Within the Student Route visa, the Student Union Sabbatical Officer job is a full-time, salaried, elected executive union position. The job may be either at your Student sponsor’s institution or with the National Union of Students of the UK. You may take this job during your studies or in the academic year immediately after you graduate.
If you take a Student Union Sabbatical Officer job while you still have time left in your permission to stay as a Student visa holder, your Student sponsor must let us know as they are responsible for you until your permission to stay (known as leave to remain) runs out.
If you want to do the job at the end of your course, and you have no more time left in your permission to stay as a Student visa holder, you must apply for further leave to remain and meet the requirements of the category.
A Sabbatical job is normally for one academic year and you may be given permission to stay to cover this time. If you are re-elected after one year, you will have to apply again for further leave to remain in this category. You can only have a Student Union Sabbatical Officer job for a maximum of two years.