Voting open
26th - 28th April
Who should #LeadStaffs?

Leadership Race 2021

This election is for the members of Staffordshire University Students' Union to choose their Full-Time Officers, Department Reps and Representative Network & Student Group Committee for the 2020/21 academic year.

215 posts are up for election.

Nominations are now closed.

The polls open at 10:00 on Monday 26 April 2021 (in 12 days)

Post List
Read more about the positions up for election and what each role entails.
Candidate List
See who's running for each post and read their manifestos.


Check you can vote »

Alternatively, submit your question as a video »


+ What is the Leadership Race?

Every year, every student has the opportunity to stand as, and vote to elect, the leaders of your Students' Union:

The students elected to #LeadStaffs start their work over the summer to make sure all students at Staffordshire University feel #ProudToBeStaffs.

+ What are Students' Union elections like?

Your Students' Union has a history of friendly, competitive, and creative election campaigns run by enthusiastic candidates.

All of our elections run on four key principles, that campaigning must be Fair, Safe, Legal, and Positive.

If you choose to stand, you will be given training and support from the Students' Union to produce an amazing election campaign.

+ How can I be part of it?

Be a candidate

Nominations are now closed but if you're interested in any of the roles available, get in touch at


Campaign for someone

Step 1: Choose a candidate whose ideas you like or who best represents your views.

Step 2: Share their manifesto and campaign materials with your friends who can vote.

Step 3: Don't forget to vote for them between the 26th - 28th of April at

Step 4: Tell people who you've voted for and why.

Step 5: After the results, drop your favorite candidate/s a message to say well done for their hard work campaigning.

+ Key Dates

11:59pm, 21st March | Nominations close

12th - 25th April | Meet your candidates

26th - 28th April | Vote online

29th April | Find out the results announced live on social media. Meet your new Officer Team and student representatives.




Your Leadership Race candidates announced
orange background with meet your candidates

Meet the students who want to #LeadStaffs

Speak Week 2021 Summary
Megaphone with Union Logo

In February we asked students one key question. Here's what you said...

How you can vote to #LeadtheChange
I wanted to see students like me in leadership

How your simple online vote can make a big difference


Be Part Of It

#LeadStaffs: Meet Your Candidates 1
20th April 6pm - 7pm
MS Teams
#LeadStaffs: Question Your Candidates 1
20th April 6pm - 7pm
Microsoft Teams
This is YOUR chance to ask your Full-Time Officer candidates what would they do if they #LeadStaffs
#LeadStaffs: Question Your Candidates 2
21st April 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Microsoft Teams


If you have any questions about the Leadership Race, get in touch at