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International Student? Interested in the SU Elections?

The Leadership Elections are here and there are various positions that you can run for from paid roles (£23k+ per annum!) such as President of the Students’ Union to voluntary positions such as School Representative Officer.


As a student enrolled at City, University of London you are automatically a member of City Students’ Union. We represent over 19,000 students and we provide support, representation, facilities, services, entertainment and activities for all of our members.


We are for students by students! What does this mean? We have three Full Time Students’ Union Officers and a host of other current students who are annually elected by the student body to direct the Union and represent its students.


When are they elected? Our Leadership Elections.


If you are an International Student and you are worried about finding a job once you graduate, all three full-time positions are paid roles (£23k+ per annum!). This gives you the opportunity to work full-time in the UK and it looks great on your CV both if you decide to stay in the country or even if you decide to go back home.


International students are a big part of the Union membership and will not be disadvantaged if they are elected as President or one of the Vice Presidents, the Union will fund Tier 4 Visa extensions and associated health insurance.


Also, if you nominate yourself for one of the voluntary roles, it provides you with key skills to have in a future job, as well as, an amazing opportunity to meet academic and external stakeholders within your sector.


On a personal level, this role provides you with the opportunity to develop bigger projects that will make a meaningful change in the life of students around you. You can work on issues such as Visas, Immigration rules, Fees, Language Support and Build a community for International students to feel at home.


We have 3 full-time paid positions President of the Students’ Union, Vice-President Education and Vice-President Community & Wellbeing!


In the voluntary positions, you can run for Student Representative Officer (for Cass Business School, City Law School, School of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences and School of Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Engineering). As we understand that UG and PG students go through a different experience during their studies, we have two Post Graduate Officer roles, a Post Graduate Research Officer and a Post Graduate Taught Officer.


Or if you are more passionate about liberation, we have liberation officer roles such as International Students’ Officer, Disabled Students’ Officer, Black and Minority Ethnic Officer, Women’s Officer and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Officer. On the other hand, if you feel that your stronger skills rely on special interests, we have a Societies Officer, Student Media Officer, RAG Officer, Sports Officer and Ethics & Environmental Officer.


If you are successful as a candidate, then you will benefit in a number of ways. Your actions will help to shape the Students’ Union; you will gain employability skills, obtain meeting experience, join a community of students interested in improving things for City students.


Nominations period:

(Nomination forms can only be submitted online)

Open – 20th January 2020 at 1pm

Close- 16th February 2020 at 11:59pm


Candidate Briefing:

(Compulsory attendance for candidates) TBC


Hustings week:



Voting week:

(Online only)

Open – Monday 2nd March at 12pm

Close – Thursday 5th March at 5pm

Results will be thereafter on the evening of the 6th following completion of any outstanding appeals and disciplinary actions





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