The Brighton Students' Union (BSU) holds annual elections to select students to join the team that leads the organization. These elections are an essential part of the student experience, providing students with the opportunity to have a say in the running of their union and ensuring that the student voice is heard.
Any University of Brighton student can stand in the elections, and any student can vote. The next student leadership elections will be held during the 2023-24 academic year. If you're interested in standing for a role, please email BSUelections@brighton.ac.uk.
There are four full-time officer positions available in the BSU leadership team, including the Union President, Activities Officer, Postgrad & International Officer, and Education Officer. Each of these roles is responsible for representing students on specific issues and leading various programs and initiatives.
The Union President represents the needs of students across the University and leads the Union's developments. The Activities Officer leads the student activities program, including sports, societies, and entertainment across all campuses and partner colleges. The Postgrad & International Officer is responsible for the representation of postgraduate and international students on issues affecting them, and the Education Officer is responsible for furthering the academic interests of students.
For society committee elections, you must be an official member of the society you wish to run for. You can visit the official webpage of that society listed in the A-Z of societies on the BSU website to nominate yourself for the post of your choice.
Results of the elections for the 2022-23 academic year have already been announced, and you can find the winners of the four full-time officer positions on this link: https://www.brightonsu.com/news/article/pageassets/Your-leadership-team-202324/.
For society election results, please visit this link: https://www.brightonsu.com/news/article/pageassets/Society-Election-Results/.
The BSU elections are a vital part of student life, and if you want to make a difference and have your voice heard, you should consider standing for a leadership position in the next round of elections.