She Should Run Campaign

It's not that women don't win, it's that they don't run.

The She Should Run campaign is about encouraging women to nominate themselves for an elected officer position. 

Research shows women need to be asked more than once before they seriously consider nominating themself in an election. So ask a woman to run. Tell a woman why you think she would be a good elected officer. The job of an elected officer is challenging, but also incredibly rewarding and there is no other job quite like it. You are a student, an elected representative, an SU staff member, a member of the board of trustees and have line management responsibilities for the Chief Executive position. You also have enormous scope to make the job your own, focussing on the areas of student life that interest you the most.

The skills and experience you gain in this role are unrivalled and the fact that it is hard work should encourage you more. We want women to be empowered by this challenge. Running in an election can feel intimidating, but you will be supported throughout the process and it can be beneficial to your personal development to step out of your comfort zone and take on this challenge.

If you know a woman who you think would make a great elected officer, click here and complete the form to recommend her. We will contact her to tell her someone think she would make a great elected officer and why. It is then her choice whether she nominates herself or not.



- Recommend someone

- For the full list of available elected officer positions (full-time & part-time)

- Contact with any queries. 


Literature of Interest

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other lies) by Scarlett Curtis 
Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates
The Women Who Shaped Politics by Sophy Ridge
The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan
Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Jo Cox: More in Common by Brendan Cox
Everywoman by Jess Phillips
What Would The Spice Girls Do? By Lauren Bravo
The Honourable Ladies by Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith
What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton