Every year four students are paid to work full-time (currently £16,846) to lead GCU Students’ Association. Elected by their peers they become leaders of an organisation with a £700,000 budget, trustees of a charity and representatives of 17,000 students.
Any registered GCU student, including an international student, is eligible to stand to be a Full Time Officer. That means if you are currently a registered student studying at GCU then you can do it. You don’t need to be in your final year, in the past many officers have taken a year out to lead the Students’ Association before returning to finish their degree.
If successful you will become a trustee of the organisation. This means that you’ll need to meet a small number of legal requirements outlined in the Charity Trustee Declaration Form. Find out more about our Trustee Board.
Jodie takes us through a Day in the Life and Lee and Jack, former Full Time Officers, talk about their experiences being a Full Time Officer at GCU Students' Association. Don't let the election myths stop you from standing!
Take a look at the Role Description and speak to the current Full Time Officers about their experiences. Our Officers get to decide on which areas they'd like to work on at the start of their term of office so also consider which aspects of the Students' Association interests you the most.
The easy bit. Just complete a nomination form. We’ll be in touch to tell you what you need to do next.
Voting takes place from 10am on Monday 5th March 2018 to 2pm on Friday 9th March 2018. To be successful you’ll need to convince people you’re the best person for the job. That might sound daunting, but there’s plenty of support on offer to you.
We’ll be putting campaign advice online to help you start planning, and all candidates will be invited to attend a Candidates’ Briefing session as well as optional campaign training sessions. You will also get £60 from us to fund your campaign.
Nominations Close: Friday 16th February 2018, 12 noon
Voting Opens: Monday 5th March 2018 at 10am
Voting Closes: Friday 9th March 2018 at 2pm
Results announced - Friday 9th March 2018 at 7pm