Run to be an SU Officer

Being an SU Officer can be one of the most valuable, memorable and rewarding experience of your life. It’s a chance to represent the voices of our community, lead the way for positive change, and impact the University experience of over 20,000 students. Whilst sitting on the Board of Trustees, you’ll also get invaluable experience of running a multi-million pound charity, something not everyone can put on their CV! Be the change you want to see, and run to be an SU Officer. Nominations open 31 January 2022

Why Become an Officer?

"Being an Officer is different to any other graduate job you can find. You get to engage, work with, and lobby senior staff in the University and get opportunities to actively shape the lives of students."

Kimberley Pickett-Mcatackney, Activities Officer 2018/19
Hear more from past candidates

Top 10 reasons to be an Officer

Video: Top 10 reasons to be a SU Officer

Not for you?

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Tell us who you think would make a great SU Officer. Do you have a friend who you think has all the right qualities to be a great SU Officer? Submit their details via the form below and we will contact them. This will be a completely anonymous process.

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Register Your Interest

Complete the form to register your interest in running to be an SU Officer. This will not commit you to anything but will ensure you are contacted with any relevant information regarding the elections process, training available and any important updates.
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How to Stand

1. Check your eligibilty

Any registered student may stand for a role.

2. Nominate yourself

3. Complete the candidate form

4. Send us a 1 minute campaign video

5. Make sure you have completed the checklist

6. Come to the First Candidates Meeting (6pm 21 Feb)

7. Come to the Manifesto help sessions and submit a Manifesto before 2 March.

(View previous candidate manifestos)

So you want to be an SU Officer?

Nominations Checklist

Have you completed everything? (Nominations Close 21 February)

  • Nominate Yourself
    • Tell us who your proposers are.
    • Upload a picture of yourself.
    • (Your Manifesto does not need to be submitted until 2 March - we have a variety of sessions to help you write this after nominations close).
  • Complete the Candidate Form
    Give us information about you and your campaign, including a 200 word 'About me' section and your top 4 priorities.
  • Record a 1 minute video:
    Record a creative and personal video to introduce your campaign and explain why people should vote for you - and then email it to using WeTransfer
  • Get your two proposers to email: to confirm they nominate you to be an Officer.


Want to run for SU Officer but not really sure where to start? Want to make sure you run a shit hot campaign? We can give you the inside scoop with a variety of training, appointments and drop in sessions. 

Training for prospective candidates

Election Rules & Process

There are a set of rules that must be followed while running in an election. If you have any questions or queries, please email

Returning Officer:
Charlie Slack, Head of Student Voice & Engagement
Deputy Returning Officer:
Ben Palmer, Change and Inclusion Manager
External Appeals Officer:
Caroline Dangerfield, Bath Spa SU
Student Chair of Elections Committee:
Yet to be appointed.