Katie Lightowler



04 December 2014 17:41

Want to be a student leader?! Run for Athletic Union officer!

Hey Team Southampton,

Do you want to be a part of the way Sports is run at the University? Or make a change to the way Sports is run at the University? A new opportunity has arisen which you might be interested in: Athletic Union Officer. The role of the AU Officer is to assist the VP Sports Development on issues regarding the Athletic Union and its development. They will also take a lead on organising events throughout the year, such as Varsity and AU ball and co-ordinate (and chair) the Athletic Union committee.

Here is the Student Leader profile:

Type of role: Student LeaderElections-Logo-518x540


Chair of Athletic Union committee

Support to AU Clubs and to committee members

Support to the VP Sports Development

Organisation of big events such as Varsity/AU Ball

Development of the AU


Full training & staff support

You will have the opportunity to take a lead on projects and develop a host of transferable skills

Opportunity to hold a respected position within Team Southampton’s Athletic Union, one of the UK’s largest Athletics Union.

Time Commitment

Flexible hours

10-15 hours per week

Skills you can gain

Budgeting and finance


Time management

Decision Making


This role would suit you if you are

Passionate about opportunities for all to play sport

Member of sports teams

Interested in how the Athletic Union operates

What have previous people in this role gone on to do? Sabbatical Officers, Chair of Council

If you are interested in running and want to know more about the role you are more than welcome to have a chat with me whether that be over social media or in person!

You may remember we had planned to run this election online, with voting opening today, but the one candidate we had has now withdrawn, so we’ll be running it at Union Council instead.

If you want to run, you’ll need to come to the meeting of Union Council on Monday 8th December and give a quick speech (2 minutes) on why you think you should be elected. The meeting starts at 7pm, and is in the Senate Room in Building 37 (across University Road from the SUSU Building) – just follow the signs for “Union Council”.

If you can’t make the meeting, you can send a short manifesto (200 words maximum) which will be read out for you. If you have any questions about the election, please email democracy@susu.org.

The position will run from Monday 8th December to the end of the academic year.

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