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 

All our elections in 2014/15 are now over. Come back in Michaelmas Term 2015 for more!

However, see everything that we said about these elections below...

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.


Almost 4000 students voted in Lent Term 2015 - making turnout at LSE around 34% and far higher than most other universities. Next year, can you help make it even higher?


Lent Term Elections

 

Nominations open: 10am, Monday 16th February

Nominations close: 5pm, Monday 23rd February

Campaigning opens: 2pm, Thursday 26th February

Voting opens: 10am, Wednesday 4th March

Voting/campaigning close: 7pm, Thursday 5th March

Results: From 8pm, Thursday 5th March in the LSESU Venue, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

 

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

Activities and Development Officer - Job description

Community and Welfare Officer - Job description

Education 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 2015-16.

 

Members of boards and committees

Democracy Committee members x5

Student members of the Trustee Board x1

AU Executive Engagement Officer

AU Executive x4

Five students are elected to lead the Athletics Union, four of whom hold open places on the Exec, plus one Engagement Officer, alongside the President. Only students who are paid-up members of the AU can vote for the Executive and the Engagement Officer, but all students can vote for the President.


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.


 

 

 

Have a look at Thinking of standing? Your guide to running in the Michaelmas Term LSESU elections and Lent Term elections guide to find out more about the positions and why you should get involved.

Read our campaigns tips guide for our top elections tips

A webform by Podio - click here to get yours

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.

Submit your motion via email to su.democracy@lse.ac.uk, or via the form below.

 

 

Democracy

 

LSESU Constitution

LSESU Byelaws

Memorandum and Articles of Association

Executive meeting minutes (12/11/13)

Executive meeting minutes (17/11/14)

Executive meeting minutes (9/12/14)

Executive meeting minutes (16/01/15)

Executive meeting minutes (9/03/15)

 

Union General Meetings - Passed policies:

Policy remains in place for three academic years after it has passed.

Passed 2013 - 2014:

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 (Black and Minority Ethnic) Students' Officer

Passed policy: Motion to support Ukraine

Passed 2014 - 2015:

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

Passed policy: Should LSESU condemn Sri Lanka and support sanctions against the government for violations of human rights?

Passed policy: LSESU should condemn anti-Semitism

Passed policy: LSESU should support free education

Passed policy: LSESU should oppose the Counter Terrorism and Security Bill

Passed policy: LSESU should lobby the School to change the Ethics Code

Passed policy: LSESU should lobby the School to divest from fossil fuels

Passed policy: LSESU should adopt a Zero Tolerance To Sexual Harassment Policy

Passed policy: LSESU should lobby LSE departments to provide students with personal exam feedback and access to photocopies of their exam scripts.

Passed policy: LSESU should support Meat-Free Mondays

Referenda: Should LSESU disaffiliate from the NUS?

This referendum was held during Michaelmas Term elections 2014, but did not pass, so LSESU remains affiliated to the NUS.

 

Annual General Meeting

AGM order paper (20/3/2014)

AGM order paper (19/3/2015)

AGM powerpoint (19/3/2015)

 


 

Elections

 

Thinking of Standing? Your guide to running in the LSESU Michaelmas Term elections

Thinking of Standing? Your guide to running in the LSESU Lent Term elections

Top election campaign tips

A guide to LSESU Elections: How you can help (LSE staff handbook)

 

 

Lent Term Elections 2015

Sabbatical Officers
Lent Term Election Results 2015: General Secretary

Lent Term Election Results 2015: Activities & Development Officer

Lent Term Election Results 2015: Community & Welfare Officer

Lent Term Election Results 2015: Education Officer

Part-Time Officers
Lent Term Election Results 2015: Anti-Racism Officer

Lent Term Election Results 2015: Athletics' Union President

Lent Term Election Results 2015: BME Officer

Lent Term Election Results 2015: Disabled Students' Officer

Lent Term Election Results 2015: Ethics & Environment Officer

Lent Term Election Results 2015: International Students' Officer

Lent Term Election Results 2015: LGBT+ Officer

Lent Term Election Results 2015: RAG President

Lent Term Election Results 2015: Womens' Officer

Lent Term Election Results 2015: Athletics' Union Executive

Athletics' Union Executive
Lent Term Election Results 2015: Athletics' Union Engagement Officer

Democracy Committee & Trustee Board
Lent Term Election Results 2015: Democracy Committee

Lent Term Election Results 2015: Trustee Board Member

 

Michaelmas Term Elections 2014

Michaelmas Term Elections 2014 Rules

Michaelmas Term Election Results 2014: Court of Governors

Michaelmas Term Election Results 2014: Academic Board

Michaelmas Term Election Results 2014: BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) Students' Officer

Michaelmas Term Election Results 2014: General Course President

Michaelmas Term Election Results 2014: Mature and Part-time Students' Officer

Michaelmas Term Election Results 2014: NUS Delegate (Open place)

Michaelmas Term Election Results 2014: NUS Delegate (Reserved place)

Michaelmas Term Election Results 2014: Postgraduate Student Trustee

Michaelmas Term Election Results 2014: Postgraduate Research Students' Officer

Michaelmas Term Election Results 2014: Postgraduate Students' Officer

 

Lent Term Elections 2014
Sabbatical Officers

Lent Term Election Results 2014: Activities and Development Officer

Lent Term Election Results 2014: Community and Welfare Officer

Lent Term Election Results 2014: Education Officer

Lent Term Election Results 2014: General Secretary

 

Part-time Officers, AU Executive, Trustee Board and Democracy Committee

Lent Term Election Results 2014: AU Executive

Lent Term Election Results 2014: AU President

Lent Term Election Results 2014: Democracy Committee

Lent Term Election Results 2014: Disabled Students' Officer

Lent Term Election Results 2014: Environment and Ethics Officer

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

Lent Term Election Results 2014: Anti-racism Officer

 

Michaelmas Term Elections 2013

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 and Part-time Students' Officer

Michaelmas Term Election Results 2013: General Course President

Information packs

Students with Children Booklet