Democracy and Elections


Executive  Elections 2019


Every year during second tearm students can decide who they want to represent them and their Students' Union by voting in the Executive Officer Elections.

Executive Officers are full-time, paid, officers in the Students’ Union and form the Leicester Students’ Union Executive Team. It’s their job to make sure the Union is the best it can be for all University of Leicester students. Being an Officer is great for your personal development. You’ll gain lots of experience of project management and problem solving, as well as developing many transferable skills such as communication and teamwork. It is also a unique opportunity to develop an exceptional range of skills at director/trustee level. The roles are open to all students whether you are a finalist or a first year as you are if necessary able to take a year out of your studies. This role is hugely rewarding as you have the chance to enact change and help improve the Union and the University for students.

There are six roles in total:-

  • Sports Officer
  • Activities Officer
  • President
  • Education Officer
  • Wellbeing Officer
  • New Equality and Liberation Officer

The key dates for the election are included below;-

Election Key Dates



Nominations Opens

10am on Thursday 17 January

Nominations Closes

3pm on Friday 8 February

Campaigning Week begins

8am on Saturday 16 February

Voting Opens

8am on Tuesday 19 February

Results Announced

8pm – 10pm on Friday 22 February


To view more details on the roles including a full job description click here .  If you wish to find out more about what it is like to be an Executive Officer or/and what is involved in the election then:-

  • Submit an expression of interest by clicking here and a member of the election team will be in touch within two working days.
  • Have a look at what past Executive officers have said about the role by clicking here
  • Attend one of our Lead your Union Workshops –  which are been arranged for ealry in the new year (watch this space)
  • Meet with the current Executive Team and find out what been an officer is like first hand, to arrange this email
  • Have a look through the online resources that include a copy of the timetable, rules and training on effecitve campaigning.

If these roles aren't for you but you know a student who you think potentially would make a great Executive Officer then recommend them by completing the simple form at