Cross Campus Roles
Our Cross Campus Officers represent all students across UHI and work closely with officers in local roles. They are members of our Executive Committee and sit on our Trustee Board.
The two Cross Campus roles are: President and Vice President Education.
Decisions are made at a cross campus level that develop the learning experience of all students, including those at your academic partner. They also lead on campaigns for the entire Students' Association, including 16 Days of Activism, Pride Month, and the current Cost of Living Crisis.
Terms of Office
Elections Candidates who are successfully elected to a Cross Campus role will become full-time sabbatical officers. They will either take a year out of their studies, or become an officer after their final year as a student.
The role will be for 12 Months, between July 1st 2024 and June 30th 2025.
Hours and Pay
Cross Campus officers are full-time sabbatical officers and are paid a salary of £20,020 per annum.
Are You Eligible?
If you are a current student, studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands or one of it's Academic Partners including (UHI Argyll; UHI Inverness; Highland Theological College; UHI Moray; UHI North, West and Hebrides; UHI Orkney, UHI Perth, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, The Scottish Association for Marine Sciences, and UHI Shetland.)
Students' Association President
The President leads the work of Your Students’ Association and chairs our Trustee Board. The President also leads on our priority campaigns and works with others to achieve our aims as an organisation. The President also chairs the Executive Committee, which is made up of all of the officers at Your Students' Association.
Vice President Education
The Vice President Education is responsible for leading on Your Student Association's activities, campaigns and work around further education and higher education. Our work continually informs and improves learning and teaching and the experience of students across the Highlands and Islands.
At each academic partner, there is a student officer or team of officers, responsible for representing students on a local basis. Local Officers are lead student representatives at each academic partner. The nature of these positions varies at each academic partner – if you feel you can make a change, there is a position for you!
Local Officers are responsible for ensuring the voices of students are heard by their academic partner. They engage closely with Student Voice Reps, represent the student voice to senior management, and organise events. Local Officers have a seat on our Executive Committee, ensuring that student voices are shaping our work.
You will be the recognised student leaders for your academic partner. As Cross Campus Officers are responsible for representing students across the region, Local Officers are responsible for representing students at their academic partner.
Terms of Office
Elections Candidates who are successfully elected to a local role will become officers of Your Students' Association. These posts are largely part-time, apart from the President at Perth which is a full-time role.
The role will be for 10 Months, between August 1st 2024 and May 31st 2025. We will be in touch to talk about inductions and when you will start your role, if you are successfully elected.
Hours and Pay
Local Officers are paid £11.33 per hour and the number of hours per role is detailed below.
|Hours (Per Week)
|Highland Theological College
|UHI North, West & Hebrides
|Depute President (North)
|Depute President (West)
|Depute President (Islands)
|Scottish Association for Marine Sciences (SAMS)
Are You Eligible?
If you are a current student, studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands or one of it's Academic Partners including (UHI Argyll; UHI Inverness; Highland Theological College; UHI Moray; UHI North, West and Hebrides; UHI Orkney, UHI Perth, The Scottish Association for Marine Sciences, and UHI Shetland) you are elligable to run in this election. If you are running for a part-time position, you must continue your studies while you work. However, if you are running for a full-time position, you will be required to take a year's leave, in order to undertake your duties.
To be eligible to stand for a Regional Officer role, you must be registered on any course at the University of the Highlands and Islands or any of its academic partners. Students can run for election in one position only. Students can only run for Local Officer roles at the academic partner to which they are a student and MUST live locally to the area of their academic partner (eg: close enough to the campus that you are able to travel in time for your work hours.) Furthermore, a candidate may only run for a Regional Officer role or a Local Officer role, not both.
In order to be eligible for a position as a Student Officer, elected Officers must successfully undergo a Disclosure Scotland PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) check before they take on the position.
Note: If you're a student of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig then you are a member of Comann nan Oileanach and are not able to run or vote for a Local Officer position. You can find more information here.