Would you like to gain great skills for your CV and work to improve the student experience? By nominating yourself to become a student officer, you will have the chance to gain some impressive professional experience, learn more about the type of job you want to do in the future, and gain skills in communication, project management and negotiation.
Having the chance to create change and help make the University a better place for your classmates is very rewarding, and you will have the full support of the Students’ Union team.
Being a student officer is a full-time paid position for one year, for which you will be paid £26,000 and also receive a year of training and support. It is open to all current students. The role starts in July 2023.
WHAT DO STUDENT OFFICERS DO?
Student officers pepresent students by looking at evidence collected by the Students’ Union and influencing the University to change its policies to make positive changes.
They also encourage students to give feedback about their experiences to the Students’ Union and making sure their feedback is heard.
They build relationships with community groups and campaign groups, telling us about the issues they are experiencing, and working with us and the University to solve problems.
WHAT DO THE ROLES INVOLVE?
As Activities and Opportunities Officer, you'll have the chance to create amazing experiences for your fellow students! You will develop incredible opportunities for extra- and co-curricular activities, and support our student groups (societies) to make the most of their time on campus. Your creativity and passion will help make a difference in the lives of countless students.
As Education Officer, you'll be a champion for the rights of every student on campus. Defend and promote policies that support students in their learning, and enhance the course representative system to ensure that everyone's voice is heard. Your commitment to making a difference will help shape the future of education for all. We want to hear from you if you're passionate about education and success.
As Wellbeing and Community Officer, your role will be about building connections and making a difference. Fight for the rights of students on issues of welfare, equality, and inclusion through the development of effective policies and campaigns. Build bridges between students, staff and local communities to create a positive, supportive environment where everyone can thrive. Your compassion and dedication will help make the world a better place for all.
Each student officer is responsible for leading the area covered by the title. Many of the responsibilities are shared with other student officers. You can read more about the responsibilities here (bye-law 3).
Along with the six school representatives, student officers are also members of the Student Leadership Committee. This committee is responsible for deciding Students' Union policy on matters affecting students and for working together to improve the University. You can read about the committee's responsibilities here (bye-law 2).
WHAT MAKES A GOOD STUDENT OFFICER?
If you care about making sure student voices are heard, and you are prepared to work with us, fellow students and the University to help make things better, then you will find the role very rewarding.
You will receive continuous support and guidance from us to help you on your mission to improve student life. You do not need to have any experience. All you need is passion, a good work ethic and a commitment to helping students.
HOW DO I BECOME A STUDENT OFFICER?
To find out more about what student officers do, you should attend one of the candidate information sessions.
You can find all the information on how to apply here.