DUSA Executive Elections

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Being elected as a member of the DUSA Executive is a unique career opportunity where you can work with a dedicated team to ensure University of Dundee students have the best experience possible.

To run for the any of the roles below, you must be a current and fully matriculated student at the University of Dundee.

If successful, you will also represent Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) as a Trustee of the charity.

Make Change

Being an Exec member provides the opportunity to put your ideas into action


Improve student life in Dundee and represent those in need of support

Launch Your Career

Gain work experience and valued industry skills


Build connections within your area of expertise

What it means to be an Executive

DUSA is a charity and as such, it’s governance and strategic direction is led by its Board of Trustees. The Executive make up the student representatives on the Board but its membership also comprises of up to six “Additional Trustees” who have been appointed due to their professional knowledge and experience.

The role of a Trustee comes with legal responsibility for DUSA and you will learn more about this role by attending “What it means to be an Exec” sessions and also during induction training.

It is very important when you are considering if these roles are right for you, can you meet the following criteria:

Can you work collaboratively with professional staff and student representatives?

Will you deliver campaigns, events and other activities which improve the lives of students?

Are you a hardworking individual who is committed to improving the student experience?

Be adaptable and willing to respond to changing and challenging situations?

Can you work and collaborate effectively with a diverse range of partners and balance priorities and opinions to achieve positive outcomes?

Put personal opinions and views aside and act in the best interest of DUSA as a charity?

Be willing, on occasion, to work outside regular hours?

Can you effectively represent DUSA and the students you will serve to local and national stakeholders?

The roles

Learn more about what is involved in the day-to-day

There are many advantages to your professional development as an Executive which you can find more about below. 


Sabbatical Full-time Role – Over £19,000 Annual Salary

The President acts as the lead representative, figurehead and spokesperson for DUSA and for all University of Dundee students. The President advocates on behalf of students’ at a local, national and international level. The President is responsible for managing and supporting the DUSA Exec to achieve their manifesto goals, working closely with the Trustee Board Chair and senior management to meet strategic objectives and ensure DUSA works towards its charitable purposes.

Vice President of Academia

Sabbatical Full-time Role – Over £19,000 Annual Salary

The Vice President of Academia (VPA) leads on enhancing the student learning experience and works closely with the University to develop quality assurance in education, equal opportunities and international student relations. The VPA also works with the Student Advice and Welfare Co-ordinator to offer advice, support and representation for students facing academic issues, appeals, mitigating circumstances and fitness to practice The VPA also deputises for the President when they are not available.

Vice President of Representation

Sabbatical Full-time Role – Over £19,000 Annual Salary

Responsible for facilitating student representation throughout the University, the Vice President of Representation (VPR) coordinates all student elections, training for representatives and is the first point of contact for any related matters. Overseeing and working with SRC Councillors, School Presidents, Vice Presidents and Class Representatives, the VPR plays a key part in ensuring communication and representation is strong throughout the University.

Vice President of Student Wellbeing

Sabbatical Full-time Role – Over £19,000 Annual Salary

The Vice President of Student Wellbeing (VPSW) is responsible for leading DUSA’s welfare campaigns including sexual health, mental health wellbeing and healthy living. The VPSW liaises closely with the University of Dundee’s student services and signpost where relevant.

Vice President of Student Activities

Non-sabbatical voluntary role

The Vice President of Student Activities (VPSA) oversees the management of over 160 societies at DUSA and supports students to find new opportunities to develop their interests, talents and skills outside their academic studies. The VPSA works closely with the Societies Officer to engage students in extracurricular opportunities and with DUSA and University staff to ensure that students have access to the best facilities and resources across the campuses.

Vice President of Community

Non-sabbatical voluntary role

The Vice President of Community is responsible for social and cultural integration within the student community. The post holder will aim to increase involvement and engagement of students through a range of activities, including student representation, campus politics, student activities, fundraising, and more.

Vice President of Fundraising

Non-sabbatical voluntary role

The Vice President of Fundraising is the lead representative for the Raising and Giving (RAG) campaign, managing the election of DUSA’s annual RAG charity and having oversight on any related RAG projects across the year. They will also focus on working with charity-orientated societies and assist where possible.