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Why should you stand in the Elections?

Standing as an NUS Conference Delegate or Campaigns Officer will give you the opportunity to lead the Students' Union, campaign for positive change and represent students within the Union, University and wider community. Please note that 50%, or 3, place are received individuals who identify as female for the NUS delegate position. 

Depending on which role you take on, you could be responsible for the strategic direction of the Union, running events, campaigns and projects or meeting with University management regularly. Full-time roles are paid, with an elected term of one year and part-time roles are voluntary and flexible, fitting around your study schedule.

Still need convincing? Past Officers around the country have gone on to fantastic things have gone on to fantastic things! Here Jon Snow, Alistair Stewart, Tommy Sandhu and many others tell the NUS what being a Students' Union Officer meant to them and their career:





Nominations Open: 12 Noon, Monday 15th October

Nominations Close: 12 Noon, Friday 19th October

Voting Open: 12 Noon, Monday 22nd October

Voting Closes: 12 Noon, Friday 26th October

Reults Party: 3pm, Friday 26th October in the EleHouse


This year our online voting hours are between 9am to 9pm following feedback from candidates and voters. This change has also been implemented to help us look after candidates' welfare and ensure they get some rest while they are campaigning.


"Thinking of running?" sessions: Wednesday 10th October 2018, Hutton Hall meeting room, College Lane, 2pm

Candidates Briefing: Friday 19th October 2018, Hutton Hall, College Lane, 1pm



1. To Submit your nomination you'll need 12 current students to sign your form, including a proposer and seconder.

2. When you submit your manifesto you can include a short video that is up to 90 seconds long. You'll have 500 words to write about yourself but make it as engaging as possible!

3. To head to a Candidate Information Session on one of the dates above as this is a compulsory meeting!


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