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Welcome to The Big Elections 2015

The Big Elections 2015 is your chance to be part of the future of Imperial College Union. We've got more students this year, more positions and hopefully more voters - the largest students' union election in England and Wales is now even bigger! 


How does it all work? 

The Big Elections 2015 are open to all students, Undergraduates and Postgraduates alike. You can nominate yourself for one or more of the positions available during our Nominations period (2 February - 1 March), and then you can campaign to all students at the College. All students are then able to vote from 6 - 13 March, and the results will be announced at our Results Party in Metric on that night. If you are elected in post, you will take up the role for the 2015/16 academic year. 


You can stand... and we can help.

You might have a few queries or worries about taking part in our elections. Are you an International student and not sure if you can run because of your visa? Not sure if you can do it because you're a Postgradutate student? Worried you don't have enough experience? Don't worry - it's no problem for you to stand in our election. We're running number of information sessions before and during the Nomination period so that you can learn more about:

  • All of our Full-Time Positions - Officer Trustees, Felix Editor and Imperial College School of Medicine Students' Union (ICSMSU) President
  • Being a Student Trustee for the Union
  • The President roles for some of our Constituent Unions - City & Guilds College Union (CGCU), Graduate Students' Union (GSU), Royal College of Science Union (RCSU) and the Royal School of Mines Union (RSMU). 

We also have sessions that will help you writing a winning manifesto, as well as organise and run an effective campaign to help you make the most of the campaigning time during the elections.

Click here to find out more about all of our information sessions.


What's happening when

Here are some key dates for your diary - click here to see the full timetable.

Nominations open 00:00, Monday 2 February
Nominations close 23:59, Sunday 1 March
Your Candidates Revealed   12:00 - 14:00,  Monday 2 March
Manifestos due Monday 2 March, 17:00
Meet the Candidates Wednesday 4 March
Voting opens 12:00, Friday 6 March
Voting closes 12:00, Friday 13 March
Results announced From 19:00, Friday 13 March at The Big Elections Results Party


What positions are available to stand for?

There are a range of full-time and part-time positions available - click here to see the full list. Information about these positions is available at our information sessions and will be updated online soon.

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