Answer these questions, and we’ll tell you which student elected role you would be perfect for!

With so many roles to choose from, which one should you nominate yourself for? Take our quiz and we'll help you find your perfect role!


The OU Students Association elections are finally among us, and with so many roles to choose from, we know it must be tough to choose which one to nominate yourself for. But never fear, as we are here to help! Take our quiz below, and we’ll tell you which role we think you’d be perfect for!

Of course, if you want to find out more information about the Elections, check out our microsite here: https://www.oustudents.com/elections


 

  1. 1 How do you like to work with others?

    1. I like to lead discussions
    2. I like to work with others in a creative setting
    3. I like to listen to others' ideas and then ask questions to test accuracy and robustness
    4. I like to lead projects
  2. 2 How do you feel about public speaking?

    1. Love it. Happy to be the centre of attention.
    2. Will do it if I have to
    3. I don’t mind speaking in meetings, but not in front of big crowds
    4. I prefer communicating online
  3. 3 What issues would you like to tackle on behalf of students?

    1. University-wide issues
    2. Issues specific to your nation
    3. Issues specific to your faculty
    4. Issues that affect student welfare
  4. 4 How do you approach solving problems?

    1. I like to take a strategic birds-eye view of the problem and the context of the wider environment
    2. I like to look at the finer details of the problem
    3. I like to amplify the voice of underrepresented groups
    4. I prefer to let others suggest solutions and then question them to see how effective they will be
  5. 5 Out of the following options, which would you most like to be involved in?

    1. Managing budgets and finances
    2. Getting students involved with fun activities
    3. Helping students to engage with the OU Students Association
    4. Removing barriers to accessing student services
  6. 6 Out of the following options, which would you most like to be involved in?

    1. Improving the academic experience for students
    2. Improving equal opportunities for all students irrespective of race, gender, disability, sexual preference or background
    3. Holding lecturers and leaders to account in your faculty
    4. Improving the experience of students in the nation where you live
  7. 7 How would you prefer to engage with the student voice?

    1. Through meetings with other elected student representatives
    2. Directly talking to students (on social media) through online meet-ups and student consultations
    3. Working with the OU Students Association and OU communications team
    4. Through chairing inclusion meetings
  8. 8 Which of the following best describes you?

    1. Political firebrand
    2. Spreadsheet connoisseur
    3. Creative visionary
    4. Social butterfly
  9. 9 How important is being in charge to you?

    1. Very. I like to lead from the front!
    2. I like to have influence, but am happy to support someone else to lead well.
    3. I don't like to lead, but I prefer to ensure that the Student Voice is heard by the University.
    4. I’m not interested in leading. I prefer to scrutinise the decisions of leaders.
  10. 10 Which picture provokes the strongest reaction in you?

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Answer these questions, and we'll tell you which student elected role you would be perfect for!

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  1. Quiz result

    President

    You're a natural-born leader! You're a fantastic team player, and excel in leading others and sharing ideas. You like to be at the centre of discussions, and you're more than happy to speak in front of large groups of people. All the qualities of a President, we reckon!

    Check out more about the President role here: https://www.oustudents.com/elections-president

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    Deputy President

    The Deputy President supports the President and deputises for them as appropriate, and we reckon that suits you to a tee. You like to lead on projects, and share your ideas in discussions. You're a supportive type, but you're more than happy to step-up when it's needed (and have excellent leadership qualities to boot). 

    Check out more about the Deputy President role here: https://www.oustudents.com/elections-deputy-president

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    Student Trustees

    You like to listen to be part of discussions, listening to others' ideas and sharing your own, however you're not interested in leading. You prefer to scrutinise the decisions of leaders. You like to let others suggest solutions and then question them to see how effective they will be.

    As a Student Trustee, you work to ensure the health of the Students Association finances, governance and strategy.

    Check out more about the Student Trustees role here: https://www.oustudents.com/elections-student-trustee

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    Vice President Administration

    You're a natural-born problem solver, and enjoy nothing more than sitting down in front of a computer editing spreadsheets or other similar documents. You're also extremely responsible, and often the one your friends turn to when they need help with some scary looking paperwork. You always know how to best manage your finances, and were probably the one in school who never seemed to go broke!

    As Vice President Administration, you have the primary responsibility for the Association’s assets, financial management, and rules.

    Check out more about the Vice President Administration role here: https://www.oustudents.com/elections-vp-administration

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    Vice President Community

    You're a social butterfly - you love going to events, and you love organising them even more. You think that doing a degree shouldn't just be about holding up that special certificate, but also about meeting new people and making memories. You enjoy being part of a wider community, and would love to introduce more people to it.

    As Vice President Community, you are responsible for encouraging and enabling a vibrant and supportive student community.

    Check out more about the Vice President Community role here: https://www.oustudents.com/elections-vp-community

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    Vice President Student Support

    You're the supportive type, and often the one your friends turn to when they need a chat. You like to speak up about issues affecting student welfare, and encourage projects with that in mind. 

    As Vice President Student Support, you have the responsibility of ensuring that the University provides the necessary support for students enabling them to study.

    Check out more about the Vice President Student Support role here: https://www.oustudents.com/elections-vp-student-support

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    Vice President Education

    You're all about ensuring that yours, and your fellow students, academic experience goes smoothly. You're not afraid to speak out in meetings and share your own ideas, and will do all you can to ensure that students are properly represented in discussions.

    As Vice President Education, you have the responsibility for keeping the University’s educational programmes and related matters under continuous review.

    Check out more about the Vice President Education role here: https://www.oustudents.com/elections-vp-education

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    Vice President Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

    As Vice President Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion you're all about amplifying the voice of underrepresented groups. You want to ensure, and improve, equal opportunities for all students irrespective of race, gender, disability, sexual preference or background. You're not afraid to speak up in meetings and want to make sure that both the OU and the Students Association fulfil its commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

    Check out more about the Vice President Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion role here: https://www.oustudents.com/elections-vp-edi

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    Vice President Engagement

    You know how fun it is to engage with the OU Students Association - whether that's by attending events, meeting new students, or even communicating online - and want other students to engage more too! You're also a natural problem solver, and like to take a strategic birds-eye view of the problem and the context of the wider environment.

    As Vice President Engagement, you have the responsibility for oversight of the Association’s strategic aims of improving awareness and engagement.

    Check out more about the Vice President Engagement role here: https://www.oustudents.com/elections-vp-engagement

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    Area Association Representative

    You care a lot about issues affecting your specific area, and want to ensure that students from there are properly represented in all parts of your OU journey. 

    As an Area Association Representative, you play a vital role in developing a vibrant and welcoming student community ensuring there's student voice across the UK.

    Check out more about the Area Association role here: https://www.oustudents.com/election-area-association-representatives

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    Faculty Association Representative

    You care a lot about issues affecting your specific faculty within the OU, and want to ensure that your fellow students are properly represented in all discussions. 

    As a Faculty Association Representative, you play a vital role in making sure learners within their faculty have a voice in central decision making.

    Check out more about the Faculty Association Representative role here: https://www.oustudents.com/elections-faculty-association-representatives

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    Student Council Member

    You're all about ensuring that the student voice is heard throughout the University. It's no lie that you work extremely well with others, but you're also able to speak up on your own when it's needed.

    As a Student Council Member, you join the President as one of our two representatives on the OU Council.

    Check out more about the Student Council Member role here: https://www.oustudents.com/elections-student-council-member

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