This page details the criteria which must be met in order to be eligible to stand in the Student Elections.

Sabbatical Officer Elections:

Any current student can be nominated to run in the Sabbatical Officer Elections – including international students – if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • You are a current student expected to graduate (complete) during this academic year
  • You are a current student who is currently expecting to continue their studies (for instance, a first or second year student) and are happy to take a sabbatical year off, away from your studies
  • You are a current Sabbatical Officer who has only served one term.

International Students:

If you are studying on a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa – you can be a Sabbatical Officer EITHER during your studies or for the year immediately after you graduate – so it does not matter if your current visa is due to run out this summer, you can still be elected as a Sabbatical Officer! All you need to do is reapply for your visa in plenty of time and meet the requirements. As your sponsor, the Union can help you with this process if you are elected as a Sabbatical Officer.

Student Officer Elections:

A Student officer is a part-time volunteer role which you can do at the same time as your studies. (2-4 hours a week during term time). However, to be eligible for the role, you must be continuing your studies in the next academic year and not be expected to graduate before the 30th of June next year.

You may not run for Student Officer if you expect to graduate during this academic year.

For more information please visit the Students' Union website.


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