This article will provide some information on Student Officer roles.

The Union’s Student Officers are students continuing their studies who can give two - four hours a week during term-time to represent a specific body of students and campaign on the issues that may affect them.

Positions available

The Student Officer positions are:

  • Good Governance officer
  • International students officer
  • European students officer
  • Disabled students officer
  • Environment officer
  • Mature students officer
  • LGBT+ students' officer
  • BAME students' officer
  • Woman students' officer
  • Part-time students' officer

All of these roles last for 12 months.

Can anyone be a Student Officer?

With the exception of the Environment and Good Governance Officers, which any student can run for, you must self-identify with these roles in order to run for them (for example, you must self-identify as a woman to run for Women’s Officer).

Is there any training for the role of a Student Officer?

Student Officers are given some summer training before their term in these roles begin.

How many hours a week on average does a Student Officer work for?

A Student Officer will work for 2-4 hours a week on average.

Do you get paid to be a Student Officer?

No you do not get paid, the role of a Student Officer is voluntary.

With the exception of the Environment and Good Governance Officers, which any student can run for, you must self-identify with these roles in order to run for them (for example, you must self-identify as a woman to run for Women’s Officer).

For further information on the Student Officer roles visit the UPSU website.


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