Want to improve how the Union or University works? Becoming a Sabbatical Officer, Student Trustee, Student Councillor or Student Staff Liaison Committee representative is an important way to make the student voice heard and develop leadership skills at the same time.

Skills gained when you take on these positions...

Full-time Sabbatical Officers:

  • Public Speaking
  • Presentations
  • Time-management
  • Budgeting and accounts
  • Team leadership
  • Communication skills
  • Event planning
  • Project management

Part-Time officers:

  • Team-playing
  • Meetings
  • Communication skills
  • Representation

Student Reps:

  • Consultation
  • Representation
  • Communication skills
  • Team Skills
  • Chairing and Minuting

Student Trustee:

When the Students’ Union looks for new trustees, we are looking for people who fulfil the seven Nolan Principles found here. However, as a Trustee you would also learn the following additional skills:

  • Communication skills
  • Financial stewardship
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Good governance
  • Strategic thinking
  • Assessing risk
  • Valuing diversity