About SU Council

The SU is run by students, for students. Council is a group of students from across different groups and departments who oversee what the SU does. Any student can run. This autumn might be your chance!

Self Nomination Closes In


Be a SU Councillor

Being a Councillor gives you the chance to represent your peers at the highest level in the SU. With top notch training and support to help you in the role, you’ll be making a tangible difference to student life at Sheffield and getting great experience along the way.

Recommend a Friend

Know someone who'd be just awesome representing students and making a difference? Recommend them here and we'll send them everything they need to know about the opportunity. (Pssssst! You can also use this form to request more info for yourself. There's room on SU Council for 63 students, so you and several friends can all run in the same year).

Student Trustee

Be a Student Trustee

Being a student trustee is a great opportunity to represent students on the SUs Trustee Board, which oversees the long term sustainability of our SU. Making sure that we remain the number 1 Students’ Union in the country. Known for the innovation and quality of services and support our SU provides.

NUS Delegate

Be an NUS Delegate

Being an NUS Delegate is an amazing chance to meet new people, make a different to students across the country and be part of a major national event. You'll be representing the views of Sheffield students at the national NUS Conferences in spring 2017 to decide the political direction of NUS and elect the NUS leadership for the year ahead.

Key Dates

Key Dates and Further Information

Nominations are open from Monday 25th September - Friday 6th October. Candidates are announced on Friday 13th October. Voting finally opens on Monday 16th October, closing on Thursday 19th October, with results being announced that evening!

How the SU works

Watch the video above to find out how your SU is run and how you can get involved!

Departmental Councillors

Departmental Councillors, represent their academic department on SU Council. This means that they are the voice for all the students in their department in the Students’ Union.



Representative Councillors

Representative Councillors, represent one area of: Women, BME (Black Minority Ethnic), Disabled students, LGBT+, Postgraduate Taught, Postgraduate Research, International Students, Mature Students. Representing this area in SU Council, making their constituents voice heard.