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Please contact Hallamelections@shu.ac.uk if you have any questions or queries about the Full Time Officer roles
Full time officers are students who have just finished their course, or have taken a years sabatical from their course to work full time in the Union representing students and making sure the Union offers all the services that students want.
They spend their year gathering student opinion then feeding this back into any decisions that are made within the Union. The Officers run campaigns on issues that students identify as affecting them and help organise large events like student week, the housing fair and Varsity.
Any student can put themselves forward to be an Officer. You will need to put yourself forward during the nominations period that takes place in February. You can take the opportunity to shaddow the exisiting officers to get a better idea of what the role is and if it is right for you. Full support during the nominations and elections periods will be given.
Hear are some quotes from previous Full Time Officers on what the role can offer YOU!
“As an Officer I love being treated with respect when I go to meetings with staff high up in the University, my opinion is valued and I can make some very real changes for students. The most rewarding part of the job is defiantly working with students, although sometimes I find it frustrating I don’t get to spend as much time doing this as I would like.” Ben Dowen, Education Officer 10/11
“Being an officer has given me the opportunity to do a wide range of tasks from liaising with the media to running elections at the Union. I have had the opportunity to take a lead in these areas which has been exciting and challenging at times” Laura Willcox, Democracy and Communications Officer 10/11
“It’s been a fantastic year to be an Officer! What other job would see me appearing on The Politics Show and Question Time? As Union President you have to juggle attending strategy meetings both within the Union and University with going out and speaking to students, which can be a challenge, but it’s a great feeling knowing you have made a positive impact on the university experience of Hallam students.” Caroline Dowd, President 10/11