Information for Candidates AE23

Nominations will open on Monday 9 October 2023. 

This page is a resource for candidates. If you prefer to talk to someone, you can ask the Representation Team any questions regarding the available roles, campaigning, or other related queries by emailing

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. 

 Read and download the Candidates Pack

Training for Reps

Imperial College Union offers comprehensive training for Student Representatives, with tailored programmes for Academic Reps, Wellbeing Reps, and Council Representatives. 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.

Training for Council Representatives is compulsory.  Training will offered on the 7th November (time TBC) ahead of the Council meeting on 8th November, 6pm-8pm.

Elections Management 

The Autumn Elections 2022 are governed by a Returning Officer who is responsible for ensuring the elections are free and fair. The Returning Officer for Autumn Elections 2022 is Tom Newman, Managing Director at Imperial College Union. The Returning Officer will make the final and binding decision on any rule breaches or complex queries raised by candidates and members.

The Returning Officer appoints a Deputy Returning Officer, a member of Imperial College Union staff, to operate the elections on a day-to-day basis, answer queries from candidates and voters, and make rulings on complaints and rule breaches. The Deputy Returning Officer is Cat Turhan (Representation & Advice Manager).

The Returning and Deputy Returning Officers can be contacted on


Submit complaints here

Elections Feedback

Election candidates can submit general feedback regarding the elections process here: This will help us to develop and improve future elections processes.

DRO Reports

The rules of the elections will be interpreted and enforced by the Returning Officer (RO) and Deputy Returning Officers (DROs). The DRO reports updates candidates on the latest DRO rulings and interpretations of the elections rules. 

Read the latest DRO Reports