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Society Elections

Find out everything you need to know about running in or facilitating elections for your society committee.
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Thanks to everyone who nominated themselves, and congratulations to our 2024/25 Society Committee members.

No bulk society committee elections are currently running

Key dates

  • 18 March

    Nominations open

  • 12 April

    Nominations close

  • 16 April

    Voting opens

  • 24 April

    Voting closes

  • 26 April

    Results announced

Committee checklist

What committees need to do during the elections.

Before nominations close

  • Advertise! Get the word out about your election early.
  • Be prepared to answer questions - you are your candidates' best resource.
  • Share information about the roles leading up to and during nominations.

During voting period

  • Host events designed to get your members involved with the voting process.
  • Enjoy yourself! Elections are meant to be enjoyable.
  • Remind your members to vote. They can even vote for themselves if they are a candidate.

Candidate checklist

What candidates need to do during the elections.

Before nominations close

  • Choose a position. Research the roles up for election in your society.
  • Nominate. Submit your nomination online by 12 April.
  • Submit your manifesto by 12 April (optional).

During voting period

  • Attend election events hosted by your society to meet your voters.
  • Enjoy yourself! Elections are meant to be enjoyable.
  • Vote! As a candidate, you are still eligible to vote (you can even vote for yourself!)

Election activities

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We've answered some common questions to help you along.

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Rules and regulations

  • A student's race, background, nationality, gender, or identity should not impact their ability to join a society or run as a candidate.
  • The student's study year or duration of society membership should not matter. It also doesn't matter if they have been on the committee before.
  • A society is not allowed to introduce specifications to committee roles that might exclude, discourage, or be an advantage to a certain group of students.
  • Committee members must not endorse, influence, show favouritism, be against any candidates, or try to influence votes for or against any candidates.
  • Candidates are expected to conduct themselves in a mature manner. Poor treatment of other candidates or coercive behaviour aimed at getting votes is not acceptable and should be reported to the Union team.

Please note: Society memberships will be taken off sale during the voting period. It is your responsibility to ensure you hold the required membership to put yourself forward as a candidate and vote in the elections. Breaches of the elections rules by any member of the society should be reported to us at