Available Roles

Your Students' Union is student led meaning that you are put in the driving seat to lead the direction of your Union.

The Union has loads of opportunities for you to express your voice and lead your Union from getting involved in our democratic system to taking up one of our student leadership roles. Our leadership roles vary from leading your Club or Society as an exec member, represent the academic interests of your cohort as a course rep or even leading the whole union as one of our Student Officers.

All the roles you can read about below are recruited through an elections meaning that its your fellow course mates, Clubs and Society members and students that decide who they want to lead and represent them. You can find out more information about how our elections work by visiting our 'Rules and Guidance' page. You can also see what elections are currently happening on our 'Elections' page.

Use the tabs below to find out more about the opportunities your have to take the lead and Make Your Mark!

Student Officers lead your Union and make sure that we and the University are acting to make the student experience at Warwick as good as it can be.

There are different Officer roles which look at different aspects of the student experience or represent particular groups of students to ensure that everyones voice is heard and acted upon. We have Full-Time Officers which are paid full-time roles and Part-Time Officers that are voluntary roles.

You can read more about each role below. If you are considering nominating yourself for a role but are unsure which one then feel free to contact the current officer or the Democracy Team who could help you decide.

Full-Time Officers

Your Union has seven (7) Full-Time Officer roles that take the lead on looking at particular aspects of the student experience at Warwick. You can read about each role below but here is some important information you should know about our Full-Time Officer roles:

  • These roles are full-time paid roles and if you are successful you would become an employee of the Union earning £20,200 for your one year term of office. As employees of the Union you are also entitled to 21 annual leave days excluding national holidays and closed days.

  • You MUST be a Warwick Student, or current Full-Time Officer, at the point you nominate yourself for these roles to be eligible. This means that you can still become a full-time officer even if you are graduating. 

  • You can only be a full-time officer for a maximum of two (2) years or two (2) terms of office which are a year long each. These years can be taken consequentively or seperately but applies across your lifetime. This is set in the 1994 Education Act and is not something we can change.

  • The Full-Time Officers will also be a Sabbatical Trustee on the Union's Trustee Board. The Trustee Board is the Union's overarching decision making body which we have because the Union is a registered charity. There are certain criteria that you need to meet in order to be a trustee which we will check prior to you starting the role. 

  • The term of office (1 Year) starts in August, with the exception of the Postgraduate Officer who starts in September, but would be expected to attend training and handover prior to starting their role.

If you have any questions about the information above then please contact the Democracy Team. 

President

The President ensures that your Union is working for you.

