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SU Elections

In our elections, students can stand to be, and vote for, elected student leaders, some voluntary, and some paid. These representatives are your voice and act on your behalf in the Union, University and wider community fighting for you on an institutional, local and national level.

Voting Opens In:

04 Mar 2024 10:00


What are Arts SU Elections?

Arts SU is an independent, democratic organisation (charity) led by students who are elected by our 22,000 members (UAL students). In our elections, students can stand to be, and vote for, elected student leaders, some voluntary, and some paid. These representatives are your voice and act on your behalf in the Union, University and wider community fighting for you on an institutional, local and national level. It is so important for students to take part and vote in these elections so that individuals are elected who represent YOUR views.

The Arts SU elections are the annual big elections, where students can stand and elect School Reps, NUS LGBTQ+ Conference Rep, and all 6 full-time officer roles (College Officers, Union Affairs, and Student Communities Officer). These roles are all voluntary positions that represent the views and interests of UAL students.

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Want to know more before standing?

Register your interest in the Arts SU elections by filling in our form.

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What roles are available?

Want to suggest a student?

If you feel like standing in this election isn't for you, but you know someone who might be great at a role, you can give them a bit of encouragement to put themself forward by completing our Suggest a Student form.

After you suggest them, we will send them an email letting them know that someone thinks they should stand (don't worry, you do have the option to remain anonymous). This could give someone the encouragement they need!

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Election timeline

  • 10:00 AM - Monday 15th January 2024

    Standing Opens*
  • 12:00 PM - Tuesday 13th February 2024

    Standing Closes
  • Thursday 15th February 2024

    Candidate Briefing
  • Friday 16th February 2024

    Candidate Briefing (Online)
  • 12:00 PM - Tuesday 27th February 2024

    Deadline for Publicity (Manifesto) and Student Group Endorsements**
  • 10:00 AM - Friday 1st March 2024

    Campaigning Opens
  • 10:00 AM - Monday 4th March 2024

    Voting Opens
  • 2:00 PM - Friday 8th March 2024

    Voting Closes

* Standing Is when students can put themselves forward for an available role.

** Candidates produce publicity which includes the ideas and principles of their campaigns to show how they will represent students.

** Endorsements from Societies & Sports clubs must be submitted at the same time as the publicity deadline.