Autumn Term Elections

Autumn Elections

The Autumn Elections are YOUR chance to have YOUR say on who YOU want representing YOU and YOUR Guild this year!

Vote Now!

You can apply to represent the views of over 38,000 students, make a real difference to your University community, and help all students “make the most out of university life”!

The information on this page will give you an insight into the positions that are available, support available from the Guild, and how the election works.



Apply from: Monday 5th October, 10am
Apply until: Wednesday 14th October at 4pm

Elections Training: Week commencing 5th October



Voting Opens: Monday 19th October at 10am
Voting Closes: Friday 23rd October at 4pm

Results: Week commencing 26th October (via email).

There are a wide range of roles available, including: Rep positions, Activities Committee Member, Welfare & Liberation Committee Member, NUS Delegate and much more!

Whatever role you apply for, you will be empowered to make changes on issues that matter to you and UoB students the most!

All roles are Part-Time, so they can be completed alongside any study commitments. All relevant meetings for all roles will be held online, so you can get involved wherever you are in the world!

Below is a list of the types of roles available – click on the links for full role descriptions.


Committee roles

Representing students on a Guild Committee that focuses on either Activities, Education, Welfare & Liberation or Campaigns


NUS Conference roles

Representing UoB students at a national level


Chair of All Student Meeting

Chairing forums involving debate, discussion and development of Guild policy and ideas


Appointments Panel Member

Recruiting Guild Trustees


Ethical & Environmental Committee Member

Overseeing the Guild’s response to environmental issues


Rep Roles

Representing student academic issues at School and College level

Helpful Videos

The Applications Pack includes important elections documents (including regulations), and useful resources to help you with your application and campaign.

To apply for a role, you must adhere to the Guild’s Election Regulations and Bye Law 8 (Elections) (see below). The Law, Institution and Union rules also all count and become election rules, including the Guild’s Zero Tolerance Policy & University Harassment and Bullying Policy.

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.

Elections 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.


University Harassment and Bullying Policy


Polcies, Procedures and Guidelines


Complaints Policy

The Complaints Policy 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.

The resources below form part of the Candidate Application Pack


Introduction to Online Campaigning

This document contains lots of useful advice on campaigning online, including using social media, graphic design and video editing tools for campaigning.


How to Campaign: Do’s & Don’ts (coming soon)


Written Statement Guide

When you apply it is advised that you also submit a written statement to tell everyone why they should vote for you. You can find advice on how to do this in this document.


Useful Information for Your Written Statement

This document includes information about student demographics at UoB, and the priority campaigns of last year’s and this year’s Officer Teams.


Candidate Welfare & Liberation Support

This document includes key information on welfare support for candidates,  liberation groups, and other underrepresented groups. This support is available before, during and after the Election.

Guild Autumn Elections 2020

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