About SU Elections
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 these eight positions in each year and every current student also has the right to vote to decide the people who hold them.
Just running in the elections is an incredible opportunity for students to build up their experience and skills while helping to promote the elections and participation in democracy. Those who win will go on to gain even greater benefits with the kind of additions to their CV.
About The Roles
Student Officers or Executive Officers as they're officially known are elected on every year by current students and paid over £17,000 per year to work full-time to lead the SU on behalf of students. The President, VP Education, VP Activities and VP 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.