RUSU Main Elections

RUSU’s Leadership Elections allow students to vote for who they think should lead the organisation for the next year. RUSU’s Full-time Officer team, Part-time Officers, Undergraduate Senior Reps, and Student Trustees are all elected at this time.

Thinking of running? Fantastic! You can find all of the role descriptions right here on our website. Alternatively, you can get in touch with one of our 5 Full-time Officers to talk about the roles in more depth. The next round of Leadership Elections is due to take place in early 2021 – keep an eye on our Elections Timeline for more updates!

Full-Time Officer Roles

RUSU Full-time Officers take on leadership roles within RUSU. They are elected to make sure each and every student gets the most they can out of their time at Reading and love their student experience.

Part-Time Officer Roles

RUSU Part-time Officers exist to defend and extend the rights of specific groups of students. They also campaign on specific issues that are of concern or affect students.

Student Trustee Role

RUSU Student Trustees join the RUSU Trustee Board. They ensure RUSU is well-governed, well-managed, maintains financial stability and continues to work to achieve our vision and meet organisational objectives.

Undergraduate Senior Rep Roles

RUSU Senior Reps lead a team of Course Reps and ensure students’ interests are represented at a school level. They get involved projects relating to quality in teaching and learning and the student experience.

Candidates Resources

If you are thinking of standing for any of the roles, have a look at our resource hub. Here you will find useful information for candidates, such as helpful tips on writing a manifesto, budget and printing guidelines.


Frequently asked questions about RUSU main elections.