Elections hub

Durham SU is owned by students. This means that every year students come together and vote for your next student representatives and Trustees in campus-wide elections. Each elected role has a different purpose, but all are held and voted in by students. If you are interested in running for a position, or finding out more you can register your interest here.

The main 2020-21 election period will take place from 11 January (when nominations open) until 25 February (when voting closes).

Nominations are now open! You can nominate yourself using the nominations forms here: Student Officers, Student Trustees, or NUS Delegates. Nominations are open until 17:00 29 January. You may self-nominate and do not need to collect further expressions of support from students. Know someone you think would make a great candidate? You can 'nominate a mate' here.

If you would like to find out more about the role or the election process you can attend one of our information sessions, to book onto a session please email our Campaign Coordinator: charlotte.lawson@durham.ac.uk.

Officer Information Session: 20th Jan 14:00-15:00 or 27th Jan 15:30-16:30

Trustee Information Session: 20th Jan 15:00-16:00

If you are unable to attend but would like to know more contact charlotte.lawson@durham.ac.uk.


NUS Delegates

For a step-by-step guide on how to run, write the perfect manifesto and vote for your favourite candidates.  


Student Officer Elections

For all your information on how to run and vote for your next student officers.


Trustee Elections

For all your information on how to run and vote for student trustees.


Course Reps

For a step-by-step guide on how to become a course rep.  


Election Rules

For an explanation on the election rules


Election guidance

For understanding on interpreting election rules


Complaints procedure

If you are wanting to submit a complaint during the election process, you can view the procedure here.