The students who are here to help...
The Students' Union is led by a group of elected students who work on your behalf to make University life better, you can find information and contact details for Volunteer Officers and Full-time Officers below. Additionally you can find out more about Course Reps here. We run elections every Spring to choose next year's elected officers. Every student can to vote in the elections for each of the four full-time officer and volunteer officer positions. The next Students' Union election will be hosted in March 2020.
Full-time Officers are students employed full-time by the Union to work with students and staff to campaign on issues you feel passionate about and work to make student life here at the University of Brighton better. They are the figureheads of the Union and there are four positions available: President, VP Activities, VP Education and VP Welfare.
They are elected by students every March to work within their respective areas. They are elected on the basis of the manifestos that they publish during the nominations period.
To see what your full time officers have been up to, click here
The President is the lead spokesperson for external media for Brighton Students' Union and sits on the Board of Governers with the Education Officer. The president sits on a wide range of University Committees to represent the student voice at the highest level.
The Education Officer sits on the Board of Governers with the President and is the main liason between the schools and the students' union. They also sit on a wide range of University Committees to represent the student voice and campaigns for key academic issues that students face.
The Activities Officer focuses on the development of Societies, Sports Clubs, Student Media and RAG. They also sit on the University Academic Board and Sustainability Board to represent the student voice.
The Postgraduate Officer is responsible for the representation of students on issues affecting postgraduate students. They consult with postgraduate students and develop policies, actions and campaigns informed by students’ needs and concerns.
The Students’ Union represents all students across the University, in the local community and nationally. We have 4 fulltime elected officers that represent students on committees from the University Board of Governors to school level Education & student Experience Committees. Our Vice President Welfare sits on the University Equality & Diversity Committee to represent LGBTQ+ students and other underrepresented groups. In the last year the Union have campaigned to raise awareness of hate crime, promoted LGBTQ+ sexual health, celebrated Brighton Pride, supported LGBT history month and marked International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.
If there’s a campaign or project that you want us to see the Union run to improve the experience of LGBTQ+ students get in touch.