Sabbatical Officers spend a year at the Union and are paid to be responsible for a particular area of the Union.
Your Sabbatical Officers
Sabbatical Officers ensure that Union activities are continually being developed in order to allow more opportunities for you as students.
The VPâ€™s also feed in to the political leadership of the Union which is disseminated from the President and all are representatives of the student voice; this means sabbaticals speak on behalf of students in University and External meetings to guarantee students are always being heard.
To make sure the right person is representing you in these positions, each year the Union holds an annual election. This is one of the biggest events of the year with all candidates bombarding the campus with posters, flyers, banners, freebies and crazy costumes in order to speak to you as students and let you know what they want to achieve for you. You then get to vote on the individuals you would like to see running the Union and representing you the following year.
Develop your skills as a Sabbatical Officer
Becoming a full-time Sabbatical Officer offers you the opportunity to develop advanced skills that look great on your CV and enhance your employability.
Spending a year leading the Union and working on student issues is an intensive but rewarding challenge that will give you real-world experiences you can call upon after your time at Portsmouth.