De Montfort University set to see transformations as Students’ Union ramps up preparations for election period

By Perry Johnson

Candidates who are running in the Students’ Union election are being urged to promote themselves around the De Montfort University campus ahead of when voting opens on March 12.

The elections for positions in the student-run organisation will see several key changes to its structure with the introduction of five new full-time sabbatical team members and six part-time representatives as well as changes to course reps, societies and sporting committees.

However, this future shake-up to the team is not the only change this election season has seen.


Mike Mayes – Vice President of Media and Communications at De Montfort Students’ Union

Mike Mayes, Vice President of Media and Communications for the union, said: “There are some interesting trends that have come out.

“We have more postgraduates going for elected, full-time positions and we have also got an increase of Black, Asian and minority ethnic students running for full-time officer positions which is encouraging.”

Mr Mayes encouraged anybody who sees candidates promoting themselves around the campus to stop and listen to the changes they want to make to improve the university, highlighting that it us still not too late to show an interest.

“The best way to get involved in elections at this point is to get online, read people’s manifestos and find out who has been nominated for the various positions,” he said.

Anyone with any questions or queries about the elections can get in touch with a full-time officer on the team or contact the student voice team at



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