Your voice is more important than ever: Part Time Elections 2020


The image above was taken at a Union Council meeting in 2018

There has never been a more crucial time for students to be able to feedback about the quality of teaching, learning resources and the wider student experience. 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 21st September and run until Friday 16th October. The Elections are broken down into the following stages:

  • Nominations Period: Monday 21st September, midday - Tuesday 6th October, midday
  • Manifesto Checking and Feedback: Wednesday 7th - Friday 9th October 
  • Voting Open: Monday 12th, midday - Friday 16th October, midday


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:

Part-Time Officers

  • Part-Time Academic Officer
  • Part-Time Transgender and Non-Binary Officer
  • Part-Time Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Officer
  • Part-Time Environment and Sustainability Officer
  • Part-Time International Students Officer
  • Part-Time Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender + (LGBT+) Officer
  • Part-Time Mature Students Officer
  • Part-Time Postgraduate Officer
  • Part-Time Students with Disabilities Officer
  • Part-Time Welfare Officer
  • Part-Time Women's Officer


School Reps

  • Peninsula Dental School Representative
  • Peninsula Medical School Representative
  • Plymouth Business School Representative
  • Plymouth Institute of Education Representative
  • School of Art, Design and Architecture Representative
  • School of Biological and Marine Sciences Representative
  • School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences Representative
  • School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics Representative
  • School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences Representative
  • School of Health Professions Representative
  • School of Humanities & Performing Arts Representative
  • School of Law, Criminology and Government Representative
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery Representative
  • School of Psychology Representative


Accountability Board

  • Accountability Board Chair
  • Accountability Board Member


Union Council

  • Union Council Chair


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 or message us on Teams (su) Student Voice



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