Student group elections

Could you lead your society? Our groups are led by a team of enthusiatic and dedicated volunteers that form the society's committee. They are crucial to creating a positive student experience and bring students together through events and activities. Each society has a committee that includes the following three core roles:
- President
- Finance officer 
- Events and admin officer

It is your chance to take on a committee role, and gain skills in communication, leadership, event management and much more. The elections have opened. Paid society members will receive guidance from the Students' Union on how to take part in the election. 

Committee roles explained

Becoming part of a society's committee is an great way to have a positive impact on fellow students. Committee roles are also good option for gaining experience that you can use in job interviews. But what should you expect from a role?


The president is often seen as the figurehead for the society. They work hard to build relationships with their members, other societies, the Students' Union, the University and external organisations. They will work with their committee members to delegate work and deliver a programme of activities. They lead on the general running of the group. Part of this is developing great communication skills to make sure society members are aware of forthcoming events through regular promotion via events, social media, the Students' Union website and emails. And finally, they take the time to gather feedback from members and actively work to improve their society. 

Finance officer

The finance officer is crucial for making sure the society has the funds for the society's events and activities. The individual manages the budget and makes sure that finance requests are being processed on time. E.g. invoices for catering, room hire. They should be able to keep accurate records of society income and expenditure. The other part to this role is sourcing new income from other sources. This could include applying for funds, securing sponsorship from external companies, or sourcing in-kind sponsorship such as free speakers in return for flyer distribution. 

Events and admin officer

The events and admin officer sets out the events and activities plan for the society. They work closely with the Students' Union to deliver events and manage the logistics on the day. They will often use feedback from society members to improve the society's offering. They are also in charge of the society's membership and taking minutes at committee meetings to share with the Students' Union. 

Nomination form 

You can only be a candidate for a maximum of one position in each student group. You must be logged in to nominate yourself or to vote. Click the link in the top right corner.

No elections are currently running

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