Students Elections

We're a democratic organisation led by students for students. Our annual autumn and spring elections gives you the opportunity to have a say in the way we run, our future direction and give you th chance to pick our student representative. 

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Students lead the Union, and our Spring Election is your chance to step into one of our roles. Some are paid, some are voluntary - but all make a difference. 

Nominations close at 11am on Tuesday 23 March 2021. 

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About Elections

UWTSD Students’ Union is a democratic organisation which is led by students for students. Therefore, the Students’ Union election gives all students the opportunity to have a say in the way it is run and its direction for the future.

We represent students on issues they tell us to and we campaign for the changes that our members have asked for and provide services to enhance their time at University.

To make sure we are relevant and effective in our work we always need students to get involved with their Students’ Union, by voting, by debating policy, telling us what we need to do better, and by standing in elections. 

Our annual Elections lets you decide who you want to fill student leadership positions within the Students’ Union. Any student can put their name forward for a position and every student gets to vote.  

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Thinking of standing for one of the roles but have a few questions? Check out some of our frequently asked questions below! If you have any other questions just get in touch with the Elections Team at election@uwtsd.ac.uk  

This depends on the role, for Campus specific roles such as Campus Presidents and Part-time Officers, you need to be a student on that campus. For Student Trustee and Union Chairperson you can be from any campus or learning centre.

Birmingham students can run for

  • Group President
  • Student Trustee
  • Union Chairperson

Cardiff students can run for

  • Group President
  • Student Trustee
  • Union Chairperson

Carmarthen students can run for

  • Group President
  • Carmarthen Campus President
  • Carmarthen Part-time Officers 
  • Student Trustee
  • Union Chairperson

Lampeter students can run for

  • Group President
  • Lampeter Campus President
  • Lampeter Part-time Officers 
  • Student Trustee
  • Union Chairperson

London students can run for

  • Group President
  • Student Trustee
  • Union Chairperson

Swansea students can run for

  • Group President
  • Swansea Campus President
  • Swansea Part-time Officers 
  • Student Trustee
  • Union Chairperson

First, check that you are eligible to stand for that role. For some roles you need to be a student studying on that campus. If you’re still having issues get in touch with us at election@uwtsd.ac.uk

Nothing, we will reimburse you for any money spent in the election. All candidates have a budget to stick to – you can read this in our financial regulations.

We’ve popped some resources and questions up on the website to help you out with writing your manifesto! Have a chat with your friends and course mates and learn about what students would like to see from their Students’ Union and University.  

View Manifesto Recourses

All Elected Officers, Trustees and the Union Chairperson will receive training for their role, so don’t worry about not knowing everything right away!  

Yes! We run several sessions to support for candidates, and you can check out our candidate's resource hub to find some more as well.  

View Candidate Resources

If you can’t log in through the website, please email election@uwtsd.ac.uk and our team will get back to you as soon as possible. Email as soon as you realise this – we can't do anything after voting closes.

Check out our Elections Regulations to see if you think a candidate has breached the Elections Principles. If you think they have, fill in the Elections Complain Form to submit your complaint. If you’re not sure – get in touch with the Elections Team at election@uwtsd.ac.uk.