Everything you need to know about Leadership Elections

January 18, 2023

It’s our favourite time of year.... ELECTIONS! Get ready to nominate yourself or cast your vote for our 2023/24 Officer Team.  

We’ve got a new Officer role this year, and some changes to the other roles too - you can read more about that and find the role descriptions here.  

Guild President – leading on the Guild’s development and external relationships.  

Education Officer – leading on all academic matters within the student experience.  

Societies and Employability Officer - ensuring societies, student groups are supported and enhancing student employability.  

Communities and Equality Officer - leading on ensuring students from different communities, liberation groups and underrepresented groups are celebrated, supported and represented during their studies.  

Student Living Officer (new for 2023/24) - leading on housing, financial support, student safety, living in the local community and sustainability within the Guild.  

Sports President – elected along with the FTO Officer roles, Sports President role is employed and managed by the University.  

What are you waiting for? Nominate yourself for one of our roles now! Click here.

Remember, these are full-time paid roles, with salaries of £21,778.60. If you’re not graduating this year, you would need to take a year out of your studies whilst you are an Officer. You will also need the right to work in the UK full-time.  

Still got questions? Read on...  

When is voting open?

Voting will be open from 09:00 on Wednesday 22 February and closes at 16:00 on Thursday 23 February. Results will be announced on Friday 24 February.  

What happens during vote week?

During this week candidates will be out across campuses asking you to vote for them! There will be voting stations around campus too (voting will be online, via the website). Watch out for the Vote Goat making an appearance too 🐐

How do I nominate myself?

Head to our Elections hub to find out more about each role, and how to nominate yourself via a simple form.  

What do Officers do? Why should I care?

Full-Time Officers represent students and enhance their student experience. They work with students to campaign on the issues that matter most to you. Officers can make real change with your input – taking the time to see which candidates align with your values and voting for them can have a positive impact on your time as a student at Exeter!

Can I apply?  

Nominations are now open! You can see the complete role descriptions and see how to become a candidate here. If you still have questions, come and speak to a member of the team, who are here to support you throughout the process.