InstructorEuan McLachlan
TypeOnline Course
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We are approaching AGM season, when the committees for each student group will change. AGM’s affect every group in the Students Union, and one key component of the AGM process is the role of a Returning Officer. The aim of this course is to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to officiate UPSU student group AGM’s as a Returning Officer. Each society is required to provide one Returning Officer, and this course will need to be completed by them by the 22nd January 2017.

This training is for:

All Returning Officers (one per student group)

This course will cover the follow areas:

  • Introduction to AGM’s
  • Student Activities Team Contact Details
  • Rules of the Election
  • Preparation for the AGM
  • Running the AGM – The voting process
  • Results
  • AGM Overview Time Line
  • The Next Steps

The Skills badges you earn in this training:

leadership communication-skills responsibility profressionalism meeting-skills real-world-experience


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. Once you have read and understood all of the course the ‘Take a quiz’ button will appear at the bottom of the timeline. You will be asked 10 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 75%. The answers are marked automatically so that you’ll instantly know whether you passed by checking your profile. If you don’t pass don’t worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.