Election Timeline


Election Timeline

There's lots going on over Election time...

7 Jan - 13 Feb: Nominate yourself to Stand for Election

If you want to lead the change and put yourself forward to represent 23,000+ students, stand for election for one of the 6 Full-Time or 10 Part-Time Student Officer positions.

Make sure you submit your nomination form, equality monitoring form and all of your publicity and election materials to the Student Voice Team (on behalf of the Returning Officer), 2nd Floor, Students' Union by 5pm, Wed 13 Feb.

Email the Student Voice Team to schedule your submission.

21 Jan - 24 Feb: Candidate Academy - Info Sessions

If you’re interested in nominating yourself to stand for election but would like a bit more information, come along to one of our Info Sessions.

 It will give you an introduction to the Union, what it does and why elected Student Officers are so important. We’ll also explain what the roles are all about, why it is such a great opportunity and how elections work.

  • Mon 21 Jan, 1pm (Ashby, 02/022)
  • Tues 22 Jan, 1pm (Graduate School, Room TBA)
  • Wed 23 Jan, 1pm (Medical Biology Centre, 02/005)
  • Thurs 24 Jan, 1pm (Peter Froggatt Centre, 02/008)

If you can’t come along to any of the above sessions, just email our Student Voice Team and they will fill you in.

4 - 22 Feb: Candidate Academy - Book a Candidate Clinic Session

Book a short, confidential, one-to-one session with one of our Student Voice Team.

You can find out more about the roles and talk about your manifesto plans. You can ask for background information and any facts and figures that we have to hand. It will help you prepare a great manifesto and be ready for the Candidate Question Time!

They can also answer/signpost any relevant questions you may have about:

  • completing your studies if you are a PGT student
  • your visa if you are an international student
  • any support you may need if you are a disabled student

11, 13, 14, 15 Feb: Candidate Academy - Run to Win Info Session

This session will tell you all about how the elections work, outline fair and safe campaigning and give you some great tips on how to run an effective campaign.

Students’ Union staff will also be there to answer all of your questions.

  • Mon 11 Feb, 1pm (Main site Tower, 01/004)
  • Wed 13 Feb, 3pm (PFC, 02/013)
  • Thurs 14 Feb, 1pm (SU Elmwood, Clubroom 3)
  • Fri 15 Feb, 3pm (SU Elmwood, Clubroom 4)

14 Feb: Candidate Academy - Campaign and Communications Workshop

This workshop will help candidates develop a winning campaign and communications strategy!

  • Thurs 14 Feb, 1pm (Students’ Union, Clubroom 3)

15 Feb: Manifesto Video Recording

Attend this session for the QUBSU Marketing Team to record your Manifesto Video so you can be promoted as a candidate across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

  • Fri 15 Feb, individual timeslots to be allocated (Location TBA)

27 Feb: Candidate Academy - Compulsory Candidate Briefing and Start of Campaigning!

Come along to this compulsory meeting to learn all you all you need to know about being a candidate in the Student Leader Elections.

You will receive an official briefing from the Returning Officer on the rules and on campaigning tips.

Printed campaign materials will be delivered and given out to candidates at this meeting. As soon as this meeting is over, it's all systems go. Good luck!

  • Tues 27 Feb, 5pm (Students' Union, Clubroom 3)

4 Mar: Candidate Question Time

Have you got something you want to ask one of the candidates? Have you read something in one of the manifestos that you want to know more about? Now is your chance.

Submit your question/s to the Student Voice Team by 11am 26 Feb, tweet @QUBSU #LeadQUBSU or anonymously submit them into the question box during the event.

  • Mon 4 Mar, 1.15pm (Queen's Students' Union, The Lounge)

5 & 6 Mar: Vote Now!

Lead the change and choose who represents you and leads your Union.

The Student Officer Team will represent you and the 23,000+ other students at Queen’s.

They’ll also make real decisions that make a real impact on your life.

Vote on QOL from 7am, 5 Mar – 5pm, 6 Mar!

6 Mar: Results Party

Hurrah! You've voted.

It's time to see who has made the cut. Join us for the big reveal - live.

Wed 6 Mar, 8pm (Venue TBC)