Got a question about elections?

 

You're in the right place! This page gives you a 101 introduction into elections, telling you everything you need to know to nominate or vote - simply click on the questions below to see the answers.
 
Got a question that isn't covered here? Drop us an email on su.democracy@uos.ac.uk
As a Students' Union, we are a democratic organisation, run for and by students, so it's really important we have students in officer and rep roles leading us, and students voting on who these officers and reps should be. This is what our elections are all about - students discussing what the priorities should be as a Union, on your course and in your halls, how we should runs things and how we should tackle key issues, and choosing their officer team and their reps based off this
 

All of our Officer roles are up for grabs in these Officer Elections. We have volunteer roles, where you volunteer alongside your studies, and full-time, paid roles where you take a year out of your studies to campaign for and represent students full time.

All of our roles come with full training and support from the Students' Union, and are a fantastic chance to improve the student experience.

You can find out about each of our roles available by hitting the link below

Nominations open for all roles on February 1st. Not interested in running but still want to get involved? Voting for these roles will be between October 10 - 14th.
We also have a series of workshops coming up for candidates in these elections to help you prepare a winning campaign - find out more at our Candidate Hub
If you're struggling to nominate yourself for a role, make sure first of all you're logged in by hitting the yellow button in the top right of the page.

Then you'll need to make sure you're trying to nominate for a role you're eligible to - namely that you are actually part of that school, campus or identify as part of that liberation group if running for an officer role (you can select your self-identification groups here: www.uosunion.org/elections/profile/)

If none of that has worked, please email su.democracy@uos.ac.uk and we'll be able to help!

 

There are rules that govern how our elections run to make sure they are fair and accessible to all students. All candidates and their teams that run in these elections are bound by these rules. You can find a copy of these rules on the Candidate Hub.

 

If, whether as another candidate or as a student, you see anything you think might be breaking the rules or that isn't fair, you can report this to our Deputy Returning Officer, Bradley Allsop, who is in charge of the elections. You can contact him on su.democracy@uos.ac.uk

 

Something you'd like to ask about elections that isn't covered on the rest of this page? Just drop su.democracy@uos.ac.uk an email and we'll get back to asap!




 

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