University of Sheffield students vote for who reprsents them at SU Council
How to Become a Councillor
Councillors lead the SU and make important decisions about the way we are run - elections for SU Council are held at the beginning of the academic year,
look our for details around then!
SU Councillors are elected each year by a vote of all students to represent Sheffield students and make important decisions about the way we are run.
These decisions can be varied and wide-ranging and students need a broad range of people to be involved in SU Council to make sure it represents the whole student
The SU has 46 Departmental Councillors (one from each department), 8 Representative Councillors (Women’s, BME, Disabled students’, LGBT,
Postgraduate Taught, Postgraduate Research, International Students’, Mature Students’) and the Sports, Societies and Ethical and Environmental Councillors.
Representative Councillors must be a member of the group that they want to represent.
As a Councillor you will be trained and supported to represent the views of other students. You’ll be given the chance to perfect the talents employers
look for: negotiation, public speaking, diplomacy and project management, all while meeting new people from across the University, having fun and making a difference!
If you would like to become an SU Councillor, nominations open during Semester 1 each year, so look out for more information then!
Support for SU Councillors on Meetings, Polices, Motions, Papers and much more.