The Students’ Union is led by five elected student representatives, known as Elected Student Officers (or Sabbatical Officers).
Elected Student Officers are full-time, paid representatives of the student body, and are elected for the following academic year each spring. These officers work together as a team, each focusing on their individual remit to represent students and drive forward students’ interests. Officers will collaborate on issues aiming to make positive changes at University, local and national levels.
Could you be part of our next Elected Student Officer Team? Any student currently enrolled at the University of Aberdeen can nominate themselves to stand at the elections to become an officer. As the role is a full-time, paid position, students take a sabbatical year from their studies to take up their post. You can also stand for election in your last year of study and take up the role upon graduation.
You can stand for the following roles in these elections:
Aberdeen University Students Association, AUSA in short, is a student-led organisation that supports, empowers, and represents you, the student. You might’ve heard the term ‘Union’ or ‘Student Union’... that's us. When you join the university, you’re automatically a member of AUSA and you’re entitled to all the perks of being a member.