Your Union

The Students' Union is a charitable organisation run by students for the benefit of students. We aim to improve the lives of students at London School of Economics by offering representation to the School, through our services such as the advice service, bar and shops, and through providing a platform for students to interact at LSE.

 

The Students' Union is run by a team of elected LSE students who have responsibility for the strategic direction of the Union and for making sure that the concerns of different groups of students are represented on campus and beyond. This Executive Team is made up of four full-time Sabbatical Officers alongside Part-time Officers who focus on specific groups of students, such as the Women’s Officer and the International Students' Officer.

 

Elections 

RUN. VOTE. CHANGE. 

LSE Students’ Union is a democratic organisation. Elections happen twice a year and are the best way to have your say on how your Union is run. Students are elected to lead the Students' Union and to represent members on different boards and committees in the School.


More than 3,500 students voted in one or both elections this year (Michaelmas Term and Lent Term) - making turnout at LSE around 26% higher than most other universities. Next year, can you help make it even higher?


Michaelmas Term Elections

Nominations: 10am, Monday 13th October - 5pm, Monday 20th October

Voting: 10am, Wednesday 29th October - 7pm, Thursday 30th October

Results night: From 8pm, Thursday 30th October in the in the LSESU Venue 


The following positions are up for election in Michaelmas Term:

Postgraduate Students' Officer

Infographic of Postgraduate Officer role

Postgraduate Research Students' Officer

Infographic of Postgraduate Research Students' Officer role

NUS Delegate x2 (a minimum of one woman delegate will be elected

BME Students' Officer

Mature & Part-time Students' Officer

General Course President

Postgraduate Student Trustee

Academic Board student member x2

Student member of the Court of Governors x5

 

Some of these positions are paid and some are voluntary. All are part-time. But they all guarantee you an excellent way to take action on issues you care about, enhance your CV and represent your peers.


Only research students can vote for the Postgraduate Research Students’ Officer, only self-defining BME students can vote for the BME Students' Officer and just General Course students for the General Course President. All other positions, including the Postgraduate Students’ Officer, are elected by all students. So even if running for election isn’t for you, make sure you vote for the candidates who will best represent you. All voting takes place online and takes just two minutes of your time.


 

Lent Term Elections

At the beginning of March, the students who will work full-time to run the Union for a year are elected, alongside other Part-Time and Liberation Officers.

 

Every student can vote for the full-time Sabbatical positions and the Part-time Officer positions. Only students who self-identify as part of that Liberation group can vote for the Liberation Officer positions.


Positions up for election in Lent Term:

Sabbatical Officers

General Secretary - Job description

Education Officer - Job description

Community & Welfare Officer - Job description

Activities & Development Officer - Job description


Part-time Officers

Anti-racism Officer

AU President

Environment and Ethics Officer

International Students' Officer

RAG President


Liberation Officers

BME Students' Officer 

Disabled Students' Officer

LGBT Officer

Women's Officer

 

If you are in your final year as an undergraduate or you are registered for a one-year Postgraduate programme and you expect to complete your studies before July 2014 at LSE, you cannot serve as a Part-time or Liberation Officer for 2014-15.

 

Members of boards and committees

Democracy Committee members x5

Student members of the Trustee Board x 5

AU Executive

Five students are elected to lead the Athletics Union, alongside the President. Only students who are paid-up members of the AU can vote for the Executive, but all students can vote for the President.

 

Thinking of standing? Your guide to running in the SU elections to find out more about the positions and why you should get involved.

Read our campaigns tips guide for our top elections tips.

 

We’re here to help you with training, campaign tips and more. Get in touch with Laura Burley, Engagement Coordinator, at L.A.Burley@lse.ac.uk if you have any questions or would like to arrange a time to chat. 

UGM

The UGM is a meeting where you can find out what your elected Reps have been up to and debate policy that shapes the Union's campaigns and ultimately the School. For more information email su.democracy@lse.ac.uk.

 

The UGM is held on Thursdays from 1 - 2pm in the Old Theatre, all LSE students are welcome. Voting takes place online from 2pm until 5pm on Friday at www.lsesu.com/vote. Log in with your School username and password.

 

External speakers including senior academics in the School and NUS reps often speak at the UGM too.

 

Submitting a motion to the UGM is simple. Use this UGM guide and create the change you want to see.

 

 

Constitution and Other Documents

Constitution

LSESU byelaws

Memorandum and Articles of Association

Executive meeting minutes 12-11-13(1)

Executive meeting minutes 17-1-14

NUS call for women students

Michaelmas Term election results 2013 - Postgraduate Students' Officer

Michaelmas Term election results 2013 - Postgraduate Research Students' Officer

Michaelmas Term election results 2013 - Academic Board

Michaelmas Term election results 2013 - Court of Governors

Michaelmas Term election results 2013 - NUS Delegate

Michaelmas Term election results 2013 - Mature & Part-time Students' Officer

Michaelmas Term election results 2013 - General Course

Lent Term election results 2014 - Activities & Development Officer

Lent Term election results 2014 - Anti-Racism Officer

Lent Term election results 2014 - AU Executive

Lent Term election results 2014 - AU President

Lent Term election results 2014 - Community & Welfare Officer

Lent Term election results 2014 - Democracy Committee

Lent Term election results 2014 - Disabled Students' Officer

Lent Term election results 2014 - Education Officer

Lent Term election results 2014 - Environment & Ethics Officer

Lent Term election results 2014 - General Secretary

Lent Term election results 2014 - International Students' Officer

Lent Term election results 2014 - LGBT Students' Officer

Lent Term election results 2014 - RAG President

Lent Term election results 2014 - Trustee Board

Lent Term election results 2014 - Women's Officer

One LSE Education Consultation

One LSE Education Consultation-

Teaching Task Force 2 Report

Passed policy - No to Blurred Lines

Passed policy - Student Rights and Islamophobia Awareness Month

Passed policy - AU budget motion

Passed policy - Fund Our Societies Motion

Passed policy - Motion to Introduce Community Voting in LSESU Elections

Passed policy - BME Officer

Passed policy - Motion to Support Ukraine

Should the LGBT Students' Officer be re-named to LGBT+ Students' Officer?

Should LSESU disafiliate from the NUS?

AGM order paper 20th March 2014

Your Hall Your Call 2014

 





 

Michaelmas Term elections 2014 rules

Thinking of Standing? Your guide to running in the SU elections

A guide to SU elections: How you can help (Staff handbook)