The Roles

Full-Time (Paid Roles)

The Education Officer. A full-time, paid job for one year. This person provides leadership for the Faculty Representatives and all the other academic representatives. They attend a number of University committees where they are an active part of improving the quality of learning & teaching.

The Community & Activities Officer. A full-time, paid job for one year. This person works closely with our supporting staff team to ensure societies, RAG, and media activities are prospering and exciting for you.

The Sports & Wellbeing Officer. A full-time, paid job for one year. This person works closely with our support staff and the Unique sports centre, and our nationally competitive teams as well as working on free, non-competitive sports, plus schemes for a healthy, active campus.

The Student Affairs Officer. A full-time, paid job for one year. This person makes sure your student voice is heard in our governance structures and in our liaison with the University, and other key players in the local community and the national student movement.

Part-Time (Voluntary)

Council Member (Lay Member) X 9 : A member of the Students’ Union council which meets monthly during term time. Council Members are entrusted to create Union policy, and lobby Union officers to ensure that their Union is meeting our members expectation. Members can also support the Union in the deliver of campaigns.

Council Member (with portfolio):  There are nine special Student Union roles leading very specific campaigns within the Union. Each officer is mandated to ensure that the Union leads on campaigns related to their title. The roles are:

  • Women’s’ Officer
  • BME Officer
  • LGBT + Officer
  • Raise and Give (RAG) Officer)
  • Officers for Students with Disabilities
  • Inclusion Officer
  • International Officer
  • Postgraduate Officer
  • Environment and Ethics Officer

The Chair of Council: This is the only one of these roles that is not a full-time job. The Chair directly Chairs Council meetings, making sure they are conducted properly. So this role is crucial in protecting the fairness and democracy of our system. The Chair also leads the other volunteer Council members in their campaigning and projects.