What is a Students’ Union election?
Students’ Unions are built by students, for students. They are separate entities to the University and whilst linked by their students, they have their own staff and priorities (mainly making your student experience the best it can be!).
Every Students’ Union across the country has elections (which normally take place in February or March) where it is a chance for the student community to vote for a group of elected representatives to champion the student voice at the University.
At Salford we have 5 Student Officers and 8 Voluntary Officers who represent, advocate and support the student community. They campaign, put on events and tackle issues that are problematic to our community. Much like politicians, they are voted in on a manifesto and you have the right to hold them to account.
Without Student Officers, Unions would not exist. You would not have a voice and your time at University would certainly be very different.
Student Elections 2021 Timetable
9am Monday 18th January - Midday (12pm) Thursday 18th February
|Candidate's Development Session (Compulsory)||3pm-6pm Friday 19th February or 11am-2pm Saturday 20th February|
|Manifesto Deadline||10am Tuesday 23rd February|
|Voting||9am Monday 8th March - 4pm Thursday 11th March|
|Results||Friday 12th March (time TBC)|
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on this election or any of the positions available see our handy guide below: