Any student group operating as part of Imperial College Union must democratically elect a committee to represent its members and help deliver the club, society or projects core activity throughout the year. Each committee must elect a Chair, Treasurer and Secretary to remain active and operate effectively. Other roles are available dependant on the student groups approved constitution.
How can clubs, societies or projects (CSP) elect their committee?
Imperial College Union run three rounds of elections throughout the year to give CSPs the best opportunity to elect a full committee for the following year. These elections run in Spring, Summer and Autumn terms via our online platform, this means nominations and voting is open to any student that is a full member of the union and a club, society or project. If you are interested and want to find out how to run, visit our Run For a Position information page.
Why run your CSP elections online
Your club, society or project will automatically be part of our Spring Election electoral roll. This means all active positions in your committee become part of the nomination and eVoting platform used during these elections.
Running your election online has a range of benefits for your club members and committee:
No administration for your committee!
Democracy! Running elections online creates the most democratic process for electing committee members, giving all members the chance to run for a position
Accessibility – we give all CSP members the chance to nominate themselves for a position and engage in voting for their committee
Hit the ground running – successfully elected students automatically get uploaded to eActivities with relevant permissions ready for the start of term
Get Ready - electing committee members during these elections mean they will receive a full on-boarding process with training opportunities to get a head start for next year