  • You will be the outward face of the Students’ Union, promoting the interests and activities of the Union to external bodies.
  • You will be the primary representative to the University as well as local, regional and national bodies
  • You will advocate, campaign and lobby on behalf of and alongside students to champion their rights and interests
  • you will sit on University committees such as Senate and Council
  • You will be the Chair of the SU Board of Trustees and sit on the SU Liberation and Diversity Exec and Student Council.
  • You will carry out your manifesto promises and assist the wider Student Officer team with their mandates.
  • The salary for this role is £20,200
Education Officer & Deputy President
  • You will work to give students the best possible education experience and represent all students’ academic interests, including underrepresented student groups such as postgraduates, international students, part-time students, mature students, medical students, students of non-campus based courses (e.g. degree apprentices and 2+2 students), and championing the rights and interests of marginalised student communities e.g. BME students, LGBTUA+ students, disabled students.
  • You will train, support and work alongside course reps, part-time officers and faculty representatives to achieve real positive change in teaching & learning, the student experience & national higher education policy. You will also sit on the SU' Education Exec's Academic Council and be a full voting member of Student Council.
  • You will be the main point of contact within the SU on academic-related matters and concerns, and may take on case work to support students with academic appeals etc. with the support of the Advice Centre
  • Most of your time will be spent in Committee meetings, as you are the primary representative of academic issues to the University. You will sit on University Senate and Academic Quality and Standards Committee (AQSC), and maintain contact with academic Departments, the Library, IT Services, Student Careers and Services (SCS) and the Learning Grid.
  • You co-chair the Student Learning Experience and Engagement Committee (SLEEC) which involves liaising with fellow co-chair, the University’s Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor, to put the issues students care about at the top of the agenda of one of the University’s most powerful Committees.
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your own manifesto promises
  • The salary for this role is £20,200
Postgraduate Officer
  • Postgraduates make up approximately 40% of the student body, and you will ensure that this voice is heard within both the university and the union.
  • You will ensure Postgraduates have the best possible education experience, leading on postgraduate academic issues and working closely with the Education Officer to ensure a consistent approach to representation across the institution to widen access and participation for all students. You will regularly liaise with course reps and faculty reps.
  • You will ensure SU service provisions are adequate for Postgraduates considering all commercial and membership activities, and actively engage with the postgraduate community on the delivery of the SU’s provision.
  • You will campaign for Postgraduate issues and lead on relevant research and surveys.
  • You will make strategic decisions concerning the long term strategy towards postgraduate engagement with the union.
  • You will sit on the SU Postgraduate Experience Exec, Academic Council, and be a full voting member of Student Council.
  • In addition, you will carry out your own manifesto promises
  • The salary for this role is £20,200
Democracy and Development Officer (DDO)
  • You will be responsible for upholding the SU Democratic processes.
  • You will initiate, support and ensure compliance with democratic processes including Student Council, elections, and All Student Votes, and ensure policy decisions relating to SU services are implemented.
  • You will ensure that proposed policies relating to SU services are properly assessed for feasibility before reaching decision making bodies, alongside Impact Assessors and the Democracy Exec.
  • You will oversee the SU’s venues, outlets and commercial operations. It is your job to feed back students’ issues and ideas as well as act on policy to improve the SU provision.
  • You will lobby the university on development issues, including housing, transport, campus facilities, estates and more.
  • You will sit on the University Council, and several other university committees to represent the student voice.
  • You will be the SU's treasurer, responsible for providing student oversight to SU finances.
  • You will sit on both the Democracy Exec and the Development Exec, and will be a full voting member of Student Council.
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your own manifesto promises
  • The salary for this role is £20,200
Welfare and Campaigns Officer
  • You will lead policy and campaigns that help improve student welfare at warwick, raising awareness of and improving health; welfare services; sexual health and accommodation.
  • You will work closely with the SU Advice Centre and maintain contact with Nightline, the Senior Tutor’s Office, the Health Services, the Chaplaincy, Campus Security, the NHS and the local community. You will be the primary contact for equal opportunities enquiries. You will help develop strategies to improve access and remove discrimination.
  • As well as facilitating SU priority campaigns and running your own campaigns as stated in your manifesto, you will assist with student campaigns and support campaigns ran by your team of officers and the Part-Time Officers.
  • You will sit on the SU Welfare Exec and be a full voting member of Student Council
  • The salary for this role is £20,200
Sports Officer
  • You will be the public face of student sport on campus, ensuring that students at Warwick are continually inspired to get active and involved with clubs, and show how sport matters for: our physical and mental well-being, professional opportunities, and in helping to create a truly inclusive, diverse and vibrant University environment.
  • You will proactively engage with all student clubs and the student community in the overall promotion of sport and healthy activity, and be responsible for the organisation and promotion of Sports Day, Sports Fair, Sports Forums, Varsity, Club Conference and Sports ball amongst other key events throughout the year.
  • You will work strategically to develop the direction of the Sports Partnership, working with the Director of Sport at the university as well as the CEO of the SU.
  • Along with the Societies Officer, you will make political decisions and long-term strategy concerning student development, and promote opportunities for student development and activities.
  • You will sit on the SU Sports Exec and be a full voting member of Student Council.
  • In addition to this you will carry out your own manifesto promises
  • The salary for this role is £20,200
Societies Officer
  • You will support and guide 250+ societies and their executive committee members ensuring them and their membership have the right support and guidance.
  • You will be responsible for helping to promote society events, facilitating society related decision making, helping to assign society budgets and set up new societies, advising on best practice, and helping co-ordinate training for executive committee members.
  • You will be responsible for the organisation and promotion of societies fair, societies council, yearly awards and Fringe Festival, ensuring each society's achievements are recognised, and carrying out your own projects/ campaigns.
  • Along with the Sports Officer, you will make political decisions and long-term strategy concerning student development, and promote opportunities for student development and activities.
  • You will sit on the SU Societies Exec and be a full voting member of Student Council. In addition, you will work closely with members of the SU Societies Exec to give advice and guidance to all societies.
  • You will build a close working relationship with all society exec members and be the first point of contact to resolve contentious issues.
  • You will work closely with SU and University staff to highlight hte needs and wants of societies. This includes Society Co-ordinators, the CE of the SU, Campus Security and Warwick Estates.
  • You will sit on SU and University committees and be the voice representing students and societies to ensure the needs and wants of societies are not left out of strategic discussion.
  • In addition to this you will carry out your own manifesto promises
  • The salary for this role is £20,200

