Part-Time Officer Roles

Diverse representation matters at RUSU – that’s why we support a voluntary team of students in making sure every view is accounted for.

The Part-time Officers work alongside RUSU staff and other Student Reps to defend and champion the rights of under-represented groups or issues. They attend important meetings on behalf of students, and lead on inclusive projects to improve the experience of members of their respective student group.

Part-time Officers will lead on the support network RUSU runs for each student group, which provides a safe space for students to meet each other and talk about shared experiences. They will also have access to the resources and support to run new initiatives, such as campaigns and events.

All roles are voluntary positions which last for one year. These roles can be held alongside your studies.

DON’T MISS OUT – SELF DEFINE NOW

It’s really important you self-define in to all categories that apply to you – this will not only allow you to run as a candidate for your student group, but also vote for who represents you.

For a detailed description of how RUSU defines different student groups, you can read our student definitions, or get in touch with your Diversity Officer.

Black Students' Officer

RUSU defines a Black student as anyone who self-defines as Black including, but not limited to, African or Caribbean populations and people of African or Caribbean descent. This can also include students with a Black/mixed ethnic background.

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Disabled Students' Officer

RUSU defines a disabled student as anyone who self-defines as disabled, whether they are physically disabled or have a hidden disability, such as mental health issues.

Environment & Ethics Officer

Environmental and ethical issues are often an underrepresented issue in society. RUSU recognises the importance of having a student to represent and campaign to improve sustainability within the union and university.

International Students' Officer

RUSU defines an international student as anyone who self-defines as having an international background, whether that means anyone who comes to the UK to study or who have lived in or meaningfully interacted with two or more cultural environments. This includes students from both within and outside the European Union (EU) and those who pay both home and international fees.

LGBQ+ Students' Officer

At RUSU we use the acronym LGBQ+ to represent students that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer or questioning or within any other sexual minority or gender identity.

Mature Students' Officer

RUSU defines a mature student as a student who started their undergraduate course aged 21 and over or their postgraduate course aged 25 or over.

Minority Ethnic Students' Officer

RUSU defines a Minority Ethnic student as anyone who self-defines as South-Asian, East-Asian or any other minority ethnic group. This can also include, but is not limited to, students of Middle Eastern or Asian descent; and/or descended from the indigenous populations of the Americas and/or the South Pacific. This can also include students with a mixed ethnic background.

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Postgraduate Research Students' Officer

RUSU defines a postgraduate research student as a student on a postgraduate research mode of study or who is in the writing up stage of their postgraduate research.

Postgraduate Taught Students' Officer

RUSU defines a postgraduate taught student as a student on a postgraduate taught mode of study.

Trans Students' Officer

RUSU defines a trans students as someone who identifies as a different gender to the one they were assigned at birth.

Women's Officer

RUSU defines a woman as anyone who self-defines as a woman, including (if they wish) those with gender identities which include ‘woman’, and those who experience oppression as a woman.