.Representation

The Students' Union is run by students, for students. Every year we run three elections to elect our team of over 750 student volunteers who represent students at Southampton.

Autumn Elections

Voting is open from Wednesday 09 October, 09:00 until Friday 11 October, 13:00.

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Our Autumn Election has the largest number of roles at over 400 representatives being elected at the same time.

You can hit the ground running by standing as a Course Representative. In this role you will be one of our most vital volunteers forging a link between your cohort and staff at the Union and University. For more information about this role, please see the role description here: Course Rep Role Description .

Our Postgraduate Taught Representatives are brand new this year. After lobbying the University for more representation for our Postgraduate community, and a successful first year for our Postgraduate Research Representatives, we are delighted to now have student voices on University boards at all levels of study.

We also elect our Union Senators at this time of year. Union Senate is our highest decision making body, with oversight of our rules, policy and procedures. As a Union Senator, you will scrutinise the work the Sabbatical Officers do throughout the year to ensure they are continuing to represent, collaborate with and celebrate our student population. If you are interested in how the Union runs this could be the perfect role for you! For more information, please see the role description here: Union Senator Role Description

Other roles available this Election are: