Every year Edinburgh Napier University students vote to elect fellow students, who will lead ENSA and act as representatives and spokespeople on their behalf. These elected students make up ENSA’s Executive Committee.
If you’re a current Edinburgh Napier University student on a taught course, you will have a chance both to run for an elected post and to vote in the student elections.
Three members of the Executive Committee are full time, paid, 'sabbatical officers' who take a year out of their studies or add a year onto the end of their degree to work for ENSA. The rest of the Executive are students continuing their studies while they volunteer some time to act as representatives of the students.
They are all elected by a poll of Edinburgh Napier University students and take up office in the summer following their election for a term of office that lasts one year.
Voting is done electronically via the University's student portal. All matriculated Edinburgh Napier University students are entitled to vote and encouraged to do so. The elected students will be making decisions that can affect all of those studying at Edinburgh Napier University, so you should vote for whomever you think would do the best job on your behalf. It only takes a couple of minutes and you can read up about the candidates on this website when election time comes around.
Running for Office
If you fancy running for office yourself, you do not need any experience of “student politics” or any particular skills, as training will be provided. You do need some commitment, energy and, above all, a wish to build a better Edinburgh Napier University for its students. Past winners have come from a diverse range of backgrounds and programmes of study.
Nominations open early in the new year, so if you are interested, look out for more details nearer the time.