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.

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.

Timeline

  • Monday 15 January

    Applications open

     

  • Tuesday 27 February

    Applications close

  • 10am, Monday 11 March

    Campaigning starts

  • 9am, Monday 18 March

    Voting opens

  • 4pm, Tuesday 19 March

    Voting closes

  • 6pm, Thursday 21 March

    Results Night

Apply now to #LeadLSE!

This is more than an election; it's your commitment to elevate student life to new heights. From enhancing academic resources to creating unforgettable social experiences, your ideas can shape a future where every student at LSE thrives.

 

Need some help?
Make sure to check out these useful documents full of information, or take a look at our candidate support hub for everything you need on how to stand for an election. 

 

LSESU Winter Term Elections 2024

13 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 23:59 on Tuesday 27 February 2024 (in 5 days and 9 hours)

The polls open at 09:00 on Monday 18 March 2024 (in 3 weeks and 3 days)

Post List
Read more about the positions up for election and what each role entails.

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 a national and local level and work to make things better for LSE Students.

What does this look like?

  1. Meeting with senior University leaders to represent students and improve their student experience
  2. Working with students to campaign on issues that matter to them
  3. Networking with other SUs across the country to learn from them and improve the student experience nationally
  4. Representing students on national TV and radio, create interactive content, host award shows and organise events like the Carol
  5. Leading major SU campaigns like consent.ed and Cost of Learning Crisis

You’ll also be in charge of a multi-million pound budget to improve student experience.

Almost all roles are remunerated, with Sabbatical Officer roles receiving over £31,000 per year! Keep reading to find out how it works!

LSE will sponsor student visas for international students elected to Sabbatical Officer positions. Find out more on this page from UKCISA that explains Sabbatical Officers and the Student Route.

Find out more

Sabbatical Officers

Sabbatical Officers are elected by students to represent them and their interests to LSE and across the sector.

A Sabbatical Officer is a full-time, salaried position - just like any other job - and is open to all students, at any stage of their study. We particularly encourage postgraduate, international, and students from marginalised backgrounds to apply.

You would be paid £31,040 a year, plus 25 days holiday and other perks.

Note: Sabbatical Officers will need to be available during the month of July for the induction period.

Part-Time Officers

Part-Time Officers (PTOs) are, as the name suggests, part-time roles that you complete alongside your studies at LSE. Part-Time Officers are elected to represent a particular marginalised or under-represented group at LSE. They will reach out to members of their community to feed back on how to make the student experience at LSE a better one, and will be available for students to contact with questions or ideas. PTOs receive an honorarium of £750 in thanks for the brilliant work they undertake on behalf of students.

You must be an LSE student during the 24/25 academic year in order to take on the role of PTO

Other roles

Sabbatical or Part-Time Officer positions not really your bag? No stress, there's lots of other really important roles within the Students' Union - and most of them are paid as well!

FAQs