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Students' Union Elections


Our elections run in a similar way to the UK's General Election.

  • Each year, current students (all students are automatically members of the Students' Union) vote for representatives called Officers.

  • Any current student can put themselves forward as a candidate (nominate themselves) and their application is then supported by their peers. 

  • All students are asked to vote for which candidates they would best like to represent them, based on their manifesto (plan of action).

  • Students vote online by ranking the candidates in order of preference. 

  • Voting happens during Election Week, which this year is from 23-27 March 2020.

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

Candidates for 2020

Find out more about your candidates, what they stand for and what they hope to achieve  - before casting your vote this week: 

Meet your candidates and read their manifestos (PDF)

Online hustings: See your candidates' responses to the big questions

How to vote 

Select the election below and the roles you wish to vote for. When you're voting you can rank the candidates in order of preference.

If you experience problems voting, please email support@sussexstudent.com as soon as possible so we can resolve these for you.

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 (5pm on 27th March), 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.


More about the roles

Full-time Officers

Part-Time Officers

Student Trustees


Voting closes at 5pm on Friday 27 March

Students' Union Officer Election 2020

To take part, please log in to our website. This is the first election for the Students' Union Executive Team with the new Full Time Officer roles. These roles have been reviewed over the last few months and in consultation with students, a new Officer Team has been created. For more info, go to our website: https://www.sussexstudent.com/elections The Trustees oversee the Students' Union's activities as part of its charity trustee board.

12 posts are up for election.

The polls have closed.

Post List
Read more about the positions up for election and what each role entails.
Candidate List
See who ran for each post and read their manifestos.