SU Elections


Voting Closed





We exist for one reason: to make student life better at Harper Adams University. That’s where your Sabbatical Officers (President and Vice President) come in: students elected to represent your needs in a paid, full-time role for one year (either as a break in their studies or immediately after graduating) and lead on all aspects of how we are run. With elections season now underway, this is your chance to make sure your voice is heard, either as a candidate or by giving your vote in March. If you're thinking about running as a candidate, check out the candidates guide here.

Not sure how to write a Manifesto? You can get some tips by reading the article below;

How to write a Manifesto.

Key Dates:

Nominations Open

13th February 10:00 – 28th February 17:00

Please nominate yourself online at

Interested in Running the Union? Potential Candidate Q&A, WG3

15th February – 17:00, Room WG3

27th February – 17:30, Room WG3

Candidate Briefing – One Hour Session (Please ONLY attend ONE)

Monday 28th February – Midday (WF1), 13.00 (WF1), 17:30 (WG3)

This is where you will be given all the information you need to know about the Elections. THIS IS COMPULSORY!

Meet the Candidates (filming)

Wednesday, 1st March (17:00), SU Office

Candidates running for the role of President and Vice President will be required to join us on the evening of the 1st of March to record a video introducing themselves and why they are running for the role. 

Banners in the Barn

Wednesday, 1st March (13:30 – 17:00)

Banners in the Barn has been created to kick start the campaigns. The event is taking place in the SU Barn on Wednesday 1st from 1:30pm until 4pm, however, candidates will be expected to arrive at 1pm to spray paint there names on the bed sheets. The event enables students to meet the running candidates and sign the bed sheet to show their support. Towards the end of the event, the bedsheets will be hung up around the SU and then once the doors have closed they will be selectively put up around the University campus. Candidates can also create their own information boards to have by the stand. 

Campaigning begins

Wednesday, 1st March (17:00)

Campaigning will begin after candidates have been confirmed by the Deputy Returning Officer and candidates briefings have been held.  

Voting Open

Monday, 6th March (09:00) – Wednesday, 8th March (17:00)

Voting will be online. Each student will receive a bespoke link to their Harper Adams email address where you will go to cast your votes. You cannot share this link, as it will only allow you to vote.

Ballot Counting

Wednesday, 8th March, 21:00

The count will be done electronically and will be checked by the Deputy Returning Officer. Once the count has started, HASU will not be able to receive any complaints.

Elections Results

Wednesday, 8th March, 21:30, the Welly

Results announced in the Welly. A large announcement of the winners will take place in the Welly.