Provisional Spring Election 2018 timetable 

The Election Timetable for Spring Election 2018 is subject to change by the Returning Officer.

Date and Time



Wednesday 17th January

Freeze date for eligibility to participate in the election.

Candidates and electors must be enrolled students at Birkbeck, University of London. SU membership is automatic for enrolled students. Enrolled students who have opted out of SU membership may apply to re-join by updating “my communications preferences” at www.bbk.ac.uk/mybirkbeck : You must opt-back-in to Student Union membership by Wednesday 17th January 10AM if you wish to stand or vote for the election.


Monday 22nd January

Nominations open

Login to your SU account via https://www.birkbeckunion.org/user_groups/my_nominations  and submit your nomination and manifesto for any positions that you are eligible to stand for. 



Friday 9th February

Nominations close

This is the last day you can submit your nomination for any positions that you are eligible to stand for. Full details can be found here: LINK.

Please submit your nominations via https://www.birkbeckunion.org/user_groups/my_nominations . Alternatively, you can submit your nomination the Deputy Returning Officer via email at y.joondan@bbk.ac.uk

All nominations submitted after the cut-off point of Friday 9th February at 1PM will be rejected.


Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th February

Candidates Meeting 

Meet your fellow candidates and how the election will take place!

This event is held twice on Monday 12th FEB from 9-10pm and again on Tuesday 13th from 9-10pm. Room MAL 351 (Monday) and MAL 352 (Tuesday).



Candidates Q&A (Official Hustings)

Further details to be issued to candidates including the venue for this event which will be broadcast on social media and posted on www.birkbeckunion.org/elections

Dates and timings to be confirmed.


Monday 19th
February 8AM

Manifestos Deadline and to Withdraw

You can edit your manifestos until 8AM. If you wish to withdraw, please contact the Deputy Returning Officer at y.joondan@bbk.ac.uk.


Monday 19th February 10AM

Voting opens

You will receive an email letting you know immediately that elections are open and a link to allow you to immediately vote without having to login.

The ballot, using a transferable voting system will be online at www.birkbeckunion.org/evoting_election_votings


Friday 23rd February 1PM

Voting closes


Friday 23rd February 4PM

Announcement of Results in MAL 402

Election results will be announced in MAL 402 and online at www.birkbeckunion.org/elections

Tuesday 27th - Thursday 28th March

NUS National Conference

This year's National Union of Students conference will be held in Glasgow at the end of March.



If you have any queries please submit them to the Deputy Returning Officer at y.joondan@bbk.ac.uk.



Returning Officer

January 2018



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