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!
Voting for Autumn Elections opens on Monday 18th October at 10am.
Make sure you get involved! It's YOUR VOICE.
Monday 4th October, 10am
Wednesday 13th October, 4pm
Monday 18th October, 10am
Friday 22nd October, 4pm
w/c 25th October
There are lots of roles available, from School Reps to Activities Committee Member to Welfare & Liberation Committee Member and NUS Delegate to 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. All relevant meetings will also take place online, so you can join wherever you are in the world!
N.B. It is still to be confirmed by the University whether Rep meetings will continue to take place online.
Below is a list of the types of roles available – click on the links for full role descriptions!
Representing students on one of the Guild’s 4 decision-making committee - Activities, Education, Welfare & Liberation or Campaigns.
Representing UoB students on a national level.
Chairing forums involving debate, discussion and development of Guild policy and ideas.
Recruiting Guild Trustees.
Representing student academic issues on School and College.
The Applications Pack includes important elections documents (e.g. elections rules, wellbeing support), and useful resources to help you with your application and campaign.
When you apply for a role, it is really important that you follow:
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 contact the Elections Team on email@example.com.
You can read Byelaw 6 for more information about committees of the Guild.
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.
The Complaints Policy explains how we will deal with any elections complaints.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All complaints must be substantiated with evidence in support of their complaint where possible.
You can sign up to these sessions below:
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Want to learn all about the Autumn Elections, why you should apply and also how to look after your wellbeing if you're running in the Election? Be sure to watch these videos:
Elections are only available for students at the University of Birmingham.
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