About the referendum...
While voting in the Student Officer and Trustee elections, you’ll also be asked to vote in a referendum. It’s one more button to click, but it’s quite an important one…
Durham SU would like to make some minor changes to our Articles of Association – they’re essentially our constitution and outline how we should be run. Every student in Durham is automatically a member of Durham SU, and therefore the referendum asks you, as our members, if you’re happy with these changes.
Your successfully elected President will be the main spokesperson for the Students’ Union and the highest student representative in Durham.
Whoever you elect as Welfare and Liberation Officer will work to ensure student life is fairer and every student has the same opportunities.
Your next Opportunities Officer will support and campaign for student opportunities outside of academics, including student groups and media, as well as the Union’s bar and events.
Your successfully elected Undergraduate Academic Officer will represent undergraduate students' academic interests.
Your next Postgraduate Academic Officer will represent postgraduate students' academic interests.
The four Trustees you elect will sit on Durham SU’s Board of Trustees, which is the governing body of the Union. Trustees help set the long term plans and direction of the SU, make sure we use our finances well and that we’re working within the law.