Elections

Why do we have elections?

The Students' Union is an independent and democratic organisation and a charity. We represent you and your best interests while you are studying with the University of Leicester.

Students decide who will run and lead our Union so elections are your chance to be part of something big, have some fun, and shape your Students' Union. 

What is an Executive Officer?

Every year, a team of students are elected by you to work as your representatives and form part of the Executive Team. There are five, full time paid officers who look after specific areas in the Union.

These roles are paid and the students who are elected each year will either be mid-course and taking a year out from their studies, or a recent graduate.

It’s their job to make sure the Union is the best it can be for all University of Leicester students.

Each officer has an area which they look after and they are all accountable to both the SU and the student body, which means they have to be transparent in everything they do and make sure that all the actions they take are supported by the students affected.

Can I Vote?

Any University of Leicester student can vote in the SU elections.

Voting opens on Tuesday 20th February at 8.00am and closes at 4.00pm on Friday 23rd February at www.leicesterunion.com/vote

What are the roles?

We have five Executiev Officer  positions to ensure effective and widespread representation.

Full details of the roles are below:

Where do I find out more information about the candidates?

Candidates have submitted a manifesto and 200 words detailing there experiences and they can viewed at https://www.leicesterunion.com/top-navigation/make-change/elections/this-year-s-candidates

Further Information and Queries?

If you have any queries regarding the election or how it works, the roles then do not hesitate to get in touch with one of the election team by emailing: Ian Bruce or getting in touch with our current officers Mollie Henstock or Carrie Young