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Student Elections

Vote for your sabbatical officers

Upcoming elections:

Sabbatical Officers 2020/21

At UPSU we use democratic elections to enable you to decide who will represent you as University of Plymouth students. If you are passionate about supporting and giving others a voice, why not run for one of the roles, and help make a difference to your fellow students. No experience is necessary, just the enthusiasm to get stuck in. View the role profiles below, get in touch with the Student Voice team to find out more.

Key Dates

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Sabbatical Roles

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President
  • Leads and supports the Sabbatical Officer Team
  • Is the lead Sabbatical Officer responsible for the development of democracy at UPSU
  • Leads on national representation & campaigns to improve the student experience
  • Works collaboratively with the university on the ‘Students as Partners’ agenda
  • Most external media and public enquiries are addressed to the President.
  • Is a Trustee of UPSU and Chairs the UPSU Board of Trustees which sets the long term development goals of UPSU.
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VP Education
  • LeadsRepresents all students, both Undergraduate and Postgraduate, in relation to their academic experience
  • Leads campaigns and initiatives to improve the academic experience of all students
  • Leads on the development of the academic representation system and trains and supports reps, as needed
  • Leads on other academic engagement initiatives such as the Student Staff Teaching and Representation Awards (SSTAR) and National Student Survey
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VP Sport
  • Represents students and works to improve areas relating to student sport and student clubs; facilities, timetabling and skills development
  • Leads campaigns and projects to improve the experience of students engaged with student sport and student clubs, and encourage participation of new members
  • Leads on the development and support of the UPSU Clubs and sporting activities, and supports staff in key activities including training, Sports and Societies Fairs and Award ceremonies
  • Promotes UPSU Sport and student Clubs within UPSU, the University and locally
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VP Activities
  • Represents students on all matters relating to the development of student Societies, Volunteering, Fundraising and Student Media
  • Leads on the development and support of the UPSU student Societies, Volunteering, Fundraising, Student Media and supports staff in key activity including training, Sports and Societies Fairs, Award ceremonies
  • Leads on student representation and the development of projects and initiatives relating to student employability
  • Contributes to the strategic development of student Societies, Volunteering, Fundraising and Student Media via relevant committees and groups
  • Promotes the UPSU student Societies, Volunteering, Fundraising and Student Media within the UPSU, the University and locally
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VP Wellbeing and Diversity
  • Represents all students and leads on campaigns and projects to improve student experience relating to welfare; health & wellbeing, equality & diversity and student support services
  • Represents the interests of students on issues affecting liberation groups and leads on initiatives to improve their student experience (Liberation groups - BAME, Disabled students, LGBT+ and Women & Non-Binary)
  • Works in collaboration with the UPSU Advice Centre to promote welfare related services and signpost students to support and representation
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