Sabbatical Officer Elections

No elections are currently running. Please keep an eye on our social media channels, and the AUSA student newsletter to be notified of when elections reopen, and read on to find out how to get involved. If you have questions or inquiries about any of the positions, we suggest contacting your current sabbatical team, or contacting AUSA staff through ausareps@abdn.ac.uk.

 

AUSA Student Elections Explained

AUSA is led by five elected student representatives, known as sabbatical officers

They 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 you and drive forward your interests. Sabbaticals will collaborate on issues aiming to make positive changes at University, local and national levels. You can contact your Sabbs via social media channels, send them an email or find out more about what they do and their roles.

Any student currently enrolled at the University of Aberdeen can nominate themselves to stand at the elections to become one of the next sabbatical officers.

As the role is a full-time, paid position, students take a sabbatical year from their study in order to take up their post.

You can also stand for election in your last year of study and take up the role upon graduation.

A candidate's manifesto will determine the main ideas and issues they will focus on during their term.

 

Interested in Standing?

Nominations are submitted online and can be done when nominations open. Those interested in nominating themselves will need to provide evidence of 30 proposers and their student ID numbers. You'll also need to design and submit a manifesto to make sure your fellow students know why you're standing and why they should vote for you. Your nomination will only be valid if all three steps are completed. 

Need help? 

In the lead up to elections, we organise Manifesto Workshops and Building and Running a Campaign Workshops to help you with the process. You are also welcome to contact ausareps@abdn.ac.uk throughout the year, if you have questions about the election process or are considering running for a position. 

Election Rules

For information on election rules click here. No elections are currently running. Please keep an eye on our social media channels, and the AUSA student newsletter to be notified of when elections reopen.

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.