Nominations open Monday at 11am!

That means that it’s almost the time where you can put your name forward for our annual SU Elections. The SU Elections are where we elect six Full-Time Officers, who are paid a salary of over £19,000, and over 15 Part-Time Officers who are volunteers alongside their studies.

Nominations open Monday at 11am! 

That means that it’s almost the time where you can put your name forward for our annual SU Elections. The SU Elections are where we elect six Full-Time Officers, who are paid a salary of over £19,000, and over 15 Part-Time Officers who are volunteers alongside their studies.  

You can find out more about the roles and the people who currently hold them here.  

Being an officer means you sit on the SU’s Executive Committee and becoming a Full-Time Officer makes you a Trustee of the SU. These roles are integral to how we run, and we’re always looking for fresh ideas and perspectives. 

If you’re all set to be a candidate, then stand now! You can nominate yourself by?clicking here. It only takes a few minutes and you’ll be given guidance of key dates for manifesto submission and campaigning. 

If you have any questions, please contact The Elections Team by emailing?student.voice@swansea-union.co.uk

The SU elects our Officers using transferable voting, here’s a handy video explaining what this means and why it’s important to vote not just for your first choice candidate.  

Frequently Asked Questions 

We get that SU Elections can be an intimidating idea to get involved in, so we’ve put some FAQs together that will hopefully answer any questions you may have.   

Can I be a Full-time Officer alongside my studies? 

No, this is a full-time, paid position. To be able to undertake the role, you can either defer your studies for a year or stand in your final year of study. The role starts at the end of the academic year. 

I live at home - can I stand in the elections? 

Yes! Anyone who is a Swansea University student can stand in the elections. It doesn't matter where you live! 

I'm a first year - can I stand in the elections? 

Yes, it doesn't matter what year you are studying in, anyone can stand in the elections! 

On the nominations form, there is an option to upload a photo. Do I have to? 

Please email a photo to the Elections Team and they can upload it for you - student.voice@swansea-union.co.uk 

A Full-time Officer is also a Student Trustee. What does this mean? 

SUSU is a charity, which means we must have trustees to ensure that our actions are legal and financially viable. The majority of the Union's Trustee Board is made up of students, but we also have external professionals to provide advice. The trustees sit in important meetings, oversee the business elements and make sure everything we do is in the best interest of our students. 

Can sports clubs or societies endorse candidates? 

No, clubs or societies can't officially support a candidate. Any sports club or society supporting an individual candidate can end up with that candidate being penalised. ? However, it is strongly advised that clubs and societies promote and support the elections generally! 

On the nomination form, there's an option to upload a manifesto. What does this mean and how do I write one? 

A manifesto is a document that outlines why people should vote for you. You should write about why you would be good at the role and what campaigns or projects you would work on. Download our guide here. 

I've nominated myself! When can I start campaigning? 

There are two types of campaigning: Soft and Active. 
 
Soft Campaigning is the preparation period. This is when you might get a campaign team together, make a Facebook page, set up Twitter accounts, make videos etc. Basically, you can tell people you are standing for your position, but you can’t tell people to vote for you or give them reasons that would encourage them to vote for you. No materials with your manifesto on, no videos online, no posters up. You can start soft campaigning when nominations close at 3pm, 22nd February. 
 
Active Campaigning is going out and getting people to vote for you. Materials are allowed to go online, posters and banners are allowed to go on display, lecture shout outs are allowed! You can start actively campaigning from 6pm, 8th March. 

Will the SU provide the candidates with any funding for campaigning? 

The Students' Union will refund £75 allocated for Full-time Officer campaigning materials and £30 for Part-time Officer campaigning materials. You must provide receipts to show what you have spent by the end of the voting period to be able to claim back. 

Can I stand to be a Full-time Officer if I am an International student? 

International students can be Full-time Officers, but there are immigration implications that you should be aware of. 
If you receive financial sponsorship, discuss your plans with your sponsor before standing for election in case there are restrictions. 
If you stand as a Full-time Officer, this is permitted under the immigration rules, but you will need to extend your student visa at some point. It is important that you discuss this with an advisor from the International Office before you start the role! 
This guidance is for student or Tier 4 visa holders. If you are here on a different type of visa, you should discuss your options with an advisor from the International @ Campus Life. 
 
(This information is for general guidance and does not constitute immigration advice. If you require more details about your rights or what action to take, please contact Campus Life via international.campuslife@swansea.ac.uk

How does voting work? 

At the Students' Union, we use alternative or transferable voting. Watch?this video?from Wolverhampton Students' Union explaining Transferable Voting! 

What is RON and NFP? 

RON Stands for Re-Open Nominations and all elections in the SU have this option for voters. If you do not like any of the candidates in the election you can choose to vote RON. If RON wins an election, the role would not be filled or a by-election would be held at another time. Selecting No Further Preferences (N.F.P) is an expression of indifference towards all remaining options. 

