SRUC Students' Association

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October 2019 Elections

Scotland’s Rural College Students’ Association (SRUCSA) is led by students like you. It's up to us to take actions to ensure you get the most enjoyment and value from your time studying. To do this we need a few students who are willing to take leadership roles. These positions are filled by election, you nominate yourself and our students vote for who they think will do the best job.

Currently, we are looking for;

Campus Officers for Barony, Elmwood and Oatridge

Liberation Officers for Black Students, Students with disabilities and LGBT+ students

and four students to take places on the SRUC Academic Board

Become a Campus Officer

For information on the elections and regulations:

Campus Officers are paid 7 hrs each week to be the voice of their campus. Their job is to communicate regularly with the class reps, students and staff on your campus to make sure that students at your campus are heard. You will be part of the SRUCSA Executive team taking part in deciding how SRUCSA runs itself and how it best help students. Full training and support will be given.

If you are interested in these positions, nominate yourself today using the form below

Become a Liberation Officer

Liberation Officers are volunteer positions their job is to communicate with students with similar backgrounds to themselves and find out what different issues they face and how SRUCSA and SRUC can resolve them. You will be part of the SRUCSA Executive providing a vital voice to help SRUCSA be helpful to all of its members. Full training and support will be given.

If you are interested in these positions, nominate yourself today

Become an Academic Board member

The Academic Board is the group that makes decisions on study and research at SRUC you will join the SRUCSA president and staff members in meeting three times a year to discuss and decide on important issues at SRUC. You will provide a vital voice for students in this forum. You will receive guidance and support to undertake this role. To ensure a broad student voice one position is available for a student on an FE course, one for a student on an HE course, one postgraduate student, and one student from background often underrepresented on boards.

If you are interested in these positions, nominate yourself today

SRUCSA Elections 2019

Scotland’s Rural College Students’ Association (SRUCSA) is a democratic membership-led organisation, autonomous from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC). Under the ethos of democracy, Our student leaders voted for and elected by their own student body.

SRUCSA Elections give you the opportunity to be elected as a Student Officer and work as part of a team to run SRUCSA - your role will be to represent and act as the Voice of the Student Body and to make a difference at SRUC and SRUCSA!

There are many positions you can run and be elected to by our own student body. Our Student Officers - also known as the Executive - are comprised of:

★  Student President

★  Vice President 

★  Campus Officers (x6)

★  Sports and Activities Officer

The President and Vice President are Sabbatical Officers. They take a year (or a maximum of two) out of their studies to work for SRUCSA and represent SRUC students full time. The Campus Officers and Sports and Activities Officer are committed to working 7 paid hours per week and will fulfil this while studying.

Additionally there are four voluntary cross-campus Liberation Officer positions who also form part of the SRUCSA Executive, representing the student voice of their respective SRUC liberation communities:

★  Women's Officer

★  Black Students' Officer

★  LGBT+ Officer

★  Disabled Students' Officer

If you have questions about the election or about what it means to be a SRUCSA Elected Officer - or if you have any problems downloading or reading the Candidate Pack, Nomination Form or Regulations on this page - please don’t hesitate to contact the Elections Team at

Nominations open september 16th to October 1st, voting from october 9th to October 11th

Contact Information

If you have any questions about SRUCSA Elections or their process, or wish to make a complaint, please contact the Elections Team at Alternatively, you can write or request a meeting using the contact information below.  All matters sent in regard to the Student Elections will be handled promptly and confidentially by the Returning Officer and the Deputy Returning Officer.

Returning Officer                            

James Bamkin

Learner Engagement Officer

SRUC Edinburgh Campus

Kings Building, Edinburgh

Deputy Returning Officer

Caitlin Dodds

Learner Engagement Officer

SRUC Ayr Campus

University Avenue, Ayr