Sabbatical Officer Elections


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. 

Could you be part of our next Sabbatical Officer Team? 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 studies 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.

You could be our next:

  • 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 including our new Vice President for Activities role. Nominations are submitted online and can be submitted on this page when nominations open. You will need to ensure you are logged in to our website in order to nominate yourself. You'll also need to design and submit a manifesto 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. The deadline for manifestos is 25th February 2022, 12 noon. 

Nominations open 31st January 2022, 9am. 


Key Dates

  • Nominations Open: Monday 31st January 2022, 9am - Friday 18th February, 4pm
  • Voting Open: Tuesday 8th March, 9am - Thursday 10th March, 5pm 
  • Results Announced: 11th March 2022


Need help? 

In the lead up to elections, we organise a range of training workshops to help you with the process. You are also welcome to contact 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


If you have any questions about any of the roles or would like further information on what they involve, please email