How does change happen?

AUBSU is led by a team of Officers, who are elected by you, the students. Officers work together to make change happen for everyone studying at AUB. 


Who are the Officers? What do they do?

Led by the President and Vice President, the Executive Officer Team is a group of elected students, all with different jobs. There are loads of different, exciting roles to look at. We can guarantee there will be one just for you!

Check out your current Officer team and learn more about their roles here.
We also run our part time exectutive roles for 23/24 within the main elections! ?

If you don't feel quite ready to be a full time paid officer you could try one of these for the year and see how you go!

PART-TIME, Paid (up to 10 hours):
  • BUG Coordnator(s)
  • Societies Officer
  • Gender Equality Officer
  • Green Officer
  • International Officer
  • LGBTQ+ Officer(s)
  • Neurodivergent Officer(s)
  • Mature and Postgraduate Officer
  • Minority Ethnic Officer
  • RAG Officer
  • Disabilities Officer
  • Sports Officer
  • Events Officer
  • Trans & GNC Officer


But what are the benefits?

In an ever changing and competitive job market you need to think outside of the box. This role or even a part time voluntary role gives you those transferable skills that put you in the glowing light of a potential employer in years to come. And what's more... you can enact real change!

Student Union officers tend to become huge influencers of the student body and can make ACTUAL tangable change. 


You don’t need to know it all when you start your role as a Sabbatical Officer. Throughout the Election process, you will be supported every step of the way by the AUBSU team and that support continues throughout your term in office. You'll have access to training opportunities throughout your term in office and the whole team in AUBSU are here and who want to help you succeed.


What is an election in a student union.... Why ?


Every March, AUBSU runs elections to choose who leads the SU for the next year. People who want to become Officers run a campaign telling students why they would be best for the role, and students get to vote for their faves. We also run By-Elections in October to fill in any remaining spots on the team for the year ahead.

Running in an election is fun and rewarding in its own right. You will be fully supported by AUBSU, who will provide training and advice along the way.

All the important info for writing about why you'd be good for a role is right here in our neat little manifesto guide. If you’re stuck for ideas to use in your campaign, why not have a go on our manifesto idea generator?

Nominating yourself isn’t the only way to get involved with making change happen at AUB: it’s important that you vote too! Every election is your chance to decide who leads AUBSU for the next year. 

Elections Timeline:


Promotion/stalls Monday - Friday 30th Jan - Friday 3rd March    

Nominations open Monday 2nd Oct       

Nominations close Friday 13th Oct   

Election Briefing / rules Thursday 12th October     

Election week 16th October - 20th October 

Election results eve Thursday 19th October 5pm Arts Bar - Followed by Open Mic Night   


Pop into the office, give us a ring on 01202 363721, or drop us an email at and we should be able to answer any questions you might have!