Notice of Nominations: By-Election 2021

Monday 24-05-2021 - 11:34

Unfortunately, the elected Swansea Campus President is unable to take up the post, we wish them all the best.

However, what this does mean is that the Students’ Union is holding another election. We love democracy, and we’re sure you do too!

Students lead UWTSD Students' Union, and if you’re eligible to run you can stand for the role of Swansea Campus President. You can vote for who you think is right for the job. And after everything 2020 has thrown at us, it's more important than ever that students get heard!

There is one role available which is Swansea Campus President. This is a full-time post that will start on 21 June 2021. There are some compulsory requirements found at the end of this notice.


Nominations Open 10 am Wednesday 26th May 

To nominate, you need to fill in the Microsoft Form here and upload the Trustee Declaration which can be downloaded here; nominations are open from 26th May until 2nd June 2021.    


Nominations Open 

26 May, 10 am

Nominations Close 

2 June, 10 am

Candidate Briefing 

2 June, 6 pm

Manifesto Deadline

3 June, 10 am

Voting Opens

9 June, 10 am

Voting Closes

11 June, 3 pm


11 June, 6 pm


What's a Manifesto?

A manifesto is a statement that tells voters who you are and what you want to achieve. It's short and to the point, and lets voters know more about you. Manifestos are limited to 200 words.

Candidate Manifestos should be emailed to by 10:00 June 3rd. We cannot accept late submissions of manifestos.

Manifesto Writing Advice


Candidate Question Time

Unfortunately, we are not able to put together candidate questions in this short time frame, but you can check in with the candidates to ask them any questions you may have! You’ll likely be able to find them over various social media platforms during the voting period.


Position Available


Sabbatical Officer - Swansea Campus President


Together, the team of Sabbatical Officers politically leads the Students’ Union on a daily basis, providing political direction to the Union’s staff team and making sure that the work of the organisation is relevant to the experience of our students.

Compulsory requirements for the role of Swansea Campus President, you must be:

  • in the UK to start full-time work 21st June 2021 
  • eligible to work in the UK 
  • a current registered student at UWTSD 
  • a student whose programme is based at a UWTSD Swansea site
  • Eligible to be a charity trustee and company director

If you are an international student you are welcome and encouraged to run in the elections, however you will need to extend your visa in order to take up the role. Please contact International Registry if you have questions about this, as the students’ union does not provide visa advice.

You are required to meet all of the above criteria, if you unfortunately don’t hit all of these compulsory requirements you are not eligible to run in the election.

If you have any questions about the Election, please contact The Elections Team at



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