Rep Elections 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 research students in their faculty.

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. 

Stand to be a Course Rep/PGR Rep from 07 September:

Interested in becoming a Course Rep? Find out more before nominations open below:

Info about Course Reps/PGR Reps

Election FAQs

Know someone who should be a Rep?

Why not let them know here:

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Stand to be a Campaign or Faculty Rep from 07 September:

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



The students voted in during The Bye-Election 2020/Course Rep Election 2021 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"