Sabbatical Officer Elections


AUSA Student Elections Explained

AUSA is led by five elected students, known as sabbatical officers.  These officers are full-time, paid representatives of the student body, and are elected for a one-year term every spring.

These officers work together as a team, each focusing on their individual remit.  

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

Sabbaticals will collaborate on issues aiming to make positive change at University, local and national level.

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.

Interested in Standing?

Those interested in nominating themselves will need 30 proposers and their student ID numbers. Nominations are submitted online and can be completed below. All students are eligible to stand. You'll also need to submit a manifesto by the deadline below to make sure your fellow students know why you're standing and why they should vote for you. If you don't submit a manifesto, your nomination won't be valid. 

Need help? 

We are organising Manifesto Workshops and Building and Running a Campaign Workshop to help you with the process. All workshops will take place in Room 101, Students' Union Building. You can find the dates and start times below. 

Manifesto Workshops

Monday, February 17th at 5 pm

Friday, February 27th at 5 pm

Building and Running a Campaign Workshop

Tuesday, February 18th at 5 pm

Friday, February 28th at 4 pm


No elections are currently running

For information on election rules click here.

If you have any questions about any of the roles or would like further information on what they involve, please email To nominate yourself, you will need to log in to AUSA's website and return to this page.