RUN. VOTE. WIN.
LSE Students’ Union is a democratic organisation. Elections happen twice a year and are the best way to have your say on how your SU is run. Students are elected to lead the Union and also to 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 in the Venue on Thursday 30th October
At the end of October, in Michaelmas Term, the following positions are up for election:
Postgraduate Students' Officer
Research Students' Officer
Member of Student Council (this is subject to a policy change that will be voted on in the first week of term)
NUS Delegate x2
BME Students' Officer
Mature & Part-time Students' Officer
General Course President
Postgraduate student member of the Trustee Board
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 Research 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
Full-time Sabbatical Officers
General Secretary - Job description
Education Officer - Job description
Community & Welfare Officer - Job description
Activities & Development Officer - Job description
Environment & Ethics
International Students' Officer
BME Students' Officer
Disabled Students' 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
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.