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.

Winchester Student Union Executive Officer Elections (Spring Elections) take place in 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.

Winchester Student Union Student Senate Elections (Autumn Elections) take place in Semester 1, to elect student representatives for Student Senate for that academic year.

Student Senate elections 2019 key dates are:

  • Nomination open: Tuesday 29th October, 10am

  • Nominations close: Friday 1st November, 2pm

  • Candidate briefing: Friday 1st November, 5pm

  • Poster free campaigning: Friday 1st November, 6pm

  • Voting opens: Tuesday 5th November, 9am

  • Voting closes: Thursday 7th November, 4pm

  • Results online: Thursday 7th November, 6pm


During these elections, eligible students put themselves forward for nomination and run as candidates for the representative positions, and student members' vote for their preferred candidate to win.

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