Lead your Community Lead your Community

Full Time

Full-time officers lead the Guild and Athletic Union, they are your Sabbs and the Pro Vice Presidents for postgraduate students.

Part Time

Part-time officers are unpaid executive officers who lead on specific strands of work for Guild Council and Trustee Board.

Academic Roles

Academic Representation is student leaders and representatives working to improve the education experience for all students.

Guild Council

Guild Council are the student government of the Guild and create and shape policy and procedures for democratic decision-making

Why be a leader?

There are employability skills and additional benefits to being a student leader - find out more


For elected posts, find out everything you need to know to become and succeed as a candidate.


For appointed posts in Academic Representation, find out everything you need to know to apply now.


You’re not alone on your journey through the application process or elections - we can help with

Guidance on your campaigns and spending.
Training for you and your team.
Funding and support through expenses, a print account and breakfast each day.


Nominating yourself for an election takes three simple steps:

  1. Pick your Role
  2. Get informed
  3. Nominate yourself


Applying for an appointed post takes three simple steps:

  1. Pick your Role
  2. Get informed
  3. Apply Online


See the full set of meetings and events in the Candidate Handbook, or online at the Democracy in Action events page.

15 Jan - Academic Roles Applications OPEN
28 Jan – Election Training starts
9am, 4 Feb – Nominations Open
4pm, 15 Feb – Nominations Close
1pm, 20 Feb - Manifesto deadline
9am, 25 Feb – Voting Opens
4pm, 1 Mar – Voting Closes


We may have different goals, opinions and objectives, but there's one thing we can all agree on: University experience is life-changing.

Being part of your student community in a full-time or part-time role will add to your unique experience. You'll have the opportunity to make a real difference, gain a great sense of achievement and be equipped with leadership and communication skills that you can take away to your future path.

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