Rep Elections

Voting has closed! 5,880 students (12.16%) voted and 22,569 individual ballots were cast. Compared to last academic year, our voter turnout has DOUBLED! A massive thank you to everyone who nominated themselves and to everyone who voted.

Why voting matters

A new team of student leaders will be elected this week. It makes sense to choose who they are. They work for you after all, representing you to UCL.

You’re part of the UCL community, even if you haven’t always felt like it. By voting this week, you’ll have a say in what kind of community you’re part of.

The more students who vote, the more powerful student voices become. Elected students need your backing to make big changes. Get behind student power, just by voting.

Think about this year, now think about what you want to happen this year?

Key Dates

MIlestonedate (2022)Time
Nominations Open12 September09:00
Nominations Deadline
(Including Manifestos)
17 October12:00
Candidate Briefing18 October 16:30
Candidate Campaign
Training
19 October16:30
Candidates Announced19 October
Campaigning Starts20 October 00:01
Voting Opens 24 October09:00
Deadline for Submitting Budgets28 October10:00
Voting Closes28 October 12:00
Deadline for Submitting Complaints28 October 13:00
Results Announcement28 October 18:30

Your questions answered

How do elections take place?

Campaigning will take place online and in-person. Candidates can share a manifesto to attract voters. Students will vote via a secure part of our website.

Will I get support during the election?

Yes, we have a staff team ready to help you! They can talk to you about different roles, how to reach potential voters and support you during voting week.

What happens if I win?

You will find out on Friday 28 October whether you have been successful. You will be invited to further training and meetings from Monday 31 October onwards.

Who can vote for me?

Everyone who is eligible to stand for a position is able to vote for that position. Some positions, like NUS Delegate are open to all students and therefore all students will be able to vote. On the other hand, only Research students can nominate and vote in the Research Students' Officer election.

What are the rules?

In order for our elections to be fair, transparent and legally compliant, there are a number of rules and regulations that must be followed. We have condensed them to be as clear and easy to understand as possible. The election rules can be found here.

How do I submit a complaint?

If you believe one of the election rules has been broken, you can submit an official complaint.

What are the time commitments? And will I be eligible for the role?

To see the eligibility requirements and time commitment for each role please review role descriptions above

Will there be training and opportunities for development?

Yes, plenty. You will gain more experience just from being in the role. There will also be the opportunity to go to events and conferences relevant to your officer role as well as opportunities to work on projects that you are passionate about. 

Where will the roles be based?

You can work from home, attend virtual events and in-person at our Bloomsbury and UCL East Campus. We also have an office at 25 Gordon Street where you are welcome to work.

How can I get further advice?

We're here to help - the first point of call will be our Elections team, you can reach them on su.elections@ucl.ac.uk drop us an email and we'll get you speaking to the right people.