AUTUMN ELECTIONS 2021:

We build this City! Autumn Elections are here to ensure you have a say on your academic experience, the power to shape your learning and access to the support you need to thrive.

The Autumn Elections are used to elect the Chair of Student Council, 15 Student Councillors, National Union of Students’ (NUS) Conference Delegates and Part-time Officers positions. Students elected to these positions lead the change and elevate your views.

 

Autumn Elections Period - Nominations and Vote Week Changes - read the update from our Deputy Returning Officer.

 

On this page you will find answers to the following questions:

 
 

Nominations Open

4 October 13:00

Nominations Close

24 October 23:59

Candidate Briefings

25 October 18:00 - 19:00

Campaigning

26 October

 
 

Voting opens

1 November 09:00

Voting closes

4 November 16:00

Complaints deadline

4 November 17:00

Results

5 November

 

 

 

POSITIONS IN AUTUMN ELECTIONS 2021:

Student Councillors - propose and agree City Students Union's policies on critical issues such as student space, widening access and sustainability.

Chair of Student Council - makes arrangements for the meetings, sets the directions of meetings and approves items to be discussed

NUS Delegates – each year, City students have the opportunity to become one of several delegates attending the annual National Union of Students’ (NUS) Conference. Attending the conference is free, and accommodation and travel is covered by City.

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Student Councillors - As the highest representational body at City, the Council are responsible for voting on and setting the policy of the Union, which in turn sets the direction of the Union’s work. If you are a Student Councillor, you will speak up for your area of study at Council meetings, participate in debates and vote on the direction of the Union. In recent years, the Student Councillors have led or influenced our stances on diversity, additional funding for societies, sustainability, removing evening exams, keeping Wednesday’s afternoon free and much more.

Besides holding the elected officer team to account and providing political oversight, this year Student Councilors will be able to vote and approve the changes in our democratic structures.

You can learn more about Union Council and the importance of democracy to City Students’ Union here. The following Council Rep roles are being chosen in this election:

Chair of Student Council x 1 - makes arrangements for the meetings, sets the directions of meetings and approves items to be discussed
Student Councillor (Business) x 3 positions
Student Councillor (SASS) x 3 positions
Student Councillor (SHS) x 3 positions
Student Councillor (SMCSE) x 3 positions
Student Councillor (Law) x 3 positions

NUS Delegates

NUS Delegates NUS National Conference is about students from across the UK coming together to make change. At Conference students discuss, deliberate and vote on issues that matter to them. What’s voted for at conference then becomes the policy of NUS UK which is then used by elected officers to build campaigns and make change happen.See more about the conference here.

National Conference takes place on Monday 28th March until Wednesday 30th March 2022 (please ensure you are available for these dates) - attending the conference is free, and accommodation and travel is covered by City.

Be one of six City students to attend the National Union of Students (NUS) annual National Conference

The following NUS Delegate role is being chosen in this election:

NUS National Conference Delegate x 6 (Gender balancing rules apply) *

* The NUS National Conference has a gender-balance requirement and at least half of the delegation must self-define as women.

 

 

 

  • NOMINATION INFORMATION

    To nominate yourself for a position and for information on how to stand

  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Potential Candidates and Candidates can find addtional information

  • 'WHAT ARE THE ELECTIONS?'

    We will be hosting online 'what are the elections?' session where you can find out more and ask any questions.

  • RECOMMEND A FRIEND

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Autumn Elections 2021

This Election is for the purpose of electing the Chair of Student Council, 15 Student Councillors, National Union of Students’ (NUS) Conference Delegates and the Postgraduate Taught Officer position

7 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 23:59 on Sunday 24 October 2021 (in 4 days and 9 hours)

The polls open at 09:00 on Monday 1 November 2021 (in 11 days)

Post List
Read more about the positions up for election and what each role entails.

 

 

 

PROGRAMME REP ELECTIONS 2021

Programme Rep elections are back for the new academic year and it’s the perfect time to make a difference to the academic experience of you and your course mates.

 

On this page you will find answers to the following questions:

 

What is a Programme Rep and why are they important?

 

Think of a Programme Rep as the spokesperson for all students on their course. You’ll be collecting feedback from students on your programme on both academic issues and non-academic issues, and raising these in important committee meetings with the University. By attending University meetings, you will play a key role in ensuring that the University is listening and responding to real student feedback (the good and bad), allowing you to share the progress of issues and the decisions being made with your peers.

 

There will be at least 2 Reps per course, and this year we are working hard to make sure that every course at City has student representation – all the way from Undergraduate courses up to PhD, so that your voices are heard. If you want to stand to be a Rep, you will be able to nominate yourself in class during the first few weeks of teaching. For more details, please contact your Course Leader.

 

Why should I apply?

 

1. You can help make change: Not only is the Programme Rep experience one that is rewarding like no other, you’ll play a valuable role in making the whole University experience much better for City students, meaning you and your peers will get the most out of your course.

 

2. You’ll become more employable: Your Programme Rep experience will boost your CV and employability for after University. As a Rep, you won’t be short of networking opportunities with other Reps, students and within the University. You’ll enhance skills like project management, interpersonal skills and campaigning skills that will make you stand out from the crowd.

 

3. You’ll be supported along the way: You’ll receive training support and development opportunities throughout the year by the Students’ Union to make the most out of your elected role. Your rep status also gives you a range of rewards including

  • Lanyards
  • Certificates
  • Personalised Hoodies and personalised business cards for purchase
  • Exclusive training and paid research opportunities
  • Programme Rep of the month prizes
  • Vouchers for encouraging and participating in surveys

 

When are the Programme Rep Elections?

Important dates to keep in the diary:

 

Nominations open: Monday 4th October

Stand to be a programme rep and nominate yourself in class.

Nominations close: Sunday 17th October

Last day to nominate yourself as a representative for your programme.

Voting opens: Monday 25th October

Select who you want to see as your Programme Rep from all the nominations.

Voting closes: Thursday 28th October

Last day to place your votes.

Results published: Friday 29th October

Results from all programmes will be released to reveal your new appointed Programme Reps.

 

Please contact your Course Leaders if you have any questions on how the Programme Rep elections will run for your programme.

 

Where can I find additional information?

You can find more information about Programme Reps on our website here and keep an eye out on our What’s On page for any events Programme Rep related! If you have any further questions, you can always email the Representation team at studentrep@city.ac.uk.