Nominations are open now!

Why are we running an election?

Oxford SU is run by students for students so every year we ask students to run for and vote for their Sabbatical Officer Team. Sabbatical Officers either take a year out of their studies, or start the year after they've finished studying, for a paid full time job working for the interests of 25,000 Oxford students.

It is a job like no other. Our Sabbatical Officers get a unique view across the whole Collegiate University, work with the University leadership, participate in Senior University Committees, support student activities, run their own projects, and fight for the rights of Oxford students.

You'll find all the information you need on this page including timelines, job descriptions, and helpful resources. If you have further questions about the Leadership Elections drop us an email at and our team will get in touch.


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Candidate academy


  • Nominations Open

    Friday 14th JAN | 00:00

  • Nominations Close

    Friday 28th JAN | 23:59

  • Candidate Briefing

    Mon 31st JAN | 17:30

  • Manifesto Deadline

    Thur 03rd FEB | 12:00

  • Campaigning Begins

    Friday 04th FEB | 00:00

  • Hustings

    Friday 04th FEB | 17:00

  • Voting Opens

    Mon 7th FEB | 08:00

  • Voting Closes

    Thurs 10th FEB | 18:00

  • Results Announcement

    Thurs 10th FEB | 21:00


When you become a candidate in the Oxford SU elections, you will have a dedicated and impartial Oxford SU staff member to support you. They will be available for a chat and a cup of tea throughout the campaigning period.

We will also have a dedicated space in the SU building for candidates to relax and take a breather from campaigning, as well as some wellbeing activities such as meditation and dog walking if you'd like to get out of the elections bubble for a while.

Explore the roles