Our student elections are held in late February each year; all matriculated students are eligible to stand for election, including postgraduates. There are 61 positions available, including 6 full-time paid sabbatical officers, the SRC and SSC, and school presidents. See the candidates list for more info on each position. If you have any questions, contact saelect@ or the current position holder.

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To nominate yourself, visit the elections portal during the February nomination period.

All matriculated students are eligible to vote, including postgraduates; the voting portal will be shown here once voting opens in early March.

All election events will take place online in 2021.

Date Event Location
22nd Feb, 9am Nominations open Elections portal
25th Feb, 12pm Sabb candidates meet Proctor Microsoft Teams
26th Feb, 5pm Nominations close
26th Feb, 5:30pm Sabb candidates meeting Microsoft Teams
27th Feb, 12pm All candidates meeting Microsoft Teams
27th Feb, 1pm Campaigning starts
28th Feb to 2nd Mar, 12-10pm Councils hustings TBC
1st Mar, 7:30pm Sabb candidates question time TBC
2nd Mar, 5:30pm Athletic Union President hustings TBC
2nd Mar, 7:30pm Sabb candidates debate TBC
4th Mar, 12:01am Voting opens Voting portal
5th Mar, 6pm Voting closes
5th Mar, 8pm School President results TBC
5th Mar, 8:30pm All other results TBC

Our elections use the single transferable vote (STV) system. A good explanation of this system is available here.

Every student has a credit-weighted vote in the School President elections. A first year student who takes a module in History, IR, and Psychology will have three votes, each counting for '20' in the appropriate election. A third year student who takes entirely Biology modules will have one vote counting for '60' in the Biology President election. This also applies to taught postgraduates. Research postgraduates may also vote in School Presidents' elections, with a vote counting for '120'.


Follow the elections on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date information. Watch this video from the last sabb debate to see what candidates get up to during campaign week: