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, Diveristy 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!
The RUSU Elections 2019 are your chance to decide the future leadership of your Students’ Union. There are a variety of full-time paid and part-time voluntary roles available. Nominating yourself might just be the best decision you ever make.
The timeline of elections events for the academic year.
A referendum is being held on whether RUSU should support strike action by University Staff and UCU.
Undergraduate Course Reps represent undergraduate students' views on academic issues on every course. Undergraduate Course Reps act as the link between students and the academic staff; ensuring the student voice is being heard and positive changes are being made throughout every school.
Information on Postgraduate Course and School Reps, along with the Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research Students' Officer roles.
The 55 Student Voice members lead on steering RUSU’s direction by proposing, debating and amending policy and campaign ideas, and hold the Full-time Officers to account.
As a member of the National Union of Students (NUS) we are able to send a number of students to a range of National Conferences. These conference places are elected in an online election and a variety of delegate positions are available to University of Reading students.
This hub contains resources for a variety of aspects when running for any of the RUSU elections.
How to vote, how to stand in an election, and other frequently asked questions.