Elections & Committee Induction Period (CIP)


The Committee Induction Period (CIP) is the shadowing period where your incoming committee work together with the current committee to fill in all documents to remain affiliated whilst learning the ropes along the way. The following outlines all of the information you'll need to complete and provide during the handover process, both for your new committee members and the Union Activities office. 


Each year there is a two week election period to nominate and vote on who is going to run the committee next year. To run an election online, please complete and submit the online election request form, allowing at least a weeks notice to allow the Union Activities department to process and set up the election. Please read the Student Group Election Guide 2017 for full information on both online and offline elections, as well more information on the Committee Introduction Period (CIP).

To successfully hand over, there are a number of documents that need completing:

Handover Checklist – An outline of the handover process and the documents you need to provide to the Union Activities office.

Final SAS Report

  1. CIP Plan

  2. Committee details 2017 - 2018

  3. Committee Positions & Job Description Template

  4. Student Group Registration Form (Please email a scanned copy over including signatures)

  5. Budget (N/A for Team Leicester)

  6. Master Risk Assessment or Master Risk Assessment (Team Leicester). For assistance completing the risk assessment, please consult the tutorial video or complete the optional online Risk Assessment training.

  7. Student Group Constitution, Code of Conduct and Policies

  8. Inventory of Equipment (All groups must submit, even if it's just to confirm no equipment is held. Also include any equipment held off site)

  9. Team Leicester Development Plan (Team Leicester groups only)

  10. Team Leicester Code of Conduct (Team Leicester groups only - please note the disciplinary measures and procedures are currently under review and any changes will be circulated)



Committee Training

Committee Training will be live by May 2017 and needs to be completed by the President, Secretary and Treasurer of the new committee by 18th September 2017.


Documents to send to unionactivities@le.ac.uk by midday 23th October 2017:

  1. Membership Record
  2. Ratified SAS Report

The Main SAS Report should be submitted to unionactivities@le.ac.uk by 11th December 2017. You can find an example report here.


These documents need to be submitted in order for the society to be affiliated with the Students’ Union.


New Student Groups formed in Semester 2 and 3 of the 16/17 academic year will submit the new documents and these will be valid for 2017/2018. The committee will remain the same for this year and elections will take place in 2018/2019.

Please make sure that the committee members listed in your application are still in the university the years 2016 and 2017.




Please keep an eye on this space as we will be updating the regulations and practice surrounding sub-committees in the near future!

Currently you will only need to submit one document as a sub-committee:

Documents to send to unionactivities@le.ac.uk:

Sub-committee Details 2016 - 2017

The only document required from sub-committees is the Sub Committee Details Form. For full information on the differences between sub-committees and full committees, see the Sub-Committee Guidelines.



Please submit all of the forms as listed above. Please find Team Leicester Checklist and Code of Practice as below.

Teams Handover Checklist  - An outline of the handover process and the documents you need to provide to the Union Acitvities office.

Team Leicester Code of Practice  - Please ask all new committee members to familiarise and work with our Code of Practice.

Please send any relevant documents to unionactivities@le.ac.uk.