Sabbatical Officer Elections

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 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.

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


No elections are currently running

Interested in Standing?

Nominations are submitted online and can be submitted above. 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 and why they should vote for you. 

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 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