handmade by you:
sabbatical & EXECUTIVE Officer Elections 2019


Let’s talk about the future...

If you could change one thing about AUB what would it be?

How about in your local community?

Perhaps you have a grand idea about how to change the world!
What do you want the future to look like?
No matter who you are, where you come from, or what you study here at AUB,
you probably have an idea that loads of people on campus would support.
AUBSU is here to help you make those ideas happen, so that you can create the future that you want to see.


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?

We're led by two full-time Sabbatical Officers - the AUBSU President and Vice President, as well as a team of 20 voluntary Executive Officers. There are loads of different, exciting roles to look at. We can guarantee there will be one just for you!
For full role descriptions, check out our handy guide here.
  • President
  • Vice President: Education and Welfare


  • Communications Officer
  • Community Officer
  • Events Officer
  • Gender Equalities Officer
  • Green Officer
  • International Officer
  • LGBT+ Officer
  • Mature and Postgraduate Officer
  • Race Equalities Officer
  • RAG Officer
  • Societies Officer
  • Sports Officer
  • Students with Disabilities Officer
  • Volunteering Officer


How do you become an Officer?


Every year, AUBSU runs elections to choose who leads the SU for the next year. People who want to become Sabbatical or Executive Officers run a campaign telling students why they would be best for the role, and students get to vote for their faves.

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 is in our neat little guide. If you’re stuck for ideas to use in your campaign, why not have a go on our manifesto idea generator?

Nominations are open right now! You can nominate yourself right here. Nominations are open until 12pm on 25 February.

Nominating yourself isn’t the only way to get involved with making change happen at AUB: it’s important that you vote too! This election is your chance to decide who leads AUBSU for the next year. Voting will open on the AUBSU website on 4 March at 2pm.


Elections Timeline:


4 February – 25 February
Nominations Open

This is the part where you let us know you're interested in running for one of the positions outlined above. Clickety-click here to fill out a form where you nominate yourself for one of the roles, then we'll be in touch to help you run a campaign!


27 February
Candidate Briefing 12:30pm

So you've let us know you're interested in running in our elections. Neat. Next, we'll hold a candidate briefing session where we'll tell you all about how to run in the elections (and we'll also tell you a bit about all of the boring legal stuff which helps ensure our elections run as democratically as possible).


4 March
Speeches - 12pm Arts Bar

Deliver a speech (if you're not big on public speaking it can be as short as you like, or you could create a video instead!) to encourage students to vote for you!

Voting opens - 2pm


4 March - 8 March
Campaigning & Voting OPENS

This is the fun part, where you get to speak to students and convince them to vote for you! 


8 March
Voting closes 2pm


Results - 4pm Arts Bar

We'll be announcing the results live in the Arts Bar.



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