SU Council Elections

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!

Students in front of the SU entrance


Nominating yourself takes five minutes, all you need is a 100 word statement about why you would be a great candidate, and a photograph of yourself.

If you know someone who would make a great SU Councillor or NUS Delegate you can recommend them and we will be in touch with all the information they need.

Recommend A Friend Register Your Interest

Nominations Open

Monday 26th October, 10am







SU Council Elections Timeline

Monday 26th October, 10am

Nominations Open

Thursday 29th October, 5pm

Nominations Close

Tuesday 3rd November, 10am

Voting Begins

Wednesday 4th November, 5pm

Voting Ends

Thursday 5th November

SU Council Elections Results Announced

You Run Your SU

All students of the University of Sheffield are full members of the Students' Union, and they set its operational, political, financial and strategic direction.

As a member of the SU, you engage in all areas of democratic decision making. Whether that is electing diverse leaders who represent your interests, or participation in decision-making through referenda, petitions, debates, surveys and discussions.

NUS Elections

The National Union of Students represents seven million students accross the UK. Sheffield Delegates will be representing Sheffield students on a national platform, setting policies and holding NUS leaders to account.

Why Run for Elections?

This is your chance to be a leader in the #1 Students' Union in the country. You'll be able to meet some great new people, build networks and develop a portfolio of skills and experience which will benefit you throughout your University experience and beyond.

Make a difference on what it means to be a student here.

Any University of Sheffield student can run.

What Support Would I Have?

The SU Elections team are on hand to help with further information on how you can get involved, find their contact details at the bottom of this page.

The team will also provide heaps of training if you are elected, and provide year round direct support to SU Councillors and NUS Delegates, so that they can flourish in their roles.

Roles on SU Council

46 Departmental Councillors act as the voice of students in each department on big SU issues. Should Wednesday afternoons be left free for student wellbeing? Should we have nap spaces in our libraries?

11 Representative Councillors represent liberation, campaigning and social groups on campus. Should more be done to widen participation on campus? Should sanitary products be free? How should funding and space be allocated to student groups?

If elected to SU Council, you will have the opportunity to lead SU Council meetings, setting the agenda and overseeing lively debate and discussion at SU Council meetings.

Election Documents

Here are some essential pieces of information which you will need as a candidate in the SU Elections

Election Rules Candidate Expenses Form Election Complaints Form

Questions about elections?

Team elections are always happy to answer any questions you may have about the elections process or the roles of the SU Councillor and NUS Delegate. Get in touch:

0114 222 8535