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We are looking for our future leaders, our future campaigners, we're looking for those who want to make a difference. It could be you or it could be someone you know. Join the race to be a leader and lead the Union, lead a club, lead a group, lead change. 

What is The Leadership Race? 

We're run by you, you make the decisions, you tell us what to do. We're led by student officers who are elected by you and work for you—either full-time or part-time alongside their studies. In the coming few weeks, we will be holding elections to decide who fills these roles. This is your chance to be in charge of a multi-million-pound company, develop new skills, meet new friends, be the voice of the Union, and so so much more.  

What can I do?

You can become a full-time leader (Sabbatical Officers): 

They’re a group of seven full-time paid students who each have differing areas of responsibility. They represent all students at UCL and have specific remits which cover: clubs and societies, women, postgraduates, black and ethnic minority students, international students, democracy, your welfare and your education. These officers are elected for a year and either take a year out of their studies to do the job or do it just after they graduate.

If you have any questions about applying for a full-time role as a Sabbatical Officer (questions about visa’s etc.) then we’ve got a handy FAQ section you might want to check out, or get in touch with us at

or a Part-Time officer: 

These officers volunteer their time and lead change alongside their studies. There’s a wealth of part-time roles available, with officers representing a diverse range of interests and identities within the University, campaigning for the things that really matter to you. 

This is the time to nominate yourself, or someone else, for the chance to shape the future of 43,000 students.

All students have a right to stand in The Leadership Race, irrespective of your degree, age, nationality and whether you're a postgraduate or undergraduate. All students also have the right to vote for whoever they think is the right person to do the job. All you have to be is a current UCL student.