Sabbatical Elections

2019/20 Election results
Student President: Ale Marini
Events Convenor: Karin Tokunaga


Each spring, you, members of GSASA, will decide who you want to be your elected representatives for the upcoming academic year. Take time to vote on your representatives to voice your rights and concerns at the GSA. The Sabbatical team are essential in making sure the student voice is heard at GSA and GSASA! 

There are two sabbatical positions: The Student President and the Events Convenor (Vice President). Both promote involvement in the Students’ Association and develop student-led representation including the SRC. 

The Student President works with GSA and the Students’ Association to the benefit of students across the school, across academic and welfare issues. They influence learning and teaching strategy and student welfare matters across the school, develop the class and lead rep programmes and campaign for issues that matter to students.

The Events Convenor (Vice President) responds to emerging needs and issues raised by the student body, through the programming of social, learning and professional practice events and projects, and lead on the Degree Show celebrations. They work with students to develop student-led events and projects. 

If you are a current student and a member of GSASA, you can stand for a position and vote in the Election!

The vote happens once a year in the Vic Bar and every vote counts.

Good luck!

Learn more about the Sabbatical roles

Student President

The Student President works with GSA and the Students’ Association to the benefit of students across the school, across academic and welfare issues. They contribute to and influence learning and teaching strategy and student welfare matters across the school. They lead the Sabbatical Team to publicly represent the student voice, and advocate and campaign on issues which matter most to students. They promote student involvement in the Students’ Association and support and develop student led structures like the SRC and Student Representation Roles across the school.

Keywords: Representation, Activism, Strategy, Negotiation, Education, Advocacy, Campaigning, Welfare, Equality, Policy.


Events Convenor – Vice President

The Events Convenor – Vice President responds to emerging needs and issues raised from student body,  through the programming of social, learning and professional practice events and projects. They work with students to develop student led events and projects. They support students to develop their professional practice outside of the curriculum, particularly through supporting student fundraisers and activities. They also programme and curate talks, performances, workshops and discussions in the Students’ Association and are responsible for the curation and delivery of the Degree Show Party. They promote student involvement in the Students’ Association and support and develop student led structures within the Association like the SRC.

Keywords: Representation, Programming, Facilitation, Curation, Education, Welfare, Extra-Curricular, Professional Practice, Community.

Remember: you must be a member of GSASA to vote in Elections and to stand for a position

Many students will have opted in to GSASA Membership during annual online enrolment, but you can join any time.

Download the membership form here [Canvas] and email it to studentengagement@theartschool.co.uk