WEAR Champions 2017

The word 'champion' has several meanings - it can mean winner, someone who fights for a particular cause or belief, or in our own North East dialect it simply means 'really good'. It's time to Choose YOUR Champion.

At Sunderland Students' Union, everything we do is for students and decided by students. We do this by having a dedicated Student Executive Team who are elected by you, the student body, to lead the organisation and make sure that your student voice is represented in the Union, within the University and more widely. They work closely with our permanent staff who provide the skills and experience needed to deliver the Students’ Union services. 

The Exec is made up of 11 Officers, with both paid (Sabbatical) and voluntary (Non-Sabbatical) roles available. In these elections, we will be electing our 5 full time, paid sabbatical officers to help make big decisions about how we can best make your university experience amazing.  Our elected Student Executive team have the power to make real positive change for students and help us to make your University experience valuable for life. They shape the future of the Students' Union, improve services for students and make sure that we are in the best possible position to listen, empower and engage with all students at the University of Sunderland. We will also be electing the nomination for student representative on the University's Board of Governors, avoluntary role which represents students on the University's highest Board.

Learn more about the champion positions and the candidates running for them below:




Voting will open from 9am on 7th March until 5pm on 14th March.

Voting is really easy, you can do it on any computer, tablet or smartphone and if you are a current University of Sunderland student then you are eligible to vote. Simply click here (from 9am on 7th March until 5pm on 14th March) and rank the candidates in order of your preference (so your first choice is 1, 2nd choice is 2 etc). To learn more about the single transferable voting system click here.

If you have any problems casting your vote, please contact us on ussu@sunderland.ac.uk or (0191) 515 3030.

To see the current voter turnout click here.