Student Leader Elections: nominations open 9am Monday 1 March image

Are you ready to step up and be a leader?

Each year, you elect a team of student Officers who represent your views, make a positive impact on your University experience, helping to make it the best it can be.

So, if you've got some big ideas to make a change in your SU, now's your chance to speak up. By becoming an Officer, you'll have the opportunity to turn your ideas into actions and make a difference to your student community.

All Officer roles represent your fellow students by speaking up on their behalf and making changes for everyone’s benefit. You’ll be in a leading position, working with a brilliant team whose focus is to make sure every student at Nottingham has the best possible experience. You’ll be the mouthpiece of the student body, able to listen to students, and act on their behalf.

This election is an opportunity for you to change and improve your Students' Union and the University. Whether you’re passionate about welfare and student rights, creating positive change, holding the University to account with regards to the quality of learning and teaching, or any other part of being a student here in Nottingham, we want to hear from you.

Nominations open at 9am on Monday 1 March, and anyone can stand for election. You’ve just got to be:

  • Passionate
  • Motivated
  • Full of big ideas to make a difference to your Students' Union

Which position suits you best?

Your SU Officers represent you in a lot of different ways. Some Officers hold full-time positions, while others hold part-time ones. But they’re all united in shaping an inspiring and rewarding student experience. And now’s your chance to be part of this amazing team.

Full-time Officers

Union Development officer

Your Students’ Union Development Officer makes sure that the Students' Union is fair and fighting for your interests, whether developing Union governance and services, or representing your voice to the University.

Sports Officer

Your Sports Officer is here to help you make the most of all the amazing sports facilities that are available at Nottingham, as well as improve your sports experience.

Education Officer

Your Education Officer oversees the Education Network, and creates positive change for your academic experiences on issues like course costs, libraries and resources.

Community Officer

Your Community Officer fights for your rights across a range of issues, including housing and transport, and works with the council, police and community groups.

Welfare and Wellbeing Officer

Heading up the Welfare Network, your Welfare Officer represents your needs and makes sure they’re fully addressed by the SU and the University.

Activities Officer

From joining a society to taking part in events, when it comes to helping you get involved with everything your SU has to offer, your Activities Officer is the person to talk to!

Postgraduate Officer

Your Postgraduate Officer works hard to represent the University’s PG community, boosting opportunities and making sure you have the most rewarding experience.

Liberation Officer

Alongside Networks and Part Time Officers, the Liberation Officer makes sure underrepresented students are heard, and campaigns for better access, inclusion and involvement for these students.

Part-time Officers

International Students’ Officer

Your International Students’ Officer looks after the International Students’ Network and stands up for the views of those of you who come to study at Nottingham from outside the UK.

LGBT+ Officer

Your LGBT+ Officer is here to represent all of you who are part of the LGBT+ community, as well as those of you who don’t conform with hetero-normative and cis-normative expectations of society.

Black and Minority Ethnic Students’ Officer

Your BME Officer stands up for those of you who identify as part of the BME community. They represent your views and work to help make sure that your SU and University are safe and welcoming for everyone.

Environment and Social Justice Officer

Nottingham is one of the greenest universities in the country, and it’s the ESJ Officer’s job to keep sustainability at the top of the agenda, so the University and SU consider their environmental impact.

Mature Students’ Officer

If you’re a mature student, then your Mature Students’ Officer is here to give you a voice. It’s their job to represent your views and campaign on behalf of your needs.

Disabled Students’ Officer

Whatever your disability, your Disabled Students’ Officer works hard to make sure your voice is heard and your needs are met, making your SU and the University an accessible place for everyone.

Women’s* Officer

Your Women’s* Officer represents all women (trans, non-binary and intersex inclusive), as well as anyone who considers womanhood to be part of their identity, and/or who experiences oppression as a woman.

Be a leader, not a follower, and put yourself forward for the Student Leader Elections.

Nominations open: 9am Monday 1 March

Nominations close: 5pm Monday 8 March

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Voting opens: 9am Monday 15 March

Voting closes: 3pm Friday 19 March

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