Nominations open Thursday 3 October for Autumn Elections 2019. This is the first election of the year, when the entire student body chooses Undergraduate and Postgraduate course representatives and other positions that are crucial to a great student experience at Imperial. We’re electing our Academic Reps and Wellbeing Reps, as well as Representatives to Council (Council Reps), Constituent Union committee leaders and the committees of our Clubs, Societies & Projects. We're also electing our Disabilities Officer and an International Officer, who will join the six other Liberation and Community Officers elected in our Leadership Elections in March. These roles are critical to the student experience and allow us to take charge of our Imperial experience as students.
You can stand for any of these positions from noon on Thursday 3 October, 2019. Nominations will remain open until Monday 14 October 2019, after which the entire student body will vote between 21-24 October. Results will be published online on 25 October.
Academic Representatives speak up for students on education issues such as coursework, feedbackand learning resources. There's a Rep for every Year group and every Department for both UGs and PGs
Wellbeing Representatives campaign and lobby on issues affecting students' lives, such as stress, finances, relationships and health. There's a Rep for every Year group and every Department for UGs
Council Representatives propose and agree Imperial College Union's policies on critical issues such as tuition fees, widening access and the environment
Disabilities Officer is one of our Liberation Officers, representing the interests of students who identify as having a disability
International Officer is one of our Liberation Officers, representing the interests of students who are not classified as domestic
Constituent Union Leaders organise social events and campaigns within their communities, as well as maintain Imperial's traditions and mascots
Clubs, Societies & Projects leaders ensure their actvities are managed in the interest of members
Imperial College Union exists to empower students to speak up for themselves and change the world around them - let's start with the student experience. We have the power to shape our learning, access the support we need to thrive, defend the interests of under-represented student communities, build our Constituent Unions and ensure we are as democratic as possible at the highest levels of decision-making. Autumn Elections are our annual opportunity to elect the Reps who will lead the charge in those areas. Some roles are paid and are a full time commitment, while others can be done while studying. There will be training and support for all candidates as well as those who are successful. For the full election timetable, see below.
Dates for AE19
Nominations open: noon, Thursday 03 October 2019
Nominations close: noon, Monday 14 October 2019
Manifestos deadline: noon, Wednesday 16 October 2019
Manifestos published / start of campaigning: noon, Thursday 17 October 2019
Voting opens: noon, Monday 21 October 2019
Voting closes: 14:00 Thursday 24 October 2019
Complaints deadline: 17:00, Thursday 24 October 2019
Results published: 17:00, Friday 25 October 2019
How to nominate yourself:
When nominations open at noon on Thursday 3 October, the option to login and nominate yourself will be available at imperialcollegeunion.org/elections. It will take you to our online voting system where you will be required to submit your details and the position in which you're interested. You will also be able to suggest someone you think might be good for a position using the Nudge a Friend feature.
The Returning Officer for the Autumn Elections 2019 will be Deborah Evanson of the Communications and Public Affairs team at College. Deborah will be supported by two Deputy Returning Officers.
If you have any questions, please contact the Elections Team.