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.

Think someone would be great at a role? Nudge them!

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.

Date Event Location
24th Feb, 09:00 Nominations open Elections portal
27th Feb, 12:00 Sabb candidates meet Proctor TBC
28th Feb, 17:00 Nominations close  
28th Feb, 17:30 Sabb candidates meeting Sandy's Bar
29th Feb, 12:00 All candidates meeting Beacon Bar
29th Feb, 13:00 Campaigning starts  
1st-3rd Mar, 12-22:00 SRC and SSC hustings Beacon Bar
2nd Mar, 19:30 Sabb question time The StAge
3rd Mar, 17:30 Athletic Union President hustings The StAge
3rd Mar, 19:30 Sabb candidates debate The StAge
5th Mar, 00:01 Voting opens Voting portal
6th Mar, 18:00 Voting closes  
6th Mar, 20:00 School President results The StAge
6th Mar, 20:30 All other results The StAge

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: