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The Students’ Union is led by five elected student representatives, known as Elected Student Officers (or Sabbatical Officers). 

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. 

Could you be part of our next Elected Student Officer Team? Any student currently enrolled at the University of Aberdeen can nominate themselves to stand at the elections to become an officer. As the role is a full-time, paid position, students take a sabbatical year from their studies to take up their post. You can also stand for election in your last year of study and take up the role upon graduation.

You can stand for the following roles in these elections:

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


Interested in Standing for Election?

You can find more information on the positions being elected here. Nominations are submitted online and can be submitted at the bottom of this page when nominations open. You will need to ensure you are logged in to our website to nominate yourself. You'll also need to submit a candidate statement to make sure your fellow students know why you're standing, why they should vote for you, and what issues you want to focus on if elected. AUSA will provide a format for the candidate statement which must be completed and returned by the deadline specified. why stand?

  • It’s a full-time paid job for a year
  • Be a leader and make your university better
  • Build your skills and grow your network
  • Fight for students and get paid for doing it 


Key Dates:

Nominations Open: 22 January 2024, 9am - 23 February 2024, 4pm.

Voting Period: Monday 11 March, 9am - Thursday 14 March, 5pm.

Results Announced: Friday 15 March.


Can we Help? 

In the lead-up to elections, we organise a range of training workshops to help you with the process. If you have any questions about any of the roles or would like further information on what they involve, please email elections@abdn.ac.uk


Election Rules:

For information on election rules click here


Nominate Yourself Below:

Student Officer Elections 2024

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5 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 16:00 on Friday 23 February 2024 (in 2 days and 10 hours)

The polls open at 09:00 on Monday 11 March 2024 (in 2 weeks and 5 days)

Post List
Read more about the positions up for election and what each role entails.