What are the Arts SU Elections?



What roles are available in the Arts SU By-Elections? 

School Representatives (for the 2022-23 academic year): 

School Reps are volunteers who carry out their role alongside their studies. Each School Rep represents students within their school/department. They work with fellow school and course reps, and university staff to make positive change for students. This includes attending Boards of Study meetings, Student and Dean Forums and other University meetings as appropriate to champion the views of their school/department and close the feedback loop. 

These positions are taken up at the beginning of September for the duration of the following academic year (2022/2023) and are carried out alongside their studies. Any School Reps elected in the By-Elections take up the role as soon as they are elected.

In total there are 24 school reps, 6 per college and 2 per school. School Reps are usually elected during our main Arts SU Elections in March, but vacant positions are included in the By-Elections in October. 

In this election, the following School Rep roles are available: 

  • LCC Media School (X2) 

  • LCC Screen School (X2)

  • LCF Design Technology School (X2)

  • LCF Fashion Business School 

  • CCW Art School

  • CSM C&E, GCD & Spatial Practices

For more information about the School Rep roles, please see our Elections Guide. You can also see the full role description here.

All successful candidates will start their School Rep role as soon as they have been elected and trained, and end on 30th June 2023. This is with the exception of the CCW Art School, and CSM C&E, GCD & Spatial Practices, roles who will not start until December 2022.

NUS Delegates (to attend the NUS Conferences in March & April 2023): 

NUS Delegates attend National Union of Students (NUS) conferences to represent UAL students. Delegates can raise and take part in discussions, vote on behalf of students to decide national policy and elect national representatives.

There are 7 delegate spaces for the national conference, and 6 delegate spaces for the liberation conference, reserved for students who self-define into one or more liberation groups.

These conferences are an excellent networking opportunity and take place in person across two days in March at a conference venue in a city location, so successful candidates must be available on the conference dates. Arts SU covers conference registration fees, accommodation, food and travel for all delegates. 

The 6 Liberation Delegate roles available are:

  • Black, Asian & Minority Ethnicity student (x1) 

  • Black, Asian & Minority Ethnicity Woman student (x1) 

  • Disabled student (x1) 

  • LGBTQ+ student (x1) 

  • Trans & Non-Binary student (x1) 

  • Woman student (x1) 


For more information about the NUS Delegate roles, please see our Elections Guide.


Positions for the 2023-24 academic year, including the Elected Officers, will be elected in March. Keep an eye on this page later in the year for more information. 



Standing* opens: Monday 17th October 2022 

Standing* closes: (12pm) Monday 31st October 2022 

Candidates Briefing**: (12pm) Tuesday 1st November 2022 

Deadline for Candidate Publicity***: (12pm) Thursday 3rd November 2022 

Campaigning Begins: (10am) Monday 7th November 2022 

Voting Opens: (10am) Monday 7th November 2022 

Voting Closes: (1pm) Friday 11th November 2022 

Results: Friday 11th November 2022 – via the Arts SU website 

*Standing is the period at which students can put themselves forward for an available role. 

**All candidates must attend the candidate briefing, which they will receive an email invite to after putting themselves forward 

***Candidates produce publicity that contains the ideas and principles of their campaigns. They produce these to help inform voters – showcasing how they will represent them