Brighton Students' Union - Autumn Elections

Brighton Students’ Union is a student led organisation, each year we elect a Student Leadership Team made up of fulltime 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.

Click here to see this year’s Student Leadership Team.

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.

The key dates for this election are:


NUS Conference Delegates & Remaining Student Leadership Team Positions

Nomination Period:


Monday 25th September 2017 – Friday 20th October 2017.

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 at

Candidate Briefings:

Monday 23rd October, Moulsecoomb.

Tuesday 24th October, Hastings.

Wednesday 25th October, Eastbourne.

Once nominations are closed the candidate briefings are open to all candidates. The session covers all of the information you need to run a successful election campaign.

Elections Debate:

Friday 27th October 2017 at

This year for the first time we are hosting our autumn elections debate live from our facebook page. This is an opportunity for students to quiz all of the candidates standing for elections on their plans for the year.

Online Voting: 

10am, Friday 27th October 2017 – 4pm, Friday 3rd November 2017

Online polls are then open at for a week for all students to cast their vote.

How to Vote

Below is a video outlining how to vote.