Elections in Council
Chair of Council - The Chair of Council is responsible for the smooth running of Oxford SU's Student Council. The post is elected in 7th week (Michaelmas) Student Council of every term to serve for the following term (Hilary). You'll receive staff support for your role including chair training.
Returning Officer - The Returning Officer is responsible for all things to do with Elections and voting. In Council they look after the electronic voting pads. During the Annual Elections they chair the Elections Committee, handle complaints and count the results! The post is elected in 7th week (Michaelmas) Student Council of every term to serve for the following term (Hilary).
Steering Committee (x2) - The Steering Committee is made up of the two elected Steering Committee officers, the President and the Returning Officer. Their job is to look over the motions submitted to Council to ensure the are written in accordance with the Rules of Council, are not illegal and do not require steering to another committee first. Also, should an All-Student Consultation be required, the Steering Committee are responsible for ensuring it is held.
The Scrutiny Committee (x1) are elected to serve for the academic year. Their job is to interview the Sabbatical Trustees, review the Sabbatical Trustees work and scrutinise them on behalf of Student Council. Once a term the Scrutiny Committee presents Student Council with a report and recommendations for the Sabbatical Team.