Full-Time Officer Roles

Reading University Students' Union is led by five Full-time Officers. They are elected to make sure each and every student gets the most they can out of their time at Reading and loves their student experience.

As a Full-Time Officer you will lead RUSU and provide support, representation, facilities and opportunities for all students. It’s also a paid role, with circa £20,000 salary.

The roles start in June each year. You can start once you have completed your studies or, where applicable, you can take a sabbatical year during your programme. If you are a one-year postgraduate student, we can also look at ways to ensure you can complete your dissertation alongside starting this role.

What's involved in being a Full-time officer?

The five Full-time Officers represent students on a range of issues. From welfare to education, democracy and diversity to all types of student activities, the Full-time Officer team support and empower students at Reading.

They sit on the RUSU Trustee Board and are members of a range of University Committees, ensuring that students’ voices are heard at the highest levels.

So, whichever role you decide to go for you’ll gain a diverse range of experiences. From leading campaigns and influencing change to managing budgets and governing RUSU, the Full-time Officers run the Union to ensure it works for all students.

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Diversity Officer

The Diversity Officer leads on the representation of inclusion and diversity needs for students. They also promote liberation campaigns and support RUSU's Part-time Officers.

Welfare Officer

The Welfare Officer is responsible for developing and managing welfare initiatives and campaigns at RUSU. They also work to support and promote the RUSU Advice Service and oversee the work of JCRs.


The President is responsible for democracy, sustainability, commercial services, external affairs and links between our campuses.

Education Officer

The Education Officer works to ensure your best interests are being represented in teaching and learning at the University. They aim to improve academic experience and strengthen working relationships between University staff and RUSU’s Academic Reps.

Activities Officer

The Activities Officer is responsible for the management and development of all sports clubs, societies, volunteering, RAG, student media, and community relations.