Can I undertake these roles alongside my degree?
For Student Council roles – yes. Full-time Exec officer roles require you to either have finished your studies or for you to take a year out.
Do I get paid?
Full-time Exec officer roles are paid around £18,000 for the year. Student Council roles are voluntary, but you will be provided with an incentive package and reimbursed any expenses incurred.
What are the hours of work?
For full-time officer Exec roles, it is generally Monday to Friday, 9-5, with the requirement to work occasional weekends and evenings at busy periods and key events. You will also get some time off at Christmas and 25 days holiday to be used across the year. Student Council roles can be carried out around your studies, with occasional requirements to attend meetings.
What help and support will I get during the elections?
There is a team of SU staff on hand to support you right through the election process, from advice and support on your manifesto and campaign right through to dealing with any questions or concerns you might have.
I’ve never been involved with the SU before, can I still run?
Absolutely – it is never too late to start your involvement with the SU, and you will be given full training and induction to your role. The only requirement is that you are a current Leeds Beckett student.
Do I need to be politically motivated? Is the job political?
There is a political element to all of the roles, but prior political knowhow and involvement is not a requirement. All that really matters is that you are passionate about representing students and working to make students’ lives better.
If I’m a VP, will the President be my boss….and If I’m the president, does that make me the boss?
Sort of! VPs do not have a ‘boss’ in the same way that staff members do, but the President does have responsibility for leading the Exec officer team.
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How do I make a complaint?
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