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Your Winter Term Elections 2024 are OPEN!

winter Term Elections 2024: Nominations Open!

Nominations CLOSE 27th February!

key dates

  • 15 Jan: Nominations Open
  • 27 February: Nominations Close
  • 11 March: Campaigning Begins
  • 18-19 March: Voting Period
  • 21 March: Results Night

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 8 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.

Useful Information


 

Roles Up for Election: WT 2024

Sabbatical Officer Positions

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. Sabbatical Officers make up the full-time student team leading the LSESU, making decisions on what matters most to students. We particularly encourage postgraduate, international, and students from marginalised backgrounds to apply.

As a Sabbatical Officer, your work could involve:

  • Meeting with LSE senior leadership, MPs, and other stakeholders to represent students and improve the student experience.

  • Enacting passed policies voted on by Student Panels and the student body.

  • Leading on major SU campaigns and projects like Consent Ed. and Cost of Living.

  • Representing students on national TV and radio, creating blogs, hosting award shows and organising events.

  • Working with students to campaign on issues they care about.

  • Collaborating with other SUs in London and across the country to improve student conditions on a national scale.

There are 4 Sabbatical Officers, all of which have slightly different functions.

The General Secretary leads the Students' Union and acts as the primary liaison between LSE and the Students’ Union. As Chair of the Executive Committee, the Gen Sec supports elected Officers to represent all LSE students and lead on major campaigns, strategic developments, projects and events.

For more information on this role click here, or email su.representation@lse.ac.uk

Here to make sure life at LSE is the best it can be! The Activities and Communities Officer helps create and sustain LSE’s vibrant community. Whether that’s supporting campaign groups to reach their goals, getting more funding for sport facilities, or providing opportunities for people across the globe to get to know each other - the Activities and Communities Officer is here to make LSE a better place.

For more information, click here or contact su.representation@lse.ac.uk

The Education Officer changes things up for the better, working to represent all students’ academic interests, and helping them to get the most out of their degree!

For more information, click here or contact su.representation@lse.ac.uk

The Welfare and Liberation Officer works to make sure the University and wider world are inclusive and accessible to all. Take the lead on making LSE a safe, fair, and positive place to learn and to live!

For more information, click here or contact su.representation@lse.ac.uk

Part-Time Officer Positions

Part-Time Officers (PTOs) are students elected to represent a particular marginalised or under-represented group at LSE and within the SU. PTOs will receive an honorarium of £750 for their work in the 2024/25 academic year.

Make sure the voices of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic students are heard! As BAME Officer, you would represent the interests of BAME students and work to combat racism and prejudices at LSE.

See the full role description here or contact su.representation@lse.ac.uk

The Class Liberation Officer represents the interests of students from low socio-economic backgrounds, tackling issues such as class-based microaggressions, imposter syndrome, and tangible financial support for disadvantaged students.

For more information, see the full role description here or contact su.representation@lse.ac.uk

LSE is a global institution, with a global student body - and the International Students’ Officer makes sure we don’t forget it! They work to represent international students and their interests to the School and SU.

For more information, see the full role description here or contact su.representation@lse.ac.uk

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer + (LGBTQ+) Officer, is responsible for listening to and voicing the concerns and experiences of LGBTQ+ students on campus, supporting the Sabbatical Officers in lobbying for change. They lead on Pride Week amongst other projects.

For more information, see the full role description here or contact su.representation@lse.ac.uk

The Neurodiversity and Disability (ND&D) Officer listens to and voices the concerns and experience of neurodivergent and disabled students on campus.

Find out more about the role here or contact su.representation@lse.ac.uk

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.

For more information, see the full role description here or contact su.representation@lse.ac.uk

Other Positions

Lead the frontier to make LSE a fair and green community! From leading on Green Week, to investigating LSE's ethical credibility, there's lots of action to get stuck in to.

The Ethics and Sustainability Adviser is a consultative position which provides advice and recommendations to the Executive Committee on matters relating to ethics and sustainability. The Ethics and Sustainability Adviser will be paid an honorarium of £600 for their work in the 2024/25 academic year.

For more information, see the full role description here or contact su.representation@lse.ac.uk

Steer the student-led change that drives the LSESU - decide what’s fair campaigning during elections, review student policy proposals, and chair discussion at Town Halls - there’s lots to get stuck into in Democracy Committee!

Each Democracy Committee member will be paid an honorarium of £700 for their work in the 2024/25 academic year.

For more information about Democracy Committee click here or here - you can also contact su.representation@lse.ac.uk

Become a Director of a multi-million-pound charity, and help us to make big decisions about the future of the LSE Students’ Union!

The LSESU Trustee Board is responsible for making the big decisions about the running of the Students’ Union. The Board is comprised of 12 people including Sabbatical Officers, lay trustees and fellow students – all of whom bring different types of experience and expertise to the role. Like all Trustee positions, this is a voluntary role and as such does not receive an honorarium.

For more information click here or contact su.representation@lse.ac.uk


About the elections

Your reps shape LSESU's work, influence LSE committees and impact your student experience. Running for a rep position is one of the best ways to have your say on how your Students' Union is run and create change at LSE - it's also a valuable source of professional work experience.

We run elections twice a year; during Autumn Term and during Winter Term. All students are able to vote in these elections. Voting in the LSESU elections is cast via secret ballot, meaning each person’s vote is private.


Available roles

We are electing a range of positions in the next election: from Sabbatical Officers to various Part-Time Officer positions, not to mention a range of committee and board positions too. If you're a postgraduate student who wants to run for a position but you're worried about whether it will impact your studies, get in touch with us at su.democracy@lse.ac.uk.


Useful Information

Candidate Information Booklet

Elections Rules and Regulations

Elections FAQs

A quick guide to digital campaigning

Candidate Support Drive

Election Role Description Booklet 


support from us

Candidate Support Hub

You're not in this alone! Have a look our candidate support hub where we will provide you with loads of info on how to run for election.


making a complaint 

In order to make a complaint, it must be submitted to the Returning Officer. If you wish to make a complaint about the conduct of a candidate, please email su.returningofficer@lse.ac.uk. 


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