Any student can nominate themselves in our elections and we're here to help you.
Full-time officers are Sussex/BSMS students who are elected to work in a paid position in the Students' Union for an academic year.
Their job is to represent students on the issues that matter to them. Officers work to make sure that students are getting the best possible experience from the University of Sussex.
This could be as part of formal committees, through informal meetings, working on relevant projects and campaigns.
Part-time officers are Sussex/BSMS students who volunteer their time to represent certain groups of students, making sure that these students are represented in the work that the University and the Students' Union undertakes.
If you have a question about a role, or want to know what it's like to be an Officer you can contact any of the current Officers. You can find their details here. You can also speak to the Student Voice Manager, Natalie. Natalie's email is email@example.com
Here are some helpful hints and tips from current elected officers on writing your manifesto and this presentation gives more information on what the roles entail.
As well as the chance to make a real difference to the lives of students at Sussex there are a number of amazing personal benefits to being an officer or rep;
Whilst being a Full-time Officer is an exciting opportunity it also brings with it the need for a head for responsibility and a commitment to:
The responsibilities of full-time officers are set down in the Union's constitution, and are further explained on the in the election pages. This gives both the key responsibilities common to all full-time officer roles, and those appropriate to the particular post you're interested in.
Want to find out more? Either contact one of the current officers or Natalie, firstname.lastname@example.org, our Student Voice Manager.