Election Rules

Elections are run under regulations approved by the Trustee board of the University of Salford Students' Union. You can download the full election byelaw and view a copy of the election guidance here


Should you wish to make a complaint please do so by filling out the form below:

Complaints form

All complaints about the conduct of candidates or their supporters should be made in writing, using the above form, to the Deputy Returning Officer stating which regulation has allegedly been broken. 

Complaints MUST be submitted by 9am Friday 11th March

Returning Officer

The Returning Officer is Peter Robertson (NUS Deputy Chief Executive) .

The Deputy Returning Officer is Lauren Beckett (Director of Advocacy- USSU) If you wish to contact the Deputy Returning Officer you should email elections-ussu@salford.ac.uk.


Voting will take place online using the Alternative Vote System. There will be a seperate election for each position. 

Term of office

Sabbatical Officers: Succesful candidates will begin their term of office from the 1st July until the 30th June the following year

NUS Delegates: Succesful candidates take office on the day following the declaration of the results until the day following the end of National Conference. 

Volunteer Officers:Succesful candidates will begin their term of office from the 1st July until the 30th June the following year


Gender Balancing for NUS National Conference Delegations

At the 2014 NUS National Conference, delegates passed policy to ensure that delegations to National Conference would be made up of "at least 50% self-defining women, rounded down". As a result of this at least three of the seven delegates from Salford Students' Union must be self-defining women. As the President is an ex-officio delegate and self defines as a woman the vote will be counted to ensure that at least two of the six elected delegates are self-defining women. If you would like further details on the specifics of the count please contact elections-ussu@salford.ac.uk

Other NUS conferences have delegation requirements that will be specified at each election.