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Our Election is now live! If you would like to discuss the election, please contact Sabina on If you would like to make a complaint about the elections then you can fill in this form  here

What is the election for?

As defined in our constitution, the Students' Association 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. 

Each year we elect a team of Sabbatical Student Officers, a Union Chair, and Conference Delegates. Any student can stand for election, and we will help to guide you through the process. 

Sabbatical Officers take a year out from their studies or at the end of their studies to work full time for the benefit of other students. There are four roles: President, VP Education, VP Student Development, and VP Welfare and Wellbeing, and all four roles are paid.  If elected, student officers take up office from Monday 3rd June 2019 to Sunday 31st May 2020, working 35 hours per week with paid annual leave.

The Union Chair is responsible for holding the sabbatical officers to account, and conference delegates attend NUS conferences, these roles are voluntary.  You can find out more about any of these roles by clicking the links below. 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact


Key Dates





Nominations Open

Monday 21st January 2019


Nominations for the elections open

Nominations Close

Sunday 3rd February 2019


Nominations for the elections close

Candidate Briefing

Monday 11th Feburary 2019 1pm to 4pm

Held at Paisley Campus Students Union, level 2

Candidate training afternoon, online option available for those not able to come to Paisley Campus.  Attendance is strongly encouraged 

Publicity Deadline

Friday 15th February 2019

12 noon

Deadline for elections printed material and uploading material/manifesto to website

Voting Opens

Monday 4th March 2019


Voting in the by-elections begins

Voting Closes

Thursday 7th March 2019


Voting in the elections ends

Elections Tribunal

Friday 8th March 2019

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 8th March 2019


Election results will be announced.


Sabbatical induction

Monday 3rd June


First day of Sabbatical Term


NUS Scotland Conference

Thursday 21st March and Friday 22nd March


Held at DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro (travel expenses and accommodation paid)

NUS UK conference

Tuesday 9th April to Thursday 11th April


Held at SEC Armadillo, Glasgow (travel and accommodation paid)


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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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Questions or Complaints

If you have any questions about the election, please contact Sabina Lawrie, Depute returning officer on 0141 849 4419 or email . 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 before sending it to Sabina.

If you want to know what the elections principals and rules are you can find them here: Elections rules document.


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