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Elections Hub

The election information hub for staff, students, and candidates.

Accessible and transparent

We want to ensure that the elections are as accessible and transparent as possible so that all students, whether it’s through standing for a position or voting, can participate. The Elections Hub contains all the information for UAL Students, Staff, and election candidates.

What roles are available?

Election Events

During our election season, we offer a variety of events and workshops to help you feel prepared and informed.

Election resources

Elections Guide

This will provide you with everything you need to know about the Arts SU Elections, including summaries of the roles available, how and why you should put yourself forward, and key dates in the elections period for the 2023-24 academic year.

Download Guide

Election Rules Summary Booklet

Rules are really important in elections to ensure that they are fair and accessible for everyone. This document gives you a summary of all the rules for our elections. Remember, candidates must also attend our candidate briefing, where we go through the rules in more detail. Rule breaking could lead to campaigning suspensions and, in exceptional cases, disqualifications.

Download guide

Bye-Law 5: Elections & Referenda

Publicity and Campaigning Guide

Our publicity and campaigning guide tells you everything you need to know about the best ways to build your publicity (including your manifesto), and how you can run a successful election campaign

Download guide

Suggest a student form

Know someone you think would be a great fit for one of our roles in the election? You can give them a bit of encouragement to put themselves forward by completing our suggest a student form. We will contact them letting them know someone thinks they should stand! (You can choose to submit anonymously!)

Suggest a student


Arts Students’ Unions elections are governed by rules to ensure they are run free and fairly for all candidates and voters. If you believe someone has been breaking these rules, you can complete this form.

Submit a complaint

Candidate Expenses

You must declare any and all spending for your election. You must complete the expenses Excel document and upload this to the expenses form. The deadline to submit your expenses is the close of voting.

Submit expenses

Download Excel template

Useful resources

Delivering an Elevator Pitch in a lecture

Public Speaking Training Webinar

Single Transferable Voting Explained