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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

Please contact for any elections queries

Here is some key information for the Autumn Elections:

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 Autumn Elections:

Autumn Elections

Nominations open



Nominations close



Online & Physical Campaigning Begins



Candidate Briefing



Voting opens



Voting closes






Which positions are available?

  • Disabled Students’ Rep (By-Election – in post until Spring 2023)

  • Faculty Rep Business PGR (By-Election - in post until Spring 2023)

  • Faculty Rep Business PGT

  • Faculty Rep Engineering PGT

  • Faculty Rep Science PGT

  • Faculty Rep HaSS PGT

  • Halls Rep

  • NUS Scotland Conference Delegate – 9x Delegates

    • These roles are gender balanced, as per NUS policy

  • NUS National Conference Delegate – 8x Delegates

    • These roles are gender balanced, as per NUS policy

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 PGT students in Engineering can run to be the Faculty Rep Engineering PGT. 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 officers? 

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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