Thinking of running in the SU Election?

Written by: UPSU



Elections run every year for you to decide who represents you and your needs as a student at various levels within the university, locally, and nationally. Student Elections decide which of your fellow students will take up these positions for one year; these Officers will act on behalf of you.

Any student studying a University of Plymouth course, regardless of year, fee status, or mode of study, is a member of the students’ union and has a vote in the elections. Therefore you, as a student, are a voter!



Do you want to help shape the University and Students' Union to improve the student experience?


We will be running some virtual info sessions in the new year so you can learn about the process and have a chance to ask our team your questions. 

Find out more about the opportunity to become a Sabbatical Officer, these informal sessions cover more about;

- What the Sabbatical Officers do
- What's involved in running in the election
- The election process
- How to nominate yourself
- What happens during campaigning
- How voting works



Join our Facebook events so you can keep up to date with all the information you need to get involved:


- Wednesday 20th January

Tuesday 26th January

Thursday 28th January

Monday 1st February



Want to find out more now? Check out our Student Elections page.