What are SU Elections and why are they important?
Student Union Elections are a legal requirement that allows the organisation to be member led by you, the students.
The main Student Union Elections take place in mid semester 2, to elect student representatives for the following academic year (July 1st-June 30th). If necessary, a By-Election is held early in the new academic year to fill any remaining vacant positions. This year our primary elections are taking palce between 5th Febuary & March 2nd 2018 (voting 27th Feb-2nd March). There was also a Bye-election that took place from 24th october to 3rd November (voting 1-3 Nov).
During Elections, eligible students put themselves forward for nomination and run as candidates for the various representative positions, and student members' vote for their preferred candidate to win.
The winning candidates form part of the Student Union Executive Committee, which consists of full time and part time officers, who are there to represent the views of students to the University and wider community, and ensure the Union operates according to its policies, procedures and strategy and most importantly in our members best interests.