Executive Officer Elections


Elections occur every February and March, you can find out more about the process including nominations and voting below.

Why do we have elections?

The Students' Union is an independent membership organisation and a charity. It's here to represent you and your best interests while you are studying with the University of Leicester.

We're a democratic organisation with 23,000 members and so we don't recruit our leaders like most companies do. There's no job application process, shortlists or panels to make the decision.

The members (that's you as students) decide who will run and lead our Union. These elections are important because they cover all areas of how you're represented here at the University of Leicester Students' Union. It's your chance to be part of something big, have some fun, and shape your SU. 

When do nominations open?

Nominations for full-time executive elections open around the December and January months, with nominations for part-time officers opening in early 2018. Please check back again soon for announcements.

When does voting open?

Voting in the full-time Executive Officer elections opens in February. Results are announced on the final evening of voting.

How do I vote?

Once voting opens, you will be able to vote through the following options:

  • Your unique fast-track link, which will be e-mailed to you once voting opens
  • Through your Union account by signing in during voting and visiting leicesterunion.com/votenow
  • Setting up a new Union account, activating your account and visiting leicesterunion.com/votenow

You can download a guide with the information on how to vote by clicking here.