Democracy is at the heart of how we operate, listening and adapting to the needs of students based on your views and opinions.
To ensure we are led by students we hold elections for key leadership positions throughout the year including:


SU President Elections 

Nominations are OPEN!

The 2020 Elections Pack can be found here

Elections video content


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President Election 2020

This election is for the 2020/21 SU Presidents, who are elected to work full-time representing students at every level of decision-making in the Universities, and decide the direction The Union will take. The SU Presidents lead the political direction of The SU and campaign on behalf of students to ensure positive change on anything that affects student life.

4 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 12:00 on Friday 31 January 2020 (in 12 days)

The polls open at 18:00 on Monday 10 February 2020 (in 3 weeks and 2 days)

Post List
Read more about the positions up for election and what each role entails.


Key Events


Nominations open. 12pm, 6 January.Nominations close. 12pm, 31 January.Candidate training, 12pm, 4 February.

AGM and candidates announcement. 4-6pm, 10 February.Campaigning and voting begins. 6pm, 10 February.Art Attack challenge, 12-2pm, 11 February.

Voting closes. 12pm, 14 February.Results. 5:30pm, 14 February.Elections Celebration. 7pm, 14 February.



View the full timetable of events in the Elections Pack


IIf you have any questions feel free to email elections@thesu.org.uk or drop into the office for a chat.

SU Committee Elections

  • Sports Council
  • Societies Council
  • Green Council
  • Liberation Committee

All available Council / Committee positions are listed for application here

Exeter Course Rep Elections

CLICK HERE to see the results of the most recent election

No elections are currently running

Please see election guidance and rules here

Please see Course Rep role descriptor here

Please email studentvoiceteam@thesu.org.uk with any enquiries

SU Student Council Elections 

Click HERE to view the results of the Student Council elections

You can apply for a vacant role here

Find out more about the roles

Click below for more info about the role, what it includes and the skills you can develop by undertaking the role:

Type of Role: University of Exeter Cornwall Campuses Falmouth University
Undergraduate Representation Education Officer (UG Exeter) 

Academic Officer (UG Falmouth at Falmouth Campus)

Academic Officer (UG Falmouth at Penryn Campus) 

Postgraduate Taught (MA) Representation Education Officer (PGT Exeter) 

Academic Officer (PGT Falmouth at Falmouth Campus)

Academic Officer (PGT Falmouth at Penryn Campus) 

Postgraduate Research Representation (Phd) Education Officer (PGR Exeter)  Academic Officer (PGR Falmouth)
Online Learning Representation   Academic Officer (Falmouth Flexible) 
Chairing SU meetings Student Voice Chairperson
Chairing Liberation Representation Liberation Chairperson 
Representing International Students International Officer
Representing Students of Faith Faith Officer
Representing Mature Students Mature Student Officer 
Representing Inclusion Inclusion Officer
Representing Environment & Ethics Environment & Ethics Officer 
Representing Students Welfare  Welllbeing Officer
Representing Fundraising Fundraising Officer 
Representing Volunteering Volunteering Officer
Representing Sports Sports Officer 
Representing Societies Societies Officer
Open Position Exeter Open Officer (Exeter) 
Open Position Falmouth Open Officer (Falmouth) 


If you have any questions please call into the SU Office or email studentvoiceteam@thesu.org.uk



Falmouth Course Rep and Department Chair Elections

Falmouth Students - please note your Course Rep elections will take place via in-class ballots. For more information, please contact your Course Coordinator, please email:  studentvoiceteam@thesu.org.uk if you don't know who this is.

Please click here for a Course Rep Role Descriptor

Applications for Department Chairs are currently closed.

Please click here for a Department Chair role descriptor

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Halls Reps Nominations

No elections are currently running

Other Elections:

NUS National  Conference


SU pay a membership to the National Union of Students (NUS) and as a result we are entitled to send a delegation to the NUS National Conference to vote on behalf of SU. The conference this year is held in Glasgow.

Take a look at the information on the 2019 NUS National Conference HERE, and drop into the SU office for a chat if you have any questions.