Guild Elections


Voting Opens Soon!

Autumn Elections have arrived! As your Guild of Students we’re the home of democracy at University of Birmingham. What does this mean? Above all, it means that the student voice is at the heart of everything we do, so throughout the year we run regular elections, giving students like you the chance to feed into all areas of University life.

Right now we’re running our Autumn Elections, which is the chance to apply for a role and also vote for who you would like to see in position.

So if you’re interested in raising the student voice, helping your fellow students to make the most out of University life and gaining some fantastic skills along the way, make sure you apply!

Key Dates


Applications Open

Monday 26th September, 10am


Applications Close

Wednesday 5th October, 4pm


Voting Open

Monday 10th October, 10am


Voting Closes

Friday 14th October, 4pm


Results Announced

w/c 17th October

There will be some candidate events hosted during the applications period too, details for which you can find below.

What Roles Are Available?

There are lots of roles available, including School Reps, Committee Members, NUS Delegates and much more!

Whichever role you apply for, you will be able to make positive change for students at UoB!

All of the roles are Part-Time, so they can be completed alongside any study commitments. For each of the roles, meetings may be online, in-person or hybrid, and any access needs of students will be considered. For more information about the format of each meeting and the accessibility of specific roles, please email our Elections Team.

Applications Pack

The Applications Pack includes important elections documents (e.g. elections rules, wellbeing support), and useful resources to help you with your application and campaign.

Rules & Regulations Documents


Election Regulations

All candidates must take responsibility to read these regulations and ensure their supporters & campaign teams are also made aware of these. Not knowing about the regulations is not an excuse for breaking them. If the regulations are unclear or you need further assistance at any time, please email the Elections Team.


Guild of Students Byelaws

Please refer to Bye Law 8 with regards to Elections and Bye Law 6 with regards to Committees of the Guild.


Guild of Students Zero Tolerance Policy

You can read Byelaw 8 for more information about Guild Elections and Byelaw 6 for more information about committees of the Guild.


University Harassment and Bullying Policy

The University is committed to creating a working and learning environment free from harassment and discrimination in which all staff, students and visitors to the University are treated with dignity and respect.


The Law, Institution and Union rules

All Guild elections are overseen by the Guild’s Returning Officer, who is responsible for ensuring that every election is free, fair and open. The Guild’s Returning Officer is the University’s Registrar and Secretary, who deputises their role to an NUS Returning Officer.

Complaints Documents


Complaints Procedure

The Complaints Procedure explains how we will deal with any elections complaints.


Complaint Form

A student or candidate wishing to submit an election complaint must do so by using this Complaint Form. This must be sent by email to

All complaints must be substantiated with evidence in support of their complaint where possible.

Training Resources & Support Documents

When you apply it is advised that as a minimum you also submit a written statement to tell everyone why they should vote for you, and a candidate photo. You can find advice on how to do this in the documents below.

Q&A and Drop-in Sessions

You can sign up to these sessions below:

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