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Elections

What Are The SRUCSA Elections?

Scotland’s Rural College Students’ Association (SRUCSA) is a democratic membership-led organisation, autonomous from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC). 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 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 hours a week and will fulfill this while studying.

SRUCSA Elections

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 SRUCSA - 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.

If you have questions about the election or about what it means to be Campus Officer, or if you have any problems downloading or reading the Candidate Pack and Nomination Form, please don’t hesitate to contact the Elections Team at elections@SRUC.ac.uk

Rules and Regulations

The SRUCSA election process is carried out under the governance of the SRUCSA Constitution and the relating SRUCSA Election Regulations.  All candidates, SRUCSA Staff, and members of the SRUC Students' 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 in the Candidate Pack. It is also downloadable by clicking on the Election Regulations button below.

 

Complaints

If you have a complaint about the elections process, or about 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 decide, and that decision is final.

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 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 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

Paula Cuccurullo

Learner Engagement Officer

SRUC Edinburgh Campus

Kings Building, Edinburgh