Rep Elections 2020

The Election 2020

  1. Nominations Open: 7th September 9am
  2. Nominations Close: 9th October Midday
  3. Voting Week: 12th - 16th October 
What is The Rep Election 2020?

The Students' Union is the recognised representative body for all ARU students. Every October, we run the Rep Elections so that you can vote for your Course Reps/PGR Reps. Course Reps focus on finding ways to develop and improve the academic experience of students on their course. PGR Reps focus on finding ways to develop and improve the academic experience of Post Graduate Research students in their faculty.

Nominations are now open, click the buttons below to apply for a Rep role today!

Click here to stand to be a Campaign Rep


Click here to stand to be a Course Rep or PGR Rep


Click here to stand to be a Faculty Rep



We also run executive elections annually so students can choose the members of their executive committee including Full-time Officers, Campaign Reps and Faculty Reps. For a full list of current executive committee members, please click here. Positions that are not filled in the March 2020 Election will be reopened for the October 2020 Rep Elections as a Bye-Election. The following roles will be reopened in the Rep Election 2020: 


  • HEMS Faculty Rep (x1 Cambridge, x1 Peterborough) 
  • S&E Faculty Rep (x1 Chelmsford)
  • LGBT+ Rep (x1 Cambridge, x1 Chelmsford)
  • Trans Rep (x1 Cambridge, x1 Chelmsford)
  • Disabled Students' Rep (x1 Chelmsford)
  • BME Rep (x1 Chelmsford) 


Campaign and Faculty Reps continue their studies while volunteering their time with the Executive Committee, meeting once a month and campaigning on behalf of the students in their constituency. 

Know someone who should be a Rep?

Why not let them know here:

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Becoming a Course Rep/PGR Rep:

Interested in becoming a Course Rep but need to know more? Click the buttons below:

Info about Course Reps/PGR Reps

Election FAQs

Becoming a Campaign or Faculty Rep:

Interested in one of the available Executive Committee roles? Find out about the roles below:

Candidates' Hub for Campaign/Faculty Rep Roles

Info about Campaign Reps

Info about Faculty Reps

The students voted in during Rep Election/Bye-Election 2020 are trained by the SU and have dedicated members of staff to support them. 

If you want more information about any of these roles please find us in Peter Taylor House (Cambridge) or on the first floor of Tindal (Chelmsford) or contact



Any other questions? Look through pages above, see our FAQ page or get in touch.


"Be the change, stand for what you believe in"