Nominations are now open!
Our Autumn Elections are now open for nominations. This is your chance to make your voice heard and be part of the decision making at your Students' Union. We are electing students to be part of our Student Senate, Scrutiny Committee and Campaign Officer team, as well as electing those that will represent the views of Cardiff students as NUS delegates.
What are the elections?
The Elections are your chance to make your voice heard while studying at Cardiff University. It offers you a chance to change things about your university life by putting yourself forward or electing people who can best represent your views.
The Students' Union is a democratic membership organisation. This means that every decision we make is made by you, our students at Cardiff University. The Students' Union is led by groups such as our Sabbatical Officers, Campaign Officers, Student Senate, Scrutiny Committee, and NUS delegates.
Nominating yourself for an election couldn’t be simpler
Do you think you can help make student life at Cardiff University better? Can you campaign on their behalf to make sure their voice is heard? If the answer is yes, then you should nominate yourself. Nominate yourself before 4pm on Friday 15th October.
Already nominated yourself?
Have a look at the FAQs that we've compiled to help you in running for your chosen role. Still got questions? Email Elections@Cardiff.ac.uk to speak to our democracy team.
Voting will open soon!
Voting in our Autumn Elections opens on Monday 1st November at 10am, and it is so important that you have your voice heard. These elections decide who will represent you and help shape your Students' Union across the year. Voting in our elections is done using the transferable voting method.
What is transferable voting?
Transferable voting allows voters to list the candidates in order of preference. The successful candidate will need 50% of the total number of votes plus 1 in order to win. If any candidate does not receive enough votes to win, that candidate’s votes will be transferred to the other candidates according to voters’ next preferences.
If you don't believe any of the candidates standing for a position have the qualities you feel are valuable, or you don't agree with their manifesto, you can vote R.O.N. which stands for 're-open nominations. If R.O.N wins the vote, no one would be elected to this role and the nominations for the role would re-open, giving the opportunity to find the right person to lead your Union.
We hold elections twice each year
We have two sets of elections each year, one in Autumn and the other in Spring. Our Autumn Elections are held in October for Student Senate, Scrutiny Committee, any vacant Campaign Officer positions, NUS UK Delegates and NUS Wales Delegates. Our Spring Elections are held in February for Full-Time Elected Officer, and Campaign Officer Positions for the following academic year.
Results of previous elections can be found here!