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YOU CAN CHANGE GREENWICH!

 

Applications are now open for our 2024 elections! Apply today to be one of the next Greenwich Students’ Union Changemakers.

Greenwich Students' Union is a democratic, member led organisation. Our four Student Officers lead what we do, and they represent the 20,000+ students at the University of Greenwich.

Whether you’re tackling the cost of living, fighting for students’ rights, or improving services on campus, you can make a real difference for students across Greenwich. And you can secure a full time job in the process.

Read on to find out more about being a GSU Changemaker and how to apply!

 
 

An Officer role is a full-time job. With a salary over £25k, and the opportunity to step straight into a leadership position. It’s the dream job you've been searching for, and as a student you are already fully qualified!

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Do you know a great Changemaker? Let us know! We’ll get in touch with them with all the information they need to put themselves forward.

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Key dates

 
 

11

December, 12pm
 
Applications open

19

February, 5pm
 
Applications close

4

march, 12pm
 
Voting opens

6

march, 2pm
 
Voting closes
 
 

What can I APPLY for?

 
 

In this election, the Greenwich student population will choose four Changemakers to be their next GSU Student Officers.

You can apply for the GSU Student Officer role no matter what year of study you are in.

Please note, the role does have a lot more time commitments when campaigning during the election.

If elected, you will start your job as GSU Student Officer in June 2024.

WHAT IS A GSU CHANGEMAKER?

A GSU Changemaker is an elected Student Officer. GSU Officers are four elected students who represent the concerns and views of individuals, groups, or the whole student body on welfare, academic, social, and financial issues.

This is a full-time paid position with a salary of £25,721 for the year. If elected, you take a year out of your studies (or afterward if you run in your final year) from June 2024 to June 2025 to fulfill the role. The Officer who receives the most votes will be elected the GSU President.

Read the full GSU Officer job description (PDF file, opens in same window)

 
 

Why should I apply?

 
 
Develop and enhance your employability and CV
Receive training from Greenwich Students’ Union staff
Provides you a platform to empower the lives of others
Take an active role in the student community
A truly unique experience at work
An exciting experience getting students to vote for you
 
 

three easy steps to APPLY

 

 
STEP 1


Get in touch! Drop us an email at elections@gre.ac.uk, or come and see us at our Change Greenwich stalls throughout January & February to chat about how you could be our next Changemaker!
 

STEP 2*

Sign in on the website and fill in the application form. 

APPLY HERE

*This step is mandatory to enter into the election.
 
STEP 3

Upload your photo and manifesto online before 12pm on Wednesday 2nd March. 
Don’t worry, we’ll be in touch to help with your manifesto once you’ve applied!
 
 
 

Information and resources


If you are thinking of taking part in our election, key information and guidance are listed below.

 
 

NEED SOME MORE INFORMATION BEFORE APPLYING?


Come to our training sessions! They will give you the chance to talk to our staff team about applying to be a GSU Officer, and ask any and all questions you need. They will also provide you with important skills, help, and tips for your campaign. 

Find out more about individual events and training below*. 

Dates subject to change, check greenwichsu.co.uk/whatson for up to date information. 

*Some events/training are mandatory. 

Elections: Being a Changemaker during a General Election
26th February 2pm - 3pm
MS Teams
With a General Election and London Mayoral election on the horizon, it will be an important time to be a Student Officer!
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Elections: Bumper online training
26th February 4pm - 5pm
MS Teams
Online mandatory session for Election candidates to learn about the process for nominating yourself to be a Changemaker, manifesto guidance and tips on campaigning.
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Elections: Candidate Brunch
27th February 11am - noon
The Boardroom, Dreadnought Building
Session for Election candidates to meet and share ideas over Brunch
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Elections: Candidate's come first! Wellbeing whilst campaigning
27th February noon - 1pm
The Boardroom, Dreadnought Building
A session focused on your wellbeing whilst campaigning
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Elections: Bumper online training
27th February 3pm - 4pm
MS Teams
Online mandatory session for Election candidates to learn about the process for nominating yourself to be a Changemaker, manifesto guidance and tips on campaigning.
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Elections: Candidate movie night
27th February 6pm - 9pm
The Boardroom, Dreadnought Building
Join us for films, popcorn and sweets to celebrate your successful campaign
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Elections: Candidate Brunch
28th February 11am - noon
The Hub social space at Medway
Session for Election candidates to meet and share ideas over Brunch
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Elections: Candidate's come first! Wellbeing whilst campaigning
28th February noon - 1pm
The Hub social space at Medway
A session focused on your wellbeing whilst campaigning
Buy Tickets
Elections: Candidate movie night
28th February 6pm - 9pm
The Hub social space at Medway
Join us for films, popcorn and sweets to celebrate your successful campaign
Buy Tickets
Elections: Bumper online training
1st March 11am - 12:30pm
MS Teams
Online mandatory session for Election candidates to learn about the process for nominating yourself to be a Changemaker, manifesto guidance and tips on campaigning.
Buy Tickets