Which Role is for You!?

There are four different Officer roles. 

Collectively, they make up our Student Executive - which is the team who helps to run your Union, and represents your voice at the highest committees in the University and to Government. 

President

The President leads the team, and the organisation. 

This post holds a lot of responsibilty; this person is the chairperson of both Student Exective and our Trustee Board and they are ultimately responsible for all of the Union's activities - political campaigning, representation, financial governance and legal governance. 

The full job description can be found here:  President Role 2019-20 

Vice President Education

This is a brand new role for this academic year.  

All students come to Ulster University to gain their degree, and this role will ensure that the student academic experience here is as good as it can be.  You will be the lead contact for our student reps, and work very closely with our Student Voice team members and University staff to assure the quality of courses at Ulster. 

The full job description can be found here:  VP Education Role 2019-20

Vice President Sports & WellBeing

This is another new role for UUSU - it is a refresh of our previous Sports President role. 

This person will be responsible for representing the interests of our sports clubs - but in addition, the change recognises the much wider role sport, exercise and healthy living plays at University.

This will be a campaigning role, raising awareness of all opportunities relating to health and wellbeing across the Union and University. 

The full job description can be found here:  VP Sports & Wellbeing 2019-20

Campus Vice President

This role will focus on the student experience on campus and also be available for peer support and signposting to other services if students need someone to speak to. 

The Campus Vice President role is a vital one for  will support societies, promote student activties, campaign for better services on your campus and represent your voice to the University, and beyond. 

The full job description can be found here:  Campus VP 2019-20 

Any questions about the roles!?  Email Avril with any queries at all: a.honan@ulster.ac.uk 

Find out about the next steps here: The Election!

Benefits of the Roles 

These are full time roles, where you will gain a wide range of experience - and develop too many skills to list here.

Don't take our word for it though - here is what some of our past Officers have told us about it:

“I was an average student in Coleraine when I decided to run for election and definitely wouldn’t have been seen as favourite to win but I still decided to give it a go – after all life should never be about the ‘what if’s’ or the ‘if I had have’ when you look back on your student life you should be able to say you made the most of it. At the end of the day as with life the success of your election campaign and your year in office will be determined by what you put into it. If you believe in something go for it, take a chance and it may just be the best thing you ever did, and it definitely was for me.”

Adrian Kelly
Grad ICSA?Assistant Consultant, Capita Asset Services, Dublin. VP Coleraine - 2008/2009?Overall President –20 09/10 and 2010/11

 

“You have a great team behind and with you the entire way and it has hands down been the most satisfying, enjoyable and priceless experience. Make what you want of elections and carry through your enthusiasm and drive to succeed!”

Jane Murphy
Sports Union President, 2012/13 and 2013/14
 

“There is no way that I would ever have gained the skills and responsibility I have undertaken in this position so quickly or so early in my career anywhere but in the Student Union. It has without doubt helped me in my employability and at the same time I have been able to help other students by voicing their views on their behalf within the university.”

John Cunningham
Vice President, Magee, 2012/13 and 2013/14
 

“I have grown in confidence, knowledge & ability. My time within the Students’ Union has even changed my career aspirations! I’ve met people I will be friends with for a very long time, I’ve been provided with opportunities of a lifetime. If you are seriously considering running for elections & you have a fair idea of what the job entails, I would really urge you to go for it – the experience can be quite literally, life changing.”

Jemma Dolan
Vice President Campaigns and Communications, 2012/13 and 2013/14
 

“All of this knowledge has made my future look extremely bright in the face of employers and also connections in certain industries I am looking to get into. If you want to stand up, take charge, take responsibility and meet 100s of new people that will help you with your job and help you in life, then this is a position to go for! You will come from this job changed for the better. Good luck and enjoy.”

Malachy McCrudden
Vice President, Belfast Campus, 2012/13 and 2013/14

Still interested?  Find out the next steps here