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Elections & AGMs

Outgoing committees have a duty to run an Annual General Meeting for membership, at which point they hold an election for a new committee.

What are elections?

Every year your club/society must hold an election to select the new committee for the next academic year. The election will usually be a meeting that lasts between 1 - 2 hours (depending on the size of your committee). Typically these are held in Lent Term during February and March.

The meeting gives the current committee the opportunity to go through successes of the year, whether there's anything that could have been done differently and allow members to feedback to the committee what they think went well this year.

Key roles

There are three core roles that every affiliated group must have and they are: 

  • President
  • Treasurer 
  • Secretary

There are other roles that can be added to your committee, and this will differ depending on what group you are, and what your club/society needs. 

accessible spaces 

As all elections for Michaelmas Term are online, if you wish to host an AGM alongside the election, you can do this via online platforms. For further support on this contact

Michaelmas Term elections

Elections will automatically be online for Michaelmas Term. If you are unsure whether your club or society needs an election, please contact


Dates for the election period are as follows and in timezone BST: 

Nominations open: Wednesday 7 October 09:00

Nominations close: Sunday 18 October 23:59

Nominations are then individually checked and verified by Students Union Staff. 

Voting open: Monday 26 October 17:00

Voting close: Monday 2 November 23:59

The following week the votes are counted, recorded and verified by Students Union Staff with the support of the Activities and Development Officer.



Offline elections are not currently able to take place. Please contact your coordinator should you have any concerns or questions. 

Useful resources

Elections Guide(Opens in new tab) Offline Elections Guide(Opens in new tab) Online Rules For Candidates(Opens in new tab) Elections Announcement Template(Opens in new tab) Election FAQs(Opens in new tab)

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