What are the roles?
We are electing two new Part-time Officers to join
our current team. We are electing:
- Black Students’ Part-time Officer
- Mature Students’ Part-time Officer
Part-time Officers represent their student group on campus and beyond
by running inclusive campaigns & events, and hosting student
networks. They act as a key contact for students on campus, attending
meetings on behalf of their student group both within RUSU and the
University. Part-time Officers work together to support each other and
ensure every student has a voice on campus.
Am I eligible?
You must fulfil the following criteria to run for the roles:
For the position of Black Students’ Officer, you must identify as a
For the position of Mature Students’ Officer, you must identify as a
- You cannot nominate yourself for both roles at the same time.
You may need to self-define in order
to be eligible for a position.
For more information on student group definitions, please
look at our definitions guide.
What's in it for me?
Becoming a Part-time Officer will give you a number of fantastic
opportunities to develop and enhance new skills that you may not get
directly from your academic experience. Many of these skills are
transferrable, and will be a huge asset to you in the future.
Some examples of these skills include:
Project Management & Leadership. You can develop this highly sought
after experience by leading on projects for the benefit of your
Networking & Teamwork. Get the opportunity to make new contacts
within the University and beyond; many of these contacts may provide
references for you later down the line! You will also work closely
with the other Part-time Officers and relevant student groups across
Copywriting & Design. You’ll have the opportunity to help develop
content for RUSU’s social channels and The Reading Rep magazine, a
skill which is very useful in the workplace.
These are just three examples of some of the skills you can gain, but
there is the scope for you to develop the skills you value most for
your future career. Whether it be policy writing, media creation, or
public speaking, we’ll give you the tools to develop your ideas for
the benefit of underrepresented students at Reading.
Can I find out more?
For more information on each individual role, you can check out our
Part-time Officer role guide. If you have any questions about the nomination or voting process,
or would like some help, please email
For some helpful tips on running in these elections, such as
how to write a manifesto, check out our