UoG Students’ Union is a democratic organisation. This means that during the Elections you get to choose who will lead the SU for the following year, and act and speak on your behalf.
Nominations this year are open between 10th - 14th February.
No elections are currently running
There will be polling stations where you can cast your vote at the following times in the following places:
FCH: Hospitality Centre Corridor
Monday 24th & Wednesday 26th (10:30-12:30)
Friday 28th (1:30-3:30pm)
Park: Elwes Reception
Tuesday 25th & Friday 28th (10:30-12:30)
Monday 24th & Thursday 27th (1:30-3:30pm)
Oxstalls: Link Corridor
Tuesday 25th (1:30-3:30pm)
Wednesday 26th (10:30-12:30)
Why should I vote?
Here are the TOP 5 reasons to cast your vote in this year’s SU Elections?
IT WILL AFFECT YOUR STUDENT EXPERIENCE
The SU Officers that are chosen by you will act and speak on your behalf for the whole year. This means that it’s important you choose a candidate who wants to change and improve things that will affect you as each candidate will have different ideas about what they want to change.
THE SU OFFICERS WORK HARD TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE STUDENTS AT UoG
SU Officers are influential in ensuring that you and your opinions are represented to the University. This helps to ensure that the changes that you want to see are made. They also work hard to campaign for things that will improve the lives of students, and demonstrate passion and enthusiasm throughout. Voting can help your candidates pursue their goals to achieve all of this.
YOU HAVE YOUR SAY
Even if your preferred candidate does not win, having your say in how you want things to be run is very important. It is a small, but significant way to lead changes within the University.
ENSURES THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE SU IS A FAIR AND DEMOCRATIC ORGANISATION
The more students who vote in SU elections, the more certain we can be that the officers have been elected in a democratic way. This means that we know that as many students as possible are happy with their new officers, and it will mean that the Officers will have more support behind them when they represent you.
YOUR VOTE CAN DECIDE THE RESULT
Every candidate works very hard to secure the votes of as many people as possible. Usually the result is very close, so every single vote counts.
Alternative Voting (AV) is a type of voting which is fairer and more democratic than ‘First Past the Post’ voting. It means that the successful candidate has support from the majority of voters, as more people will have voted for them (whether it be as their first, second or even third preference).
Here is a video to help you understand how AV voting works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y3jE3B8HsE
How to take part
Stand. Vote. Lead
All you need to run in the Students’ Union Elections is the desire to be the change, and make a stand for what you believe in!
Login to the Students' Union wesbite, using your student number and password
Choose the election you wish to stand in, from the list below
Click the 'Submit Nomination' button. This button will appear once nominations open.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Ensure you have submitted: A poster, a manifesto, a photo of your face
Ensure you have read the Campaigning Guidelines
Ensure you have read the Guide for Candidates
Ensure you have attended a Candidates Briefing session
Make sure you have done everything on the candidates checklist!
Login to the Students' Union website using your student number and password
Choose the election you wish to vote in, from the list below
Click on 'Vote now'. This button will appear once voting is open.
Follow the instructions on the screen
Ensure you have read all the candidates manifestos carefully, and choose wisely.
Got questions about the elections process? Check out the Elections Q&A page or email your Students' Union Representation and Democracy Coordinator, Jenny Barnes, at email@example.com