Part-Time Roles: Student Elections 2022

Written by: UPSU


If you've considered running for a role as a Sabbatical Officer but either don't want to or aren't currently in a position to do so then why not consider running for one of our part-time positions? These roles give you an opportunity to make sure that students' voices are heard, collate and share feedback and contribute to positive change at the University of Plymouth. Taking on one of these roles is also a great way to learn how the representation system within the Students' Union works.

As your Union, we are here to offer support and training to students who would like to represent the opinions and ideas of their fellow students.


Part-Time Elections

This year's Part-Time Elections open on Monday 7th and run until Friday 25th March. The Elections are broken down into the following stages:

  • Nominations Period: Monday 7th (midday) - Tuesday 15th March (midday)
  • Manifesto Checking and Feedback: Tuesday 15th - Friday 18th March
  • Voting Open: Friday 18th (midday) - Friday 25th March (midday)


Nominate Yourself

Suggest a Student

We have a wide range of roles on offer covering the following;

  • Collating, presenting and communicating feedback on academic issues through our School Rep roles,
  • Representing a demographic or groups of students such as mature or international students
  • Progressing representation of our liberation groups which include Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and LGBT+ students
  • Upholding the democratic, representative principles of the SU through the Union Council Chair and Accountability Board positions

All roles are Part-time to be completed alongside your studies and offer a unique insight into how the SU and university are run. They give the post holder an opportunity to gain and develop skills including; negotiation, time management, research and influencing and provide valuable experience to refer to when asked to prove these competencies in future interviews.


Take a look at the full list of roles available:

School Reps

  • School Rep - Plymouth Institute of Education
  • School Rep - Society and Culture
  • School Rep - Art, Design & Architecture
  • School Rep - Plymouth Business School
  • School Rep - Health Professions
  • School Rep - Nursing and Midwifery
  • School Rep - Psychology
  • School Rep - Peninsula Medical School
  • School Rep - Peninsula Dental School
  • School Rep - Biomedical Sciences
  • School Rep - Biological & Marine Sciences
  • School Rep - Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
  • School Rep - Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences


Part-Time Officers

  • Part-time Postgraduate Taught Officer
  • Part-time Postgraduate Research Officer
  • Part-time International Students Officer
  • Part-time Academic Officer
  • Part-time Welfare Officer
  • Part-time Faith & Belief Officer
  • Part-time Mature Students Officer
  • Part-time Men's Welfare Officer
  • Part-time Sport Officer
  • Part-time Societies Officer
  • Part-time Volunteering Officer
  • Part-time Environment & Sustainability Officer
  • Part-time Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Officer
  • Part-time Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender + (LGBT+) Officer
  • Part-time Trans and Non-Binary
  • Part-time Women's Officer
  • Part-time Students with Disabilities Officer


Union Council Chair

  • Union Council Chair

Accountability Board

  • Accountability Board Chair
  • Accountability Board Member



Even if you are not currently in a position to run for one of these roles, please don’t forget that these reps are here to amplify your individual voice, taking it to the staff and committees that make decisions that impact on your time at university, they really need to hear from you!

If you have any questions or just want to know more about how to get involved, the different roles and the opportunities they provide, contact the Student Voice Team at


Find out more Part-Time Elections