Standing for a Position
How do I stand for a position?
If you’re interested, pick up nomination pack from the SRC reception desk on the First Floor of the John McIntyre Building or download one from the Autumn Election page.
In this, you’ll find information about the process of elections, details of when the heckling meeting will take place, and general guidelines.
You will need to complete the enclosed form with your details, and have digitally submitted a manifesto and photo that will be seen beside your manifesto.
You will also need to collect 15 signatures from registered University of Glasgow students who are willing to ‘nominate’ you (30 if you’re running for a sabbatical position).
Once nominations have closed, and you have handed in your form, a list of candidates will be placed on the first floor noticeboard of the John McIntyre Building, and on the SRC website.
Do I need any particular experience to stand for a position?
No. What you do need are ideas that you would like to implement in the coming year (they don’t have to be big: just realistic and beneficial), and a willingness to listen to your constituents and effectively represent them.
Members of council come from a vast range of backgrounds with very varying experience and passions: there is room for all.
Having said that, you should have a good understanding of what the SRC does before you run.
I’m a part-time / postgrad student – can I still stand for a position?
Yes, you can. If you are a part-time or postgraduate student you can run for any position.
However, if you are wishing to run for a position that represents one of these demographics, you should belong to that particular group to do so.
I’m graduating this year – can I still stand for a position? (Spring Elections Only)
If you are graduating this year, and not undertaking a postgraduate degree at the University of Glasgow, or starting a new degree, you can stand only for a Sabbatical position.
I’m still not sure about running… Any advice?
Deciding to stand in an election can be a big decision. If you have any concerns or questions that are not addressed here, email [email protected] who will be able to give you further information.