Part-Time Officers

In addition to your Full-Time Officers the Union has nine (9) Part-Time Officer roles. The majority of these roles are descibed as representative roles meaning that they ensure that the voice and interests of a particular group of students are heard and represented.

You can read about each role below but here is some important information you should know about our Part-Time Officer roles:

  • These roles are voluntary roles that you do alongside your studies. You MUST be a Warwick student for the whole term of your office which is one (1) year.

  • There is no limit to how many years you can be a Part-Time Officer as long as you are still a Warwick student.

  • All Part-Time Officers sit on Student Council. The Liberation & Diversity Officers also sit on Liberation and Diversity Exec.

  • The term of office (1 Year) starts at the start of the Academic Year but you would be expected to attend relevant training and handover prior to starting your role.

If you have any questions about the information above then please contact the Democracy Team.

Environment and Ethics Officer

Am I eligible? You will need to be a current warwick student.

  • You will advocate for an ethical and environmentally friendly SU and University and create greater awareness among students about relevant environment and ethics issues, advising on them and campaigning on them.
  • You will bring relevant concerns before Student Council and the Development Exec, and lobby the University to implement more environmentally and ethically sound policies, encouraging the SU to do the same.
  • You will work with societies and campaign groups to facilitate campaigns about environment and ethics, and raise awareness amongst students of the University Environment and Sustainability Fund.
  • You will sit on the SU Development Exec and be a full voting member of Student Council.
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your manifesto promises.
Disabled Students' Officer

Am I eligible? You will need to be a current warwick student who self-defines as a person with a Disability. You can update your self-definition by clicking on your election profile found in the Your Profile area. Here you will be able to select any of our self-definition categories that apply to you and update them so that our system recognises your eligibility for relevant roles.

  • You will ensure the SU is addressing the needs of students with disabilities and raise awareness of the issues students with disabilities face amongst the University community, often lobbying the University for change.
  • You will plan disability awareness events as part of Disability Awareness week and campaign against ableism in all of its forms.
  • You will liaise with SU staff to improve access and remove barriers to events, venues and outlets.
  • You will sit on the SU Liberation and Diversity Exec and be a full voting member of Student Council
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your manifesto promises.
Women's Officer

Am I eligible? You will need to be a current warwick student who self-defines as a Women. You can update your self-definition by clicking on your election profile found in the Your Profile area. Here you will be able to select any of our self-definition categories that apply to you and update them so that our system recognises your eligibility for relevant roles.

