Run to be an SU Officer

Being an SU Officer can be one of the most valuable, memorable and rewarding experiences of your life. It’s a chance to represent the voices of our community, lead the way for positive change, and impact the University experience of over 20,000 students. Whilst sitting on the Board of Trustees, you’ll also get invaluable experience of running a multi-million pound charity, something not everyone can put on their CV! Be the change you want to see, and run to be an SU Officer. 

- Key things to know about the SU Officer role: 

- It is a full-time paid job from June 2024 to June 2025 

- You cannot do this role alongside your studies or research* 

- You will be expected to work in person at the Claverton Down main University campus 

- You can only nominate yourself for one SU Officer role 

*For PGT students due to undertake a dissertation or practice track in summer 2024, see our FAQs for details on how this can work


Why Become an Officer?

"Being an Officer is different to any other graduate job you can find. You get to engage, work with, and lobby senior staff in the University and get opportunities to actively shape the lives of students."

Kimberley Pickett-Mcatackney, Activities Officer 2018/19
Hear more from past candidates

Top 10 reasons to be an Officer

Video: Top 10 reasons to be a SU Officer

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Register Your Interest

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How to Stand

1. Check your eligibility

Any registered student may stand for a role.

2. Nominate yourself

3. Complete the candidate form

4. Await further information from our elections team - you will have to attend a candidates meeting on the week commencing 26 February 2024.

Nominations Checklist

Have you completed everything? (Nominations Close 22 February 2024 at 12:00 mid-day)

  • Nominate Yourself
    This includes uploading a picture of yourself and sharing a 500 word personal statement or 'manifesto'.
  • Complete the Candidate Form
    Give us information about you and your campaign, including a 200 word 'About me' section and your top 4 priorities.

Find out more & Training Opportunities

Want to run for SU Officer but not really sure where to start? Want to make sure you run a great campaign? We can give you the inside scoop with a variety of training, appointments and drop in sessions. 

Opportunities for prospective candidates

Election Rules & Process

There are a set of rules that must be followed while running in an election. If you have any questions or queries, please email

Returning Officer:
Charlie Slack, Head of Student Voice and Engagement
Deputy Returning Officer:
Amy Young, Insight & Engagement Manager | Ryan Lucas,  Education Manager | Scott Raven, Change & Inclusion Manager
External Appeals Officer:
Bernie Morley, Independent Trustee
Student Chair of Democratic Procedures Team: