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Elections

Elections

 

 

 

 

Your SU is a democratic organisation, ensuring that everything we do is student-led and works for YOU. Here you can find out more about the roles involved and apply and vote for them too.

 

Course rep and by-elections

 

Thinking of running in the elections? Make sure to check out our candidate handbook, with all the key info you need to know about this year's elections. Keep scrolling to find out more about the roles.

 

 

 

To be able to vote for liberation officer roles, you'll have to tell us which liberation groups you self-define as - you can do this by clicking the link below

 

 

 

 

 

What are the Elections?

These are opportunities for students to become representatives of their peers and take on a leadership role to continually improve the university and student experience. You can nominate yourself and say why you would be great in the role.  


Why do they matter?


It is essential for your students' union to be led by elected representatives and ensure that it is working in the interests of the Student Body. Therefore, Students' Union policy and accountability are in the hands of elected students. 
 

What roles are there?


Course Representative: Act as the voice for your cohort and a point of contact to raise course wide issues or praise. You will attend Course Committees (3 a year), Student Councils (5 a year), and Officer Drop-ins (once a month) 


Liberation Officer: Act as the representative of a liberation group, collecting their feedback and delivering this in university and Students' Union meetings, providing them with a voice and seeking change on their behalf. (Liberation positions include: Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic / LGBT+ / Mature Students / Students with Caring Responsibilities / Students with Disabilities / Postgraduate / Women's).


School Officer: Act as a representative for the students in your school through working closely with course reps throughout the school. Supporting course reps with challenges and being the point of contact to take things from a course level to a school level. To work as a part of the Student Officer Committee and to implement passed policy and lead the students' union.

 

I can't nominate myself/vote for a position I think I should be able to

 

If you're struggling to vote, first thing is to make sure you're logged into the website with your student ID.

Next, is to make sure you're nominating for the right course or group - joint honours students can only participate in the election for the first course in their title (i.e. Psychology and Law can only vote for Psychology course rep). Those on sandwhich year and professional placements will vote for the same rep as coursemates who are not. 

If you've checked all this but still can't vote, drop su.democracy@uos.ac.uk an email and we'll make sure to sort things out for!