  • You will represent all self-defining women at Warwick University.
  • You will ensure the SU is addressing the needs of women students and raises awareness of the issues women students face amongst the University community, often lobbying for change.
  • You will plan awareness events, including as part of International Women’s Week, and campaign against sexism in all its forms.
  • You will sit on the SU Liberation and Diversity Exec and be a full voting member of Student Council
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your manifesto promises.
Ethnic Minorities Officer

Am I eligible? You will need to be a current warwick student who self-defines as Ethnic Minorities. You can update your self-definition by clicking on your election profile found in the Your Profile area. Here you will be able to select any of our self-definition categories that apply to you and update them so that our system recognises your eligibility for relevant roles.

  • You will represent all self-defining Ethnic Minority students at Warwick University.
  • You will ensure the SU is addressing the needs of students of ethnic minorities and raise awareness of the issues students of ethnic minorities face amongst the University community, often lobbying for change.
  • You will plan awareness events, including as part of Black History Month, and campaign against racism in all of its forms.
  • You will sit on the SU Liberation and Diversity Exec and be a full voting member of Student Council
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your manifesto promises.
LGBTUA+ Officer

Am I eligible? You will need to be a current warwick student who self-defines as LGBTUA+. You can update your self-definition by clicking on your election profile found in the Your Profile area. Here you will be able to select any of our self-definition categories that apply to you and update them so that our system recognises your eligibility for relevant roles.

  • You will represent all self-defining LGBTUA+ students at Warwick University.
  • You will ensure the SU is addressing the needs of LGBTUA+ students and raise awareness of the issues LGBTUA+ students face amongst the University community, often lobbying for change.
  • You will plan awareness events, including as part of Pride Week, and campaign against oppression of LGBTUA+ students in all its forms.
  • You will sit on the SU Liberation and Diversity Exec and be a full voting member of Student Council
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your manifesto promises.
Trans Students' Officer

Am I eligible? You will need to be a current warwick student who self-defines as Trans. You can update your self-definition by clicking on your election profile found in the Your Profile area. Here you will be able to select any of our self-definition categories that apply to you and update them so that our system recognises your eligibility for relevant roles.

  • You will represent all self-defining Trans students at Warwick University.
  • You will ensure the SU is addressing the needs of Trans students and raise awareness of the issues trans students face amongst the University community, often lobbying for change.
  • You will plan awareness events, including as part of Pride Week, and campaign against oppression of LGBTUA+ students in all its forms.
  • You will sit on the SU Liberation and Diversity Exec and be a full voting member of Student Council
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your manifesto promises.
International Students' Officers (EU)

Am I eligible? You will need to be a current warwick student who pays EU fees.

  • You will represent International Students at Warwick University on a campus, local and national level.
  • You will raise awareness of issues affecting international students in all areas of SU and University activity, often lobbying for change.
  • You will plan awareness events and run campaigns on the issues facing international students.
  • You will sit on the SU Liberation and Diversity Exec and be a full voting member of Student Council.
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your manifesto promises.
International Students' Officers (Non-EU)

Am I eligible? You will need to be a current warwick student who pays international (Non-EU) fees.

  • You will represent International Students at Warwick University on a campus, local and national level.
  • You will raise awareness of issues affecting international students in all areas of SU and University activity, often lobbying for change.
  • You will plan awareness events and run campaigns on the issues facing international students.
  • You will sit on the SU Liberation and Diversity Exec and be a full voting member of Student Council.
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your manifesto promises.
Part-Time and Mature Students' Officer

The Part-Time and Mature Students' Officer represents the collective voice os Warwick Students who are on part-time course and/or are Mature students.

Am I eligible? You will need to be a current warwick student who self-defines as Mature and Part-Time. You can update your self-definition by clicking on your election profile found in the Your Profile area. Here you will be able to select any of our self-definition categories that apply to you and update them so that our system recognises your eligibility for relevant roles.

