Hello and thanks for your interest in the Student Representative elections 2016. Below you will find all of the information on what to stand for and why!

The Role


  • Bringing student issues to the attention of Student Council and leading on resolving them.
  • Acting as a point of contact between the Union and the University on academic and general student matters relating to students in their respective School.
  • Attending relevant University Committees, Boards and Panels as required.
  • Co-ordinating and supporting the work of Programme Representatives within their Schools.
For more information on the Chair of School role, please contact our current VPE, Izzy Tooke on i.tooke@yorksj.ac.uk


What now?

If you want to run as Chair of School, you must be enrolled on a programme that fits within that Faculty. Joint honours students whose programmes span two schools i.e. English Language and English Literature, can stand for either of those schools. You can see which school you fit into here

Advice on filling out the Nominations Form


Your slogan should aim to be catchy and stick in people’s mind. It will be printed next to your name on elections materials. This can be no longer than 6 words.

About myself

Standing in the elections is all about proving to students why they should vote for you. Use this section to describe a bit about yourself, including why you would be the best choice for your chosen role.

You have 150 words to give the best introduction to you and your cause; remember personality is key.

Do remember though…

If you go over the word limit on any of the areas we will cut the statement back to the word limit from the point at which you exceed.

Nominate Yourself!

Click here to nominate yourself electronically. Or download a paper nomination here and hand it into our Information point in the Dining room extension.