The Students' Association is run by a team of elected student officers. Each year, they're up for election, and that's where you come in!

This is the best job you'll ever have. Check out what previous officers have said about their experiences here and here

The three full-time officers each have a remit they work on: our President focuses on education issues, our VP Activities works towards setting up clubs and societies, and our VP Welfare works with the college to ensure good student mental health and supports our equalities groups. The elected officers take office on the 1st of July and will remain in post for the full year, working 35 hours a week at £17,500 per year. 

In less than two weeks, nominations will open for each of those positions and if you're interested, it is really simple to run:

  • When nominations open, it's a matter of filling in a simple online form with your details
  • You will then be contacted by ECSA staff to check your details
  • To run in the election you will need to have ideas for what you want to achieve, we will support you to develop these but please come prepared
  • When nominations close, you'll attend a candidate briefing, giving you information about the elections as well as some training on how to run online campaigns and speaking to students
  • Voting will run from online Monday 22nd March until Friday 25th - all Edinburgh College students can vote from any computer or mobile device with their college login
  • Results will be announced on Friday 25th March in a live results broadcast

If you are interested in running for election you can join one of our election drop-ins and get all your questions answered. Drop ins are happening over the next couple of weeks - simply click the date you would like to join:

4th February 4-5pm                               24th February 12-1pm                                           5th March 10-11am

Or you can let us know below that you are interested and we'll get in touch to arrange a chat. 

I'm interested in being a student officer!

Do you know someone who would be a great student officer? Tell us why and they'll get a message of encouragement!

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Nominations open: Monday 1st February 2021
Nominations close: Monday 8th March 2021 at 11am
Candidate briefing: Monday 8th March at 4pm (on Teams) 
Voting opens: Monday 22nd March 2021
Voting closes: Friday 25th March 2021
Results announced:  Friday 25th March 2021

If you have any questions or want to talk to us about running in the election, the staff team are impartial and will keep your ideas secret! You can contact the staff here.