Stand in the Postgraduate Elections

 

 

Becoming an elected representative is a fantastic opportunity to have your say on the issues that really impact students' lives, gain valuable skills that will enhance your CV, and get more involved in the University community.

 

Students who run in our elections consistently describe it as rewarding, and say that win or lose, being a candidate is a great opportunity.

 

Early in semester one, we elect our School and University-wide Postgraduate Representatives, and the delegates who will represent you at National Union of Students' conferences.

 

We are also running a by-election to fill 5 Activities Representative roles which weren't filled in our March Elections. 

 

Nominations are now open until midnight on October 3rd. Voting will be open from 10am on October 14th to 5pm on October 17th. 

 

 

 

 

We have postgraduate positions available at both the School and University level.

 

Postgraduate School Representatives

 

Representing Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research students in your School. These roles are perfect if you're a PGT or PGR student looking to get more involved in your School community, and give a voice to students like you. You'll have the chance to sit on School level committees, and have your say on the policies and processes the shape postgraduate students' lives. 

 

To stand as a Postgraduate School Representative, you need to be a matriculated postgraduate student - taught or research - for the 2019/20 academic year.

 

Find out more here.

 

Postgraduate Taught & Research Representatives

 

Two University-wide postgraduate positions, one representing postgraduate taught students and one representing postgraduate research students. If you're a PGT or PGR student and want to shape the University experience for students like you, then these roles are perfect. You'll get access to senior staff and committees within the University, where you can make sure that the issues affecting postgraduate students are on the agenda.

 

To stand for one of the University-wide postgraduate positions, you need to be a matriculated postgraduate student - taught or research - for the 2019/20 academic year.

 

Find out more here.

 

We also have positions which are open for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students in these elections. See below for details. 

 

Activities Representatives

 

The following Activities Representative roles are available in this election: 

 

  • Academic
  • Advice and Community
  • Campaigning and Awareness
  • Media and Broadcasting
  • Physical and Outdoors

 

As an Activities Rep, you'll be giving a voice to the students involved in societies like yours, ensuring that issues like space, funding and training are on the Students' Association's agenda. You'll also have a seat on Activities Exec where you'll be responsible for approving new societies and shaping the regulations that determine how societies and volunteering groups run.

 

To stand for one of the Activities Rep positions, you need to be a matriculated student - undergraduate or postgraduate - and a registered member of one or more of the societies within the relevant category. You can see which category each of societies fit into here.

 

Find out more here.

 

NUS UK and Scotland Conference Delegates

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Nine delegates to NUS UK conference, and sixteen delegates to NUS Scotland conference. Attending NUS conferences is a great way to meet students from across the country, find out about student-led projects and campaigns at other universities and colleges, and shape the political direction of the National Union of Students.

 

To stand for one of the NUS UK or NUS Scotland Conference Delegate positions, you need to be a matriculated student - undergraduate or postgraduate - currently and when the conferences take place in March 2020.

 

Find out more here.

 

 

 

 

For advice and support with your candidacy click here.

 

If you have any questions, just email elections@eusa.ed.ac.uk and a member of our Representation and Democracy team will be in touch as soon as possible.