Summer Elections 2018

Decide your student leaders

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.

The Summer Elections are your chance to become one of the students who makes the Imperial experience what it is.

Key information

If you have any questions, please contact the Elections Team on elections@imperial.ac.uk

What are the Summer Elections for?

Imperial College Union is a democracy, powered by the dedication, energy and skills of our thousands of volunteers. Every year, 10,000 new students arrive at Imperial College London, and their ideas, energy and talent combine to make the Imperial student experience one of the best in London - if not the world.

Through Imperial College Union, thousands of active students take leadership roles each year. Many students take up volunteer roles alongside their studies, becoming Academic & Wellbeing Representatives, Constituent Union leaders, Liberation & Community Officers, or committee members of our 370+ Clubs, Societies & Projects. Some students participate in our democracy and governance directly, as Student Trustees or Council Chair, speaking for their fellow students at the highest level of decision-making.

The Summer Elections afford another chance, following the spring Leadership Elections, to become an elected student leader within Imperial College Union.

When are the Summer Elections?

The Summer Elections 2018 will take place from late May to Friday 1 June, giving all of our members a chance to nominate, campaign, and vote. 

  • Nominations open: Noon, Wednesday 16 May
  • Nominations close: Noon, Wednesday 23 May
  • Candidate manifesto deadline: Noon, Thursday 24 May
  • Candidate Briefing: 13:00, Thursday 24 May
  • Candidates revealed and campaigning begins: 07:00 Friday 25 May
  • Voting opens: Noon, Tuesday 29 May
  • Voting closes: Noon, Friday 1 June
  • Results released: Evening, Friday 1 June

Which roles can you vote for?

Find out who will lead Imperial in the following roles:

Liberation & Community OfficersConstituent Union Leaders

Academic & Wellbeing RepresentativesClub, Society & Project Leaders