Autumn Elections 2017

Autumn Elections 2017

Raise your voice. Change Imperial.

Imperial College Union exists to empower students to speak up for themselves and change the world around them. We are a democratic organisation, led by student volunteers and guided by our 18,000+ members - the students of Imperial College London.

Our student volunteers are the lifeblood of the Imperial community, with over 2,500 students a year taking a volunteer role with Imperial College Union. Every club, every event, every campaign, and every difference we make, is due to the hard work and dedication of our volunteers.

Our newest members are just as important to us as our oldest ones. That's why we hold our first democratic election of the year right at the start: to give all students an opportunity to make a difference to the lives of their fellow students, while accelerating the development of their personal and professional skills. 

What are the Autumn Elections for?

Imperial College Union is a democracy, powered by the dedication, energy and skills of our thousands of volunteers. Every year, the arrival of almost 10,000 new members, both Undergraduate and Postgraduate, gives us a fresh injection of enthusiasm and ideas. The Autumn Elections allow us to capture and make the most of this, by giving every single member a fresh chance to take part in Imperial College Union.

The Autumn Elections include over 400 roles from our Academic & Wellbeing Representation Networks, sixteen roles as Ordinary Member of Union Council, and several Constituent Union and Club, Society & Project opportunities. You can explore all of the available roles here.

Why become a student volunteer?

We're proud of the difference we make to the skills and confidence of our volunteers. When you volunteer with us, you can access a wide range of skills development opportunities that will give you invaluable insights and experience, desired by employers across all sectors. 

From Imperial Plus to the Imperial Award, we can help you make sure that your volunteering gives your career and your personal growth a major early boost. We also have programmes supporting student entrepreneurship, community volunteering and our #helloICU crew. Read more about our Social Action work here.

When are the elections?

The Autumn Elections will take place from the start of Welcome Week to the end of October, giving all of our new students a chance to take part. 

  • Nominations open: 00:01, Saturday 30 September
  • Nominations close: 23:59, Thursday 12 October
  • Voting opens: noon, Monday 16 October
  • Voting closes: noon, Friday 20 October