Student Elections 24/25

Firstly, what are the Student Elections?

Student Elections are our yearly elections process where you vote in your Full-Time Officer (FTO) team, this year you’ll also be voting for your NUS reps.

Your FTOs hold influential positions at the Guild and University and use this to lobby for the changes you want to see. Could this be you?

Changes this year

This year we’ve made some changes to Elections to ensure more students are able to engage with the Elections process, we’re starting earlier, and we’ve extended the voting window.

The finalised dates can be found below:

Applications Open: 01/12/2023

Applications Close: 10/01/2024

Candidates Announced: 17/01/2024

Voting open: 29/01/2024 10:00

Voting close: 01/02/2024 16:00

Results Announced: 02/02/2024

What is a Guild Officer?

The Guild Full-Time Officer Team are 5 elected students who work as employees of the Guild to represent all students and influence change across the Guild, University, Exeter and Nationally.

The Officer roles are full-time, paid roles, open to all students. As it’s a full-time job, the 24/25 Officer team will be paid over £25k for the year, alongside 6 weeks annual leave + bank holidays. It’s the perfect job or grad role!

We also elect the Athletic Union's (AU) Sports President (also a full-time paid role) who works with the University to improve the sports offering at Exeter.

What roles are available?

• Guild President

• Education Officer

• Communities & Equality Officer

• Societies & Employability Officer

• Student Living Officer

• Sports President (AU)

Could you be the next Full-Time Officer?

With the nomination period fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about nominating yourself. Our Elections hub will be launching soon with all the info you need about the roles, guidance on the process and how to apply! If you want to read up on this years Elections Rules you can do so here.

If you have any questions about Elections or want to talk to someone about the process you can email us at

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