The nomination process:

Before you nominate yourself for one of these positions, you'll need to create an account on the Brookes Union website, if you haven’t already done so.

Once you have created an account, click on any of the positions below to nominate yourself. If you have any issues with this process, please email su@brookes.ac.uk and we'll help out.

Timeline

  • Nominations for these elections will be open from Friday 14th December - 5pm Friday 15th February
  • Once you've nominated yourself, you'll want to start campaigning (especially if you're going for one of the full time, paid positions). Take a look at our Campaign Pack to get started.
  • Voting will take place from 9am 4th March - 5pm 7th March. All students will be emailed a link to vote online.

The campaign pack has lots of useful details on how to promote yourself and get elected, as well as the official rules for our elections.

View Campaign pack

The roles available are:

President - Full time

President - Full time

You'll be spokesperson for 18,000 students, responsible for political leadership of the union. You will attend high level meetings at the university, working with the full officer team to create positive change at Brookes.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION APPLY

VP Societies Development - Full time

VP Societies Development - Full time

You'll be working closely with students within all the societies, supporting them in delivering their activities and making the most of their resources. This is a varied role and you'll be working on lots of different projects.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION APPLY

VP Academic Experience - Full time

VP Academic Experience - Full time

You'll work with the university to make sure their policy represents the academic interests of the students. This role is about the core of university life, education.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION APPLY

VP Welfare - Full time

VP Welfare - Full time

Welfare is a position focused on making sure students have a positive experience at Brookes, and have support services to turn to if things are not going well. Previous campaigns have been on mental health, physical safety, sexual health and healthy relationships.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION APPLY

Part time (portfolio officer) positions

Disabled Students' Officer

Disabled Students' Officer

You’ll be campaigning on key issues facing disabled students - whether that’s wheelchair access or better mental health support. You’ll be making sure all the services and support options at Brookes are working for students.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION APPLY

Mature Students' Officer

Mature Students' Officer

You’ll be helping mature students get the support they need. You could be campaigning around timetabling, childcare or pushing for more support services.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION APPLY

BAME Students' Officer

BAME Students' Officer

You’ll be campaigning on key issues facing BAME students - whether that’s celebrating Black History Month or tackling racism. You’ll make sure all services are working to support BME students and changing those that don’t.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION APPLY

LGBTQ+ Students' Officer

LGBTQ+ Students' Officer

You’ll be campaigning on key issues facing LGBTQ+ students. - whether that is focusing on mental health or celebrating LGBT+ History Month. You’ll make sure that all services at Brookes work for LGBT+ students.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION APPLY

Women's Officer

Women's Officer

You’ll be campaigning on key issues for women students - whether that’s access to sanitary provision or campaigning on issues such as consent, fair representation or mental health.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION APPLY

Postgraduate Students' Officer

Postgraduate Students' Officer

You’ll be responsible for supporting Postgraduate Students and ensuring that they are represented.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION APPLY

International Students' Officer

International Students' Officer

You’ll be campaigning on key issues facing International Students. From getting involved with One World Week to working to combat ‘culture shock’, you’ll be making sure international students are supported at Brookes.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION APPLY

RAG (Raise and Give) President

RAG (Raise and Give) President

You'll be helping students raise funds for charity via the Union.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION APPLY

Environmental Officer

Environmental Officer

You’ll be leading the Union’s work on environmental matters, ethical issues and sustainability. From promoting Fairtrade Fortnight to campaigning for a coffee cup recycling scheme on campus, you’ll be making sure Brookes leads the way.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION APPLY

Sports Officer

Sports Officer

You'll be responsible for representing the views and interests of students in Brookes' sports teams and clubs.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION APPLY

Chair of Council

Chair of Council

You'll be chairing council and student meetings, making sure everyone gets a chance to put their view forward, and keeping things in line with regulations.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION APPLY

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