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Students' Union Elections and Referenda

The Students' Union runs elections and referenda throughout the academic year.

Follow the quick links to find an election and manifestos:

Part Time Officer Elections

Elections Committee Elections

Democratic Procedures Committee Elections

Scrutiny Panel Elections

Living Out Elections

Education Rep Elections

Undergraduate Faculty Rep Elections

Sutton Bonington Guild Elections


Vacant Postions

Part Time Officer Elections

There is a vacancy for the position of Environment & Social Justice Officer.  This is a part time position.  Find out more here.

Nominations open: Monday 3rd April

Nominations close: 12pm (midday), Monday 8th May

Voting opens: 9am, Monday 15th May

Voting closes: 12pm (midday), Monday 22nd May

 

Elections Committee Elections

Elections Committee have a really important job making sure that all of the elections that the Students' Union runs are democratic and transparent.  They meet at least twice a term, and more regularly during the March election period. 

There are 6 positions available.

Nominations open: Monday 3rd April

Nominations close: 12pm (midday), Monday 8th May

Voting opens: 9am, Monday 15th May

Voting closes: 12pm (midday), Monday 22nd May

 

Democratic Procedures Committee Elections

It's the job of the Democratic Procedures Committee (DPC for short) to look after all of the governing documents of the Students' Union.  Everything we do, from how societies run to how we make an election happen is covered by the Students' Union bye-laws, and this committee takes good care of these.  From updating them to make sure they are current, approving the constitutions of new student groups and considering changes to decide if they benefit students, DPC do it all!

There are 9 positions on offer.

Nominations open: Monday 3rd April

Nominations close: 12pm (midday), Monday 8th May

Voting opens: 9am, Monday 15th May

Voting closes: 12pm (midday), Monday 22nd May

 

Scrutiny Panel Elections

Ever wondered how your elected Officers are held to account?  Scrutiny Panel meets 4 times a year to review how your elected Officers are getting on working on their remit, manifesto and policies.  Anyone can come along to Scrutiny Panel, but the Panel are the ones who are responsible for scrutinising their work on behalf of all students.

There are 6 positions on offer.

Nominations open: Monday 3rd April

Nominations close: 12pm (midday), Monday 8th May

Voting opens: 9am, Monday 15th May

Voting closes: 12pm (midday), Monday 22nd May

 

Living Out Elections

The Living Out committee looks after all first year students who are not living in University Halls of Residence.  It's there to encourage community spirit between students living off campus, and make sure that they are able to get involved with everything going on at University.

The following positions are on offer:

President, Vice-President, 2 x Social Representatives, Sports Representative, Treasurer, 2 x Welfare Representatives, International Representative.

You can run for a position, or vote in this election, if you are a undergraduate student in your 1st year not registered as living in a Hall of Residence.

Nominations open: Monday 3rd April

Nominations close: 12pm (midday), Monday 8th May

Voting opens: 9am, Monday 15th May

Voting closes: 12pm (midday), Monday 22nd May

 

Education Rep Elections

Education Reps are undergradaute students responsible for co-ordinating the Academic Reps in their Schools and Departments across the University.

We have the following vacancies:

Russian & Slavonic Studies
Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies
Archaeology
Classics
Philosophy
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Life Sciences (Biology)
Midwifery
Nursing - Derby
Education (School of)

Nominations open: Monday 3rd April

Nominations close: 12pm (midday), Monday 8th May

Voting opens: 9am, Monday 15th May

Voting closes: 12pm (midday), Monday 22nd May


 

Undergraduate Faculty Representatives

The role of Undergraduate Faculty Representatives is to oversee the system of academic representation within the Faculty, including supporting Course and Education Reps to represent the views of students.  To run for the role of Undergraduate Faculty Rep you must have at least one years' experience in the Education Network as a Course or Education Rep.

The following roles are available: Arts and Social Sciences.  You must be registered in a School or Department within the Faculty you plan to run in.

Nominations open: Monday 3rd April

Nominations close: 12pm (midday), Monday 8th May

Voting opens: 9am, Monday 15th May

Voting closes: 12pm (midday), Monday 22nd May

 

 

Sutton Bonington Guild Elections

The Guild is our very own representative Students’ Union team, here to make sure everyone at SB feels like part of the SU.  The Guild lies at the heart of your life at SB, and is made up of your fellow students who work together to ensure you get the most out of your time at University.

 

You can nominate for the position of Treasurer, Sports & Activities Officer or Senior Ents Officer.

 

Nominations open: Monday 3rd April

Nominations close: 12pm (midday), Monday 8th May

Voting opens: 9am, Monday 15th May

Voting closes: 12pm (midday), Monday 22nd May

 

 


How does the voting system work?

We use a voting system called Single Transferable Vote (STV) and Alternative Vote (AV), and you can see the reasons why in the current Students' Union Bye-laws (see ‘Elections’ by-law II).

Unsure how this voting system works?

Watch this video to find out!

If you have any questions about voting or the above elections, please email the Elections Team.

For society, club or network elections, please see their own individual web pages.