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Nominations open

UCLU is your Students’ Union. All UCL students can vote to elect representatives each year to direct the activities and campaigns of your Union.  Why not think of running for a position yourself?

You don’t have to have any kind of specific experience to run: we will provide any support you require with your election campaign as well as some money to fund it.

Check out the Autumn Elections 2014 page to submit a nomination or for information on all the positions available.

Nominations close 10am, Friday 3 October 2014 so you still have plenty of time to think about standing and to submit a nomination.

How to write a manifesto

As a part of your nomination you need to submit a manifesto. Writing an election manifesto needn’t be something to tear your hair out about. Essentially, your manifesto should state what you would plan to do in your time of office, and what changes you would make. It isn’t an excuse to bad mouth your opposition, or make unrealistic promises. Take some time before you write it to think about what you believe you can achieve and what the voters would respond to.

Click here for a link to a guide for writing a manifesto.

Thinking of standing

If you want more information about the elections, to register your interest fill out this short form and we will be in touch!

If you unsure about whether you want to stand for election or simply just want to know more information come along to one of our ‘Thinking of Standing’ events. At these you will be able to get more information on the election process and to hear what its like to run in an election from some of our elected officers. You will also have the chance to ask any questions that you have about the positions or the elections more broadly.

Thinking of standing events

30 September, Quad Marquee, 7 - 8pm

1 October, Quad Marquee, 1-2pm

Know a student who will make a great UCLU officer?

This year we want to know who you think would make a great student officer. Whether you are a student or a member of staff; if you know of student who you think should stand for election, click here to recommend them and we will let them know that they have been recommended and give them encouragement to put themselves forward as a candidate.

Previous election results

You can find the results of  previous elections on the links below, where you can find out who won those elections and the numbers of votes that were cast.

Have a question?

For questions or queries regarding the elections please contact one of the following:

Hannah Sketchley
Democracy & Communications Officer

020 7679 5178

Mohamad Fahed
Returning Officer (Union Chair)

Simon To
Representation & Campaigns Manager
020 7679 7707