Information for Candidates

We're pleased that you're interested in becoming a Rep! Nomimations open at noon on Saturday, 29 September. This page is a resource for candidates. If you have further questions after reading below, please contact the Elections Team.

Candidates' Pack & Election Rules

Imperial College Union's elections are governed by rules that ensure fairness and accessibility while rewarding energy and enthusiasm. By nominating yourself for a role, you agree that you have read and understood all of the relevant rules and policies. 

 Download the candidates pack

Training for Reps

Imperial College Union offers comprehensive training for Student Representatives, with specific training programmes for Academic Reps, Wellbeing Reps, Liberation & Community Officers, and Representatives to Council. We ask that all Reps attend training in order to understand their position in the larger network of Reps learn about Imperial College Union processes, meet their fellow Reps, and learn how to be successful in their role.

As well as role-specific training, Imperial College Union also offers skills-based training, supporting our Reps to develop skills such as public speaking, leadership, and time management.

Training for undergraduate Academic and Wellbeing Representatives is compulsory.  Training will offered on multiple dates throughout October and November. You'll find all training dates and links to sign up at imperialcollegeunion.org/rep-training.

Publicity Banners

All promotional material created by candidates - such as posters or websites - must include the Publicity Banner, which saves you the task of adding basic information such as the voting period, hashtag and website.

Four guidelines on how to design a good poster, please view page eight of our publicity guide.

Portrait Posters (See example)

Full Colour

TLE17 - colour for portrait poster

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Monochrome (black on white)

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Monochrome (white on black)

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Landscape Posters (see example)

Full Colour

TLE17 - colour for portrait poster

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Monochrome (black on white)

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Monochrome (white on black)

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Complaints Form

Enter the name of the candidate you wish to complain about. If you want to complain about a campaigner, put their name as well as the name of the candidate they are campaigning for here.
Select the rule, or rules, broken.
Enter the details of the complaint. Please be specific about which rule has been broken.
If you have any supporting evidence, for example screenshots or a photo of a poster that breaks the publicity rules, upload it here.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png bmp eps tif pict psd txt rtf html pdf doc docx odt ppt pptx odp xls xlsx ods xml avi mov mp3 ogg wav bz2 dmg gz jar rar sit tar zip.
Complaints may not be made anonymously.