NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN!

 

It’s time for you to take that next step and commit to running in the election. Nominations open on Monday 9th May until Monday 16th May 2022.

Don't worry if you feel you need more information. If you do, go back to the SU Leadership Election hub where there is loads of information to support you.

If you are ready to go, follow the information below and then scroll down to nominate yourself.

HOW TO NOMINATE YOURSELF

 

Please first check if you need to self-define before starting the process.

1. Click in the box below to commit to the decision

2. Enter your name and what position you are wanting to run for. You can only nominate for one position. Nominations close on 16th May

3. Submit your photos by 16th May. These will used on several different mediums, so please ensure they are of high quality.

4. Enter a 30 word slogan and say why students should vote for you. Please remember that Essex SU does not use manifestos the same way as other SU’s. This is not an opportunity to make promises to the students (no £35 million promise to NHS buses here please!). This is your opportunity to tell other students about you and why you would be good at the job. 

6. Once your nomination has been submitted you will receive further information from the Elections team

The full rules can be found here.

Any questions should be sent to suelections@essex.ac.uk 

Election for SCOs and Parliament ( campuses) 22/23

Its time to elect your new Community representatives for 2022/23 and to ensure your community is fully represented and that you are heard.

41 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 16:00 on Monday 16 May 2022 (in 7 hours)

The polls open at 10:00 on Wednesday 25 May 2022 (in 9 days)

Post List
Read more about the positions up for election and what each role entails.

SELF-DEFINING

 

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

Not everyone is eligible to stand or vote for all roles. The roles available to run for are listed here. However not every role may be available to you when you come to nominate yourself, unless you have self-defined as a certain category.

WHY IS THAT?

Like most (if not all) Students’ Unions across the country, when it comes to gender, race, sexuality, and disability we operate a self-definition system.

An example of one reason as to why we do this is because our students might not self-define with the same gender or sexuality as when they first started university. University is often a place of self- discovery and growth. It also abides to the ethos that we and the university are in no position to ‘place’ students in a box and it is for each individual to define their gender, sexuality, race, disability etc.

We also subscribe to the view that, as an example, someone who is not LGBTQ+, should not be included in the voting process for the person that will represent the LGBTQ+ community. This is the recommended approach since nationally it is perceived to be more enabling for and acceptable of people and their right to self-definition, whilst also building in an understanding that how someone can self-define is not set and could change.

HOW CAN I SELF-DEFINE?

Please visit the Elections Profile page.

If the above is not working, please do not hesitate to contact suelections@essex.ac.uk