We, Your Students' Association, are an organisation led by students, for students. Every year, students elect other students to lead the work of their Students' Association. This is a great opportunity for you to represent your fellow students and improve the student experience.
We exist to represent all students in the Highlands and Islands – whatever you study, wherever you study. There are various roles available where you can leave a legacy for students in your region and where you learn.
Elected student officers represent the voice of students. They sit on the highest decision-making bodies of UHI and its academic partners, meet with local and national politicians, and campaign for change. They do all this to change people’s lives.
To become an officer at Your Students' Association, you don’t need to submit a CV, attend an interview or have prior experience. All you need is a vision for students, and to secure the support of your fellow students in an election.
If you would like some more information on the elections, please get in touch with the elections coordinator and they will be happy to assist you (Elliot.Stradling@uhi.ac.uk)
2024 Spring Elections
Before you nominate yourself, we recommend that all students read through the nominations guidebook. This guidebook contains key information regarding the 2024 elections that will be important for you to know before you begin your campaign journey. As well as this, the guidebook contains some tips and tricks for how to run the best campaign possible.
Nominations for the 2024 Spring Election are now CLOSED.
Important dates for the 2024 Spring election, can be found below.
|Mon 29th January 2024 (10:00)
|Thu 29th February 2024 (10:00)
|Candidates' Essentials Deadline
|Thu 29th February 2024 (16:00)
|Announcement of Candidates
|Fri 1st March 2024 (10:00)
|Supported Campaign Week Begins
|Mon 4th March 2024 (10:00)
|Mon 11th March 2024 (10:00)
|Thu 14th March 2024 (12:00)
|Thu 14th March 2024 (16:00)
*The announcement of results is subject to complaints and issues.
Material Templates and Guidance
If you require some help with creating your materials, we have provided some templates and guidance for pledges and posters. Please find them below and use them to help create your candidates materials. If you are struggling with accessing these templates or if you have any further questions, please direct them towards the elections coordinator (Elliot.Stradling@uhi.ac.uk).
Poster Template 1
Poster Template 2
Poster Template 3