Autumn Election Applications Open Now!

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Arts SU Elections are not an aside to your art and design, they are your art and design.

Arts Students' Union is an independent democratic organisation (charity) led by our 18,500 members through our elections and referendums. Every UAL student has the right to participate and vote in our elections to determine who represents them and what direction the organisation takes through the priorities of its elected leaders.

We hold two elections in Autumn and Spring every year to elect your:

  • Full-Time Sabbatical Officers 
  • NUS Delegates
  • NUS Liberation Delegates

These representatives have incredibly important responsibilities bestowed on them, making decisions on behalf of the UAL student body. Therefore it is crucial that you use your voice to choose a student leader that represents you. 


What roles do we elect in Autumn 2021?

NUS Delegates (7 Roles): View Here 

NUS National Conference will take place on 28th - 29th March 2022 in Liverpool. Delegates from every Students' Union and FE College in the UK will be in attendance. 

Being an NUS delegate is a great opportunity to shape the future of student politics. During the conference, you have three main roles: voting to elect the national executive, voting on policy and voting on reports. It is your job to hold the national executive to account and set the priorities for student campaigning over the coming year. 

NUS Liberation Delegate: View Here

NUS Liberation Conference will take place on the 30-31st March 2022 at Liverpool which will be attended by Liberation delegates from every SU and Further Education college in the UK.

NUS Liberation Delegates represent students of the University of Arts London nationally by attending and participating in NUS Liberation Conference. They contribute to the national debate, vote on policy, and elect the NUS Liberation Officers. There are 6 NUS Liberation Delegates.

The conference brings together Black*, Disabled, LGBTQ+ and Womens students together to build communities of activists and plan NUS campaigning work. Previous work to be organised from the conference includes #DecoloniseEducation campaign and the fight for liberated trans healthcare,  Disabled Students allowance and GRA reform. 

Liberation delegates we will elect include: 

  • Black Students Delegate 
  • Black Woman Students Delegate
  • Trans Student Delegate 
  • LGBTQ+ Student Delegate
  • Disabled Students Delegate 
  • Womens Student Delegate

*the NUS defines 'Black' to mean students of African, Asian, Arab, Caribbean or other minority ethnic heritage. All of these delegates must self-define in their respective category.

Click here to view the Candidate Resource Hub, including the Candidate Handbook/Rules & Regulations Autumn 2021

Key Dates (Autumn 2021)

Nominations Open: Monday 20th September, 10am - Wednesday 13th October, 2pm.

Candidate Preparation Week: Monday 18th October -Friday 22nd October. 

Voting Open: Monday 25th October, 10 am - Thursday 28th October, 2 pm 

Results Announcement: Thursday 28th October, 6-7pm.

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