.Representation

You can view the voting statistics for the Spring 2020 elections here

Change starts with YOU

Whether it's launching a vegan cafe, reducing the cost of printing or launching welfare training, becoming one of our Officers can have a fantastic impact to student life at Southampton. If you've got great ideas of how to lead the Union and represent students, then run for a role in our elections during the year! We have apaid, full-time Sabbatical Officer roles available to run for in addition to our many voluntary academic roles and student officer roles.

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?

Upcoming Elections

Unfortunately, because of the current situation, we have decided to postpone the Summer elections. All roles that would have been elected in the Summer term will now be elected in Autumn 2020