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Your Role

Lead the development of an engaging, dynamic, and rewarding community of students with caring responsibilities and represent their interests and needs to the Union. Working with the Welfare and Community Officer, represent these collective interests to UCL and beyond. This role is also the President of the Student Parent and Carers Society.

Issues You May Work On

As a Student Officer, you will work closely with students and Sabbatical Officers. Issues may vary depending on student concern. However, previous Officers have worked on issues such as:

  • Working with the Sabbatical team to implement a university-wide policy on the rights and privileges of student parents and carers.
  • Social events, workshops and community building for parents and carers.
  • Working with the Postgraduate Officer and Welfare and Community Officer on a research project to review childcare provision for students at UCL.

Meetings You Will Attend

  • Welfare and Community Zone – Five meetings throughout the year

Your Eligibility

Any continuing UCL student with caring responsibilites. This includes anyone who provides unpaid care for a child or for a friend or family member who, due to illness, disability, a mental health issue or an additiction cannot cope without their support.

Time Required For Role

This is a part-time, unpaid position and you are expected to attend Welfare and Community Zone and a range of additional events, approx. 10-15 hours per term. This role allows job shares.

Key Dates


Deadline for nominations: Tuesday 2 March.
Candidate Briefing: Wednesday 3 March.
Deadline to submit manifesto: Tuesday 9 March.
Campaigning begins: Thursday 11 March.
Voting: 15-19 March.

Welcome and Training:

The role is supported by a full programme of training, development and support to help build all of the skills and knowledge required and to support longer term personal development.

Questions: email