Student Officer Elections 2024


The Students’ Union is led by five elected student representatives, known as Student Officers (or Sabbatical Officers) and elections are where you can have your say on who represents you! 

Elected Student Officers are full-time, paid representatives of the student body, and are elected for the following academic year each spring. These officers work together as a team, each focusing on their individual remit to represent students and drive forward students’ interests. Officers will collaborate on issues aiming to make positive changes at University, local and national levels. 

If you are a current student enrolled at the University of Aberdeen, you can vote.

We are electing the following roles in these elections:

  • Student President 
  • Vice President for Activities
  • Vice President for Communities
  • Vice President for Education
  • Vice President for Welfare


The Results


Voting for these positions took place between the 11th and the 14th of March this year. 

We had 35 candidates across the 5 positions, an increase of 6 from our 2023 elections. 

Turnout was 14.2%, an increase of 0.8% compared to 2023, and a new high in our current structure. 

2,498 students voted in these elections and a total of 9,849 individual votes were cast, which represents a 17.5% increase in votes cast.  

We'd like to say a huge thank you to all of our candidates and to everyone who voted in these elections!


The following candidates were elected:


Student President - Christina Schmid

Vice President for Activities - Tõnis Tilk

Vice President for Communities - Ainhoa Burgos Aguilera

Vice Preident for Education - Miles Rothoerl

Vice President for Welfare - Karim Hurtig


You can find a full breakdown of the results here