rectorial election

Key Information

Nominations will be open in October 2017

Thinking of running a candidate? Take a look at the role of the Rector here!

Have you read the rules yet?

Voting opens Thursday 12th October


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.


Get Involved


All St Andrews students are eligible to run a Rectorial Camapign! Are you passionate about representation? Do you love the University? Do you care about making about affecting fundamental change in University governance? Run a Rectorial Camapign! 

If you think someone would do a fabulous job, why not tell them and nudge them to run!

Watch these videos to see what candidates get up to during elections week!


Important Dates

  • Nominations open: 2nd October, 9am
  • Nominations close: 4th October, 5pm
  • Formal announcement of candidate nominations: 5th October, Noon
  • Campaigning Starts: 6th October, 00:01
  • Polls open: 12th October, 9am
  • Polls close: 13th October, 5pm
  • Results: 13th October, Time TBC


Casting A Vote

Casting a vote is simple, on October 12nd at 00:01 when voting opens all you have to do is click this link here. Then login with your St Andrews username and password. If you have trouble voting, just email saelect@ 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 position.

We recommend reading role descriptions as well to fully understand the responsibilities of the roles you are about to elect people to.

Finally, we will live-stream the Rectorial candidate question time. Watch this space for a streaming link or attend in person!


Get in touch.

If you have any questions, you can email the Elections Committee at

Make sure to follow @saelect on Twitter! Like the official Facebook page!