What if I have more questions? 

Please email them to the Election Team -?student.voice@swansea-union.co.uk 

Mae enwebiadau’n agor ar Ddydd Llun am 11am! 

Mae hynny’n golygu ei bod hi bron yn amser i ti roi dy enw ymlaen ar gyfer ein Hetholiadau UM blynyddol. Yn Etholiadau UM rydyn ni’n ethol chwe Swyddog Llawn-amser - sy’n cael cyflog o dros £19,000 - a dros 15 o Swyddogion Rhan-amser sy’n wirfoddoli ochr yn ochr â’u hastudiaethau.  

Gellir ddarganfod mwy am y rolau a'r bobl sy'n eu gwneud nhw ar hyn o bryd yma. 

Mae bod yn swyddog yn golygu dy fod yn rhan o Bwyllgor Gwaith UM ac mae dod yn Swyddog Llawn-amser yn dy wneud yn Ymddiriedolwr UM. Mae’r rolau hyn yn rhan annatod o’r ffordd rydyn ni’n gweithio, ac rydyn ni wastad yn chwilio am syniadau a safbwyntiau newydd.  

Os wyt ti’n barod i fod yn ymgeisydd, yna enweba dy hun nawr! Gallet ti enwebu dy hun trwy glicio yma. Mae'n cymryd ychydig o funudau yn unig a byddet ti’n derbyn arweiniad ar ddyddiadau allweddol ar gyfer cyflwyno maniffesto ac ymgyrchu. 

Os oes gennyt ti unrhyw gwestiynau, cysyllta â Thîm yr Etholiadau drwy ebostio student.voice@swansea-union.co.uk

Mae UM yn ethol ein Swyddogion gan ddefnyddio pleidleisio trosglwyddadwy, dyma fideo defnyddiol yn egluro beth mae hyn yn ei olygu a pham ei bod yn bwysig pleidleisio dros mwy nag un ymgeisydd, nid dy ddewis cyntaf yn unig.  

  

Cwestiynau Cyffredin 

Rydyn ni'n deall y gall Etholiadau UM fod yn frawychus i gymryd rhan ynddo, felly rydyn ni wedi llunio rhai Cwestiynau Cyffredin a fydd, gobeithio, yn ateb unrhyw gwestiynau sydd gennyt ti. 

A allaf fod yn Swyddog Llawn-amser ochr yn ochr â fy hastudiaethau? 

Na, mae hon yn swydd llawn-amser â thâl. Er mwyn gallu ymgymryd â'r rôl, gallet ti naill ai ohirio dy astudiaethau am flwyddyn neu enwebu yn dy flwyddyn olaf o astudio. Mae'r rôl yn dechrau ar ddiwedd y flwyddyn academaidd. 

Rwy'n byw gartref - a allaf enwebu yn yr etholiadau? 

Gallet! Gall unrhyw un sy'n fyfyriwr ym Mhrifysgol Abertawe enwebu yn yr etholiadau. Does dim ots ble rwyt ti'n byw! 

Rydw i yn fy mlwyddyn gyntaf - a allaf enwebu yn yr etholiadau? 

Gallet, does dim ots ym mha flwyddyn rwyt ti'n astudio, gall unrhyw un enwebu yn yr etholiadau! 

Ar y ffurflen enwebu, mae opsiwn i uwchlwytho llun. Oes rhaid i mi? 

E-bostia lun at Dîm yr Etholiadau a gallant ei uwchlwytho - student.voice@swansea-union.co.uk  

Mae Swyddog Llawn-amser hefyd yn Ymddiriedolwr i fyfyrwyr. Beth mae hyn yn ei olygu? 

Mae UMPA yn elusen, sy'n golygu bod rhaid i ni gael ymddiriedolwyr i sicrhau bod ein gweithredoedd yn gyfreithiol ac yn ariannol hyfyw. Mae mwyafrif o Fwrdd Ymddiriedolwyr yr Undeb yn cynnwys myfyrwyr, ond mae gennym hefyd weithwyr proffesiynol allanol i roi cyngor. Mae'r ymddiriedolwyr yn eistedd mewn cyfarfodydd pwysig, yn goruchwylio'r elfennau busnes ac yn sicrhau bod popeth a wnawn er lles gorau ein myfyrwyr. 

A all clybiau neu gymdeithasau chwaraeon gymeradwyo ymgeiswyr? 

Na, ni all clybiau neu gymdeithasau gefnogi ymgeisydd yn swyddogol. Gall unrhyw glwb chwaraeon neu gymdeithas sy'n cefnogi ymgeisydd unigol gael ei gosbi yn y pen draw. Serch hynny, rydym yn cynghori yn gryf i glybiau a chymdeithasau hyrwyddo a chefnogi’r etholiadau yn gyffredinol! 

Ar y ffurflen enwebu, mae opsiwn i uwchlwytho maniffesto. Beth mae hyn yn ei olygu a sut ydw i'n ysgrifennu un? 

