Support the democratic process and make our Officers truly representative of all students. To say thank you for voting, you claim a wristband and a range of benefits throughout the week!

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Make your voice heard

Student and Elected Officers represent you to the University, the local community and nationally. Choosing the best students to lead your Union is up to you. Use your vote and make your voice heard by choosing the next leaders of the Union.

A strong voter turnout gives the elected officers a more powerful remit. The more students that vote, the more representative elected officers will be when in office.

Thanks for voting!

We would like to thank every student for voting, for making your voice heard and supporting the democratic process. To say ‘Thank You’, the Union has negotiated a number of voter benefits exclusive to student voters.

After voting, you can collect an Elections benefits wristband (whilst stocks last).

Wear your wristband to:

  • Show candidates and Elections staff that you’ve already voted (and they shouldn’t bother your any further!)
  • Receive 20% off purchases in the Union Shop (excluding select items)
  • Claim free upgrade on regular to large hot drinks all-week at University catering outlets
  • The earlier you vote the more you can get out of your Union wristband!

How to claim your Union wristband

You will receive a fabric wristband simply for voting in the current elections. The Union encourages all eligible voters to vote for candidates in all active elections to ensure you are represented fully.

Vote at a ballot station on campus
You will receive your wristband after voting at a Union Ballot Station from one of our Elections Assistants. Ballot stations are located at key campus buildings, including the University Library.

Vote online
When you login to vote online you will receive a confirmation email after voting in all five elections. When on campus, you may show your confirmation email to staff at a Ballot Stations or at the Union Shop to claim your wristband. Please note proof of student status and/or ID may be required.

Voter Benefits

Union wristbands are only available to students who cast their vote in the Student Elections. Wristbands can be claimed from ballot stations when voting.

If voting online, wristbands can also be collected from the Union Shop; you will need to print off or display the confirmation email received after voting in order to collect from the Union Shop.

The wristband can be worn throughout voting week, which helps to show candidates and staff that you’ve already voted (and you’re to be left alone!) and entitles the bearer to the following benefits:

20% discount at the Union Shop

This offer can be redeemed against any purchases over 50p from the Students’ Union Shop, event tickets or products we offer on behalf of our third party partners (such as Common People Festival Tickets and National Express Tickets). This offer is only valid during voting week (regular opening hours 9am – 5pm, Monday 24th – Friday 28th February). This offer is only available in store and not available online. This offer is only available to those wearing a valid non-transferable Union wristband. No cash alternative will be offered. The management withhold the right to withdraw this offer at anytime.

University Charitable Donation

The University have agreed to donate 20p per voter to a charity chosen by you – click here for details.

Hot Drink Upgrade

This offer entitles the wristband wearer to a free upgrade on hot drinks in participating University Food on Campus cafĂ© outlets across campus. The upgrade is defined as a regular sized drink upgraded to a large sized drink for free. At Starbucks outlets, the upgrade is defined as a Tall sized drink upgraded to a Grande sized drink for free. This offer is only valid during voting week (24th – 28th February) and subject to individual outlet opening hours. This offer is only available to those wearing a valid non-transferable Union wristband. To claim this offer, you must show your wristband at the counter when placing your order. No cash alternative will be offered. This offer is not available at the Waterhole Bar.