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The legacy of Student Officers at LBSU

Considering running in the Leadership Elections? Check out the incredible impact past Officers have had!


Considering running in the upcoming Leadership Elections? It's the perfect way to make your mark at Leeds Beckett! From supporting students to campaign on issues that matter to them to representing student voices in important boards and committees at the University, Student Officers make a big impact right here on campus.

With nominations open now, we thought we’d round up some great examples of past officer achievements!

Worked with the University to secure a cost-of-living package to support students

This past year has seen everyone grappling with the cost-of-living crisis and your Student Officers have been working hard to ensure that students have the support they need. They worked with the University and secured a comprehensive cost-of-living package, and they continue to lobby on behalf of students and push for more support where needed.

Secured free sexual health and period products for students from the Students’ Union

Have you spotted free period products and sexual health provisions in the Students’ Union spaces? You have Student Officers to thank! They secured these products for any students who need them for free.

Supported students throughout the pandemic

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Student Officers worked closely with both the University and Students’ Union staff to ensure that LBU students had the support they needed.

Campaigned for gender neutral toilets on campus

Student Officers also work to make the campus a more inclusive and welcoming space for everyone! This included campaigning for gender neutral toilets on campus.

Created the Global Majority Ambassador programme

Student Officers created the Global Majority Ambassador programme to increase global majority student representation across campus and to identify and challenge areas of western-centred learning.

Worked on the refurbishment of the The Hive

Leeds Beckett Students’ Union spaces should be nice and welcoming environments for everyone, whether you’re grabbing a cup of coffee between lectures, meeting up with friends, or just looking for a new study space. Your Student Officers helped to make sure that’s the case with their work on the refurbishment at The Hive!

Make positive change in a job like no other!

Whether you’re passionate about supporting student activities and events, sustainability on campus, student welfare, or making sure Leeds Beckett students have the best academic experience possible, there’s so much you can do as a Student Officer.

Nominations are now open, and you can nominate yourself (or a friend) for a job like no other!

Head over to the hub Leadership Elections page to find out more about all the roles available and nominate yourself to make real positive change for students here.