Now more than ever, you can make a change.

This Autumn Elections nominate yourself for one of the many roles we are electing. Represent your course mates and fellow students, and make sure their ideas and concerns are being heard.

We are pleased to announce that over 250 nominations were received and over 760 students voted in the Autumn Elections. You can view the candidates and results here

If you have any questions, please email

View candidates

Available Roles

Course Representative: you can be a Course Rep for any course at Southampton, listening to and taking forward feedback and ideas from your course mates to make positive changes happen.

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Environment and Life Science

BM School President

Joint Honours Officer: represent Joint Honours students and courses across the University.

Union Senate: we have 16 Senator roles available this election, or you can run to become the Chair of Senate.

Halls Officer: our Halls Officer represents the needs and interests of students living in University Halls accommodation.

Union Films Manager: run for Manager of our student-led cinema on campus, Union Films.

Autumn Elections Key Dates

  • Nominations Open: Monday 28 September, 09:00
  • Nominations Close: Monday 19 October, 16:00
  • Online Campaigning Begins: Monday 19 October
  • Voting Opens: Monday 26 October, 09:00
  • Campaigning Ends and Voting Closes: Wednesday 28 October, 16:00

Why get involved in our Elections?

Standing as a candidate provides you with experience and employability skills before you have even taken on the role. Putting together your nomination and campaigning for the vote of students demonstrates public speaking, social media marketing, networking and project management skills. If you are successful, you will have full training with the Union, so don't worry if you don't have any previous experience. The work you do through the year will improve student life for thousands of students across all our campuses and you will gain recognition for your work along the way.

Voting in our elections is one of the key ways you can make your voice heard by the Union. The student officers and academic reps we work with each year represent all students and inform projects and activities at the Union. If you aren't running for a role yourself, you can still be involved by following the elections campaigns and voting for the candidate that you feel best represents you.

Talking to our officers and reps throughout the year ensures they know about your concerns or ideas about student life at Southampton, and means we can work towards any positive changes students want to implement. You can find information about your elected representatives here: Academic Reps and Student Officers

How does voting work?