Leadership Roles

There are many roles available for student representation. Explore our roles and find the perfect match.
Available to all students, including those who are graduating this year

Available only to students who are not graduating this year

All elected roles are subject to change due to changing needs, opportunities and student feedback.
Any role here may therefore change before a rep or officer takes post - it is unlikely that these changes would be major but that is always possible.

Full-time Officer Roles

Guild President

Your Guild President makes strategic and executive decisions, leading the full-time Officer team, advocating for and on behalf of all Exeter students to the University, the local community, and nationally. ...read more

Elected in Spring Term

CURRENTLY CLOSED GOT QUESTIONS?

Vice-President Activities

The Vice President Activities represents students in matters relating to active citizenship and involvement within the Guild’s volunteering, activities and representation structures. ...read more

Elected in Spring Term

CURRENTLY CLOSED GOT QUESTIONS?

Vice-President Education

The Vice President Education represents the student body in their education needs and progression, supporting academic representatives and acting for improvement in learning and teaching. ...read more

Elected in Spring Term

CURRENTLY CLOSED GOT QUESTIONS?

Vice-President Postgraduate

The VP Postgraduate is responsible for representing the views and needs of the taught and research postgraduate student community to the Guild and University.
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Elected in Spring Term

CURRENTLY CLOSED GOT QUESTIONS?

Vice-President Welfare & Diversity

The Vice President Welfare and Diversity ensures that each and every student has adequate support for any issues that they might encounter as a student at the University of Exeter. ...read more

Elected in Spring Term

CURRENTLY CLOSED GOT QUESTIONS?

Althletic Union President

The A.U. Presidents' job is to be the voice of student sport and liaises with the AU staff, the Guild, and students across campus to ensure sport is accessible by everyone. They also organise varsity events and fulfil their manifesto.

Elected in Spring Term

CURRENTLY CLOSED GOT QUESTIONS?

Part-time Officer Roles

Student Trustee

The Student Trustee is a member of the Board of Trustees, who are the body that is ultimately responsible for the management and administration of the Students’ Guild. The Board is made up of 4 Student Trustees, 4 Officer Trustees and 4 External Trustees and sits 5 times a year. ...read more

Elected in Spring Term

CURRENTLY CLOSED GOT QUESTIONS?

Pro Vice-President Postgrad Research

The PVP Postgraduate Research is responsible for representing the views and needs of the postgraduate research student community to the Guild, with an emphasis on well-being, welfare and academic interests of the research postgraduate student community. ...read more

Elected in Autumn Term

CURRENTLY CLOSED GOT QUESTIONS?

Guild Chair

The role of the Guild Chair is to chair and convene Guild Council and Shadow Council, managing their business between meetings, as well as supporting the democratic process. The Guild Chair is responsible for Chairing any meeting of Guild Council and specialist Councils which do not have a permanent Chair ...read more

Elected in Autumn Term

CURRENTLY CLOSED GOT QUESTIONS?

Deputy Vice-President Democracy & Governance

Keeping student democracy fun and relevant, they take existing systems and modify, adapt, and replace them following democratic suggestions from students to keep our democracy developing, interesting, and engaging. ...read more



Elected in Autumn Term

CURRENTLY CLOSED GOT QUESTIONS?

Deputy Vice-President Equality

The Deputy Vice President Equality convenes and chairs Equality Council. They are responsible for representing the views and needs of minority and marginalised students at Exeter, particularly those with intersecting oppressions. ...read more

Elected in Autumn Term

CURRENTLY CLOSED GOT QUESTIONS?

Deputy Vice-President International

The Deputy Vice-President International is responsible for representing the views and needs of the international student community to the Guild and University, ensuring that they have a great student experience. ...read more

Elected in Autumn Term

CURRENTLY CLOSED GOT QUESTIONS?

Deputy Vice-President Societies

The Deputy Vice President Societies leads Societies Council, which represents the interests of Guild-affiliated Societies and student groups; and leads on projects to improve the experience of groups and their members. ...read more
 

Elected in Autumn Term

CURRENTLY CLOSED GOT QUESTIONS?

DVP Sustainability

Working alongside the Sabbatical Team and relevant societies and groups within the university, DVP Sustainability is responsible for overseeing and assisting with the development of the sustainability goals and practices of the Guild. ...read more

Elected in Autumn Term

CURRENTLY CLOSED GOT QUESTIONS?

Deputy Vice-President Wellbeing

The Deputy Vice-President Wellbeing is responsible for taking care of the Wellbeing Information Directory on behalf of the Students of Exeter. The DVP Wellbeing should have a genuine interest in, and passion for, the promotion of wellbeing - both physical and mental. ...read more

Elected in Autumn Term

CURRENTLY CLOSED GOT QUESTIONS?

Part-time Representative Roles

Shadow Councillor

The primary role of Shadow Councillors is to critically support and enhance the work of the elected Executive on behalf of the Students, in line with their manifesto commitments and other responsibilities. ...read more
 

Elected in Autumn Term

CURRENTLY CLOSED GOT QUESTIONS?

Equality Panellist

As a member of Equality Panels, the purpose of the role is to shape the Guild’s policies and activities in working towards equality and inclusivity in all its forms by working directly to support inclusion. ...read more
 

Applications are Open

APPLY NOW for 2020-21 GOT QUESTIONS?

Societies Officer

The Societies Officers represent the members of all Societies within their category, ensuring that the work of Societies Council is carried out in the best interests of the student membership in their areas. ...read more

Elected in Autumn Term

CURRENTLY CLOSED GOT QUESTIONS?

NUS Delegate

Delegates to the NUS UK Conference are the way in which the views of Exeter’s students and the policy of the Students’ Guild are represented at a national level within NUS.
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Elected in Autumn Term

CURRENTLY CLOSED GOT QUESTIONS?

NUS Liberation

Delegates to the NUS Liberation Conferences are the way in which the views of Exeter’s marginalised students and the policy of the Students’ Guild are represented at a national level within NUS.
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Elected in Autumn Term

CURRENTLY CLOSED GOT QUESTIONS?

Part-time Roles for Taught courses

College Officer

The College Officer is the executive student leader for their college.
Their main role is to lead discussion in college-level meetings, such as the Education Strategy Group. ...read more

Elected in Spring Term

CURRENTLY CLOSED GOT QUESTIONS?

Subject Chair

The Subject Chair is the lead student representative for their subject or discipline.
Their main role is to appoint student reps for their Subject Council, and to chair their department's SSLC. ...read more

Elected in Spring Term

CURRENTLY CLOSED GOT QUESTIONS?

Subject Rep

The main role of Subject Reps is to gather feedback from the students they represent regarding all aspects of their course and to communicate this to the Student/Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC). ...read more

Applications are Open

APPLY NOW for 2020-21 GOT QUESTIONS?

Equality Rep

Equality Reps gather feedback from the marginalised students they represent regarding all aspects of their academic experience and communicate this to the SSLC.
...read more

Applications are Open

APPLY NOW for 2020-21 GOT QUESTIONS?

Subject Chair (PGT)

The Subject Chair is the lead student representative for their subject or discipline.
Their main role is to appoint student reps for their Subject Council, and to chair their department's SSLC. ...read more

Elected in Autumn Term

CURRENTLY CLOSED GOT QUESTIONS?

PGT Officer

The Business School PGT Officer is responsible for representing the views and needs of the postgraduate taught student community within the Business School. ...read more


Elected in Autumn Term

CURRENTLY CLOSED GOT QUESTIONS?

PGT Subject Rep

The main role of Subject Reps is to gather feedback from the students they represent regarding all aspects of their course and to communicate this to the Student/Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC). ...read more

Appointed in Autumn Term

CURRENTLY CLOSED GOT QUESTIONS?

Part-time Roles for Research courses

PGR Rep

The main role of the PGR Rep is to gather views from fellow PGR students regarding all aspects of their research and time at the University and to communicate this to the University, and the Doctoral College in particular, through Postgraduate Research Liaison Forum (PGRLF) meetings. ...read more

Applications are Open

APPLY NOW for 2020 GOT QUESTIONS?

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