Nominations for the 2019 Student's Association elections will open at 9am on Monday the 25th of February. Nominations will close at 5pm on Friday the 1st of March. For more key dates for the 2019 elections, please scroll down to the 'Important Dates' section.

The results of the 2018 Students' Association years elections can be viewed below.

Get Involved


The University of St Andrews Students' Association has a strong and vibrant record of student democracy. We are the only UK students' union to have exceeded over 50% turnout in our elections.

All St Andrews students are eligible to stand for election! Are you passionate about representation? Stand for a position on the SRC! Enjoy extracurriculars? Run to join the SSC! Do you love academics? Be a School President!

If you think someone would do a fabulous job, why not tell them? Nudge them to run here!


Watch these videos from the 2016 elections to see what candidates get up to during the campaign week!

Sabbatical Question Time
Sabbatical Debate

Casting A Vote

Casting a vote is simple, on the 7th of March at 00:01am when voting opens, all you have to do is click this link. Then login with your St Andrews username and password.

Click on the election under the voting open section:


If you have trouble voting please email saelect@st-andrews.ac.uk and they will help you figure out what the issue is. Occasiaonlly there are minor IT issues, but don't worry, we will get them solved so you can have your say!

Before you cast your vote you should familiarize yourself with the positions read a bit about the SRC and SSC as well as the School Presidents. If you are really interested you can read past SRC, SSC, and School President minutes and reports to see what they have done so far this year. We recommend reading the role descriptions as well to fully understand the responsibilities of the roles you are about to elect people to.


Check out the positions avaliable in the 2019 elections, and their role descriptions.


Important Dates

Nominations Open 25th February, 9am  
Nominations Close 1st March, 5pm  
Sabbatical Candidates' Meeting 1st March, 5:30pm Sandy's Bar
All Candidates' Meeting 2nd March, 12 noon Beacon Bar
Campaigning Starts 2nd March, 1pm  
SRC & SSC Hustings 4th - 6th March, 12 noon - 10pm Sandy's Bar
Sabbatical Candidates' Question Time 4th March, 7.30pm The StAge
Athletic Union President Hustings 5th March, 7:30pm School 1, Sallies Quad
Sabbatical Candidates' Debate 6th March, 7:30pm The StAge
Polls Open 7th March, 0:01am  
Polls Close 8th March, 6pm  
School President Results 8th March, 8pm The StAge
All Other Results 8th March, 8:30pm The StAge


Position Winner 
Association President    Paloma Paige
Director of Events & Services Adam Powrie
Director of Education Alice Foulis
Director of Student Development & Activities Jamie Minns
Director of Wellbeing Nick Farrer
Athletic Union President Fiona Murray



Position Winner 
Association Chair Sneha Nair
Alumni Officer Olivia Sutton
Community Relations Officer Morgan Morris
Environment Officer Lauren Davis
LGBT+ Officer Zelda Tobias-Kotyk
Lifelong and Flexible Learners Officer Sarah Ramage



Position Winner
Accommodation Officer Lucy Allatt
Arts/Divinity Faculty President Gianluca Giammei
Postgraduate Development Officer Courtney Aitken
Member for First Years Avery Kitchens
Member for Gender Equality Isabella Smith
Member without Portfolio Robyn Wells
Member for Racial Equality Tomisin Animashaun
Member for Students with Disabilities Emily Muller
Member for Widening Access & Participation Ciara McCumiskey
Postgraduate Academic Convener Ashley Clayton
Science/Medicine Faculty President Alisa Danilenko



Position Winner 
Broadcasting Officer (STAR) Laura Mueller
Charities Officer (Charities Campaign) Niamh McGurk
Debates Officer (UDS) Matthew Singer
Member without Portfolio Shaina Sullivan
Student Music Officer (Music is Love) Casper Sanderson
Performing Arts Officer (Mermaids) Rowan Wishart
Postgraduate Officer (Postgraduate Society) Cameron Rice
Societies Officer Kevin Phelan
Volunteering Officer (SVS) Adam Lord


School Presidents

Position Winner
Art History Meredith Loper
Biology Roisin Gendall
Chemistry Ailsa Edward
Classics Rebecca Hachamovitch
Computer Science Martynas Noreika
Divinity Rachel Jane Miller
Earth & Environmental Science Evan Margerum
Economics & Finance Rachel Williams
English Jessica Armstrong
Film Studies Lyndsay Townsend
Geography & Sustainable Development Sophie Tyler
History Sahil Ali
International Relations Kat Lawlor
Management Philip Caraci
Mathematics & Statistics Kamilla Rekvenyi
Medicine Kay McGillivray
Modern Languages Amy Bretherton
Philosophy Sophia Rommel
Physics & Astronomy Amy Suddards
Psychology & Neuroscience Winnie Li
Social Anthropology Rikke Nedergaard


Modern Languages Convenors

Position Winner
Arabic/Persian Convenor Anya Moffattova
Comparative Literature Convenor Julia Whalen
French Convenor Ciara Munnelly
German Convenor Louise Abigail
Italian Convenor Eleanor Katharine Carter
Russian Convenor Chloe Sides
Spanish Convenor Ingrid Vogt


Contact Details

If you have any questions, you can email the Elections Committee at saelect@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Make sure to follow @saelect on Twitter and like the official Facebook page for up to date information on the elections.