Nominations are open for students to run for office for the Union of Kingston Students and the union’s communications coordinator is encouraging anyone interested to apply.
Student officers are full time paid positions offering £24.5k that any KU student can apply for. The roles are president, welfare officer, education officer and student opportunities officer.
“This year, the Union’s student officers have challenged and changed a lot for students in the coronavirus pandemic response, such as reductions in rent, extensions in deadlines and more,” said Jessica Tansley, Union of Kingston Students’ communications coordinator.
“We hope students at Kingston are driven to either nominate themselves to become a student officer or to vote later on in the month as your officers can change your university experience.
“If you study at Kingston University and you have ideas on what could be better at Kingston university – apply to be a student officer.
“It’s quick and easy to apply, and you might be the next leader for welfare, education, student opportunities or even our president.”
Once the nomination period ends, the candidates will release video manifestos as a replacement for the posters plastered across campus in the previous years.
Union of Kingston Students will also be hosting a question and answer session with the candidates where students will be able to quiz them ahead of the voting period.
Applications are open to all students currently studying and close on Monday March 15 at 9 am. The voting period will start towards the end of March, into April.