What is a Student Officer?
The Students' Union are a registered charity and the Student Officers are elected to work full time representing students in the local community and at all levels of decision-making within the University. The Officers lead The Union's political direction, run campaigns on your behalf and hold the university to account on decisions which affect students. Four of the Officers are also
Trustees of the organisation meaning that they work with external experts to ensure the health of The Union's finances, governance and strategy. Any student can stand for election to be a Student Officer and every single student has the opportunity to vote for who they believe will best represent them.
Every year we choose priority campaigns to run based on feedback from students and things we’ve included in our election manifestos. The three campaigns we have chosen for this year are:
Ban the Bunching
Working with the university to avoid assessment bunching where possible to ensure you don’t have multiple deadlines at the same time.
Focusing on the mental health services available to you and breaking down stigma surrounding mental health to ensure everyone feels fully supported during their time at Manchester Met.
Ensuring that you have Wednesday afternoons free from classes to focus on personal development, whether that be extra study, playing sports, volunteering, part-time work or attending an employability session.