What’s Going On?

Student Elections are where you decide who will be your Student Reps at Solent University, championing your voice within the university, Students' Union and wider community. This autumn you are electing your volunteer Student Reps (Officers & Leaders) who will make up your Student Council. 

Any current student at Solent University can apply, vote and get involved! It's a fantastic opuurtunity to not just lead your Students' Union and represent 10,000 students, but also develop skills and gain unique experience to make you more employable! To apply, simply follow the application steps below.

Election Dates

Applications Open: 10th September - 5pm
Applications Close: 9th October - 11:59pm
Manifesto Deadline: 22nd October - 8am
Campaigning Starts: 22nd October - 10am
Voting Opens: 24th October - 9am
Voting Closes: 31st October - 3:00pm

How To Apply

Any current enrolled at Solent University can take part in the election and apply for a role. You just need to know who you are and what you want to run for!


Application Steps

Start Application
Submit your name and pick a role!
Deadline: Wednesday 9th October - 23:59pm

Attend a Briefing & Training
Once you start your application and pick a role the Students' Union will get in contact with you to arrange a session.

Complete Application
Write up and upload to your application a manifesto explaining what you'd do in the role and why students should vote for you.
Deadline: Wednesday 22nd October - 8am

Submit Print Requests
Design any posters and leaflets you'd like printed to help get your message out to students and win votes.
Deadline: Wednesday 22nd October - 8am

Campaign & Win Votes!
From 10am on Tuesday the 22nd of October you will be able to start campaigning to win students over to vote for you! Voting wll be open between the 24th - 31st of October.

Student Rep Roles

There are 23 different Student Officer roles and 2 Student Leader roles available to pick from. Student Officer roles are split into Voice, Education, Engaement and Wellbeing. You can only apply for one Student Officer role, but may apply for multiple Student Leader roles.

Click on a role to read the role description and find out more!

Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) Officer

(Equality - Racism - Inclusivity)

Disabilities Officer

(Learning Dissablities - Physical Dissibilities - Access)

International Officer (Non EU)

(Cultural Awareness - International Support - Community)

International Officer (EU)

(Cultural Awareness - International Support - Brexit)

LGBT+ Officer

(Equality - LGBT+ Rights - Pride)

Trans+ Officer

(Equality - Transgender/Non Binary - Awareness)

Womens' Officer

(Equality - Gender Bias - Awareness)

Religion & Faith Officer

(Cultural Awareness - Inclusivity - Discrimination)

Apprentice Officer

(Placement- Inclusivity - Support)

Mature Students Officer

(Over 21 - Access - Social)

Part Time Officer

(Support - Academic - Access)

Postgraduate Officer

(Phds - Masters - Experience)

Undergraduate Officer

(Academic - Social - Support)

Warsash Liaison Officer

(Cadets - Maritime - Engagement)

Events Officer

(Grad Ball - Freshers - Union Events)

Physical Activities Officer

(Sports - Exercise - Gym Access)

Mental Health Officer

(Student Hub - Exam Stress - Awareness)

Men's Health Officer

(Mental Health - Peer Pressure - Culture)

Environmental Officer

(Recycling - Green Impact - Pollution)

Carer Officer

(Parents - Dependants - Day Care)

Housing Officer

(Halls - Private Rented - Accommodation)

Nightlife Officer

(Nightclubs - Night time Safety - Anti Spiking)

Widening Class Participation Officer

(Equality - Hardship Funding - Social Classes)

Societies Council Chair

(Clubs - Societies - Student Media)

NUS Delegate (x3)

(National Representation - Conferences - Politics)

For further advice or support please contact: elections@solent.ac.uk

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