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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:

Elections Committee Elections

Democratic Procedures Committee Elections

Scrutiny Panel Elections

Education Rep Bye-Elections

Postgraduate Sounding Board Elections

Hall Committee Elections

Sutton Bonington Guild Bye-Elections


Vacant Positions

 

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 4 positions available.

Nominations open: 3rd October, 9:00

Nominations close: 12th October: 12:00 (midday)

Voting opens: 25th October, 9:00

Voting closes: 3rd November, 12:00 (midday)

NOMINATIONS OPEN SOON

 

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 5 positions on offer.

Nominations open: 3rd October, 9:00

Nominations close: 12th October: 12:00 (midday)

Voting opens: 25th October, 9:00

Voting closes: 3rd November, 12:00 (midday)

NOMINATIONS OPEN SOON

 

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 2 positions on offer.

Nominations open: 3rd October, 9:00

Nominations close: 12th October: 12:00 (midday)

Voting opens: 25th October, 9:00

Voting closes: 3rd November, 12:00 (midday)

NOMINATIONS OPEN SOON

 

 

 

Education Rep By-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:


Archaeology
Classics
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Nursing - Derby
Philosophy

Russian and Slavonic Studies

Nominations open: 3rd October, 9:00

Nominations close: 12th October: 12:00 (midday)

Voting opens: 25th October, 9:00

Voting closes: 3rd November, 12:00 (midday)

NOMINATIONS OPEN SOON

 

Postgraduate Sounding Board Elections

The Postgraduate Sounding Board is made up of 10 elected Postgraduates who meet once a month with your Postgraduate Officer to represent postgraduate student views within your faculties, and inform decision making within the Students' Union and University. 

We have the following vacancies:

Faculty of Science - Postgraduate Taught

Faculty of Science - Postgraduate Research

Faculty of Arts - Postgraduate Taught

Faculty of Arts - Postgraduate Research

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences - Postgraduate Taught

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences - Postgraduate Research

Faculty of Engineering - Postgraduate Taught

Faculty of Engineering - Postgraduate Research

Faculty of Social Sciences- Postgraduate Taught

Faculty of Social Sciences- Postgraduate Research

Nominations open: 3rd October, 9:00

Nominations close: 12th October: 12:00 (midday)

Voting opens: 25th October, 9:00

Voting closes: 3rd November, 12:00 (midday)

NOMINATIONS OPEN SOON

 

Hall Committee Elections

 

View the available positions here

Nominations open: 3rd October, 9:00

Nominations close: 12th October: 12:00 (midday)

Voting opens: 25th October, 9:00

Voting closes: 3rd November, 12:00 (midday)

NOMINATIONS OPEN SOON

 

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 Sports & Activities Officer 

Nominations open: 3rd October, 9:00

Nominations close: 12th October: 12:00 (midday)

Voting opens: 25th October, 9:00

Voting closes: 3rd November, 12:00 (midday)

NOMINATIONS OPEN SOON

 


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 societyclub or network elections, please see their own individual web pages.