Running for SU Officer

Being an SU Officer can be one of the most valuable, memorable and rewarding experience 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.

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The Roles

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
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Top 10 reasons to be an Officer

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How to Stand

Check your eligibilty

Any registered student may stand for a role.
The Postgraduate Officer is reserved for Postgraduate students.

Find a couple of supporters

Submit the names of a proposer and seconder.

Create a manifesto

View previous candidate manifestos

Submit your manifesto online

Nominations are open

The fun begins!

So you want to be an SU Officer?


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

Training for prospective candidates