Be the voice of students

Spring Elections 2020

The Elections Explained

The Students’ Union Elections are your chance to be the voice of students. Each year, we run elections so students can decide who represents them. There are over 60 positions you could nominate yourself for including full-time paid positions and part-time voluntary positions. If you’re elected, you’ll be the voice of the students you represent, help to improve the Queen Mary experience, set the direction of the Students’ Union, decide on student policy and help to run campaigns and projects to improve students’ lives.

Why run?

This is your chance to be the voice of students, improve the experience of students at Queen Mary, develop new skills and become more employable.

Who can run?

Any student studying a course at Queen Mary University of London can run, including postgraduate students, international students and part-time students. If an executive officer’s academic term doesn’t end in July (for example if a postgraduate student’s term ends in September), we’ll work with them and their school to make sure they can represent students while completing their course.

If an executive officer is an international student, the University will act as their sponsor so they can be employed in the UK. For more information contact su-elections@qmul.ac.uk.

What's in it for me?

Shape QMUL and the Students' Union - Have a direct say in how the Students' Union is run as well as play a prominent role in improving students lives.

Transferable skills - You'll be able to develop and gain new skills in the role, all roles will provide great examples of skills for your CV!

Improve your self-confidence - You'd be able to talk to dozens of students and become an expert on students views. You can have a chance at presenting your views and opinions and raising them in what can sometimes be a formal environment which is a great achievement.

Developing networks - You will meet new and interesting people, attend training and conferences where you will meet others like you from other Students' Unions from across the country.

The Timeline


12pm, Mon 3 Feb

Nominations Close

12pm, Mon 3 Feb

Photo & Statement Deadline

6pm, Mon 3 Feb

Candidates Meeting

4pm, Fri 7 Feb

Manifesto Deadline

10am, Mon 24 Feb

Voting Opens

4pm, Thur 27 Feb

Voting Closes

7:30pm, Thur 27 Feb

Results Party

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