  • You will represent Part-Time and Mature Students at Warwick University.
  • You will maintain communication with staff, departments, SSLC’s and the SU to raise awareness of the issues affecting Part-Time students and mature students in all areas, often lobbying for change.
  • You will sit on the SU Liberation and Diversity Exec and be a full voting member of Student Council.
  • In addition to this, you will carry out your manifesto promises.

Your Students' Union has a democratic structure in place that enables you to be a part of the decisions and actions that the Union and your Officer team take. This is primarily done at Student Council where motions are debated and voted on. Student Council also has devolved committees called SU Execs, who work year round to improve SU services.

Execs are made up of both directly and indirectly elected students. There are 8 Execs made up of unpaid elected members who work with a relevant Sabbatical Officer and other elected students to achieve improvements for students within the related SU area (called zones).

You will attend Exec meetings to discuss and debate topics and if you are the Chair of your Exec you will also sit on Student Council where you can help decide what goes to an All Student Vote and what becomes Policy

Any student can nominate themselves for an Exec position. All Exec’s, with the exception of the Liberation and Diversity Exec, have directly elected members that the wider student body choose by voting for their preferred candidates. Exec members will be elected in the Autumn Term.

You can read about each role below but here is some important information you should know about our SU Exec roles:

  • These roles are unpaid voluntary roles that you do alongside your studies. You must be a Warwick student for the whole term of your office which is until the end of the third (Summer Term) of the academic year you were elected.

  • There is no limit to how many years you can be an SU Exec Member as long as you are still a Warwick student.

  • All SU Exec Members sit on Super Council with only the chairs of each Exec sitting on Student Council as voting members. Exec members who are not the Chair can attend Student Council to make comments, but not vote.

  • The term of office starts at the point you are elected and it is expected that you attend relevant training.

If you have any questions about the information above then please contact the Democracy Team.

Democracy Exec Member

Democracy Exec ensures that the Union's Democratic Structures are followed so that you can have your voice heard. They support students in the development of motions that are debated and steer those motions to relevant SU Execs to look over and propose amendments. They also support the Democracy and Development Officer with their manifesto points and areas of work holding the Officer to account to ensure they are working for students.

As a member of Democracy Exec you will be an integral and objective part of the democractic process. You would have a keen attention to detail and are passionate about ensuring the views of all students are heard.

Am I eligible? You will need to be a current warwick student at the point of nominations and for the whole academic year you will be in the role.

Development Exec Member

You will ensure the Union's commercial activities are in the interests of students, for example through encouraging sustainable practices, and decide on the allocation of funding from a number of the Unions funding pots including the Projects Fund and Campaigns Fund. You will help the Democracy & Development Officer with their manifesto pledges and policy mandates, and hold them to account to ensure they are working for students.

Am I eligible? You will need to be a current warwick student at the point of nominations and for the whole academic year you will be in the role.

Postgraduate Experience Exec Member

You will review and discuss issues and topics relating specifically to the Postgraduate experience at Warwick. Postgraduate Experience Exec takes a lead on organising and promoting relevant campaigns and other activities that enhance the Postgraduate experience, and undertake research where necessary. You will support the Postgraduate Officer with their manifesto pledges and policy mandates and hold them to account to ensure they are working for students.

Am I eligible? You will need to be a current warwick postgraduate student at the point of nominations and for the whole academic year you will be in the role.

Please Note: that two roles are reserved for Postgraduate Taught students, two for Postgraduate Research students and two are open to any Postgraduate student.

Societies Exec Member

You will lead on and discuss topics to support Societies at Warwick. You also approve new societies and emergency funding bids, and run events that celebrate student activities at Warwick. The Societies Exec supports the Societies Officer in their role and holds them to account to ensure they are working for students.

Am I eligible? You will need to be a current warwick student at the point of nominations and for the whole academic year you will be in the role.

Sports Exec Member

You will lead on and discuss topics to support sport at Warwick and help organise sporting events and campaigns such as Varsity and Reshaping Sport. The Societies Exec supports the Sports Officer in their role and holds them to account to ensure they are working for students.

