SRUCSA Elections 2021
Each year, our Students’ Association (SRUCSA) elects students to take on a range of leadership roles. These students are elected by the student body in free and fair elections, and it is their remit to champion the student voice, represent the views of students to SRUC and to oversee a range of SRUCSA activities such as the rep system, campaigns, clubs and societies.
This blog post outlines ways in which colleagues can support the Elections and democracy at SRUC. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like to get involved.
2021-2022 Election Dates & Process
1-26 February 2021: Students can nominate themselves for one of the positions. You can do this by completing an online form (this form will be shared shortly).
1-5 March 2021: Campaigning Week (campaigning is fully online). SRUCSA will offer support and training for all candidates.
8-11 March 2021: Voting open (via Moodle)
15 March 2021: Winners announced
Positions up for Election
Full-time paid roles
- Co-President (North Faculty)
- Co-President (Central Faculty)
- Co-President (South & West Faculty)
Part-time Volunteer roles
- Liberation Officers (LGBTQ+ Officer, Black Students Officer, Disabled Students Officer, Women’s Officer). These are part-time voluntary roles.
- Members of Academic Board (HE, FE, Postgrad, Equality Diversity & Inclusion). These are part-time voluntary roles.
Changes & Updates
This year several changes have been made in regard to the election process.
- To increase awareness of, and engagement with, elections, we are establishing an Elections Committee. This committee will meet over the course of the year and will be responsible for supporting SRUCSA and Student Journey staff to deliver the elections. Hopefully getting a wide and diverse candidate group and a high voter numbers. Members of this committee are asked to champion and raise awareness of the Elections wherever possible.
- To recognise the vital importance that Officers and elections play in our student voice processes, staff from the SRUC Student Journey Team, will now be supporting SRUCSA with the planning and delivery of elections.
- To bring us in line with the sector, SRUC will now have its elections returned by NUS Scotland. Lisa Nowak will take on the Deputy Returning Officer role and is now the main point of contact for the elections process. This will allow SRUCSA staff to support candidates and ensure the smooth running of the association during the election period.
How can you get involved?
It’s not too early to express your interest in running for an officer position. Contact email@example.com for more details about the roles.
If you have time to spare and would like to take part in the election committee we would love to have some student members, contact firstname.lastname@example.org