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Voting Opens 9am on Tuesday 23rd April 2024

The Leadership Race is our annual springtime election. This is your opportunity to elect student group leaders, subject representatives and full-time Officers for the upcoming academic year.

The Leadership Race 2024

This election is for the members of Staffordshire University Students' Union to choose their Full-Time Officers, Subject Reps, Representative Network & Student Group Committees (and more!) for the 2024/25 academic year.

353 posts are up for election.

Nominations are now closed.

The polls open at 10:00 on Tuesday 23 April 2024 (in 5 days and 1 hours)

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.

Leadership Race News

Why is the Leadership Race Important?
Why is the leadership race important

Okay, so we're all suddenly talking about elections... But why? What's the point? Let us spill the tea...

Can I Vote in the Leadership Race?

Are you eligible to vote - or run! - in the Leadership Race elections? Find out here!

Leadership Race: Should I Run?

Are you Umm-ing and Ahh-ing about whether to nominate yourself in our Leadership Race? Try our helpful quiz!

What Roles are Elected in the Leadership Race?

Nominations for the Leadership Race are open! But what do each of the posts actually mean?


The Leadership Race: Staff FAQ
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Everything University & Union Staff need to know about this year's biggest election.



Frequently Asked Questions

Can I vote?

Before carrying on, you may want to check you can participate in this election.

What do these different roles involve?

To help you decide whether our leadership roles are for you, we've prepared a range of Role Descriptions. These documents are a snapshot of what these roles might look and feel like everyday but remember, we're a flexible organisation, and you'll likely find that you'll be involved in lots more too!

Elected Officer (Employed Role) Download the Role Description Subject Representative (Voluntary Role) Download the Role Description PGR Representative (Voluntary Role) Download the Role Description Network Leader (Voluntary Role) Download the Role Description Committee Leader (Voluntary Role) Download the Role Description
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 support from the Students' Union to produce an amazing election campaign.

Contact Us

If you have any questions relating to our Leadership Race, want more information or wish to give some feedback (or just having one of those days), please contact your Student Voice Team.

Call: 01782 294629

Email: studentvoice@staffs.ac.uk

Drop in to the Students' Union Offices above Ember Lounge