Why You Should Vote

Voting week is fast approaching. Elections is the most important time of the year Bucks Students' Union, and who gets voted in will dictate a lot about your student experience in the next academic year.


It’s nearly time to get voting for your new Full-time Elected Officer roles (Sabbatical Officers), a paid position within your Students’ Union who are the primary representatives of the student body (yes, including you).


But why should you vote?

Well to get the boring stuff out the way first, it is your democratic right to vote in an election as a member of Bucks Students’ Union.

Okay, so that may not be a reason why you should vote, but…

Have you ever had concerns with your university experience? Or consistent issues throughout your learning journey and feel like you aren’t being heard? Is there a national issue that is affecting you and the student body? Something in the likes of the cost-of-living? Do you want to make the most out of your time at Bucks Students’ Union and enjoy new ideas?

Well, the paid elected officer’s roles are there to represent your voice in these moments, bring in new ideas to progress the Union and actively involve themselves in making change in the wider sector. So in essence, Elections is single-handedly the most important thing of every year for Bucks Students' Union and its members.

So, by voting, you potentially get someone you trust to ensure this happens and the only way you can make this happen is by voting in the upcoming elections.



Our candidates have each written a manifesto for their reasons and goals for running in the 2023-24 elections. You can also watch a few of their video introductions on our YouTube channe (browse through our playlists to go through the different roles).

Voting opens Monday 4 March. Visit bucksstudentsunion.org/elections and then select the election you want to cast your vote in.


Contact us

If you have any questions about elections, please don't hesitate to ask our rep team at surepresentation@bucks.ac.uk.