What are the Arts SU Elections 2022

Your Students’ Union holds annual elections to allow you to choose your student leaders for the next academic year. There are six Full-Time Student Officers (also Sabbatical Trustees) who will work on a full-time basis, taking a break from their studies or immediately after graduation and twenty-four Part-Time School Representatives who will work on a voluntary basis alongside their ongoing studies.  

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.  

Candidates produce publicity that contains the ideas and principles of their campaigns. They produce these to help inform your vote – showcasing how they will represent you and address your needs.  

Voting Opens on Monday 7th March, 10am and closes on Friday 11th March, 2pm. 
Click To Vote Here 

Candidate Manifestos - Click Here 

We will then announce the results at our Election Results Party 272 High Holborn, Blueprint Cafe at 6pm - all UAL students are welcome to attend. 

I'm having trouble voting - not to worry please email us at democracy@su.arts.ac.uk and a member of staff will help you. 

Sabbatical Officer Roles 

The six Sabbatical Officers collectively represent the students at the University of the Arts London (UAL).  Using their skills, experiences and personal identity they will lead on priorities that shape the experiences of being a student at UAL.  

These positions are taken up from June 2022 until June 2023. These positions are full-time jobs so students have to take a year out during their time in office, unless they are graduating the same year.

  1. College Officers (4 Roles) 

  • London College of Fashion 

  • Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon 

  • London College of Communication 

  • Central Saint Martins 

The College Officer is the lead representative of the Students’ Union and UAL students within their college. They work with staff and students including school and course reps to regularly review key student issues as well as lead vibrant and engaging priorities or campaigns which meet the needs of UAL students.  

  1. Student Communities Officer (1 Role) 

The Student Communities Officer is the lead representative of student communities at UAL covering sports, societies, study, liberation and personal identity. They work with staff and students including committee members to encourage students to engage in creating and developing the communities to which they identify.   

  1. Union Affairs Officer (1 Role) 

The Union Affairs Officer is the public voice of the Students’ Union and UAL students on central university issues. They work with officers, staff and students to regularly review key student issues as well as leading vibrant and engaging priorities or campaigns which meet the needs of UAL students.

They lead on the development of Arts SU activities, facilities and services to ensure they are accessible and meet the needs of all UAL students. Working with the student representatives and staff they support the democratic work of the union, passionately encouraging students to engage with decision making. They attend various university committees to ensure a strong relationship between the Union and the
University including as a Student Governor on the University Board of Governors.

Click here for more information about the roles.

School Representative Roles  

Camberwell, Chealsea & Wimbledon: Design | Art | Performance & Foundation  

London College of Communication: Design | Media | Screen  

London College of Fashion: Fashion Business | Design & Technology | Media & Communication 

Central Saint Martins: Art & Performance | Fashion, JTM, PCID | C&E, GCD, Spat. Practices  

School Representatives (part-time/voluntary) x 2 per a school are the lead representatives of students' academic interests and experiences within a specific school department of a college. School reps represent the views of students at the school level (within a college) and feedback the outcomes of discussion to the student body. They will work closely with course reps and key staff to understand students' academic and learning experiences, advocating for changes and development related to learning, teaching and community.  
In total there will be 24 school reps elected, 6 per a college and 2 per a school.  

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.

Click here for more information about the School Representative role. 

Elections 2022 - Prize Draw 

We are running a prize draw for all UAL students who cast their vote. The more votes cast, the more you have a chance of winning the following:

Individual Voter Turnout



Free Society Membership x 5 students
*Covers 2021/22 or 22/23 academic year


Arts Active Membership x 5 student
*Covers term 3 2021/22 academic year


Free Sports Membership x 1 student
*Covers 2021/22 or 22/23 academic year


UAL Branded Goodie Bag x 4 incl College branded hoodie, mug and tote bag per a bag
* One winner per a college in prize draw


Made in Arts London Vouchers x 4 (£50 value each)


CassArt Voucher x 1 (£150)

Terms and Conditions of the prize draw are outlined here



Applications Open – Monday 24th January, 10am  

Applications Close - Tuesday 22nd February, 12 midday  

Candidate Training Week – 21st February – 25th February  
*Candidate briefings and campaign training sessions will be held this week.  
Candidate Preparation Week – 28th February – 4th March 

Voting Opens – Monday 7th March , 10am  

Voting Closes – Friday 11th March, 2pm  
Results Party – Friday 11th March, 6.00pm 
272 High Holborn, Blueprint Cafe - near High Holborn Tube Station (Central Line) 

In-Person Voting Stalls 

Arts SU will be organising a series of voting stalls throughout the voting week across all the colleges. At these stalls you can vote on one of our voting devices, talk to a member of SU staff and find out more information about the election. These stalls include:

7/3/2022 11.00 - 15.00

LCF John Princes Street

7/3/2022 11.00 - 15.00 LCF – BluePrint Cafe 
8/3/2022 11.00 - 15.00 Chelsea – Entrance to Café, opposite Reception
8/3/2022 11.00 - 15.00 Camberwell: Opposite reception, before ticket barriers
09/03/2022 11.00 - 15.00 CSM - The Street
10/3/2022 11.00 - 15.00 LCC – Foyer Area to Canteen
10/3/2022 11.00 - 15.00 Wimbledon – Café/Canteen