What is an Elected Officer?

Every year, five Elected Officers are voted in by you to represent and develop key areas of the student experience.

Nominations to be an Elected Officer open 24th January 2022!

The Union is led by five full-time Elected Officers, who are voted in by you, the student body, in spring each year. They look after five key areas of the student experience

Officers lead the Union and represent your voice to the University, the local community and on a national level. Any student can run in our spring elections to become an Elected Officer. You can take a year out from your studies or run in your graduating year. The role gives you a wealth of skills to bring to your future career.

These are five areas which are represented by a different officer:

  1. Learning Experience
  2. Welfare
  3. Democracy and Campaigns
  4. Student Development
  5. Academic Representation

The roles are full-time positions, each with a starting salary of £19,000!

If you have any questions about the elections process, the roles or how to nominate yourself, get in touch with elections@upsu.net to talk to our friendly elections team.

Each officer has a different role which they focus on - but they work together to make sure the Union and the University is the best it can be for the students. 

More information on the Elected Officer roles can be found here.

Think you've got what it take to be the next Elected Officer? We think you do!

Find out more information about the Student Elections are the Officer roles available.

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