How does it work?
There are several types of Roles available to run for. We have 7 Full time paid roles – these are known as sabbatical officers, as you will need to have either finished your studies or be prepared to take a break from them ( a sabbatical).
There are also Part Time Officer positions available – these are held on a voluntary basis and are unpaid.
You will need to run a campaign and convince Essex students that you are the best person for the role.
You will need to start thinking about what skills and experience you have that will help you smash the role, whichever role you want to run for.
In a bold move, The University of Essex Students’ Union does not ask for manifestos. This is because we ask our students what they want from us directly and if elected you will be responsible for delivering on the big 5 plan for the following year.
WHY DO WE DO IT?
We run the Leadership race annually to ensure that all our students are represented at the highest levels of the university decision making structure, and deciding the direction of the Student's Union , as well as working with the surrounding community and compling with legal requirements