SAUWS Elections

This page contains all of the information you will require for participating in the SAUWS 2018 By-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 17000 students, then we want you to nominate yourself. If you want to discuss any of the positions below privately, please contact membership@sauws.org.uk

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. There are different positions up for grabs which are split into these three categories:

  • Volunteer Officers - Represents students studying at a specific UWS Campus.
  • Liberation Officers - Represents students who self define as belonging to one of our Liberation groups (Black and Minority Ethnic, Disabled, LGBT+, Care Experienced and Women)
  • School Officers - Represents students studying in one of the 6 UWS Schools and will attend meetings of the UWS Senate to contribute to the development of the School and the University.


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List of positions

Volunteer Officers


Liberation Officers

  • Black and Minorith Ethnic (BME) Students Officer
  • Care Experienced Students Officer
  • Disabled Students Officer
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans+ Students Officer
  • Women Students Officer


School Officers

  • Business and Enterprise
  • Computing and Engineering
  • Education
  • Health Nursing and Midwifery
  • Media Culture and Society
  • Science and Sport


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Key Dates





Nominations Open

Monday 3rd Sept.


Nominations for the elections open

Nominations Close

Friday 14th Sept.

12:00 noon

Nominations for the elections close

Candidate Briefing

Friday 14th Sept.


ONLINE - All candidates are advised to attend the briefing.  A link to join the online meeting will be sent to all eligable candidates.

Online Publicity Deadline

Monday 17th Sept. 


Deadline for the receipt of publicity online

Polling Opens

Monday 17th Sept.



Voting in the elections begins

Polling Closes

Thursday 20th Sept. 


Voting in the elections ends

Elections Tribunal

Friday 21st Sept.

12:00 noon

The Elections Tribunal will hear any complaints regarding conduct during the election, and will formally approve the ballots before the results are announced. 

Election Results

Friday 21st Sept.


Election results will be announced at Glasgow Caledonian University Students’ Association


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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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Nominations for the above positions are now open! You will need to log into the website, using your standard log in, to nominate yourself. 

If your password is not working - you need to have this reset by ITDS. 

Election of Executive, Liberation and School officers No elections are currently running


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More information

If you have any questions about the election, please contact Claire Lumsden on 0141 849 4165 or email membership@sauws.org.uk . All enquiries are kept in the strictest confidence. 

If you would like to make a complaint about the election please download and complete the Elections Complaint Form

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