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Nominations 2019

The Elections Explained

The Students' Union runs elections so you can choose who should be the next group of students to run and lead the Students' Union. There are lots of positions you could nominate yourself for including full-time paid positions and part-time voluntary positions. Elected students then set the direction of the Students' Union, decide on student policy, run campaigns and projects to improve students' lives.

Why run?

This is your chance to lead the Students' Union, 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 a sabbatical 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 a sabbatical 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 Union - Have a direct say in how the 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


4pm, Wed 13 Feb

Nominations Close

6:30pm, Wed 13 Feb

Candidates Meeting

9am, Mon 18 Feb

Photo & Statement Deadline

9am, Mon 25 Feb

Manifesto Deadline

10am, Mon 4 Mar

Voting Opens

4pm, Thur 7 Mar

Voting Closes

7:30pm, Thur 7 Mar

Results Party