Three reasons it is important to use your vote

Voting starts 9am Monday 15th March

  • Posted Thu, Mar 11, 2021 2:15 PM

The Students' Union is a charity which exists to represent the students of the University of Portsmouth. Each year students vote in five Elected Officers to work for the Union and represent the views of the student body.

Our five Elected Officer roles cover different areas of student life but have the same end goal of working towards making positive changes on behalf of students at the University of Portsmouth.

Each candidate has written a manifesto with positive changes they'd like to make and it’s up to you to vote for whoever you think will do the best job. Here’s a few reasons why you should use your vote:

1. It will affect you

It’s just like voting in the General Elections but a lot closer to home. All the candidates running in the Student Elections are campaigning to make direct changes to student life at Portsmouth, and these changes will either affect you or future students. Take this chance to vote for who you want to help make positive changes at the University.

2. To ensure your Union runs democratically

We want to ensure that the election process is as democratic as possible, as elected students work for a whole year on behalf of the student body. To guarantee that the student body is accurately represented we need students to read-up on candidate manifestos and vote for who they think will do the best job.

3. Voter Perks!

Once you’ve voted you'll get a few perks from us as a Thank You!

  • The University of Portsmouth will DONATE 20p to a Save The Children charity for each student that votes in the Elections. *Up to £2,000.
  • 20% OFF the Classic range at the Union Shop
  • You'll be entered into a prize draw EVERY DAY from the day you vote. So the earlier you vote, the more chances you'll have to win! Votes mean Prizes!


The manifestos are now available for you to read! Follow the links below to find out what the candidates hope to change if they become your Elected Officer team 2021/22!

Read the Academic Representation Officer Candidate Manifestos HERE!

Read the Democracy and Campaigns Officer Candidate Manifestos HERE!

Read the Development Officer Candidate Manifestos HERE!

Read the Learning Experience Officer Candidate Manifestos HERE!

Read the Welfare Officer Candidate Manifestos HERE!

Remember voting opens 9am Monday 15th March!

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