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. 

election portal

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.

Union Elections 2021

Every year you are given the opportunity to elect fellow students to lead your Students’ Union.

16 posts are up for election.

Nominations are now closed.

The polls open at 09:00 on Monday 8 March 2021 (in 11 days)

Post List
Read more about the positions up for election and what each role entails.
Candidate List
See who's running for each post and read their manifestos.


important dates

  • Announcement of Elections Monday, January 25th

  • Nominations Open: Monday, February 8th @ 9AM
  • Nominations Close: Friday, February 19th  @ 12PM
  • 'How To Run' training #1: Wednesday, February 10th @ 12pm
  • 'How To Run' training #2: Friday, February 12th @ 5pm
  • Candidates Briefing #1: Tuesday, February 23rd @ 5pm
  • Union Hustings: Tuesday, March 2nd @ 12pm
  • Candidates Briefing #2: Wednesday, March 3rd @ 5pm
  • Alternative Hustings: Thursday, March 4th @ 7pm
  • Voting Opens: Monday, March 8th @ 9 AM
  • Voting Closes: Tuesday, March 9th @ 6:15pm 
  • Results: Tuesday, March 9th @ 7pm 

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.

union president

The Union President is the overall political lead for the Union. They oversee the Equalities Zone and work with the Equalities Executive Officers.

Click here to download the Union President job description


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sports president

The Sports President works on all things sport and health & wellbeing for the Union. They oversee the Sports Zone and work with the Sports Executive Officers.

Click here to download the Sports President job description


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vice president education

The Vice President Education works on everything to do with studying here at Stirling. They oversee the Education Zone and work with the Education Executive Officers.

Click here to download the Vice President Education job description


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vice president communities


The Vice President Communities oversees the running of all of our incredible Clubs & Societies, volunteering, housing issues, sustainability and loads more. They oversee the Communities Zone and work with the Communities Executive Officers.

Click here to download the Vice President Communities job description


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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.

equalities officers

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.

equalities officers

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 rosamund.vickers@stir.ac.uk 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

Access Problems:

If you are having any issues accessing the nomination portal or voting, please contact Rosamund Vickers at rosamund.vickers@stir.ac.uk 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 rosamund.vickers@stir.ac.uk