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What do Part-time Officers do?

Part-time officers hold unpaid elected positions, which take a far smaller time commitment than full-time positions. Each position has a specific portfolio (area of responsibility), and it is the responsibility of each officer to promote that portfolio in the activities of the Students' Union. Part-time officers continue with their studies during their time in office.

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. 

There are five Part-time Officer roles:

Ethnic Minority Students Officer

Students with Disabilities Officer

LGBTQ Students Officer

Women Students Officer

Trans and Non-Binary Students Officer

You can read the role descicption for these posts here: Part-Time Officer Role Description

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 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 acheive 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.

We reimburse travel and childcare expenses incurred by our volunteers including elected officers (subject to our policies).

Student Reps 2017

To take part please log in to our website. Student Reps seek out the views of their fellow students and represent these to their department, their school and the University. For the University and the Students' Union, Reps are an important way of listening to the student voice and responding to student concerns about teaching and learning, so it's important that you vote to ensure your Rep is representative! If you have any questions please contact Juliette, the Representation and Democracy Coordinator at the Students' Union at juliette.c@sussexstudent.com.

194 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 16:00 on Monday 2 October 2017 (in 12 days)

The polls open at 09:00 on Wednesday 4 October 2017 (in 14 days)

Post List
Read more about the positions up for election and what each role entails.

Representative Elections 2017

There are five Representatives, representing the following groups of students: Student Parents, Mature Students, Part-Time Students, First Generation Scholars Students and International Students. Representatives actively work to ensure that the views and needs of the relevant group are considered within the Union and University community.

5 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 16:00 on Monday 2 October 2017 (in 12 days)

The polls open at 09:00 on Wednesday 4 October 2017 (in 14 days)

Post List
Read more about the positions up for election and what each role entails.

Union Executive, NUS delegate and Trustee elections 2018

To take part, please log in to our website. The Union's Full-time Officers and Part-time Officers lead the Union. The Trustees oversee the Union's activities as part of the Union's charity trustee board. NUS delegates represent Sussex at a national level at NUS conferences

24 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 09:00 on Monday 26 February 2018 (in 22 weeks and 5 days)

The polls open at 09:00 on Monday 12 March 2018 (in 24 weeks and 5 days)

Post List
Read more about the positions up for election and what each role entails.