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Officer Roles

Finding the right role that suits you is important. Try them on below to see which fits! Some of these roles are vacant, check below to see which ones you could nominate yourself for.

Full-time Elected Officer Roles

SU President Cymraeg | English
VP Education Cymraeg | English
VP Welfare and Campaigns Cymraeg | English
VP Postgraduate Students Cymraeg | English
VP Heath Park Cymraeg | English
VP Societies and Volunteering Cymraeg | English
VP Sports (Athletic Union President) Cymraeg | English

Campaign Officer roles

Black & Minority Ethnic Officer
Cymraeg | English
Environment and Ethics Officer
Cymraeg | English
International Students' Officer
Cymraeg | English
LGBT+ Open Place Officer
Cymraeg | English
LGBT+ Women's Officer
Cymraeg | English
Mature Students' Officer
Cymraeg  | English
Mental Health Officer
Students with Disabilities' Officer
Welsh Language Officer
Women's Officer
Cymraeg  |  English

Useful info for candidates

Information Pack

This pack contains a little more information on the different types of positions available, what you can expect from elections and key dates.

English | Cymreag

Election Rules

These documents contain information on the rules that govern our elections. English | Cymreag

Important Elections Dates

  • Nominations close: Tuesday 4 Feburary 11am
  • Candidate Meeting: Tuesday 4 Feburary 5:30pm
  • Candidate Development Day activity: noted below
  • Manifesto Deadline: Monday 17 Feburary 11am
  • Voting opens: Monday 2 March 9am
  • Voting closes: Friday 6 March 5pm
  • Results: Saturday 7 March from 2pm in Y Plas

Candidate Development and support

There are a variety of activities that support candidates to be develop. We also offer a programme of support for elections to make sure that our candidates are happy and healthy!

  • Candidate Development Day 1 (candidates can come-and-go as they please for these sessions): Saturday 8 February - 4J (Fourth Floor of the Students' Union) 11am - 3pm
  • - Students' Union 101: 11am - 11:45am

    - Campaigning & Branding: 12pm - 12:45pm

    - Public Speaking: 1pm - 1:45pm

    - Understanding Cardiff University and its Students: 2pm - 2:45pm

  • Candidate Welfare Session: Thursday 13 February - 4A/4B (Fourth Floor of the Students' Union) 5pm - 6pm
  • Brand and campaigning presentation

    University Demographics & Overcoming Apathy

    Candidate Wellbeing Presentation

    Need a helping hand with writing your manifesto?

    A 'Manifesto' is your reason for standing, and what you promise to voters. Some hints and tips about writing your manifesto can be found here.  Guide-to-Manifesto

    To see some of the current work being undertaken by the students' union and university, take a look at the Student Written Submission and the Speak Week report.

    Student Written Submission 2017 | Student Written Submission 2018


    Speak Week Report 2017 | Speak Week Report 2018

    | Speak Week Report 2019

    Student Staff Panel Autumn Report 2017

    Cardiff University Annual Equality Plan Report

    Feel free to have a look at some previous manifestos too!

    Spring 2018 Election Manifestos

    SU President

    VP Education

    VP Heath Park

    VP Postgraduate Students

    VP Societies & Volunteering

    VP Sports & AU President

    VP Welfare & Campaigns

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Check out this page for Frequently Asked Questions

    If you have any questions, please contact the Student Voice Team

    Information on students' union sabbatical officers and Visas can be found here, however we advise that you get in touch with the International Student Support Office in order to recieve bespoke advice on Visas.


    For any individual advice or further issues email or phone 029208 76009.

    They also help with the visa extensions, checking application forms, documents and helping with submission that would inevitably come from taking a year out of a course.

    Note for Postgraduate standing in Full Time Officer Elections

    Please contact your supervisor to talk through running in our elections to become a full-time officer, whether you are a researcher or taught student. Please also do contact with any questions.


    Email us on or come and visit us on the third floor of the Cardiff University Students' Union, Park Place.

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    Key Dates

    Nominations open Monday 2 December (09:00)

    Nominations close Tuesday 4 Feburary (11:00)

    Voting opens Monday 2 March (09:00)

    Voting closes Friday 6 March (17:00)

    Results announced Saturday 7 March in Y Plas from 2pm