Elections

Over 1,500 students hold representative roles within Reading University Students' Union. We believe that all of our members should have the same opportunity to be represented and engage in our elections. To demonstrate our ongoing commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), we work to increase the diverse demographic of students participating in our elections; either as candidates or voters.

This is the place for our members who want to lead, innovate, create change, develop skills, and meet lots of new people. There are a wide range of elected representative roles that you can put yourself forward for, including; Full-time Officers, PG & UG Student Voice Members, PG School and Course Reps, UG School and Course Reps, Part-time Officers, Sports and Society Committees and NUS Conference Delegates.

Take a look at our annual elections timeline to find out the nomination and voting periods for each election so you don't miss out!

Self definitions

Some elections and roles require you to self-define before you are able to nominate or vote. Please make sure that you self-define in your elections profile before taking part in an election.

If you're not sure what self-definitions you should select, we have a guide to RUSU student definitions for you to consult.

RUSU NUS conference delegates Referendum

Reading University Students’ Union (RUSU) Trustee Board has called a referendum in relation to the recent UCU strike action.

RUSU NUS conference delegates NUS Conference Delegate Elections

These elections are open to all students and elect delegates to send to a selection of National Union of Student (NUS) Conferences throughout the year.

RUSU part-time officer by-elections PTO By-election

We are electing two new Part-time Officers to join our current team.

RUSU undergraduate course rep elections Undergraduate Rep Elections

Information on Undergraduate Course Reps and Undergraduate Student Voice members.

RUSU postgraduate elections Postgraduate Rep Elections

Information on Postgraduate Course and School Reps (except IoE), Postgraduate Taught Part-time Officer and Postgraduate Student Voice members.

RUSU institute of education elections Institute of Education Rep Elections

Postgraduate Course and School Rep Elections for the Institute of Education have their own elections this year along with a different timeline.

RUSU main elections RUSU Main Elections

The RUSU Elections decide the future leadership of the Students’ Union. Nominating yourself might just be the best decision you ever make.

RUSU annual elections timeline Annual Election Timeline

The timeline of elections events for the academic year.

RUSU elections candidate resources Candidate Resources

This hub contains resources for a variety of aspects when running for any of the RUSU elections.

RUSU elections FAQ FAQ

How to vote, how to stand in an election, and other frequently asked questions.