The Students’ Union holds elections to ensure a democratic decision is made regarding who will be the leaders of the Union for the next year. There is a President and two Vice Presidents who work on a part-time basis. They are your voice and act as your representatives to ensure actions are taken in the union, institution and wider community, fighting for you on institutional, local and national level.
Candidates produce manifestos that contain the ideas and principles of their campaigns. Ask yourself if they display key creative and communicative skills that you would like to see in someone who is representing you and your needs.
If you do not feel any of the candidates standing in a position have any qualities you feel are valuable, or you do not agree with their manifesto, you can vote RON. RON stands for 're-open nominations'. This means, should RON be more popular than any of the other candidates, no one would be elected to this role and the nominations for the role would reopen, giving the opportunity to find the right person to lead your union.
You can also nominate yourself for election! It's a fun experience and a great opportunity to develop your leadership and communication skills. Should you require further information, please call into the SU Office at the end of the third floor between 10 am - 5 pm or email email@example.com