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Democracy & Elections

Student elections and democracy give you the opportunity to use your voice and have your say in the way your Students’ Union is run, how your fellow students are represented and what the future holds for your SU.



To elect a course rep, students will need to read through their peers’ Expression of Interest forms and from this can vote privately online for the Course Rep of their choice.

We hold elections once a year, during which you have the opportunity to choose your Course Reps and Union Officers, and campaign for what you believe in.

A list of all Department Course Reps will be published online by Monday 14th December.


How do I nominate myself?

Please complete a Learner Voice Form, expressing what personal attributes and skills you can bring to the role. This form should then be emailed to by Friday 4th December at 4pm.

Course Rep

Students’ Union Officer

You will receive training and on-going support to help you succeed with your responsibilities.


What happens next?

Once you have emailed across your form, these will all be added to the website where your course peers can read through and decide who they think should represent their course/department. You will then be asked to submit an Election video by the Friday 11th December at 4pm which will be shared with all students via Zoom/Teams. Details of what should be included in your videos will be emailed to you by the Student President.

Our online elections will take place from 14th – 18th December to 4pm close. A list of all elected Student Union Officers will be published online on the w/c 4th January 2021.



Our democratic processes give you the chance to hold your Officers to account, have a say on Union Policy and make sure all of our democratic processes hold up to scrutiny.

Here’s how you can get involved:

  • Representation
  • Feedback
  • Campaigning

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