Key Elections 2017 dates
Nominations Open - Mon, 30th Jan/ Nominations Close - Fri, 10th Feb
Voting Open - Mon, 6th Mar to Thu, 9th Mar / Results Party - Fri, 10th Mar
If you're thinking of running for a Student Officer or NUS Conference Rep role in 2017 we'll be adding a wealth of info to this page soon but why not get a head start by e-mailing: email@example.com to arrange a time to speak to current Student Officers and staff about elections and the roles available.
You can also see what happened during last year's Student Officer and NUS Conference Rep elections with our video archive by clicking here!
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. Our biggest elections choose the 4 leaders of the SU and, in a separate election, the Teesside Uni reps at NUS Annual Conference. Every current student can stand for the roles and vote to decide who hold them.
Just running in the elections is an incredible opportunity to build up experience and skills while helping to promote participation in democracy. Those who win will go on to gain even greater benefits with the kind of additions to their CV others can only dream of and the chance to make a real difference to student life!
About The Student Officer and NUS Conference Rep Roles
Student Officers or Executive Officers as they're officially known are elected on every year by current students and paid an annual salary 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.