Reading University Students’ Union Elections 2014

The biggest event in the RUSU calendar is here - Elections!  It is an exciting time; a time when students put themselves forward for leadership and representative roles within the Union. RUSU wants every student to be involved in the elections in one way or another.

Every year five Student Officers are paid to work full-time to lead Reading University Students’ Union. We also elect 2 Student Trustees who sit on the RUSU Trustee board and direct RUSU. These people are chosen by their peers in a campus-wide vote, they become trustees of a multi-million pound organisation, trustees of a charity and representatives for over 15,000 students. We also vote for 8 Part-time Officers who are elected to campaign and support specific liberation and representation groups. In addition this year UG Faculty Rep elections will also be taking place at the same time, so there is no reason to not get involved. 

Roles Available

There are many positions up for election, some are paid full-time positions and others are voluntary part-time positions that you can do whilst you are studying.  All are great opportunities for developing your skills and look great on your CV. 

Find out why YOU should nominate yourself for one of the following roles

Student Officer
Part- Time Officer
Student Trustee
Undergraduate Faculty Rep

To find out more about the roles and responsibilities click here.

How to Nominate Yourself

Three easy steps to nominating yourself!

  1. In order to nominate yourself online you must log into our website. To do this you must have registered on the RUSU website. If you have not already done this you can register here.
  2. Then ‘nominate’ yourself below. 
  3. Fill out your details in the submission box and click ‘submit’.

Any questions or difficulties?  Please contact

If you have any accessibility requirements.  Please contact

How else can you get involved?

If you don’t run for election, you can get involved in other ways.  Join the RUSU team in promoting elections, working at voting stations and support events such as Hustings and the Results Party.

Most importantly VOTE.  Every student can vote and RUSU wants the coming elections to achieve the highest turnout ever.  To do this, log-in and go to and vote during week 7.

If you would like to get involved please email