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.
The publicity that candidates publish in the elections can demonstrate their understanding of issues students are facing, and what they believe are priorities for students. The work they do throughout the academic year will be based on this, therefore, it's important that you vote so that you get to have a say on what your representatives are prioritising for you.
When events or circumstances change quickly for the student body, your representatives are the first to respond as the voice of students - often framing how UAL responds to student concerns.
Representatives sit on various committees across the colleges and UAL departments to ensure the student's voice is always inputted and considered in all aspects of decision making at the University. Electing individuals who will do this effectively and accurately is critical to ensuring student views are heard.
The representatives you elect will be listening to and collecting your feedback, raising it and working on developing solutions in collaboration with Arts SU and UAL. It's important that you have your say to make sure your opinions, concerns and thoughts are always at the forefront of your representative's decision making and relayed to UAL staff and committees.