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 Women’s Officer and International Officer.

 

Union General Meeting

The UGM is a meeting where any student can propose, speak for or against 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.
During each UGM people of every political persuasion get up to speak (including special guests like the School's Director and Presidents of the NUS and ULU) and you'll be entertained by some of the top debaters in the country going at it. Heckling, jokes and banter are strongly encouraged!
 
If you don’t go to the UGM you haven’t had the full LSE experience, so see you there.
 
Submitting a motion to the UGM is simple. Use this guide and create the change you want to see.

Elections

Nominations are now closed for Lent Term elections. Campaigning starts from 2pm on Thursday 27th February so look out for your candidates out and about on campus.

 

Voting opens online 10am on Tuesday 4th March at lsesu.com/vote
Voting closes 7pm on Thursday 6th March
Results will be announced from 8.30pm on Thursday 6th March in the Venue, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

 

Rules for the Lent Term elections 2014 

 

Got a question for your candidates?

Come along to hustings for the Sabbatical Officer positions on Thursday 27th February from 1 - 2pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building and then to the Part-Time Officer hustings from 2 - 3pm on the 6th floor of the new Students' Union building.

You can tweet your questions @lsesu or email su.democracy@lse.ac.uk

Come along and meet your candidate from 5 - 7pm on Tuesday 4th March for a chance to chat more informally to all the candidates and decide who best represents your views.  

 

Timeline for Lent Term elections

Nominations open 10am, Monday 17th February

Nominations close 5pm, Monday 24th February
Campaigning 2pm, Thursday 26th February - 7pm, Thursday 6th March
Voting opens 10am, Tuesday 4th March
Voting closes 7pm, Thursday 6th March
Results announced from 8.30pm on Thursday 6th March, Venue, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

 

Rules for the Lent Term elections 2014 

 

Positions up for election in Lent Term

Full-time Sabbatical Officers

General Secretary Job description 

Education Officer - Job description

Community & Welfare Officer Job description

Activities & Development Officer - Job description

 

Part-time Officers

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 Student Representative for 2014 - 15.

 

Anti-racism Officer

Disabled Students' Officer

Environment & Ethics

International Students' Officer

LGBT Officer

Women's Officer

AU President and Executive

RAG President

 

Members of boards and committees

Democracy Committee members x5

Student members of the Trustee Board x 5

 

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

 

We’re also running sessions to give you more info on the different positions up for election and on the support available to candidates.

 

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. You can also join the LSESU Lent Term Elections 2014 Facebook Group

 

Constitution and Other Documents

Constitution

LSESU byelaws 2014

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

AGM order paper 20th March 2014

Annual General Meeting 2014 Running Order and Speech by Jay Stoll

Election rules Lent Term 2014

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

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