What is a Zone Committee and
how does it work?
The Union is led through 4 'Zone Committees' that each feed into the Students' Union's Executive Committee. Zone Committees are made up of the Vice President (full time officer) for that zone, and 5 part time officer roles. Of these part time officer roles, the top two winners in each election will also be members of the Union Executive Committee. This is slightly different for the Activity Zone – read more below.
The Zone Committees meet regularly to discuss issues within that zone, and to make decisions and pass policy. Each zone committee has at least one member of staff, to assist and take care of the operational work that the committee needs.
Each zone committee also has a budget controlled by the zone. Together, the zones are designed to cover all of student life, however some issues transcend one particular zone and for this reason the Union Executive remains the senior body for student representation.
The Union President oversees the Union as a whole, leading the 'central zone' of the Union including finance, communications and is the manager of the four full time Vice Presidents. The Union Chairperson is a student with a part time voluntary role, leading the political decision making of the Union and providing ways for students to hold their officer team to account.
University life isn't always plain sailing. Do you want to make sure students have all the support they need to be successful at Surrey? Do you want students to help and support each other through University life? Then this could be the zone for you.
This zone is all about helping students, as well as enabling students to help each other. The support zone members are involved in wellbeing campaigns, collating student feedback on university support services to highlight issues faced by students to the university, and ensuring the union has student support in mind in all activities.
VP Support and Support Zone Committee Member Role Descriptions