Student Officers are an essential component of your student life, as they lead KCLSU and push to enact the change you want to see. They also support and enable student initiatives, and strive to improve student life at King’s. Student activism is a key part of their roles, and as representatives of the student body, it is their job to amplify the voice of the other students here at King’s.
Keep reading to learn about the six full-time officer roles we have here at KCLSU and how they work to improve your student experience!
The President chairs the KCLSU Trustee Board – this means they are responsible for leading the board and the whole organisation. They collaborate with the whole board to set the objectives for the Chief Executive of KCLSU and monitor their performance. They work with senior management from KCL and KCLSU to enact change and represent the needs of the student body. Additionally, they attend the National Union of Students (NUS) conference as the SU's lead delegate.
VP Activities and Development
The VP for Activities and Development is the lead officer for the overall development of student activities, societies and clubs. They represent the needs of student-led groups and work to improve their experiences. They also act as the key contact for KCL Estates, King’s Sport, KCL Service (volunteering) and KCL London.
VP Education (Arts & Sciences)
The VP Education for Arts & Sciences takes the lead on representing students from Arts & Sciences faculties.They sit on the KCL Board of Trustees as well as the relevant academic boards and sub-committees to make sure that students in these faculties have the best experience possible. Along with the other VP Education, they are the principal contact for the Senior Vice Presidents for Educations at KCL, the academic associations and the academic representatives.
VP Education (Health)
Like the VP Education for Arts & Sciences, the VP Education for Health leads on representing students from the Health faculty. Thus, they sit on the KCL Board of Trustees as well as the relevant academic boards and sub-committees to make sure that students in these faculties have the best experience possible. Along with the other VP Education, they are the principal contact for the Senior Vice Presidents for Educations at KCL, the academic associations and the academic representatives.
The VP Postgraduate is the lead officer for all matters relating to postgraduates. This includes both the postgraduate education experience and the development of postgraduate student societies and activities. They are also responsible for developing postgraduate student wellbeing and representation of underrepresented postgraduate communities. They act as the lead contact with the KCL Centre of Doctoral Studies and the KCL VP (Research).
VP Welfare and Community
The VP for Welfare and Community takes the lead on the development of student wellbeing for the whole student body and for the representation of underrepresented student communities. They work closely with the KCL Diversity and Inclusion, Widening Participation, Counselling and Support Services teams. They are also the lead officer that works with the Liberation Networks.
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