form of a Tiktok or Snap Chat video which can also be emailed to email@example.com.
If any candidate is struggling to create a video nomination, or does not have the correct resource for this, alternative nominations can be made. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Please note, all nomination materials submitted will be used across our social media channels and website to help support each candidate during the campaign period.
Campaigning for an election is a great way to interact with students and start conversations about their student experience.
During the online campaign period, the Returning Officer and Deputy Officer will work together to create a fair and open campaign for each running candidate and will promote each individual and their aspirations for their chosen President role on the college social media platforms.
Voting for the 2020 NCLSA Student Election will be online via Moodle. Students will be able to access their own accounts and place their vote.
The counting of votes shall be verified by the Returning Officer. Results shall be declared by the Returning Officer when the count has been successfully completed.
In the absence of complaints, the results shall become official 4 hours after voting has closed.
The elected Presidents shall begin their terms on 1st July 2020. They will be required to go through a period of handover training.
This will be confirmed by the Students’ Association in due course. Please note successful candidates MUST complete a PVG form/check before beginning their post.