Student Council Elections 2017!

It is that time!

Student Council is the decision making body of your Union, it makes decisions on issues like catering and our bars, what campaigns we run and helps you have your say about the student experience at Ulster.  Last year, our Council passed almost fifty new policies on a wide range of issues, from the non-gender bathrooms you will see on your campus, drug awareness to changing how degrees are classified.  It can make a difference, and you can be part of it!

There are 90 seats on Council, distributed across campuses, societies, sports and course reps.  Nominations are opening on UUSUVOTE.COM at 9am on 25th September, running for two weeks until 9th October at 5pm.

  • One Sports representative on each campus will be elected to serve as your voice on Council
  • One rep per campus to speak for societies will be elected
  • A senior course rep from amongst each campus will serve to further your academic-based needs
  • Two seats are on Council for postgrad students, one for taught and one for research based students
  • Two international students will serve, representing the growing voice of our international student base
  • One rep will speak for all our distance learners and part-time students
  • and finally, each campus has 15 'open seats' for anyone to contest, thats 15 seats each for Magee, Coleraine, Jordanstown and Belfast.

Want to put your name forward?  Simply go to UUSUVOTE.COM during the nomination period, click 'Log in', enter your portal login details (your 'b' number being your username), select the role your want to be nominated for and leave your contact details.  The system is set up to show you only the roles you are eligible for, so don't worry about making a mistake.

Nominations will close at 5pm on 9th October sharp, and we will confirm all those nominated for each position on as well as on campus.  Training will be provided for all candidates prior to the election being held ​​where we will be allowing each candidate to put together a short video to be shown on the website to promote themselves and their aims.  The election itself will also be online via UUSUVOTE.COM from 9am on 12th October until 5pm on 13th October.  You'll be able to vote on campus at your UU space as well!

Want more information or have any questions? Feel free to contact our Democracy and Campaigns Co-ordinator, Emmet Doyle at

Be the change you want to see in your Union! #uusuelection2017

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