Each year our members are given the opportunity to select by election, the team of students who will be entrusted with guiding the day to day running of the Union, along with representing our members to the University and beyond. These ‘executive officers’ are elected in March to take office from 1st July to the 30th June each year.
Broadly there are two types of elected officer. Sabbatical/Trustee Officers are elected for a paid term (of office) and work full time with a broad remit of responsibilities. These officers are either, students who take a year out to undertake the role, or who are just about to graduate. Part time Officers are volunteers who are also continuing their studies alongside holding office. They often hold specific post with clear remits (such as ‘entertainment’ or ‘welfare’) and more focused responsibilities.