Elections 2019/2020

Engaging in student politics at the University of Manchester’s Student’s Union is one of the best ways you can help make a difference to your student experience.

Undeniably we have more elections than almost anything other organisation of our type. As a membership body, we provide a vital way for you to make a decision about who represents you.

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Part-Time Officer and NUS Delegate Elections

STAND UNTIL: 5 PM ON 18th October

VOTE: Monday 21st October/Friday 1st November

Part-Time Officers (PTO’s) are elected through cross-campus elections at the start of the academic year. Each Officer has a specific duty to speak up and represent the Student body they represent. They will also work with the Executive Team, play a leading role in running & supporting campaigns and undertake an active role in promoting the Union and its values. Think this could be you?

As a member of the National Union of Students (NUS), Students are elected to represent our Union at a national level. Delegates are elected to influence the national student movement through voting on motions at national conferences as well as electing NUS Officers who work full time, campaigning on the issues that you’ll vote on at conference. Delegates who attend will vote on high-profile campaigns, including those on fees and funding, changes to disabled students allowance, welfare and students’ rights, liberations issues affecting groups like LGBT+, International students, Black students and many more. The time commitment required is the duration of the conference (including time required to travel to and from the location) as well as a briefing prior to the conference and debriefing and/or report writing after the conference. The Students' Union covers conference registration fees, accommodation and travel for delegates.

Positions available

Take a look at what roles you can stand for.

Part-Time Officers

NUS Delegates


RA/JCR By-Elections

Stand: 4th November - 15h November

Vote: 18th November - 22nd November (5 pm) 

The majority of the RA/JCR elections happen in October each year. Standing in any student election is a great thing to do while at University, and standing for a role on your RA/JCR is no exception. It's a great chance to get stuck into Halls life, meet loads of new people while developing all kinds of organisational, event management and communication skills.

RA/JCRs are known to put on a range of events including End of Year Balls, Festivals such as OP Fest and of course the big one - Welcome Week. Other events include quizzes, bingo nights and many pizza nights. If you have an idea there is a good chance that it can happen! 

Once you've decided to stand you will need to first decide which position you want to hold on your RA/JCR Committee. Every Halls has different roles available so it's best to check out which positions are available to you. Please see available roles below.

Once you've decided, all you need to do is stand online here, and you're ready to start your campaign!

Campaigning: Dos and Dont’s

Why Stand for Election?

Positions available

Take a look at what roles you can stand for.

RA JCR Committee members


We encourage every student to think about democratic leadership.

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Election FAQs

Find out everything you need to know about running and voting in elections here.

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