Birkbeck Students' Union Elections

The Students' Union is run by students for students



It's that time of year again where we ask you to decide who you want to lead Birkbeck Students' Union through our next year of work – and it could even be you. Nominations are currently open for our 2019 Spring Elections to elect the new leaders of Birkbeck Students' Union.

Nominations are open 21st January - 8th February. Voting opens 18th February - 22nd February.

Every year we hold the Spring Elections to select the new leaders for the Students’ Union and the winning candidates lead the Students’ Union for the following year, delivering on their manifestos and directing the work within the Union, from the Strategic Vision and operations to events and campaigns.  

Any student enrolled at Birkbeck is eligible to stand for election, and all students are eligible to vote. 

So are you passionate about making change to improve the lives of Birkbeck students? Or do you know someone else who is? You can nominate yourself for any of the following positions:  

Student Leader x 2

LGBTQ+ Officer

Women's Officer

Black Members Officer

Disabilities Officer

Want to dip your toe into student democracy before diving right in? 

We're also looking for two students to represent us at NUS' National Conference this year, which is taking place in Glasgow. If you're interested in representing Birkbeck students on a national level and voting on NUS policy, you'd be great for the following positions: 

NUS Delegate x 3

Birkbeck Students' Union is run and lead by elected students who serve as officers and representatives. The majority of elections are conducted by "cross campus" secret ballots, which are held online. All enrolled Birkbeck students (who have not opted out of membership to the Students' Union) are eligible to stand as candidates in Council and Student Officers Elections, although some posts are restricted to ensure that they are held by a student that self-defines as a member of the relevant section of the student community. Equally, students are able to vote for all positions, other than those that aren't relevant to their level, location or subject of study and/or how they've indicated they self define. 

Student Council is the highest representative body (meeting/committee) in the Students' Union, and any Students' Union member is able to submit motions to be debated/discussed and passed (or not) into Students' Union policy. Elected students from each of the five schools, the sabbatical officers and other officers of the Students' Union sit on Council. 

For more information please se our Elections notice.

Please contact the Deputy Returning Officer at