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What are the Elections?

The Student Union Elections take place each year, to elect your student representatives for the year ahead. This section of the website will update throughout the election period, with details of the positions available and how to stand for them, the candidates nominated and of course how to vote online, so keep checking back for more information!

Frequently Asked Questions

We know you probably have a whole list of questions about the elections, things like...

  • How do I apply to be part of the elections?
  • What posts are you electing?
  • What would I have to do?
  • What is the election process?
  • How does voting work?

Check out our FAQ page by clicking the link and hopefully we'll answer them all for you!

Key Dates

Important dates for your diary

  • 12 February 2019

    Applications Open

    Now is your opportunity to apply for any of the positions.

  • 10 October 2018

    Applications Close

    Sorry! You're too late to apply.If you have applied, make sure you attend the Candidates Briefing xx at xx.

  • 16 October 2018

    Voting Open

    Here...We...Go! Voting opens at xx for you to select who you would like representing you.

  • 18 October 2018

    Voting Closed

    And... we're finished! Voting has now closed for the elections. Stay tuned to find out who our winners are.

  • Make
    Your Voice

The Positions

Find out more about our structure and the changes we made last year... Click here to find out more about the changes.

Do you know someone you think would be great for one of these positions? Click here to recommend them and we'll get in touch.


Full Time Officers

Part Time Voluntary Positions

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Got a question about the Elections or the election process?

Deputy Returning Officer

The Deputy Returning Officer (DRO) is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the elections within the Student Union and Sports Union. There are rules set out in Section 5 of our Bye Laws which you can read here.

Genna Nesbitt

Student Engagement Manager & Deputy Returning Officer

Email Genna


To make a complaint about the way in which the elections are being managed or about the conduct of one or more candidates please complete the Complaint Form and return to the Deputy Returning Officer.

The National Union of Students is overseeing the conduct of the elections. The Deputy Returning Officer will refer all serious matters that could result in expulsion of a Candidate to NUS.

Download Complaint Form

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