The following includes all important election documents and useful resources to help you with your application and campaign. When you apply for any position, you are subject to the Guild’s Election Regulations and the Guild Byelaws (specifically, Byelaw 8 - Elections).
These regulations must be used alongside the Election Regulations, Guild of Students Bye Laws, Guild of Students Zero Tolerance Policy, University Bullying and Harassment Policy, Guild of Students governing documents, University Legislation, and/or any Laws of the Land.
All Guild elections are overseen by the Nominee for the Returning Officer as delegated by the Registrar and Secretary of the University of Birmingham who is responsible for ensuring that every election is free, fair and open.
All candidates must take responsibility to read these regulations and ensure that their campaign teams know about these. Not knowing about the regulations is not an excuse for breaking them. If the regulations are unclear or you need more help at any time, please email the Elections Team.
Please refer to Bye Law 8 with regards to Elections.
The Guild believes that a Zero Tolerance approach should be taken towards any form of harassment based on defining protected characteristics that takes place in any of the Guild’s venues or events.
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.
Our Disabled Students’ Policy offers the practical support of a student staff member to help disabled candidates with elections activities.
The Complaints Procedure 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 be substantiated with evidence in support of their complaint where possible.