Elections Resources


Here should be everything you need to help support you in electing Academic Reps and other roles.

Resources and Tips for Elections


Digital Screens

You can right-click and select download image to save. 

Powerpoint version of digital screen.ppt 

Taught

Nomination digital screen

Voting digital screen

Doctoral 

Nomination digital screen Doctoral

Voting digital screen

Posters

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Powerpoint version of posters.ppt 

Taught

Nomination Poster

Voting - Poster

Doctoral

Nomination Poster

Voting - Poster

Email Templates & Signatures

Powerpoint presentations

Role Descriptors

More information about Academic Reps can be found on our "Types of Academic Reps" page - this page is also ideal for linking students to a simple overview of the academic rep system.

The links below will open up a PDF in the new tab of each role descriptor you can then download the file from the viewer.

Promotional & How to Videos

Why you should be an Academic Rep- Shuchi (HSS)- https://youtu.be/QKFC05zmavw

Why you should be an Academic Rep- Diprati (Science)- https://youtu.be/dKJ-vepKOA0

Why you should be an Academic Rep- Taghried (Doctoral)- TBC https://youtu.be/SOLHA68lnTU 

How to Nominate Yourself in an Election- https://youtu.be/HtIOayZImUg 

How to Vote in an Election- TBC

Election Tips

Promoting the importance of Academic Reps to your cohort is key to getting nominations, if students see reps as powerful and respected, they will be motivated to want to take up these positions.

We have created a number of resources to help support you in the promotion of the elections, such as PowerPoint presentations, email signature banners, promotional email templates and more on the SU Staff Hub.

Expected Practice
  • Relevant Academic Staff members emailing cohorts to promote nominations being open, hopefully including references to impacts academic reps have made within the department to show their importance. 
Best Practice
  • Giving a talk in a lecture about the importance of Academic Reps to promote sign-ups
  • Collaborating with current Academic Reps to help promote the elections
Excellent Practice
  • Creating your own resources to promote the elections - e.g. videos, posters, articles/blogs 

Have trouble getting students to nominate themselves?

Sometimes departments struggle with getting students to nominate themselves to run to be Academic Reps. This can be due to a number of different reasons. 

Make sure that you have tried some of the suggestions above, it's key to make sure that you are explaining the value of the Academic Reps to the department and their cohort in those comms so check you have expressed this enough!

The SU can also offer support. Sometimes we find a bit of a push from an Officer can make all the difference in getting students to come forward. If you'd like to organise an officer to talk to your students contact us with dates and times that would be useful for you and we will see what we can do! 

Election Dates 


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Spring Elections

  • Nominations open: Mon 14th March 12 PM
  • Nominations close: Friday 25th March 12 PM
  • Voting opens: Wednesday 30th March 12 PM
  • Voting closes: Friday 8th 12 PM

Spring Election Dates Table

Week Commencing Bath Academic Calendar University Week Number Academic Reps Calendar
Elections, Meetings, Socials
07-Feb-22 Semester 2: Study 19  
14-Feb-22 20  
21-Feb-22 21  
28-Feb-22 22  
07-Mar-22 23  
14-Mar-22 24 Nominations (Mon 14th 12PM Midday - Friday 25th 12PM Midday)
21-Mar-22 25
28-Mar-22 26 Voting Wednesday 30th 12PM Midday - Friday 8th 12PM Midday
04-Apr-22 27
11-Apr-22 Easter vacation 28  
18-Apr-22 29  

Not found what you are looking for?

Contact the Academic Representation Team:

Education Manager // Ryan Lucas rml48@bath.ac.uk

Academic Representation Coordinator // Callie Edwards cjae21@bath.ac.uk

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