Guild Elections

Student Group Committee Elections

Student Group Committees are huge and important part of any society. Each year we host elections to decide just who should sit on those committees and help to steer each student group in the year ahead.

From Secretary to Treasurer, by applying for a role or voting in the Election, you can have a big say over the how your group will be run, as well as the campaigns and events your group will be focusing on going forward.

So make sure you get involved and have your say!


Key Dates


Applications Open

Wednesday 17th March, 10am

Reopen Applications:
Monday 22nd March, 12pm


Applications Close

Sunday 21st March, 4pm

Reopen Applications:
Tuesday 23rd March, 12pm


Voting Open

Wednesday 24th March, 10am


Voting Closes

Friday 26th March, 4pm


Results Announced

Week commencing 29th March
Results will be sent directly to each Student Group/society

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for a position in a Committee Election?

Go to  between 10am on Wednesday 17th March and 4pm Sunday 21st March. You must be logged in! 

Then select the Committee Role you’re interested in and follow the instructions. 

I can’t see the committee role I want to stand for - why is this?

First, make sure you’re logged in. You also need to make sure that you have bought a membership for the group you’re looking for. If you haven’t done this already, you can buy this online via the Guild website.  

If you’ve done all of this and you still can’t stand, email  

How can I find out more about a committee role?

You should contact the Student Group, Association, Volunteering Group or MedSoc Group directly to find out more.  

Can I stand for more than 1 committee role in the same Student Group?

Yes, if you want to nominate yourself for more than one role, you can do so. If you win more than one election, we’ll get in touch after voting has closed so you can choose which role to take up.

Remember, you must submit your applications for any role you’re interested in before 4pm on Sunday 21st March. We cannot accept any applications after this time.

Can I share a committee role with my friend (e.g. stand together as social sec)?

Yes, as long as your Student Group allows committee members to share a role. You should check with them before nominating yourself.

Please note: you cannot role share a President, Secretary or Treasurer role.

In this case, only one of you should log in and submit your application. However, you should put both of your names in the “Display Name” box and email to confirm that you are standing together.

I’m a current committee member - some of our committee roles are missing from the election. What can we do?

Email with full details of the missing / incorrect roles.

When is voting open?

Voting is open from 10am on Wednesday 24th March to 4pm on Friday 26th March.  

When will results be announced?

Results will be announced in the week after voting closes.

Current Election

Elections are only available for students at the University of Birmingham.

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