Am I eligible? You will need to be a current warwick student at the point of nominations and for the whole academic year you will be in the role.

Welfare Exec Member

You will lead on the organisation and promotion of Welfare Campaigns, from accommodation to sexual health. You also support the Welfare & Campaigns Officer in their role and hold them to account to ensure they are working for students.

Am I eligible? You will need to be a current warwick student at the point of nominations and for the whole academic year you will be in the role.

Mental Health Awareness Campaigns Representative

The Mental Health Awaresness Campaigns Representative(s) sit on Welfare Exec and work on mental health campaigning at Warwick to support all students at Warwick.

Am I eligible? You will need to be a current warwick student at the point of nominations and for the whole academic year you will be in the role.

Your Union has a two types of Academic Representation roles to ensure that your academic interests are listened to and acted upon at all levels of the University whether this is on your course, in your department or across all the faculties. They are empowered and supported by the Union as well as the Education Officer and Postgraduate Officer to make your academic experience as good as it can be.

You can read about each role below but here is some important information you should know about our Academic Representation roles:

  • These roles are voluntary roles that you do alongside your studies.

  • There is no limit to how many years you can be a Course Rep or Faculty Rep as long as you are still a Warwick student.

  • You can only be a rep for your cohort whether this is the year of your course or the faculty as a whole.

  • All these roles are supported by Staff both at the Union and University to ensure you, and those you represent, get the most out of the Academic Representation System at Warwick

If you have any questions about any of these roles then please contact the Democracy Team or the Academic Representation Team by emailing: ...

Course Representatives

Course Reps are essential to the Unions work to represent the academic interests of students are Warwick. As a Course Rep you will be the front line interacting with, and collecting the feedback of, your fellow students. You will work alongside University and Union staff to voice the views of your cohort and create mutually satisfactory solutions to any barriers that impact the positive academic experiences of students.

Course Reps are elected at two main points in the year. The first is at the start term 1 (Autumn Term) where you elect your first year reps and any other vacant course rep roles. The second is in term 3 (Summer Term) where you elect your reps for the following academic year.

Find out more about the Course Rep role and how we represent your academic interests.
Faculty Representatives

Faculty Reps ensure that the academic interests of all students in their faculty is heard. They attend faculty meetings with the University. In the Students' Union they sit on the Faculty Exec of their faculty as well as Academic Council where they hold your Education Officer and Postgraduate Officer to account. They are essential in ensuring that the student voice is heard at all levels of the University, working with your Student Officer team and the Course Reps in their faculty.

Faculty Reps are elected at the start of the academic year along with first year and vacant Course Rep roles.

The Union has over 200 Societies and 65 Sports Clubs that are all student led and run. Each student group has an executive committee that oversee the day to day operations of their group for their members.

Student Group Exec roles are great opportunities to lead your community, gain valuable skills and experience and make a difference to the experience of students outside of the classroom.

Each year, typically in term 2 (Spring Term), every group elects their new exec committee that will run the group in the following academic year.

Am I eligable? You can only be an Exec member of a Student Group is you are a standard member of that group and student member of the Students' Union. You may also have to pay relevant group fees associated with being a member of a student group.

Each Student Group are able to create their own exec roles that will be outlined in their constitution and agreed at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of that student group. However, each student group exec must have a minimum of three exec members for the student group to exist.

Your Union also has a number of other voluntary roles that we elect at different points in the academic year. These roles are described below but if you should have any questions about these roles then please contact the Democracy Team.

NUS Delegate

Warwick Students' Union is affiliated to the National Union of Students (NUS) which provide the Union and its members with different benefits. Every year the NUS holds its National Conference which is its main democratic event and delegates from every affiliated Union attend.

