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 guidance document for our most recent elections

Regulations for campaigning in student halls of residences


Should you wish to make a complaint please do so using this form

Returning Officer

The Returning Officer is Paul Chapman (University of Manchester Students' Union . The Deputy Returning Officer is Luke Newton If you wish to contact the 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 begin their term of office on the day following election and serve for one year or until the election of new volunteer officers, whichever is sooner. 


If you wish to make a complaint about the conduct of elections you should do so before 9am Friday 9th March. All complaints about the conduct of candidates or their supporters should be made in writing to the elections committee stating which regulation has allegedly been broken. The elections committee can be contacted by emailing elections-ussu@salford.ac.uk.

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 six delegates from Salford Students' Union must be self-defining women. As the President is an ex-officio delegate and self defines as a women the vote will be counted to ensure that at least two of the five 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.