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The role of Sports President is essential to the smooth operations of the Sports Union and its member Clubs. The Sports President is also a member of the Strathclyde Students' Union trustee board which carries other responsibilities, such as student representation.

No two days in the role will be the same. The Sports President leads on the creation, development and delivery of Sports Union policy as well as supporting the organisation of general sport activities, primarily those involving sports clubs.

A good President will be a strong advocate for Sport and Physical Activity and specifically of the Sports Union itself. Good organisation and strong communication skills are essential to the role. The role holder will also gain first hand experience of planning and managing a large budget alongside the Finance Committee. You must be able to work with and lead fellow students, while also being part of the Sports Union staff team.

This truly is a diverse, yet highly enjoyable role, offering fantastic experience straight out of university. Previous role holders have moved on to positions across a range of industries, such as Sport Management, Business, Marketing, Events, Engineering, Teaching, Finance and many more (we're still waiting on our first Astronaut).

Becoming Sports President is a fantastic opportunity to have your say on the issues that really impact students' live, gain valuable industry skills and experience that will enhance your CV, and get more involved in the University community.

To stand for Sports President, you must stand in the Strath Union elections. Find our more information from Strath Union on the nomination process.



The below schedule details when to expect each step of the Strath Spring Elections 2023.

Date time Description
24.01.2023 12:00 Nominations open
21.02.2023 12:00 Nominations close and campaigning begins
22.02.2023 12:00 Candidate briefing
06.03.2023 12:00 Voting opens
09.03.2023 12:00 Voting closes
09.03.2023 17:00 Results announcement



Becoming a sabbatical officer means working full-time for a year, with a salary of around £20,000, leading on Strath Union or Sports Union campaigns, and representing the interests of the Strathclyde's 20,000 students. It's a fantastic opportunity to really shape students' lives as you work to influence the University, managing your own projects and developing existing work of the Sports Union, all while gaining valuable leadership experience.

If you are a current student, becoming a sabbatical officer would mean taking a year out of your studies. You can also stand to become a sabbatical officer in your final year, meaning you would take up the role after you graduate.



If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We recommend attending one of the election workshops run by Strath Union to get an idea of what to expect, covering topics such as how to run a campaign.


sports exec Elections

Nominations for our nine voluntary Sports Executive postitions will be open 13th March - 21st March 2023. 

Voting for all Sports Exec positions will take place during the Sports Union Annual General Meeting (AGM) each year, 28th March 2023. All member Sports Clubs of the Sports Union will receive one vote for each of the positions

When nominations open, you can check out a full role description and list of candidates including their manifestos, on the Elections Page. 

Withdrawals must be submitted to the VP Sport by email using only the candidate's University of Strathclyde student email account.

Becoming a member of the Sport Exec will give you great insight and experience in working within student sport alongside our four full time staff members. The experience will look great on your CV and may help provide better job prospects.

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