Term 2 By-Election

The Term 2 By-Election is your chance to decide who’ll represent you at national conferences and within the Guild on various committees. You can nominate yourself to represent the views of over 34,000 students, turning your ideas for positive changes into reality to benefit everyone on campus. You can find all of the information you need about the positions that are up for by-election – as well as information on the support available from us and the rules you’ll need to stick to – right here.

Term 2 By-Election Schedule

  • Nominations Open: Monday 9th January at 10am
  • Nominations Close: Friday 20th January at 12pm/midday
  • Election training for candidates: Friday 20th January (via email)
  • Campaigning and Voting Opens: Monday 23rd January at 10am
  • Campaigning and Voting Closes: Friday 27th January at 4pm
  • Results: Monday 30th January (via email)

Positions available

  • Assessment Group Member (Disabled Student Place) x1
  • NUS Trans Conference Delegate (x1)
  • NUS Mature and Part-Time Students’ Conference Delegate (x1)
  • Appointments Panel Member (x1)

Guild committee elections

All of the Committees of the Guild empower you to make changes on the issues that matter to you. Each has its own remit, so you can be sure that whatever your interests, there will be a role that’s just right for you.

All roles are Part-Time, so they can be completed alongside any study commitments.

Assessment Group Members

The Assessment Group plays a key role in the “Your Ideas” process. They are responsible for considering all of the ideas submitted in a given cycle, and check it for financial/reputational or legal issues.

The Assessment group consists of 13 members and is made up of 7 of the Full-Time Guild Officers and representative groups within the Guild. In these by-elections the position of Assessment Group Member (Disabled Student Place) is open for nomination.

NUS Conference Delegate

For the first time this year, all delegates to liberation conferences will be elected via a cross-campus ballot. Delegates to NUS conferences have a role in setting the agenda for the wider student movement, by voting on policy and suggesting policy ideas of their own.

By attending an NUS Conference, you can have a say on the issues that will matter to you. It is also a great opportunity to network with delegates from Unions across the UK.

One delegate for NUS Trans Conference and one delegate for Mature and Part Time Students Conference will be elected in this by-election.

Appointments Panel Member

The Appointments Panel is responsible for recruiting and selecting new Trustees for the Guild of Students. The Trustees have ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the Guild is legally and financially compliant and for monitoring the overall organisational strategy.

As a member of the Appointments Panel, you can ensure the needs of students are represented during this process, and will continue to remain at the heart of the student experience. There is one position open on the Appointments Panel in these by-elections.

Choose your position/nominate below

To view and take part in this election, please login via the mybham portal here and then return to this page once logged in.


Election Guides

Please click here to download the By-Election Guide. They will provide you will all the important information you will need to help you run a successful election campaign. If you need further clarification on any of the information contained in any of the guides, please email: elections@guild.bham.ac.uk

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. You can find all the important documents and policies you will need to run as a candidate below:

Election Regulations

Please click here to download the Guild of Students’ Election Regulations. All candidates must read these regulations and ensure their supporters & campaign teams are also made aware of these rules. It is the candidate’s responsibility to be aware of these rules – ignorance of the rules is not an excuse for breaking them. Therefore you should contact Student Voice on elections@guild.bham.ac.uk if you are unclear or need further assistance on any of the regulations at any time.

Guild of Students Bye Laws

Please click here to download the Guild of Students’ Bye Laws. Please refer to Bye Law 8 with regards to Elections and Bye Law 6 with regards to Committees of the Guild

Complaint Form

Please click here to download the Complaint Form. A student or candidate wishing to submit an election complaint must do so by using the Guild of Students Election Complaint Form. This must be sent by email to elections@guild.bham.ac.uk

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

List of Freely Available Items

Please click here to download the List of Freely Available Items. These are items that you can use without having to make a claim on your budget. All other items you wish to use must come out of your allocated budget.

Additional Support for Disabled Candidates

Please click here to download the Guild’s Policy on Additional Support for Disabled Candidates.






To ensure that you get what you need from us, when you need it, we have created a set of promises which we will always aim to deliver.

Meet your officer team

Every year, you elect fellow students to your Officer Team, who represent you and lead your union. Each Officer has their own roles and remit which you can view below. You have a chance to make sure your elected Officers are doing what they said they will, by attending Officer Question Time held each term.

 Ellie Keiller - Guild President 2016-17
Natalie Cox - Activities & Development Officer 2016-17
Chris Wilkinson - Education Officer 2016-17
Izzie Nicholds - Housing & Community Officer 2016-17
Rose Bennett - Postgraduate Officer 2016-17
Brandon Hattiloney - Representation & Resources Officer 2016-17
Georgie Freeman - Sports Officer 2016-17
Ross Strong - Welfare Officer 2016-17

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