The Sabbatical & Trustee elections are coming…

The most exciting week in the Union calendar is right around the corner.

This term sees the Sabbatical & Trustee elections.

These are the big ones, which elect the officers who run the Union on a day to day basis.

All students can run and it’s your chance to shape SUSU for the future, either by nominating yourself and running in the elections, or by supporting or voting for your favourite candidates.

These elections cover the full time paid sabbatical officers:

Union President

Vice President Communications

Vice President Academic Affairs

Vice President Welfare & Communities

Vice President Sports Development

Vice President Student Engagement

NB- These roles are normally undertaken the year after graduation but any student can take a year out of study to fulfil the role.

We will also be electing the part time unpaid roles of:

Equality & diversity Officer

Ethical and Environmental Officer

Student Trustee (4 available positions)

NB- These roles are  undertaken by students whilst also studying for their degree.

The Committee organising the Elections have met, and approved the timings and rules for these elections.

I am therefore pleased to announce the ‘must know’ key dates.


  • Nominations Opening – Monday 6th February 2012

  • Nominations Closing – Thursday 16th February 2012

  • Campaigning begins – Thursday 23rd February 2012

  • Voting Opens – Monday 27th February 2012

  • Voting Closes, Campaigning ends and Results Night– Thursday 1st March

Over the next few weeks we will be updating the elections webpage  tell you how to run, and just as importantly why to run. Check it out now for a video from Frankie and myself about our journey to a full time sabbatical officer position.


Nb – The Election of Vice President Winchester & Sites has been delayed pending a review of the position, as approved by Decembers Union Council. The review is due to be completed by Sam Ling by the Summer term and elections would potentially be carried out in that term if Council approves

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7 Comments on "The Sabbatical & Trustee elections are coming…"

  1. Joe
    18/01/2012 at 4:42 pm Permalink

    The link to the “webpage” is broken… However very exciting!


  2. Joe
    18/01/2012 at 4:45 pm Permalink

    Sorry Claire,

    Now Updated.


  3. Joe
    21/01/2012 at 3:20 pm Permalink

    What happens between nominations closing and campaigning beginning?

  4. Joe
    22/01/2012 at 12:02 pm Permalink

    The candidates plan and prepare……

  5. Joe
    23/01/2012 at 12:17 pm Permalink

    So when are the candidates announced?

  6. Joe
    23/01/2012 at 10:17 pm Permalink

    Sorry I was being a bit criptic.

    The candidates are announced on the evening of Nominations closing (16th Feb)
    There will also be a campaign briefing on the 16th to candidates stating the rules and how they can campaign (each candidate will receive a budget to spend on campaign materials).

    Manifesto’s of the candidates are usually released on the webpage the next day, however this all depends on the number of candidates and how jazzed up with media they are.

    Candidates are not allowed to campaign until the official start, online or physically but once it does you won’t be able to miss it.

    Are you interested in finding out more about running?


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