ELECTIONS

Brighton Students’ Union is a student led organisation, each year we elect a Student Leadership Team made up of paid and volunteer Officers to help run the Union and ensure that the work we do is in the best interests of the entire student body. You can see all of this year’s Student LeadershipTeam here: https://www.brightonsu.com/aboutus/studentofficers/.

We hold two sets of elections each year, the main Student Leadership Team Elections are held in the Spring Term and we hold an election for any unfilled positions and NUS Conference Delegates in the Autumn term. Anyone who is a current student on any University of Brighton course can stand; this includes all part time, postgraduate, international students and some students studying University of Brighton degrees at partner colleges.

If you would like more information about stand in the elections contact Tom Foy, Student Communities Project Coordinator (Democracy & Campaigns) at t.foy@brighton.ac.uk.

Election Dates 2016-17

Autumn Elections - Student Leadership Election
Nomination Period: 9th Jan- 3rd March During the nomination period members can nominate themselves online for any of the available positions by providing a photo and short manifesto outlining why they are standing for the role.
Candidate Academy: 6-8th March Once nominations are closed the Candidate Academy is a training session open to all candidates that covers all of the information you need to run a successful election campaign.
Elections Debate: 13th March The Elections Debate is an opportunity for students to quiz all of the candidates standing for elections.
Voting: 15th-22nd March Online polls are then open for a week for all students to cast their vote.
Autumn Term Elections – NUS Conference Delegates & Remaining Student Leadership Team Positions.
Nomination Period: 12 noon, Monday 17th October 2016 – 12 noon, Friday 28th October2016 During the nomination period members can nominate themselves online for any of the available positions by providing a photo and short manifesto outlining why they are standing for the role.
Candidate Academy: 28th October 2016, location TBC Once nominations are closed the Candidate Academy is a training session open to all candidates that covers all of the information you need to run a successful election campaign.
Voting: 10am, Monday 31st October – 4pm, Friday 4th November. Online polls are then open for a week for all students to cast their vote.

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