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Union Elections

UWLSU is run by students for students. Every year, we have elections to determine which students lead the Students’ Union.

An elections stand in the UWLSU building

Election Documents 

Take a look at the Election documents below.

No elections are currently running!

The roles

Full-time officers

Every spring, we run elections where students vote for the full-time sabbatical officers – President, VP Education and VP Student Activities and Participation. These are the people who decide what the Students’ Union does on your behalf. They work full-time to make changes that improve your education and overall university experience.

Part-time roles

In autumn every year you elect students to represent UWL at the National Union of Students National Conference. These positions are called NUS Delegate. 

Sabb Elections 

Nominations are now open for UWLSU Sabbatical Officers! 

Sabbatical officers represent UWL’s student body at in the Students’ Union, championing all student ideas and bringing them to the University. There are 3 positions available – President; (VP) Education; and (VP) Activities.  

A Sabbatical Officer is a full-time, paid role where you will have to run in an election in which students will vote for who they would like to represent them. If successfully elected, you will work as a team to enhance the student experience at your University for all other students! 

If you would like to learn more about the positions and what are current officers have done, you can visit here: 

Interested? We have a full Candidate pack that will give you all the details about what the election process is and how you can run for the position. Then, you can complete the nominations form to officially sign-up to run in this election! 

If you have any further questions or queries about the role, please contact a member of the Student Voice Team or email 


You will have the opportunity to have your say on who will represent you. Voting is really simple. You can vote online (on this website) or on campus and it only takes 5 minutes. You can vote in preference order, so if your favourite candidate doesn't get enough votes, then your vote moves to your second choice. 

Make sure to vote so that you can make a great impact to your university experience. Read the candidates manifesto in order to ensure you made the right choice.

Our elections are for UWL students only.

We use the Single Transferrable Vote (STV) system.

If you have any complaints or queries about the elections, you can contact the UWLSU team at