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President role description

Powers and duties

The Graduate Union President is the primary representative of postgraduate students at the University of Cambridge, and is the chair of the union's Board of Trustees.

Details of the President's powers and duties may be found in the Constitution.

Employment details

The Graduate Union President is a sabbatical officer – and the role is a full-time, salaried position. The elected candidate will take office on 15 July 2018, and will be expected to start employment on 2 July 2018 (there may be some flexibility on start date – see "eligibility" section for details).

The current salary of a Graduate Union sabbatical officer is £22,084. The incoming President's salary will be this figure, plus an inflationary uplift.

Friday 23rd November 9:00 Lent Elections Promotion Begins
Wednesday 20th February 9:00 Nominations Open
Tuesday 26th February 12:00 Nominations Close
18:00 Candidates Briefing (location tbc)
Thursday 28th February 9:00 Campaigning Opens
Friday 1st March 18:00 Hustings (location tbc)
Monday 4th March 9:00 Colleges are sent materials advertising each candidates including their names and manifesto (to be pigeon holed/ shared by J/MCR)
Tuesday 5th March 9:00 Voting Opens
Friday 8th March 17:00 Voting Closes
19:00 Provisional Results Announced
Monday 11th March 10:00 Official Results Announced