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You're better than the average student

The benefits are clear

Standing in our elections means you'll be able to develop. This is the biggest event across the university, and with thousands of students ready to support you, you can't afford to miss out.

Your career starts here.

  • Top-level decision making
  • Public speaking, networking and chairing skills
  • Interview and recruitment experience
  • Stakeholder management
  • Get high-level contacts across the university

Build your confidence.

  • Training sessions developing leadership, speaking, and confidence skills
  • Work with experts who'll help you develop
  • Get great support in every step

Improve the University.

  • Be involved in top level decision making processes
  • Directly impact University policy
  • Run campaigns to improve areas of student life
  • Deliver the changes you want to see

We're with you

No strings attached, we're holding sessions through Jan and Feb to show you how to stand, what you'll gain from it.

Our Elections sessions

What are the elections?

Quick and informal explainer, with plenty of chances to ask questions.

18 Jan 23 Jan
28 Jan

Elections 101
 

Your guide on how to write a winning (and achievable) manifesto and run a great campaign.

 13 Feb  25 Feb
 27 Feb  

Public Speaking Training

Great preparation ahead of campaigning.

24 Jan

Postgraduate students' leadership

PGs need more representation than ever before. Here's how to do it.

30 Jan

Black & Ethnic Minority Leadership

How you can lead and campaign on issues that affect the BME community.

7 Feb

LGBT Leadership

Hear from leaders from the LGBT+ community about their journeys and be inspired to take your own.

6 Feb

Women's leadership

Female students are under-represented at City, here's how we're going to change that.

31 Jan

Disabled Students' leadership

Hear from leaders who have a disability about their journeys and how we can make our elections as accessible as they can be.

29 Jan

International Students' leadership

Our elections are open for everyone to participate in. We'll be talking Visas, key issues, and how to sort them all out.

5 Feb

Just three steps to stand

We're ready when you are. If you haven't seen the positions yet, check them out and come back here.

Step 1.

When nominations open, use the website to nominate yourself.

Step 2.

Fill it in, take a headshot, and write your Manifesto.

Step 3.

Submit your docs and info before we close nominations.

Which position do you want?

Get paid and work full time leading the Students' Union with our Full Time positions, or continue your studies with our casual Part Time positions. All offer great leadership and training sessions, huge personal opportunities, and all will put you ahead of the rest when applying for jobs.

Stand now, run in March, and you'll take office from the 1st of July. You can only choose one position to stand for.

Full time officers

President

The face of the Students' Union. They sit on University Council and Senate ensuring the student voice is heard at the very top of the University. They lead the Students' Union to deliver for every single student at City. 

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Vice President Activities & Development

The lead on the fun stuff. They help support students to run a wide range of activities, from fundraising to student media, and help make you more employable. 

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Vice President Education

They work closely with the University to ensure that all courses have student representation and issues are dealt with effectively. They also campaign for better resources for your studies.

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Part time Officers: Three types

1. Academic Interest Officers

Academic Interest Officers represent the five Schools and Postgraduates at City. They work with colleagues to ensure that the student voice is effectively represented at the highest levels and feedback is acted upon.

2. Liberation Officers

Liberation Officers represent the under-represented students in our community, running campaigns, events and activities to bring students together and ensure they are treated fairly.

3. Special Interest Officers

Special Interest Officers help to organise and deliver activities for all students and ensure that City is an exciting and developing place to study. 

 

City Law School

They work with their school to tackle issues effecting their students and represent them. They work with Programme Reps to ensure feedback is communicated and acted upon.

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School of Arts and Social Sciences

They work with their school to tackle issues effecting their students and represent them. They work with Programme Reps to ensure feedback is communicated and acted upon.

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School of Health Sciences

They work with their school to tackle issues effecting their students and represent them. They work with Programme Reps to ensure feedback is communicated and acted upon.

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Cass Business School

They work with their school to tackle issues effecting their students and represent them. They work with Programme Reps to ensure feedback is communicated and acted upon.

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School of Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Engineering

They work with their school to tackle issues effecting their students and represent them. They work with Programme Reps to ensure feedback is communicated and acted upon.

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Postgraduate Research Representative

They represent all Research PG's and campaigns on issues effecting their time at City. This role also sits on University Senate.

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Postgraduate Taught Representative

They represent all Taught PG's and campaigns on issues effecting their time at City. This role also sits on University Senate.

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LGBT Officer

They represent all City students that define as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans. They work with colleagues to campaign for better facilities and run events for the LGBT Community.

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Disabled Students Officer

Representing all students with disabilities, they are there to ensure your views are heard and to organise events and activities. 

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Women's Officer

They represent all women at City and campaign on gender gap issues and to raise awareness for all women. 

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Black and Minority Ethnic Officer

Campaigning and raising awareness of issues affecting our BME community, helping to make positive changes for everyone. 

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International Students' Officer

Leading on events and campaigns to help our international students settle here at City. Making sure they have the support and facilities necessary.

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Ethics & Environmental Officer

Sustainability is a key focus for City and this Officer works with the University and Students' Union to encourage students to be responsible with their actions. Helping to run events and campaigns to engage all students.

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Sports Officer

Representing City's Sports team, they work to ensure that sporting opportunities are available to all students and helps coordinate events to get everyone involved. 

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RAG Officer

Leading the Union's fundraising activity, they organise and deliver events and campaigns for all students to help raise as much money for charity as possible. 

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The Timeline

Nomination period opens

14 Jan 12:00pm

Nomination period closes

 

Manifesto Deadline 

21 Feb 12:00pm

 

28 Feb 12:00pm

Candidates’ Briefing

22 Feb

Campaigning can start

1 Mar 11:00am

Voting begins

8 Mar 12:00pm

Voting closes, campaigning stops

14 Mar 12:00pm

Results announced

15 Mar 5:00pm

What are the Elections?

The Elections Explained

We represent students, and our yearly elections enable us to make sure every student’s voice is heard.
Any City student can stand for a position, and any student can vote (last year over 3,000 took part).
If you get voted in, you get to set the direction of the Students’ Union.
We have a total of 18 different positions you can stand for, and all start for a year from July.

Staff Resource Hub

We want staff to have the tools to encourage students to run, so we've made a Staff Resource Hub where they can find key talking points, lecture slides, and other materials to easily send students.

Contact us

Any questions can be put to our expert at suelections@city.ac.uk.