Students lead in all aspects of the Students’ Union. We use democratic elections to help you decide who should speak and work for you on a range of issues while you’re a student at Aberystwyth University.

All registered students can stand and vote in elections for any position that is relevant to them.

It’s an exciting time at Aberystwyth Students’ Union as we soon embark on a new plan; whether as a Full-time or Part-time Officer, you have the chance to join us on our journey, build the future and shape your own.

Full details of the elections can be found in the Candidate’s Guide.


STANDING OPENS – Wednesday 1st February
CANDIDATES ACADEMY - 1pm - 4pm Tuesday 21st February
CANDIDATES ACADEMY - 1pm - 4pm Thursday 23rd February
STANDING CLOSES – 4pm Tuesday 28th February
CANDIDATE BRIEFING – 4pm Or 6pm Tuesday 28th February
CAMPAIGNING BEGINS – Wednesday 1st March
CANDIDATES ACADEMY - 2pm - 5pm Friday 3rd March
VOTING OPENS – 9am Monday 13th March
VOTING CLOSES – 3pm Friday 17th March
RESULTS NIGHT – 8.30pm Friday 17th March


If you’re interest in running for one of our roles but want to find out more about the roles, the union or how standing works, then come along to one of our Candidate Academy sessions.

Candidates Academy Event

Our Candidates Academy is your chance to find out all you need and want to know about the different full-time and part-time officer roles and how they fit into and lead the Students’ Union more generally, learn all the key dates and facts about the elections, and pose your question to current officers and experienced support staff.

All Aberystwyth University students are welcome to come along to Candidates Academy – you don’t need to have any prior knowledge of the positions, elections, or even the Students’ Union and there’s no commitment to nominating yourself as a candidate by attending.

Candidate Academy will take place on 1pm - 4pm on Tuesday 21st February, 1pm – 4pm Thursday 23rd February and 2-5pm on Friday 3rd March.