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Will you be our next VP Education (Health)?


Will you be our VP Education (Health) for the 2022/23 academic year? This is your chance to lead KCLSU and make your voice heard as a Student Officer!

The Student Officers sit on the board of KCLSU and work to lead the whole organisation. The roles are paid, full-time positions. Each Student Officer has a different area of responsibility. We’ve already elected five out of our six officers for 2022/23, but the role of VP Education (Health) is now up for election.

There are two VPs (Education): one representing Arts & Sciences and one representing Health. The VP Education (Health) takes the lead in improving the educational experience of students in Health faculties. Your main focus as VP Education (Health) will be on academic issues and representing the views and educational experience of students in the Health faculties to the university, working to improve the learning and teaching experience.

You will take part in a range of KCLSU and university committees, including the KCL Academic Board Committee, where you will put forward the views and opinions of your fellow Health students. You will also work closely with our other KCLSU Community Leads including Academic Associations and Academic Reps.

Only students from the faculties of Dentistry, Life Sciences & Medicine, IoPPN or Nursing & Midwifery can stand for this role.


Election timeline

  • Nominations open - 10am, Tuesday 24 May
  • Nominations close - 4pm, Tuesday 31 May
  • Candidate briefing - 12-1:30pm and 5-6:30pm, Wednesday 1 June
  • Manifesto deadline - 3pm, Wednesday 1 June
  • Candidates announced - 7pm, Wednesday 1 June
  • Polling opens - 10am, Monday 6 June
  • Polling closes 10am, Wednesday 8 June
  • Expenses deadline - 12pm, Wednesday 8 June
  • Complaints deadline - 10am, Thursday 9 June
  • Results announced - 2pm, Tuesday 14 June


Frequently asked questions

How do I run?
Running is simple – you just need to provide us with some basic info before 31 May at 4pm on our Elections page.

How does the election count work?
We use the single transferable vote system, so students can rank candidates in order of preference when they cast their vote. Watch this handy video to learn more about how the system works.

What are the terms of office?
You’ll be employed by KCLSU from 1 July 2022 to 31 July 2023. The Student Officer role is a full-time job which requires an average of 35 hours per week. We can discuss arrangements for you to work flexibly if you have parent or caring responsibilities or access needs, for example.

What is the pay?
The salary for Student Officers is £23,995, paid monthly.

Is it possible to take a year out if I am not currently in my final year of study?
Any registered student should be able to take a year-long interruption from their course. If you are a part-time or Master’s student then the best thing may be to take an interruption and complete your dissertation after you’ve finished. We recommend that you talk to your school about interrupting your studies and/or research, as they’ll be best placed to discuss your situation.

I am an international student - can I be a sabbatical officer?
Yes! You’ll be able to work as a Student Officer under a Tier 4 visa, and KCLSU will help you cover the costs. We often have international students on our Student Officer team.

I don’t have all the skills required - will training be available?
You don’t need any prior experience to become a Student Officer – just the experience of being a student at King’s. We’ll provide you with all the training and support you will need.

This includes:

  • NUS Lead and Change conference.
  • Other NUS conferences that are relevant to your role (e.g. Liberation).
  • Full Student Officer induction programme over the summer.
  • KCLSU Learning and Development programme.


If your question isn't answered by the FAQs above, contact us at [email protected] with your question, K number and full name.

Find out more about being an Officer by reading the Student Officer Handbook here.


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