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!

Got a Question?

Find out the facts about the Elections in our handy, FAQ's!

Interested in Applying?

Let us know, and a member of the team will contact you with more info!


Apply to stand in the election for one of our vacancies

Recommend Someone!

Know someone who'd be great? Recommend them!


View the candidates and their manifestos


Make Your Voice Heard - and place your votes now by clicking here!


Click here to view the results of the Student Elections!

Rules & Guidance

Everything you need to know about standing in the elections!

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

  • Applications Open at
    Now is your opportunity to apply for any of the positions.
  • Applications Close at
    Sorry! You're too late to apply. If you have applied, make sure you attend the Candidates Briefing.
  • Voting Opens at
    Here...We...Go! Voting opens at 9am for you to select who you would like representing you.
  • Voting Closes at
    And... we're finished! Voting has now closed for the elections. Stay tuned to find out who our winners are.
  • Watch out for the results!

The Positions

Full Time Officers


Part-Time Positions


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.

Heather Innes

Representation and Democracy Coordinator & Deputy Returning Officer

Email Heather


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