Student Council Elections

If you are interested in representing your fellow students, you could become a member of AUSA's Student Council by standing for election for one of our standing committees.

Committees

This is your chance to take forward the views of students to influence and campaign for change at the University and beyond - whether you want to campaign on environmental or welfare issues, raise money for charity, influence academic issues, run the societies union, improve sports at the University, build links with the local community, or ensure the voices of students at Foresterhill are heard.  All you need to do is nominate yourself and get your peers to vote for you once voting opens.

Why stand?

Standing for election to one of AUSA's Committees is your chance to take forward the views of students to influence and campaign for change at the University and beyond. Whether you want to campaign on environmental or welfare issues, raise money for charity, influence academic issues, run the societies’ union, improve sports at the University, build links with the local community, or ensure the voices of students at Foresterhill are heard. All you need to do is nominate yourself and get your peers to vote for you once voting opens.

We have positions available for the following committees:

  • Communities
  • Education
  • Environment & Ethics
  • Foresterhill
  • Raising & Giving (RAG)
  • Societies Union
  • Sports’ Union
  • Welfare

Liberation and Section Forums

In addition, we also have some vacancies for our liberation and Section forums.  These forums exist to ensure the voices of marginalised and under-represented groups are heard within the Association and the University.  The Liberation forums are made up of the BME, LGBTQ+, Women's' and Disabled campaigns, and the Section forums are made up of the International, Mature, Postgraduate, and Part-Time forums. The Forums are as follows:

  • Black and Minority Ethnic (BME)
  • Disabled
  • LBGTQ+
  • Women’s
  • International
  • Mature
  • Part-time
  • Postgraduate

What do you need to stand?

All you need to stand is a completed online nomination form which can be found on AUSA’s website once nominations open. You will require to provide 10 student proposers who will support your nomination for election. Please note that these students can only nominate one person per position so please make sure that anyone who agrees to support your nomination, is not already doing so for another candidate. Those positions which are associate with a place on Executive Committee will require 30 student proposers.

Timeline

These elections will follow the same timeline as our Sabbatical Officer Elections: 

Nominations Open               19 February 2018, 9am

Nominations Close               2 March 2018, 4pm

Voting Opens                         19 March 2018, 9am

Voting Closes                         22 March 2018, 5pm

Results Announced               23 March 2018