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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. You can do this role on your own, or in a Role Share with someone else. 

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 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).

NUS delegate elections 2019

To take part, please log in to our website. NUS delegates represent Sussex at a national level at NUS conferences.

6 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 09:00 on Monday 11 February 2019 (in 8 weeks and 4 days)

The polls open at 09:00 on Monday 4 March 2019 (in 11 weeks and 4 days)

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

Union Executive and Trustee elections 2019

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

12 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 09:00 on Monday 11 February 2019 (in 8 weeks and 4 days)

The polls open at 09:00 on Monday 4 March 2019 (in 11 weeks and 4 days)

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

Information for candidates

Election dates

Deadline for nomination for Union Executive and Trustee elections and NUS delegate elections
11th February 9am - 9:01am
There is a 9:00 deadline to nominate yourself for Union Executive and Trustee elections and as a NUS delegate. To nominate go to: https://www.sussexstudent.com/elections/
Candidates announced
25th February noon - 12:01pm
Check our website to see who is standing for this year's election
Voting opens for Executive and Trustee elections and NUS delegate election
4th March 9am - 8th March 5pm
Vote now to choose your representatives
Results announced for Exec and Trustee election
8th March 6pm - 6:01pm
Results of the Exec and Trustee election will be announced in Falmer House Common Room

Other elections