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Marjon Student Union (MSU) has you, the student, at its heart. Offering support, guidance and advice, MSU hosts societies, sports clubs and regular events to enrich students’ experience both academically and socially. True to its ethos, the MSU is run by people elected by the students.

Discover the 2023 election candidates

Elections take place every year in March and all students are invited to put themselves forwards. The team comprises permanent members of staff and part-time volunteers. MSU exists to make sure your university experience is as rewarding and positive as possible. Although obviously linked to the main University, the MSU is an independent charity and remains impartial when it comes to academic issues and more personal matters. 

Marjon Student Union Elections 2023

Ever thought about becoming an officer for the Student Union?

Nominations will shortly be open for MSU Elections 2023.

Each year, the students at Marjon elect people to represent them and run the union on their behalf. These people are usually known as sabbatical or part time officers and they fulfill a number of vital roles. We want you to stand to be one!

Union officers are responsible for the work and direction of the students’ union. As a team, they identify what students want and look at ways in which these needs can be met. Executive officers will work on projects together; involve students in the projects and co-ordinate the delivery of the project.

Previous projects will have included running campaigns, arranging events, setting up a training programme, organising activities … the list is endless. The key thing is that you do not have to work on your own. Working within a team means that you can plan your time and the tasks that you take on, and you only need to take on what you feel that you can manage.



The benefits to you are immense. You may also get to attend conferences and meetings with other students’ unions, who may be carrying out similar projects. Crucially, you will be able to demonstrate in the future that you have initiated and implemented a manifesto (a public declaration of what you want to achieve), as well as showing that you are motivated and willing to take responsibility.

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to stand in our elections. Gone are the days of "jobs for the boys" when people just got their friends voted in - these days we aim to get plenty of candidates standing so the electorate has a clear choice in who runs their union. Think about it – and if you want to talk about it then please contact Mick Davies who can talk to you about the range of positions available.

For all the latest news on the Elections 2023 and candidate positions join the MSU Facebook Elections page here