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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. The Welsh information pack will be published soon!

English | Cymreag

Election Rules

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

Important Elections Dates

  • Nominations close: Tuesday 5 February midday
  • Candidate Meeting: Tuesday 5 February 6pm
  • Candidate Development Day: Saturday 9 February 10am
  • Manifesto / Promotional materials deadline: Monday 11 February midday
  • Candidate Question Time 1: Tuesday 19 February 6pm
  • Candidate Question Time 2: Thursday 21 February 6pm
  • Voting opens: Monday 25 February 9am
  • Voting closes: Friday 1 March 5pm
  • Candidate debrief: Friday 1 March 5:10pm

Candidate Development Day

Candidate Development Day is designed to support you in terms of how you campaign during the elections period. Agenda for the day found below.

Brand and campaigning presentation

University Demographics & Overcoming Apathy

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. Cymraeg | English

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

Student Staff Panel Autumn Report 2017

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 23 September (12:00)

Nominations close Thursday 17 October (12:00)

Voting opens Monday 4 November (09:00)

Voting closes Thursday 7 November (17:00)

Results announced As soon as possible after Thursday 7 November