It's time to #LeadLSE
Every year, LSE students elect new leaders to take the London School of Economics Students’ Union to new heights. They represent the interests of students at national and local level and work to make things better for LSE Students.
Monday 18 September, 9am
Tuesday 3rd October, 23:59pm
Thursday 5th October,9am
Monday 9th October, 9am,
Tuesday 10th October, 4pm,
6pm, Thursday 12th October
Think you've got what it takes to #LeadLSE? See all the deets and nominate yourself here!
Every year, LSE students elect new students to represent them and to make things better for LSE Students.
Have a look at what roles are available this Autumn Term election!
Academic Sub-Committee Members
The Academic Sub-Committee (ASC) is all about representing students based on their level of study. Postgraduate students will have different priorities than Undergraduates, Part-Time Study student concerns will differ from Graduate Teaching Assistants'. The ASC is there to ensure all these different student experiences are given a voice, by advising and feeding into the plans of LSESU senior leaders.
All ASC members will receive a £300 honorarium as thankyou for your work representing students.
As an Academic Sub-Committee member you would:
- Produce a termly report on the student experience of your representative student group
- Advise the Sabbatical and Part-Time Officers on students’ academic priorities via close communication with the Education Officer
- Attend relevant Consultative Fora sessions
- Meet with the other Officers within the Academic Sub-Committee and the Education Officer to discuss issues affecting students across the whole of LSE
Any student can run to be an Academic Sub-Committee Officer as long as they are enrolled on a course at LSE that the Officer role represents. For example, only Postgraduate Research students can run for the position of Postgraduate Research Officer; only Part-Time students can run for the position of Part-Time Study Officer.
The General Course President represents General Course students during their short time here at LSE. In this role you will be in a unique position to shape the experience of the whole General Course cohort by working directly with the General Course Department.
See the full role description at: https://www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/generalcourse/
The Graduate Teaching Asssistant Officer represents Graduate Teaching Assistants at LSE. This is a particularly vital role across the backdrop of the ongoing UCU strikes.
See the full role description at: https://www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/gta/
The Part-Time Study Officer represents students undertaking courses at LSE on a part-time basis. You'll liaise with part-time students and report back on their experience to LSESU senior leaders.
See the full role description at: https://www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/parttime/
The Postgraduate Taught Officer represents all students undertaking a postgraduate course at LSE. The majority of LSE students are postgraduate, so you'll be representing a very broad group of people! You'll liaise with postgraduate students and report back on their experience to LSESU senior leaders.
See the full role description at: https://www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/postgraduate/
The Undergraduate Officer represents students undertaking undergraduate courses at LSE, and all the varied experiences that fall within this. You'll liaise with part-time students and report back on their experience to LSESU senior leaders.
See the full role description at: https://www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/undergraduate/
The Women's Officer is a Part-Time Officer position and sits on the Executive Committee within the SU. The Women's PTO will be paid an honorarium of £750 for their work in the 2023/24 academic year.
Represent and support other women at LSE! As Women's Officer, you are responsible for listening to and voicing the concerns and experiences of all women on campus, recognising the intersectionality of their experiences, and supporting the Sabbatical Officers in lobbying for change.
Did you know, on average, women can swim the English Channel faster than men? And yet, both on and off campus women experience everyday sexism. Are you discouraged by the micro AND macro-aggressions that appear in LSE?
By running to be the LSESU’s Women’s Officer you can lead the way in pioneering LSE as an equitable space for women!
The Women's Officer:
- Advocates for women’s empowerment and equality at Executive Committee meetings and termly Town Halls
- Works closely with LSESU staff to influence authentic change by tackling sexual assault on campus, increasing awareness of consent, promoting body positivity and empowering women on campus with specific career events
- Collaborates with the Sabbatical Officers and other part time officers to influence actionable change
- Communicates their work to students both in person and online
You must self-define as a woman in order to run for this role.
See the full role description here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
As an affiliated member of the National Union of Students (NUS), an organisation with over seven million members, LSESU is entitled to send voting delegates to the National Conference in April. At the conference you will have the chance to join in the debate on the key issues facing students across the United Kingdom, as well as to vote for the student representatives who will lead the NUS for the next year.
See the full role description at: https://www.lsesu.com/voice/elections/nus/
Ready to #LeadLSE?
What’s does the campaigning period mean?
This is the period were candidates are allowed to tell other students why they should vote for them, and encourage them to do so! We limit this period so that students don't feel pressure to be campaigning constantly. If you campaign outside of this period you could be penalised by our Returning Officer. Have a look at the candidate support hub on our website for some top tips on how to best use this period. The best way to do so is by making yourself as memorable as possible and let students know what is unique about you and your ideas - it’s a great time to talk to students about why they cast a vote for you.
And don't worry, you'll have lots of support from us at the SU! We have a whole candidate support hub to help you make the most of this period. Also, make sure you have a look in our Candidate Information Pack for extra tips and info.
I’m new to LSE, can I still run?
Yes! Elections are a great way to get to know people you wouldn’t normally meet! LSESU will always encourage anyone to stand for the roles available, especially those new to our community.
Can I run for multiple positions?
Yes, but we would encourage you to consider how this may impact your campaign’s effectiveness. It is easier to campaign for one position so that you can focus your message to your peers.
You also cannot hold some positions at the same time i.e. you cannot hold two Academic Sub-Committee roles at the same time. Send us an email if you have any questions about this and we can talk it through: email@example.com
Can I stand for election as a postgraduate student?
Yes! All LSE students can run in elections, and we strongly encourage postgraduate students to run for SU positions.
How can students vote?
Between 9am Monday 9th October and 4pm Tuesday 10th October you can vote online here at any time, or at one of our in-person polling stations on campus between 10am-4pm. You can find these polling stations outside the Students' Union, and inside CBG and the Library.
Candidates and campaigners must maintain a reasonable distance (around 2 metres) from anyone who is casting their vote. You cannot, under any circumstances, stand over a student or talk to them while they are voting – even if they ask you for help. If they are struggling to vote, take them to an SU polling station or ask them to email us. You cannot provide your device for them to vote on, they must vote on their own device or go to the Students’ Union polling stations to vote.
How do I report candidates who are breaking election campaigning rules?
You can send an email to the Returning Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the violation and evidence before the close of voting. You can view the election and campaigning rules here.
You will submit your campaign expenditures and receipts to the SU. See an example below:
|Home printed/designed t-shirts
||£2 per shirt
If you already own materials that you’d like to use for your campaign and are unsure about the cost of them, you can request a judgement by emailing the Returning Officer at email@example.com. You can view the election and campaigning rules here .