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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
LGBTQ+ Open Place Officer
Cymraeg | English
LGBTQ+ 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 document gives a brief summary and intro to the election process. English | Cymraeg

Election Rules

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

Important Elections Dates

  • Nominations close: Thursday 11th February 2021 11am
  • Candidate Meeting: Thursday 11th Feb 5:30pm & 7:00pm
  • Manifesto Deadline: Monday 17 Feburary 11am
  • Voting opens: Monday 8th March at 10am
  • Voting closes: Friday 12th March at 5pm

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 (candidates can come-and-go as they please for these sessions): Dates TBC
  • Students' Union 101
  • Campaigning & Branding
  • Public Speaking
  • Understanding Cardiff University and its Students:

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 ISS@cardiff.ac.uk 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 elections@cardiff.ac.uk with any questions.


Email us on Elections@cardiff.ac.uk 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 Friday 9th April (12:00)

Nominations close Thursday 15th April (16:00)

Voting opens Sunday 25th April (12:00)

Voting closes Tuesday 27th April (12:00)