The SU is a student led and completely democratic organisation. Students have the right to stand and vote in elections to choose lead members of clubs and societies, Chairs of key bodies like Athletic Union, Societies Federation and the Student Rep Forum. However our biggest elections are held to choose the 4 leaders of the SU and 4 Teesside University SU representatives at the NUS Annual Conference.
Every current student has the right to stand for one of these eight positions each year and every current student also has the right to vote to decide the people who will hold the positions. Voting in the 2016 elections will take place from Mon, 7th March at 10am to Thu, 10th March at 8pm online by logging in to the Uni Blackboard system, a full explanation of e-voting will follow here soon.
Student Officers or Executive Officers as they're officially known are elected on an annual basis by current students and paid over £17,000 per year to work full-time to lead the SU on behalf of students. The President, Vice-President Education, Vice-President Activities and Vice-President Welfare represent student opinion to the most senior figures at the University, lead various campaigns and organise key students events and activities.
NUS Conference Reps attend the single biggest annual gathering of students and students' unions, the NUS Annual Conference, to represent the views of Teesside students. They are part of the discussion/ debate about the big issues facing students and the future direction of NUS and they have the right to vote on various motions and policies put forward at Conference.