Could you make a difference?

Nominations open soon to become AN ELECTED OFFICER! Do you want to make a difference?

Do you want to make a change at University? Be a voice heard by people? Fight for the rights of your fellow students? Take a stand for what you believe in?

If you said yes to any or all of these questions, maybe you should be an Elected Officer!

Nominations open on January 25th 2021 to be one of the five Elected Officers, but what does it really mean to be involved in the Union and to be an Elected Officer?

Being an Elected Officer is about making a difference and having an impact on the lives of the students at the University. By becoming an Elected Officer, you are being given the chance to represent students like you, every single day.

You can become an Elected Officer at any stage of your student journey. You can take a sabbatical year from your course or run in your final year for a graduate job.  

Find out more about being an Elected Officer and the Student Elections

It’s a year you will never forget. It’s jam packed with opportunities and experiences; you will meet a diverse range of individuals from all walks of life and you’ll have all of this to look back on after 12-months which will propel you to your next job. Whatever your career path may be, a year as an Elected Officer is invaluable asset, an experience you won’t find anywhere else.

Applying is easy; you simply need to submit your nomination. Nominating yourself is completing a quick online form to confirm your intentions and agree to the terms and conditions of forthcoming elections.

At this initial stage, you’re essentially throwing your hat in the ring. You don’t have to do anything else yet, your nomination lets the Union know that you want to take part in the elections and voting week held in March 2021.

Previous Elected Officers have gone on to other careers, taking their experience and skills with them. From joining graduate schemes, pursuing a career related to their course or continuing to work in the not-for-profit or HE sectors - having had a year (or two!) as an Officer has helped them to reach their goals and career aspirations.

Nominations close on Wednesday 24th February 2021 - so don't delay!

Our Elected Officer alumni have often said being a Officer was the best part of their University experience - why not make it yours?

If you have any questions, from nominating yourself through to how the elections process works, get in touch with elections@upsu.net to speak to our friendly elections team. 

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