Mae maniffesto yn ddogfen sy’n amlinellu pam y dylai pobl bleidleisio drosot ti. Dylet ti ysgrifennu pam y byddet ti’n dda yn y rôl a pha ymgyrchoedd neu brosiectau y byddet ti’n gweithio arnynt. Lawrlwytha ein canllaw yma.  

Rydw i wedi enwebu fy hun! Pryd gallaf ddechrau ymgyrchu? 

Mae dau fath o ymgyrchu: Meddal ac Gweithredol. 

Ymgyrchu Meddal yw'r cyfnod paratoi. Dyma pryd y gallet ti ddod â thîm ymgyrchu at ei gilydd, creu tudalen Facebook, sefydlu cyfrif Trydar, gwneud fideos ac ati. Yn y bôn, gallet ti ddweud wrth bobl dy fod yn enwebu am y rôl, ond ni allet ti ddweud wrth bobl i bleidleisio drosot ti neu roi rhesymau iddynt a fyddai'n eu hannog i bleidleisio drosot ti. Dim deunyddiau gyda manylion dy faniffesto, dim fideos ar-lein, dim posteri. Gallet ti ddechrau ymgyrchu meddal pan fydd enwebiadau'n cau am 3pm, 22 Chwefror. 

Pwrpas Ymgyrchu Gweithredol yw mynd allan a chael pobl i bleidleisio drosot ti. Caniateir i ddeunyddiau fynd ar-lein, caniateir i bosteri a baneri gael eu harddangos, caniateir cyhoeddiadau mewn darlithoedd! Gallet ti ddechrau ymgyrchu o 6pm, 8 Mawrth. . 
A fydd UM yn rhoi unrhyw arian i'r ymgeiswyr ar gyfer ymgyrchu? 

Bydd Undeb y Myfyrwyr yn ad-dalu £75 a neilltuwyd ar gyfer deunyddiau ymgyrchu Swyddogion Llawn-amser a £30 ar gyfer deunyddiau ymgyrchu Swyddogion Rhan-amser. Rhaid darparu derbynebau i ddangos yr hyn rwyt ti wedi'i wario erbyn diwedd y cyfnod pleidleisio er mwyn gallu hawlio'n ôl. 

A allaf enwebu i fod yn Swyddog Llawn-amser os ydw i'n fyfyriwr Rhyngwladol? 

Gall myfyrwyr rhyngwladol fod yn Swyddogion Llawn-amser, ond mae goblygiadau mewnfudo y dylet ti fod yn ymwybodol ohonynt. 

Os wyt ti’n derbyn nawdd ariannol, trafoda dy gynlluniau gyda dy noddwr cyn enwebu rhag ofn bod cyfyngiadau. 

Os wyt ti’n enwebu fel Swyddog Llawn-amser, caniateir hyn dan y rheolau mewnfudo, ond bydd angen i ti ymestyn eich fisa myfyriwr ar ryw adeg. Mae’n bwysig dy fod yn trafod hyn gyda chynghorydd o’r Swyddfa Ryngwladol cyn i ti ddechrau’r rôl! 

Mae'r canllawiau hyn ar gyfer myfyrwyr neu ddeiliaid fisa Haen Os wyt ti yma ar fath gwahanol o fisa, dylet ti drafod dy opsiynau gyda chynghorydd Rhygnwladol@BywydCampws. 

(Canllaw cyffredinol yw’r wybodaeth hon ac nid yw’n gyfystyr â chyngor ar fewnfudo. Os oes angen rhagor o fanylion arnat ti am dy hawliau neu ba gamau i’w cymryd, cysyllta â BywydCampws drwy international.campuslife@swansea.ac.uk

Sut yw’r pleidleisio yn gweithio? 

Yn Undeb y Myfyrwyr, rydym yn defnyddio pleidleisio amgen neu drosglwyddadwy. Gwylia’r fideo yma gan Undeb Myfyrwyr Wolverhampton yn esbonio Pleidleisio Trosglwyddadwy!  

Beth yw RON a NFP? 

Mae RON yn sefyll am Ail-agor Enwebiadau ac mae gan bob pleidleisiwr yn Etholiadau UM yr opsiwn hwn. Os nad wt ti’n hoffi unrhyw un o'r ymgeiswyr yn yr etholiad gallet ti ddewis pleidleisio RON. Pe bai RON yn ennill etholiad, ni fyddai'r rôl yn cael ei llenwi neu byddai isetholiad yn cael ei gynnal ar adeg arall. Mae Dewis Dim Dewisiadau Pellach (NFP) yn fynegiant o ddifaterwch tuag at yr holl opsiynau sy’n weddill.  

Beth os gennyf ragor o gwestiynau? 

Anfonwch nhw at Dîm yr Etholiadau -?student.voice@swansea-union.co.uk