Leadership Elections 2020

Now more than ever, you can make change. Nominations are now open in our Leadership Elections, where you can put your name forward to lead at the highest level as one of our Sabbatical Officers. These roles are paid £21,814 per annum to represent students full-time for the year.

All our Sabbatical Officers receive training in key skills such as project management, communication, leadership, governance and more. Each Sabbatical is supported by full-time staff at SUSU.

You can also put your name forward for one of our volunteer, part-time roles and represent students alongside your studies. Nominations for all roles close on Wednesday 10 February at 16:00.

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Union President Sabbatical Officer full-time paid role

Leads the Union and the key liaison with the University and the Vice Chancellor. Ensures SUSU has a strong presence at all campuses and halls, as well as working on the short and long term sustainability of SUSU and the University. Attends key meetings such as University Council and University Senate.

VP Education and Democracy Sabbatical Officer full-time paid role

Leads our Academic Representatives, lobbying the University over educational issues and attends high level University education strategy meetings. Leads on SUSU’s democratic processes, including Elections, All Student Votes and the You Make Change platform. Attends key meetings such as University Senate and AQSC.

VP Welfare and Community Sabbatical Officer full-time paid role

Leads on student welfare and ensures it is a consideration for all SUSU activities. Leads on equality and diversity at SUSU and represents the voices of students with protected characteristics. Supports campaigns and celebrations of events with cultural significance, such as Black History Month. Attends key meetings such as EDI Committee.

VP Activities Sabbatical Officer full-time paid role

Represents and supports all SUSU societies ensuring involvement and activity is as accessible as possible to all students. Improves student experience and leads on SUSU’s activities in arts, media, volunteering and fundraising. Attends key meetings such as with the Director of Arts.

VP Sports Sabbatical Officer full-time paid role

Leads and supports the running of AU Clubs, advocating on their behalf to the University. Works on the long-term strategy of sport with the University and lobbies to make sport more accessible for all students. Attends key meetings such as the Sports Experience Board.

Trustee part-time volunteer role

Ensures the Union has a clear strategic direction and is responsible for overseeing the work and governance of the Students' Union.

Senator part-time volunteer role

Scrutinises the work of the 5 Sabbatical Officers and makes decisions on issues brought to Senate.

Chair of Senate part-time volunteer role

Leads the Union's Senate meetings and scrutinises the work of the 5 Sabbatical Officers.

Faculty Officer part-time volunteer role

Works with the University and the Union to represent the academic interests of all students within a faculty.

Postgraduate Research Officer part-time volunteer role

Works with the University and the Union to represent the academic interests of all Postgraduate Research students within a faculty.