This page contains all of the information you will require for participating in the SAUWS 2017 Elections. The SAUWS elections are for all students - those that are involved or not so involved in our activities. Our positions and the training that we give can be vehicles that students can use to increase future employment opportunities. If you have a passion, want to develop your skills and think you can make a difference to our 15000 students, then we want you to nominate yourself. If you want to discuss any of the positions below privately, please contact

What are the Elections?

As defined in our constitution, SAUWS is a democractic membership lead organisation. As such our members get the opportunity every year to elect the student leaders for the following academic year. There are different positions up for grab which are split into three categories:

  • Sabbatical Officers
  • Volunteer Officers
  • NUS Delegates

There is a by-election for some of the volunteer positions - Volunteer Officers represent a specific University constituency. You can find out more about these in the list of positions section below. Volunteer officers perform their roles whilst still studying for their qualification. They are not paid, but they do get their expenses re-imbursed and like the sabbatical officers, get access to training that helps improve their future employment opportunities. 


List of positions in this election

Volunteer Officers


Key Dates

Nominations have now closed in the SAUWS By-Election.  To see the candidates and to vote please click here .  Please note, you must be logged into the SAUWS website in order to vote.

Voting will close at midnight on Sunday 22nd October with the winners being announced on Monday 23rd by 12pm.


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Re-Open Nominations

Re-Open Nominations, or RON is a mechanism which is allowed within the Students' Association's elections. RON is treated as a candidate in the election and in the event that RON wins, the election will be recalled and members will get the chance to nominate other person(s) for the role that was being elected. This means that there can be no uncontested elections within the Students' Association. 

RON is only voted for where the electorate (the students) feel that none of the other candidates are suitable. 

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More information

If you would like to talk over your nomination, or have some questions contact the Depute returning officer on 0141 849 4165 or email All enquiries are kept in the strictest confidence. 

You will need to log into the website, using your standard log in, to vote for candidates. 

If your password is not working - you can have this reset by ITDS or click on the 'reset my password' button at the log in page


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