Union Council Elections

Why do we have elections?

The Students' Union is an independent membership organisation and a charity. It's here to represent you and your best interests while you are studying with the University of Leicester.

We're a democratic organisation with 23,000 members and so we don't recruit our leaders like most companies do. There's no job application process, shortlists or panels to make the decision.

The members (that's you as students) decide who will run and lead our Union. These elections are important because they cover all areas of how you're represented here at the University of Leicester Students' Union. It's your chance to be part of something big, have some fun, and shape your SU. 

When do nominations open?

Nominations for full-time executive elections open around the December and January months, however nominations for Union Council are open from Monday 25th September. You can see the full timetable here

What can I nominate myself for? 

There are nine positions in total four Liberation Officer roles and five other Part Time Officer roles. The roles are seen as crucial to the future development of the Union and are designed to allow you to continue with your studies whilst carrying out your role. The roles available are: 

When does voting open?

Voting in the Union Council elections opens on Thursday 19th October and closes on Friday 20th October. Results are announced on Monday 23 October at 6pm in the Union Diner, Students’ Union. 

How do I vote?

Once voting opens, you will be able to vote on the University of Leicester website here