Every year, you (the students!) elect four Sabbatical Officers who work full time (paid) in the Union to represent you to the University and beyond. You also elect a group of part time Officers called 'Executive' who work on a voluntary basis on campaigns and projects. There are main Elections in March every year, and a by-election in October/November.
If you've ever considered running for a position, it's a great way to get experience, boost your CV, work on things you're really passionate about and make change here at the University & Students' Union.
If you have any questions, e-mail Rosamund Vickers, the Union's Democracy & Representation Coordinator or pop by the Union Offices.
by-election 2021 results
James Douglas - Elected
Katie Gethings - Elected
James will join their fellow Part-Time Officers and Sabbaticals on the Executive Council, representing the voices and interests of postgraduate students. Katie will join Nela, Union President, as a delegate at both the National Union of Students UK and Scotland conferences, representing the interests of Stirling students at a National level. The 3 remaining NUS Delegate posts will be put up for election at the General Meeting on the 11th of November.
James Douglas: 11, Re-open Nominations: 5
Katie Gethings: 59, Re-open Nominations: 8
election results 2021
You can find the results of the Union Election below, both in the slides which can be accessed by clicking the image below, and in the written list under the image.
Housing Officer – Louis Kennedy
Co-Curricular Officer – Jamie McDiarmid
Sustainability Officer – Caitlin Turner
International Officer – Anuoluwapo Adegbola
Arts Officer – Sanhita Sanjay Gokhale
Media Officer - Calum Sutherland
Health & Wellbeing Officer – Esme Foxworthy-Bowers
Sports Communication Officer – Juliette Oliveras
Sports Participation & Engagement Officer – Tash Miller
Vice President Education - Calum Brown
Vice President Communites - Alyson Mackay
Sports President - Sophie Charlton
Union President - Nela Cadinanos Gonzales
There are four Equalities Officer who also sit within the Executive. The Equalities Officers, however, are elected in a separate process to the other Officer positions above. The Equalities Officers are instead elected in the spring Equalities Zone. The Equalities Officers were elected at the Equalities Zone meeting held on March 18th 2021 at 5pm. The following students were elected to hold these posts for 2021-2022:
Equalities Officer (Women) - Nisa Rajesh Panjwani
Equalities Officer (Disabled) - Lewis Shaw
Equalities Officer (BAME) - R.O.N (Re-open Nominations). Elections for Equalities Officer (BAME) will therefore be re-opened for nomination in the next Equalities Zone in Autumn 2021.
Equalities Officer (LGBT+) - No candidates stood. This will be re-opened for nominations in the next Equalities Zone in Autumn 2021.
Click the drop down below to view positions available and read the role descriptions.
Part Time Voluntary Officer Positons
Click on each of the positions you're interested in to view the role remit. If you've got further questions about an individual role, email Rosamund Vickers at email@example.com and we can even set you up with some shadowing of current officers!
Other info & contact
If you are having any issues accessing the nomination portal or voting, please contact Rosamund Vickers at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will assist you as soon as possible.
If you wish to raise a complaint in relation to an election, this form is to be completed in support of complaints made in accordance with the Elections Rules.
Any complaints should be directed, in writing, to the Deputy Returning Officer Rosamund Vickers, at email@example.com.