The Annual Students' Union Elections are approaching and many students will be thinking about putting themselves forward to play a key role in shaping their time and the student experience at the University of Salford.
Being a full-time Student Officer is a hugely rewarding experience for students, helping them to learn new skills and boost their CVs, work with students and staff to make change at UoS and most crucially hear and act on students' needs, feedback and views.
We would appreciate your help in raising awareness of the elections and encouraging students you know to put themselves forward, and also in being understanding of students who are in the process of standing for election.
Students are able to nominate themselves online until midday Friday 15th February.
Candidates will be announced on Friday 15th February, and all candidates will attend briefing sessions regarding the rules, as well as receiving training on how to campaign
Voting in the Students' Union Elections runs from 9am Monday 4th March to 4pm Thursday 7th March. All enrolled and registered students are eligible to vote and voting takes place via our website at www.salfordstudents.com/elections
Often the one main factor in whether a stduent runs for election or not, is someone persuading them to do it or telling them the reasons why they would be a good candidate. This message becomes particularly powerful when given by a staff member who has recognised their leadership and potential.
If you know an inspiring student, who you think would benefit from taking part in the elections - tell them!
There are a number of 'Wish You Were Here postcards' that have been produced by the SU and sent out to school offices for staff to utilise. These postcards have information about the election process and are designed for staff to ahdn out to students they think woudl make a great elected officer. There is space on there for you to write the reasons you think they should consider getting involved or you can simply have a chat with them at the end of a lecture and tell them why you think they woudl be great for the job!
In addition to this you can also use our ‘Recommend a Friend’ feature, simply fill out the short online form with the students details and we’ll get in touch with them and encourage them to find out more and get involved.
As well as our handy guide which has all the key information in one place we've also included a few resources to make getting the message out to students even easier.
Any enquiries or information can be directed to the Elections Team on Elections-USSU@salford.ac.uk