UL Student Life is the student representative body of UL. Its aim is to make life easier for student and enhance their university experience.

Election Hub


Become a student officer!

Each year, UL students elect four student officers. Student President, Student Welfare Officer, Student Academic Officer, and Student Communities Officer. Becoming a student officer is an exciting and dynamic opportunity to influence real change at university level. It is a 12-month paid position with many great benefits:

  • 1:1 leadership and performance coaching
  • Media training
  • Professional boundaries training
  • Mentoring
  • Leaders for Life training program
  • 26 days annual leave
  • Discounted gym membership


Register your interest today!

Nominations for student officer roles open on February 23rd. You don't have to wait until then to reach out, you can express your interest by clicking on the button below and getting in touch with student representation coordinator, Dáire Martin.

Daire "When it comes to elections, we know that you may have questions, so that is why we invite you to book a chat with me. There is no expectation on you to proceed with your query, you may just be interested in leadership in general. Whatever the question, I am more than happy to answer. All you need to do is click the link below and find a time in my calendar or email me directly."


Student roles 

Want to put your name forward for election and become an active member of the student representative body? Find out more about the various roles by clicking on the links below:

Top tips from previous officers

Check out the video opposite where some of our previous student officers share their experience of what it was like to work as an elected officer.

These former student officers list a few things they wish they knew before starting out, what they've learned in their respective roles, and their best advice for students that are looking to get involved in the future. 



Election rules

Strict governance is very important to us at UL Student Life. It's also incredibly important that students understand why we do the things we do. That is why all rules, policies and bye-laws that we adhere to are ready-available to students

Key dates for elections!

Elections take place in February/March every year with a nomination window, candidate campaigning, hustings, and elections all taking place in quick succession. Check out the key dates you need to know for our 2024 Elections.

Considering running? You can find out everything you need to know about becoming a student officer by checking out the link below.