★★★ Autumn By Elections ★★★
Barony ¦ Elmwood ¦ Oatridge
The search for our next SRUCSA Student Leaders is here!
SRUCSA Elections give you the opportunity to be elected as a Student Officer and work as part of a team to run the SRUC Student Association! Your role will be to represent and act as the Voice of the Student Body and to make a difference at Scotland’s Rural College and SRUCSA!
Under the rules of Democracy, it is the Students at SRUC that vote for their preferred candidate to represent them. It is therefore your mission to engage with students and show them why you are the person for the job! So whether you win or lose, there will be ample opportunity during these elections to have some fun and be creative in the ways you try and win votes.
We have two Full-time positions and 7 Part-time positions available. Candidate packs will be available soon, so keep an eye on this page and our social media channels for when it will become available. The packs will give you more information about these opportunities, the election process and more importantly, how you can put yourself forward for nomination.
If you have any questions, contact the Returning Officers at: Elections@SRUC.ac.uk
What Are The SRUCSA Elections?
Scotland’s Rural College Students’ Association (SRUCSA) is a democratic membership lead organisation, autonomous from the college. A Student Association is often described as a Student-led organisation. Therefore under the ethos of democracy, those Student leaders are therefore voted for and elected by their own Student Body.
Our Student leaders - also known as the Executive - comprise of:
- ★ Student President
- ★ Vice President
- ★ Campus Officers (x6)
- ★ Sports and Activities (NEW)
The President and Vice President are Sabbatical Officers. They take a year out of their studies (maximum of two) to work for SRUCSA and represent students full time. The Campus Officers and Sports and Activities Officer are committed to 7 hours a week and will fulfil this while studying.
Rules and Regulations
The SRUCSA Election process is carried out under the governance of the SRUCSA Constitution and the relating Election Regulation Bye-Laws. All candidates, SRUCSA Staff, and members of the Student Association are bound by these rules and must adhere to them at all times to ensure a true and fair democratic process.
A copy of the Election Regulations will be provided to all candidates.
You can also download a copy of the SRUCSA-Election-Regulations-2017.
If you have a complaint about the Elections process or a candidate running in the election, please email Elections@sruc.ac.uk with full details. Your complaint will be dealt with in the strictest confidence and handled with full anonymity. The Returning Officer and Deputy Returning Officer will handle all complaints and any misconduct but may refer to the National Union of Students (NUS) for advice. The outcome of the complaint however, is for the Returning Officer to make and their decision is final.
If you have any questions about the elections, its process or want to make a complaint, please contact the SRUCSA Returning Officers at Elections@SRUC.ac.uk. 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 between the Returning Officers.
Elections Returning Officer
Learner Engagement Officer
SRUC Edinburgh Campus
Kings Building, Edinburgh