The Roles

Full-time officers

Every spring, we run elections where students vote for the full-time sabbatical officers – President, VP Education, VP Student Activities and Employability and VP Welfare and Equalities. These are the people who decide what the Students’ Union does on your behalf. They work full-time to make changes that improve your education and overall university experience.

Part-time roles

In autumn every year you elect students to represent LSBU at the National Union of Students National Conference. These positions are called NUS Delegate. This autumn we are also electing a Student Trustee to sit on our most powerful committee, the Trustee Board.


Nominations are now open for:

Student Trustee

  • Students are elected to sit on the students’ union Trustee Board. They lead and influence the direction of the Student Union.

  • The trustee positions are key decision-makers in the students’ union. They form part of the trustee board, which scrutinises how the organisation is run and makes key strategic decisions on the future of the students’ union. Not only that, they ensure that the students’ union follows the correct financial procedures.

  • This is your opportunity to enhance the experience of future students.

Nursing Students’ Officer

  • There shall be one Nursing Students’ Officer of the Union. This Officer shall be Responsible for representing student issues with regard to nursing activities and courses.

Postgraduate Students’ Officer 

  • There shall be one Postgraduate Students’ Officer of the Union. This Officer shall be Responsible for representing student issues with regard to postgraduate activities and courses.

Interested in the role? We have a full Candidate Handbook that will give you all the details about what the election process is and how you can run for the position 

Take a look at the Candidate Handbook!

If you have any further questions or queries about the role, please contact a member of the Student Voice Team or email


You will have the opportunity to have your say on who will represent you. Voting is really simple. You can vote online (on this website) or on campus and it only takes 5 minutes. You can vote in preference order, so if your favourite candidate doesn't get enough votes, then your vote moves to your second choice. 

Make sure to vote so that you can make a great impact on your university experience. Read the candidates manifesto in order to ensure you made the right choice.

Our elections are for LSBU students only.

We use the Single Transferrable Vote (STV) system.

If you have any complaints or queries about the elections, you can contact the Southbank Students’ Union at




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