DUSA Executive elections – Vice President of Student Activities role

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Role details

  • Non-sabbatical part-time role
  • Start date: 1 July
  • End date: 30 June
  • Voluntary

This role might be for you if you can

Bring a passion for societies and extra-curricular activities

Partner with a range of students and staff to support student groups to successfully run a series of events and other activities

Take on a leading role working with DUSA and University staff

Ensure students have access to the best facilities and services to enhance their student experience

Make sure students have a voice and can shape the services, facilities and procedures which allow them to maximise their extra-curricular activities  

About the role

​The Vice President of Student Activities (VPSA) plays an essential role in making sure students’ extra-curricular activities are the best they can be. With over 200 societies to pursue their passions and interests the VPSA will encourage students to get involved and develop a range of skills and knowledge which could support their employability.

The VPSA ensures that students who are involved in the many societies have a voice by working with professional staff to organise and run the Societies Council and help them overcome barriers and challenges.

The role has recently become a voluntary role and the post holder will work closely with dedicated DUSA staff who will support them in undertaking a range of duties.

Due to the role that the VPSA has in the governance, funding and disciplinary processes of societies, it is highly advised that candidates who are elected to this role, should not hold a committee position on any society. It does not prevent them from being apart of a society but to distance themselves from key decision making roles.


  • Flexible working hours – Sometimes you will have commitments which are outside of regular working hours however, all non-sabbatical members are expected to work no more than eight hours per week.
  • Job training, development opportunities and a chance to broaden your professional network 

Your success will be measured by

Positive responses from societies and students feedback about societies

The success of awareness campaigns you organise and support

Feedback from students you have supported and/or worked with

Number of new societies affiliated and growth of existing societies