Full-time Officers, or 'sabbatical officers', are elected every spring and lead the Union for a year. There are six positions, each one has responsibility for different areas of Union activity.
Full-time elected officers get paid a basic wage and work full-time. They are still classed by the Students' Union as students whilst they are in office.
They have to submit monthly reports of what they've been doing and they can also publish blog posts.
Their offices are all on the first floor of Falmer House so feel free to pop in and chat.
Nominations are open until 9am Monday 5th March to stand in the full-time officer elections.
Any student can nominate themselves in the Full-time Officer elections.
Students often run for full-time officer positions in their final year of study, but students from any year of study can 'intermit' (suspend their degree course) to become a full-time elected officer.
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Full-time Officer election information »
The Activities Officer represents students in matters relating to active involvement within the Students’ Union and its sport, volunteering and other student-led activities.
Tweet to @ActivitiesUSSU
More about Lucy »
I love Brighton because we are right next to the sea for daily swims and the Sussex Downs and Stanmer Park for running, cycling, walking, tea and cake.
Society and Citizenship Officer
The Society and Citizenship Officer represents students in matters relating to active citizenship, community engagement, and ethical and environmental action.
Tweet to @SocCitUSSU
More about Aisling »
We must foster better integration with the community and demonstrate what can be achieved when students and residents work together.
Undergraduate Education Officer
The Undergraduate Education Officer represents the undergraduate student body in their education needs and progression, supporting academic representatives and acting for improvement with regard to learning and teaching.
01273 67 8319
Tweet to @UGEducationUSSU
More about Lulah »
I want to improve the education experience for all current undergraduate students
Postgraduate Education Officer
The Postgraduate Education Officer represents the postgraduate student body in their education needs and progression, supporting academic representatives and acting for improvement with regard to learning and teaching.
01273 87 3353
Tweet to @PGEducationUSSU
More about Sarah »
Postgraduate study has been an invaluable experience for me and is something that everyone should have the opportunity to pursue
The President is ultimately responsible for the leadership and direction of the Students’ Union, through their role as chair of Students’ Union Executive Committee, Trading Company Board and the Trustee Board. Is responsible for overseeing communication between the Students’ Union and its members, as well as maintaining an overview of all Students’ Union activities.
01273 87 3350
Tweet to @PresidentUSSU
More about Frida »
My priorities are making your day easier, looking at issues beyond campus and the future of Sussex
The Welfare Officer ensures that each and every student has adequate support for any issues that they might encounter as a student at the University of Sussex and to proactively represent students’ rights on and off campus.
01273 87 8155
Tweet to @WelfareUSSU
More about Grainne »
I am passionate about equality, fairness, democracy and social justice