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Select the election(s) you wish to take part in and the role(s) you wish to nominate yourself or vote for. When you're voting you can rank the candidates in order of preference.

If you have any problems nominating yourself or voting please email support@sussexstudent.com as soon as possible so we can resolve these for you.

Before nominating yourself, please read our Rules & Guidelines about standing in elections. All candidates are expected to have read the handbook. 

If you're considering nominating yourself we've provided some information and inspiration for potential candidates as well as some helpful hints and tips from current elected officers on writing your manifesto.

Student Rep Elections

Student Reps are one of the ways that your Students' Union represents your academic interests. 

By collecting your feedback, and presenting your opinions to staff at the Union and University Student Reps make sure that your voice is being heard in the decisions that will impact you. 

Applications are open now for foundation, first-year and postgraduate roles (as well as some other roles which were not filled in the spring election). 

If you want to become a Rep, you will need to put yourself forward online and write 100 words as to why you would make a great Student Rep.

Once you have done this, the students on the course will select the person they would like to represent them. You have until October 3rd to apply!

If you'd like to read more in-depth about what being a Student Rep entails, you can read the role description. You can also go a step beyond and become a Chair Rep

You can apply here!



Students nominate themselves to tell us that they'd like to be elected to a particular position then campaign to be elected by persuading people to vote for them

Students vote online for the person they would like to be elected by ranking the candidates in order of preference. 

We use the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system to calculate the winner.

If you have any complaints about the conduct of candidates or the elections process, you can contact the Returning Officer at returning@sussexstudent.com. Complaints about candidates must be raised no later than one hour after the close of voting, and complaints about the elections process must be raised no later than one week after voting closes. You can find out more about complaints under section 4.17 of the Rules.

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You could be elected

Any student can nominate themselves in our elections. We provide training and support to help with elections and once you're elected.

You don't have to be 'the right sort of person', know everyone on campus, be 'political' or have relevant experience. You just need ideas of how to make things better.

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Election news

Students' Union Election results 2019

Fri 08 Mar 2019

Elections 2019 results are in. We are thrilled to announce our new Full-Time Officers, Part-Time Officers, Student Trustees and NUS conference delegates, and would like to congratulate absolutely everyone who took part, including all you fantastic students who voted.

What should change here? Nominate yourself and make change happen

Tue 04 Sep 2018

Be one of the hundreds of students and researchers elected to improve things for students here. Nominate yourself now.

Students' Union election results 2018

Fri 23 Mar 2018

Thousands of students voted this week for next year's Full-time Officers, Part-time Officers and Student Trustees.

NUS delegate election results 2018

Fri 23 Feb 2018

Hundreds of students voted this week for students to represent them at the National Union of Student (NUS) conferences.


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