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Leadership Elections

About the Elections

The Leadership Elections are an annual democratic exercise in which all students at Imperial College London choose their main student leaders for the academic year ahead. We elect a student body President, four Deputy Presidents, Chair of Union Council, Student Trustees to our Board, as well as Liberation & Community Officers, Undergraduate Departmental Representatives, Postgraduate Research Representatives and the committees of Constituent Unions and Clubs, Societies & Projects. Nominations open at 14:00 on Monday 12 February and close at 12:00 on Friday 1 March 2024. Every registered student will get the chance to vote when online polls open at 9:00, Monday 11 March.

Nominate yourself here between Monday 12 February - Friday 1 March

Vote here between Monday 11 March - Thursday 14 March

Access this year's voting stats here.

Results will be announced on Friday 15 March.  More details of the results night event to follow.


LE24 Key Dates 

  • 12:00, Monday  12  February - Nominations open  
  • 12:00,  Friday 1 March - Nominations close  
  • 14:00, Tuesday, 5 March - Manifestos deadline 
  • 18:30, Tuesday 5 March - Candidates' Briefing
  • 14:00, Wednesday 6  March  - Campaigning begins, candidates are revealed and manifestos published  
  • 9:00, Monday  11  March - Voting opens  
  • 14:00, Thursday 14  March - Voting closes  
  • 17:00, Thursday 14 March- Complaints deadline
  • 19:00, Thursday 14 March- Candidate spend declaration deadline
  • 10:00, Friday 15 March- Authorisation to run results
  • 18:00 Friday 15  March - Results announced

Available roles

    Any Imperial student can stand for the following roles for the 2024/25 academic year. Click on a tab to learn more about the role (or roles) and how many positions are available in this election. 

    Lead Imperial College Union

    The Officer Trustees are the leaders of Imperial College Union and are the voice of Imperial students. Elected by the entire student body, the five successful candidates take a full academic year out of their studies or at the end of their studies to work on behalf of their peers. Officer Trustee roles are full-time, paid positions, receiving a salary of more than £37k per year along with a great package of benefits and professional support from Imperial College Union's staff and Trustees.



    Keep the Union effective

    The Council Chair and Student Trustees play an important role in upholding the Union's governance and democracy. These roles are integral to ensuring the Union is working in line with its strategy, constitution and byelaws. Both roles are members of the Union's most senior governing body, the Board of Trustees.   


    Facilitate student-led change

    There are nine Liberation & Community Officer positionsUndergraduate Academic & Wellbeing Departmental Reps for each College department, and Postgraduate Representative roles across faculties and departments. These positions are change agents who ensure we are maintaining the highest standards and following our values of Integrity, Inclusivity and Innovation. These roles will represent their respective cohorts on decisions made at the College, whilst developing their own projects to improve the student experience at Imperial.




    Create fun and inclusive communities

    Imperial College Union comprises of Constituent Unions (CUs, for short) and around 400 Clubs, Societies & Projects (CSP). Their committee members lead activities and communities which make Imperial a great place for us all to connect and collaborate, start campaigns, share ideas and have fun. Each CU and CSP has its own committee, with a President/Chair, Treasurer & Secretary along with other key roles that keep them functional and inclusive.  


    You can view all our clubs, societies and projects (CSPs) through our A-Z page. 

    Engagement Events

    Whether you are looking to find ways of learning more about the elections, are a candidate who wants some reassurance about the process and fun ways to campaign or a voter who wants to meet your next student representatives, we have a range of ways you can get involved:

    Coffee Drop Ins

    We are running drop ins across some of our campuses where you can find out more about what you will need to stand in the elections or how to vote as well as enjoying some freebies. Come and visit us here:

    Candidate Roadshow

    We are taking the elections on the road! Candidates are able to book a stall where they can bring their campaigns materials and showcase why they should be elected to the student body! This event will take place from 10:45am-4:15pm on Thursday 7th March on the Queen's Lawn. Candidates will be provided with more details about this once nominations have closed.

    You will be contacted by the elections team when you submit your nomination with more information about this.

    Voting Stalls

    Union staff will be at various campuses with stalls to encourage students to make their vote count. We will have various fun activities to take part in at the stalls too so make sure to pay us a visit at the following locations:

    Eligibility and nominations

    1. You must be a current student enrolled on a programme at Imperial College for the full academic year. 
    2. You must meet the eligibility of specific roles, for example, you can only be a Department Rep for the Department you study in or part of your CSP committee if you are a member.
    3. You must not have received or be under current investigation for any Union or College disciplinary action that results in you contravening Union policy.
    4. The Union will check that candidates are eligible to run with the College prior to the start of campaigning.
    5. If you fail to meet the above requirements you shall be withdrawn from the election.


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