Officer Elections

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Full Time Roles

Guild President

Democracy. Leadership. Campaigns.

  • Helps govern the University to make sure it reflects the views of students
  • Leads the Guild on matters relating to democracy and governance
  • Provides leadership to the Officer Team
  • Represents Birmingham students in the media

EDUCATION OFFICER

Courses. Libraries. Learning.

  • Helps students run the University in partnership to shape how it works
  • Represents students to the University to make sure their education meets their expectations
  • Works with reps to make sure students have a say in how their course is run

INTERNATIONAL OFFICER

Support. Community. Representation

  • Makes sure all international students at the University of Birmingham have a great student experience
  • Represents University of Birmingham students on a year abroad
  • Organises events to help integrate and support international students

ACTIVITIES AND EMPLOYABILITY OFFICER

Societies. Opportunities. Skills.

  • Makes sure student groups and societies help students develop and feel happy and healthy
  • Works with MegaForum to make sure groups are what students want
  • Helps students develop their skills and get employable
  • Responsible for Guild venues and its commercial matters
  • Supports students to have a great time in halls, through events and activities

POSTGRADUATE OFFICER

Education. Community. Support.

  • Helps postgrads get an academic experience that meets their expectations
  • Makes sure postgraduate students feel part of their community and can get involved in ways that suit them
  • Works with the University to make sure postgrads are healthy, happy and supported

SPORTS OFFICER

Clubs. Wellbeing. Getting Active.

  • Makes sure clubs help students develop and feel happy and healthy
  • Works with UB Sport to make sure clubs are what students want
  • Helps students across campus get active in the ways that suit them

WELFARE AND COMMUNITY OFFICER

Health. Support. Happiness.

  • Helps students with their problems to make sure they have a great time at University
  • Listens to students’ concerns so that issues can be identified and resolved
  • Campaigns to help staff and students build a happy, inclusive community
  • Makes sure that University services vary their approach to suit every student
  • Support the wellbeing of students on in campus accommodation and the community

Part-Time Roles

Anti-Racism; Anti-Fascism Officer

Fighting racism and fascism. Promoting equality and tolerance.

  • Campaign on issues relating to removing racism and fascism
  • Sit on the Student Equality and Diversity Committee

Commuter Students’ Officer

Support. Community. Represent.

  • Helping create a community between students who chose to live at home whilst studying at the University of Birmingham
  • Represents the views of Part-Time students at the University of Birmingham
  • Co-Chair of the Commuter Students’ Association

Disabled Students’ Officer

Campaigning. Representation. 

  • Giving a voice to the disabled students of the University of Birmingham
  • Campaign to the barriers that hinder the experiences of disabled students at university
  • Co-Chair of  Disability and Mental Health Students’ Association  (DAMSA)

Ethnic Minority Students’ Officer

Campaigning. Representation. 

  • Giving a voice to the BME students of the University of Birmingham
  • Campaign to the barriers that hinder the experiences of BME students at university
  • Co-Chair of Black and Ethnic Minority Students’ Association (BEMA)

Ethical and Environmental Officer

Campaigning. Raising awareness. 

  • Raising awareness of the Guild and University’s environmental impact and helping to develop a more sustainable student community
  • Sit on Ethical and Environmental committee

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Students’ Officer

Representation. Campaigning. Support.

  • Ensuring the Guild is at the forefront in the fight for equal rights for LGBTQ students
  • Supporting LGBTQ students that may need help
  • Co-Chair of LQBTQ Association

Mature Students’ Officer

Representation. Campaigning. Support.

  • Campaigns on issues related to Mature Students
  • Support the work (which may include chairing), of any relevant Representation Association (Postgraduate and Mature Students Association, Student Parents and Carers Association)
  • Promotes the interests of Mature Students to the University of Birmingham, the Guild and wider as appropriate
  • Ensures that the Guild actively promotes initiatives to ensure that the welfare and interests of mature students are protected

Trans Students’ Officer

Representation. Campaigning. Support.

  • Campaigns on issues of concern to Trans students
  • Promotes the interests of Trans students to the University of Birmingham, the Guild and wider as appropriate
  • Attends the Student Equality and Diversity Committee
  • Ensures that the Guild actively promotes initiatives to ensure that the welfare and interests of Trans students are protected

Women’s Officer

Campaigning. Representation. 

  • Raising awareness and campaigning on issues facing women and Non-binary students
  • Representing women and non-binary students to the Guild and University
  • Co-Chair of Women’s Association