What do Part-time Officers do?


What do Part-time Officers do?

The Part-Time Officers work to proactively represent the rights of the students in their specific student groups. They ensure that the Students’ Union as a whole takes the views and needs of these students into account, and undertake projects and campaigns to support their student groups. 

The role’s time commitment varies according to how much students wish to commit. As an estimate, it could be anywhere from one to five hours a week. Part-time officers hold unpaid elected positions and continue with their studies during their time in office.

There are seven Part-time Officer roles:

  • BAME Students Officer
  • Students with Disabilities Officer
  • LGBTQ+ Students Officer
  • Women Students Officer
  • Trans and Non-Binary Students Officer
  • PGT (Postgraduate Taught) Officer
  • PGR (Postgraduate Research) Officer

You can read the role description for these posts here: Part-Time Officer Role Description. You can do this role on your own, or in a Role Share with someone else. 
You can find out who your Part-Time Officers are here.

How can you become a Part-Time Officer?

Nominations are now open for PGT Officer and PGR Officer for the next academic year! You have until 9am 16th October 2020 to nominate yourself. Voting will happen between 16th and 23rd October 2020.

To run in the election, follow this simple process:
Head to our elections webpage

  1. Click ‘nominate yourself’ and log in
  2. Click ‘nominate’ next to the Part-Time Officer position you are interested in
  3. Write a manifesto (max 500 words) introducing yourself and explaining what you would like to achieve in the role
  4. Once applications close students will be able to choose who they would like to represent them
  5. Candidates will be informed by email if they have been successful

Who can be a Part-time Officer?

Any student who will still be a student during the following academic year can put themself forward as a candidate. You (or both of you, if running as a Role Share) must identify as a member of a group to represent them, e.g. only students who define themselves as women can nominate themselves for the Women Students Officer role.

All students can vote for the Part-time Officers.

What support do the Part-time Officers get?

Part-time Officers have an induction programme to help them learn about the Union and their role. There are opportunities for additional training throughout the year.
Part-time Officers work with Students' Union staff and officers on relevant projects.
Each Part-time Officer has a member of staff as a point of contact and coach to help them achieve their manifesto goals.
All the roles have great opportunities to learn and develop skills, work with enthusiastic peers and change life at the University for the better.

Information for candidates

Election Rules and Guidlines

What is a Students' Union Officer?