Autumn Elections 2020

We build this City! Autumn Elections are here to ensure you have a say on your academic experience, the power to shape your learning and access to the support you need to thrive. 

The Autumn Elections are used to elect the Chair of Student Council, 15 Student Councillors, National Union of Students’ (NUS) Conference Delegates and Part-time Officers positions. Students elected to these positions lead the change and elevate your views.

During the recent Autumn Elections, no councillors for the School of Health Sciences were elected. Nominations are re-opening. All the key information you need to know can be found below.

On this page you will find answers to the following questions:

Dates for Autumn By-Elections 2020

  • Nominations open:  Tuesday 1st December 12:00pm (submit your nomination here)
  • Nominations close: Friday 4th December 11:59am
  • Candidate Briefings: Monday 7th December 12:15pm
  • Start of campaigning:  Monday 7th December 1:15pm (Must attend a briefing prior to campaigning)
  • Voting opens: Tuesday 8th December 9:00am
  • Voting closes: Friday 11th December 4:00pm
  • Complaints deadline: Friday 11th December 4:59pm
  • Results published: Friday 11th December - Time to be confirmed

Positions in Autumn By- Elections 2020:

  • School of Health Student Councillors x 3 positions - propose and agree City Students Union's policies on critical issues such as student space, widening access and sustainability. 

Student Councillors

Union Council is where our most important decisions are made. Student Councillors decide policy for the entire student body. If you are a Student Councillor, you will speak up for your area of study at Council meetings, participate in debates and vote on the direction of the Union.

In recent years, the Student Councillors have led or influenced our stances on diversity, additional funding for societies, sustainability, removing evening exams, keeping Wednesday’s afternoon free and much more.

You can learn more about Union Council and the importance of democracy to City Students’ Union here.

The following Council Rep roles are being chosen in this election:

  • Student Councillor (SHS) x 3 positions

Nomination Information

To nominate yourself for a position and for information on how to stand, please visit the Nominations Page here.

Additional Information

Potential Candidates and Candidates can find addtional information in the Resource Hub.


To understand how to create an eye-catching manifesto, click below:

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Autumn 2020 By-Elections

This Election is for the purpose of electing SHS Councillor x 3

1 post is up for election.

Nominations are now closed.

The polls open at 09:00 on Tuesday 8 December 2020 (in 3 days and 5 hours)

Post List
Read more about the positions up for election and what each role entails.

There are total of 3 posts up for election