- About the Elections
- Leadership Elections Timetable
- Information for all candidates
- Available Roles
- Recommend a Friend
- Stand for a role
- Read the manifestos
- Engagement events
- Join us at the Results Night event
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.
Results will be announced on Friday 15 March. More details of the results night event to follow.
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
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 positions, Undergraduate 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.
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:
- Monday 12th February 2-4pm in Reynolds cafe/bar
- Monday 19th February 2-4pm in Metric
- Monday 26th February 2-4pm in rooms G02 and G02A, Eighty Eight Wood Lane, White City
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.
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
- You must be a current student enrolled on a programme at Imperial College for the full academic year.
- 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.
- You must not have received or be under current investigation for any Union or College disciplinary action that results in you contravening Union policy.
- The Union will check that candidates are eligible to run with the College prior to the start of campaigning.
- If you fail to meet the above requirements you shall be withdrawn from the election.