On this map you can explore the huge variety of roles and career pathways within university students’ unions across the UK. Every students’ union is unique and will vary in terms of size and structure. The map gives you an indication of typical roles, what is involved, and the sort of experience you might need to be a successful candidate. You can also explore some of the case studies on the map to learn about the people behind these roles and how they got to where they are.
There are also many really exciting staff roles within college students’ unions across the UK. In a typical college there will be one, or sometimes two, staff roles who have responsibility for the students’ union.