The student voice is louder and more listened-to than ever.
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.
Nominations closed at 12noon(GMT) on Friday 19th February.
If you have any questions, please e-mail Rosamund Vickers, the Union's Democracy & Representation Coordinator & Elections Deputy Returning Officer.
Please note, all content contained in candidate manifestos is that of candidate opinion and not necessarily current Union Policy or activity.
The Election Portal, where you can stand for election and vote, can be found below. Nominations open on the 8th of February. You cannot stand before this time.
what positions will I be voting for?
full time paid roles
The core Sabbatical Officer team consists of these four positions below. They work together and independently on campaigns, projects and representing the student voice. Click each job title below to find out more.
part time voluntary roles
We have 12 part time voluntary Executive Officer positions available for election. Click below to read the individual job descriptions for each role.
There are four Equalities Officer who also sit within the Executive, but who are elected in a separate process to the other Officer positions. The Equalities Officers are elected in the spring Equalities Zone. Dates of the Equalites Zone can be found here.
Candidates wishing to be elected must present their candidacy at the meeting, and the election of the new Equalities Officers is undertaken at the meeting.
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!
info for candidates
Candidates will be confirmed by the Union directly via email and also announced here on the website. Until this announcement, no campaigning can take place.
Rosamund, the Election's Deputy Returning Officer, delivered two sessions where she ran through everything you need to do to run for an Officer position as well as campaigning tips. She explained the forms you needed to complete, the rules for running, and offered hits and tips on how to have the best campaign. Slides from the training can be found here.
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