NUS National Conference is where Union Delegates discuss, debate and decide on NUS policy as well as electing NUS Officers and other student leadership roles. It is a great opportunity to network with students from across the UK, engage in debate on national issues that impact all students and represent the collective voice of Warwick Students.

This years National Conference will be taking place from Tuesday 31st March to Thursday 2nd April. The Union will organise your travel, accommodation and allowance for food so all you need to do is be available on these dates. You will also be provided with training and support from our Officers and Democracy Team.

Please Note: that half of Warwick SU's delegation must be self-defined Women so you will be asked how you define during the election period. This is set by NUS and is not something that we can change.

Chair of Student Council

Student Council your Unions main student decision making body and is where members can raise motions that are debated and voted on either at Student Council or sent to an All Student Vote.

Student Council is lead by the Chair of Student Council who organises the agenda, chairs and keeps order at the meetings and makes decisions on behalf of Student Council outside of meetings. They also chair the All Student Vote meetings to make sure that its runs smoothly and that everyone has the opportunity to speak. These are the main duties of the chair but they also are a member of Democracy Exec, are involved in assessing the impact of motions and are part of our elections adjudication panel that handle election complaints.

Please Note: that there is also a Deputy Chair of Student Council role that supports the Chair of Student Council and acts as the chair in the absence of the chair.

Non Elected Roles

The Union has other student leadership roles that we do not elect. These roles are opportunities to be involved in particular areas of the Unions governance structure but are recruited by applications instead of elections.

Student Trustees

The Students' Union as a registered charity is overseen by a Trustee Board. The board has three types of members: Sabbatical Trustees (which are the Full-Time Officers), External Trustees (which are people external to the organisation) and Student Trustees (which are current Warwick Students).

Student trustees will sit on the Trustee Board, the governing board of the charity. Trustees are responsible for making sure the Student’s Union is run effectively, complies with the law, has a strong strategic plan based on member’s needs and is financially secure.

The Board of Trustees will have ultimate responsibility for the financial matters and financial procedures of Warwick Student’s Union. Trustees will accept ultimate responsibility for giving firm strategic direction to the Union, and ensuring that it is solvent, well-governed, and delivering the objectives for which it has been set up.

Effective communication between members, University of Warwick, and other bodies. Will work collectively, and with the Chief Executive Officer and other senior staff to ensure that Warwick Students Union has a clear vision that recognises its values and meets the needs of its members. Will scrutinise board papers focusing on key issues and provide guidance. Expected to actively contribute to the Board of Trustees, using any specific skills, knowledge or experience to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions.

How do I become a Student Trustee? When a Student Trustee position becomes vacant the Union will advertise the role out to students and take application. Applicants are then interviewed with the final person recommended to Student Council for approval.

Am I eligible? You only need to be a warwick student to apply. If successful you will also need to be a warwick student for the term of office of the role which can vary but will be advertised.

Returning Officer

The Returning Officer

How do I become the Returning Officer? Every year the Union advertises the role of Returning Officer and take application. Applicants are invited for interview with the successful applicant being offered the role. The Union also chooses some applicants to be Deputy Returning Officers which support, and where appropriate, act as the Returning Officer.

The Returning Officer is integral to upholding Democracy at Warwick SU and ensures your elections are transparent and fair. The Returning Officer will be present when approving candidates in SU elections and at all SU elections and ASV results counts. They sit on the Adjudication Panel that deal with complaints received during elections and All Student Vote campaign periods. The Returning Officer will sit on the Democracy Exec which meets before Student Council to steer motions and ensure they are the best they can be. The Returning Officer works closely with Democracy staff and the Democracy & Development Officer and receive staff support during their time in the role.

Am I eligible? You only need to be a warwick student to apply. If successful you will also need to be a warwick student for the term of office of the role which can vary but will be advertised.

Contact Us

If you need to ask any questions about the elections process, you can visit us in the Democratic Services Office on the top floor of SUHQ. Alternatively, you can contact us using the details below.

democracy@warwicksu.com

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