Every year Napier students elect the students who will lead the Students’ Association and act as student representatives and spokes people. This starts each October with choosing a programme rep who are chosen for their abilities to listen to the views of class colleagues and represent them at Staff Student Liaison Committees, Programme Boards, Faculty Councils and Student Senate.
In March each year there are elections for the team to make up the Napier Students’ Association Executive the following session and act as Napier’s student leaders within the University and in the wider community, and to be the trustees and governors of the Students’ Association itself. If you’re a current Napier student on a taught course you will have a chance to run for an elected post and to vote in the NSA elections.
Three members of the Executive are full time, paid, officers who take a year out of their studies or add a year onto the end of their degree to work for NSA. They are elected across campus in a poll of all Napier students and take up office in the July following their election for a term of office that lasts a year.
The rest of the Exec are students continuing their studies while they volunteer some time to act as representatives of the students.
To run for office you do not need any experience of “student politics” or any particular skills as training will be provided, but you do need some commitment, some energy and, above all, a wish to build a better Napier for its students.