.Representation

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 page

If you have any questions about our Academic Representation system, please do email us at representation@susu.org

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.

2018 Spring Elections Results

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.

What roles are available?

Roles available are:

  • School Presidents
  • Department Presidents
  • Arts and Humanities Faculty Officer
  • Halls Officer
  • Housing Officer
  • Intra-Mural Officer
  • Student Enterprise Officer
  • Chair of Senate
  • Trustee

For WSA students, we are also looking to form next year’s WSA Student Committee, with the following remaining positions:

  • WSA International Officer
  • WSA Social Events Officer
  • WSA Welfare Officer
  • WSA Academic Officer

How and when to nominate?

To nominate yourself, just log on the website and fill out a 'why vote for me'

  • Mon 30 April at 09:00
    Nominations Open
  • Fri 11 May at 13:00
    Nominations Close
  • Mon 13 May at 09:00
    Voting Opens
  • Fri 18 May at 16:00
    Voting Closes

If you have any questions about the roles or the rep structure, please do get in touch via representation@susu.org

For specific elections questions, including help with nominations, please do email us at elections@susu.org