We are run by students for students. That’s why we hold democratic elections for you to choose the students who lead the Union, on a full-time or part-time basis. We hold elections in Autumn, Spring and Summer with different roles available in each election period.
Nominations for our Summer Elections are opening on Monday 30 April, 09:00. Find out more below.
In Autumn 2017, we held elections for Course Reps, Halls Committees, WSA Committee, Student Leaders and Union Senate.
To find out who your Course Rep is, please visit this pageIf you have any questions about our Academic Representation system, please do email us at email@example.com
Each year, we run the Spring Elections where we elect the seven Sabbatical Officers who will represent all students at the University of Southampton (paid roles starting in July for a year). Working closely with the University, the Sabbatical Officers ensure that your experience is the best it can be, academically and socially, and promote and support your successes.
In addition to our seven Sabbatical Officers, we also elect in the Spring Elections many part-time roles who play an important role in the way we’re run. Our Student Leaders (including Faculty Officers) and Trustees are responsible for representing a range of different areas, including our many sports clubs and societies and our international and postgraduate communities – plus much more.
Find out more about who will be leading the Students’ Union from July 2018 here.
Our priority as a Students’ Union is to look after your academic interests. We do this through our Academic Representation structure.
Our Academic Reps are here to listen, represent you and pass on any concerns and suggestions so we can lobby the University for change. We train and support them throughout the year.
As part of our Summer Elections, we will be electing some of our Academic Reps, as well running by-elections for the remaining Student Leader positions.
This year, we are introducing brand new academic roles, following the University restructure.
Roles available are:
For WSA students, we are also looking to form next year’s WSA Student Committee, with the following remaining positions:
To nominate yourself, just log on the website and fill out a 'why vote for me'
If you have any questions about the roles or the rep structure, please do get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
For specific elections questions, including help with nominations, please do email us at email@example.com