Student Elections

Which Sabbatical Officer are you?

Nominations for our Student Elections 2017/18 are now open. Read on to see the roles on offer, then take our personality quiz to find out which role best suits you!

Are you interested in helping others, promoting inclusivity or driving change at the university? If so, one of our Sabbatical Officer roles below could be the perfect job for you.

There's no interview process for these roles but they do require you to win the students' vote by campaigning. For now, all that is required is to find out a little more about our elections process at and to submit a nomination for the role you are interested in. 

What are the roles?

Our five Sabbatical Officer roles are full-time positions, each with a starting salary of £19,000. Any student can run but please be aware the role will require you to take a break from your studies. 


The President leads the Sabbatical Team and assumes ultimate responsibility for the work of the Union and in creating a positive impact for all Portsmouth students.

VP Activities

The VP Activities supports Union Societies, RAG and Student Media, and encourages other students to get involved, signup and start new groups. They also help student-led groups to develop key skills, run events and achieve national recognition.

VP Education and Democracy

The VP Education & Democracy represents the academic needs of all students at high-level University meetings. They help to ensure the Union and Sabbatical Officers are democratic and student-led in their decisions.

VP Sports

The VP Sports supports the development of sports clubs and recreational activities at the Union and encourages student engagement. They represent the student voice on sporting issues both locally and nationally.

VP Welfare and Community

The VP Welfare & Community supports student welfare by raising awareness of support services whilst working with the University on issues affecting student wellbeing. They also support volunteering projects whilst helping to build relationships between students and the local community.

Nominations are open until midnight the Thursday the 8th of February 2018. If you've seen a role that suits you down-to-a-tee, why not nominate yourself here


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