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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

Key Dates

Important dates for your diary

  • 12 February 2019

    Nominations Open

    Now is your opportunity to nominate yourself for any of the positions.

  • 10 October 2018

    Nominations Close

    Sorry! You're too late to nominate yourself.If you have handed in a nomination form, make sure you attend the Candidates Briefing today 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.

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Full-Time Role - £19,500 Salary

As VP Scottish Borders Campus, you will be the first point of contact for all SBC-related issues and you will be responsible for the majority of campaigns and events run at the campus. You will host a week of events during Freshers Week, and make sure that students feel at home Galashiels.

You will chair the SBC Group and empower the students that attend to improve all aspects of life at Galashiels. From organising more events, improved support for societies, to help with Academic issues and everything in between. You will also represent SBC and its students as a Member of Parliament alongside the SBC Group MP and help drive positive change brought forward by its members.

Staff support is available from all the Edinburgh based staff when you need it, and regular catch-ups will be arranged to support your work.

The VP SBC is a member of the Student Union's Trustee Board You may be the nominated Union Officer on a number of University committees, including University Senate and Court.

For more specific information, you can find the Union's Bye-Laws here, which sets out more specific duties the SBC holds.

Contact Us

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.

Denise McCaig

Student Engagement Manager & Deputy Returning Officer

0131 451 5333

Email Denise


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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