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Elections Info

Important information and resources for Strath Union elections.

Candidates Information

If you are interested in running, or want to find out more about the elections, we would recommend that you start with the Candidates Pack, as this has loads of information around the elections, budgets, rules, and more. 

Elections Rules

Candidates' Pack

Election Complaints Form

Election Expenses Claim Form

Manifesto Writing Guidance

Roles Available and Role Descriptions

Election Workshop Slides - How to Write your Manifesto

Election Workshop Slides - Introduction to Campaigning

Resources from Elect HER*

*Elect HER is a non-partisan organisation working to motivate, support and equip women in all their diversity to stand for political office in Britain. Please note that these resources are aimed primarily for candidates running in local or national elections, but there is still useful information!

Please contact for any elections queries

What are the elections?

Twice a year, we run elections which elect a range of positions, including Faculty Reps, Inclusion Officers, Conference Delegates and other roles. 

You can see which roles we are electing HERE

When are the elections? 

Below is the timeline for the Spring Elections 2023:

Spring Elections - Nominations Open 24/01/2023 12:00
Spring Elections - Nominations Close 21/02/2023 12:00
Spring Elections - Online Campaigning Begins 21/02/2023 12:00
Spring Elections Candidate Briefing 22/02/2023 12:00
Spring Elections - Physical Campaigning Begins 02/03/2023 12:00
Spring Elections - Voting Opens 06/03/2023 12:00
Spring Elections - Voting Closes 09/03/2023 12:00
Spring Elections - Results 09/03/2023 17:00 (TBC)

Positions Available

  • President

  • VP Community

  • VP Education
  • VP Inclusion
  • VP Sport
  • VP Welfare
  • Interfaith Rep
  • International Students' Rep
  • LGBT+ Rep
  • Mature Students Rep
  • Part-Time Students Rep
  • Women's Rep
  • Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic Rep
  • Democracy Convenor
  • Disabled Students' Rep
  • Faculty Rep - HaSS UG
  • Faculty Rep - Engineering UG
  • Faculty Rep - Business UG
  • Faculty Rep – Science UG
  • Faculty Rep - HaSS PGR (until November 2023)
  • Faculty Rep - Engineering PGR (until November 2023)
  • Faculty Rep - Business PGR (until November 2023)
  • Faculty Rep – Science PGR (until November 2023)

How can I get involved?

When nominations open, students can nominate themselves for positions they are eligible for. 

There may be some positions you are not eligible for - for example, only PGR students in Engineering can run to be the Faculty Rep Engineering PGR. You can also self-identify into a number of positions - e.g. only students who identify as Disabled can run for the Disabled Students' Rep. 

The link to nominate is HERE

Do you know someone who would be a great officer? 

You can anonymously recommend a student you know for a position HERE - we will then get in touch with your comments about why they'd be a great officer and provide more information about the elections. 

How can I find out more? 

The Candidates Pack has loads of useful information. You can also get in touch with us at or you can come along to an elections workshop. Below is a link to our Elections events:

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us at


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