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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.

Elections

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.

Student Reps 2018

To take part please log in to our website. Student Reps seek out the views of their fellow students and represent these to their department, their school and the University. For the University and the Students' Union, Reps are an important way of listening to the student voice and responding to student concerns about teaching and learning, so it's important that you vote to ensure your Rep is representative! If you have any questions please contact Ellie, the Student Rep Assistant at the Students' Union at studentreps@sussexstudent.com.

229 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 17:00 on Thursday 27 September 2018 (in 3 days and 16 hours)

The polls open at 09:00 on Friday 28 September 2018 (in 4 days and 8 hours)

Post List
Read more about the positions up for election and what each role entails.

Representative and LGBTQ Officer Elections 2018

There are five Representatives, representing the following groups of students: Student Parents, Mature Students, Part-Time Students, First Generation Scholars Students and International Students. Representatives actively work to ensure that the views and needs of the relevant group are considered within the Union and University community. The LGBTQ Part-time officer is also included in this election as the previous postholder had to stand down.

6 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 17:00 on Thursday 27 September 2018 (in 3 days and 16 hours)

The polls open at 09:00 on Friday 28 September 2018 (in 4 days and 8 hours)

Post List
Read more about the positions up for election and what each role entails.

Union Executive and Trustee elections 2019

To take part, please log in to our website. The Union's Full-time Officers and Part-time Officers lead the Union. The Trustees oversee the Union's activities as part of the Union's charity trustee board. NUS delegates represent Sussex at a national level at NUS conferences

13 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 09:00 on Monday 11 February 2019 (in 20 weeks and 0 days)

The polls open at 09:00 on Monday 4 March 2019 (in 23 weeks and 0 days)

Post List
Read more about the positions up for election and what each role entails.

 

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

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.

 
What should change here? Nominate yourself and make change happen

Sat 16 Sep 2017

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

 
Students' Union election results 2017

Fri 03 Mar 2017

Thousands of students voted this week in the Union's elections and referenda.

 
 

Key election dates

Nominations close for Student Rep, LGBTQ Officer and Representative election
27th September 5pm - 6pm
Nominations for Student Reps and Representatives will close on Thursday 27th September at 5pm
Vote Now for Student Reps, LGBTQ Officer and Representatives
28th September 9am - 1st October 5pm
Head to www.sussexstudent.com/vote to vote for the students that will represent you this year.