Just like the wider Students' Union, clubs and societies run democratically. There are two types of elections in accordance with the Union's constitution, both of which are run online by the Activities Team to ensure they are fair and accessible for all those who wish to take part. Elections are mandatory for student groups who wish to be affiliated with the Students' Union.
The first type of election is the bulk election that all student groups are involved with. This is to elect a committee for the new academic year and allow for an overlap period with the new and old committee for training and handovers. Newly elected committees take over on July 1st.
These elections happen towards the end of the academic year (around March/April) and all clubs and societies are automatically entered. The purpose is to replace all committee positions and elect a brand new committee for the upcoming academic year. You will be notified of the election dates closer to the time.
The other type of election for clubs and societies is a by-election. If a student group wants to make changes to their committee, including adding new positions or replacing someone if a student has resigned from their role, then the existing committee is required to run a by-election.
If you wish to trigger a by-election for your society, simply fill in the form below and email it back to the Activities Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure you follow the instructions on the form carefully, and leave a gap of at least a week between the date you send the email and the start date for your nominations, so that Activities have chance to set it up and you have a chance to advertise it.
Once voting has finished, please email Activities to collect your results.