Union Elections

SOAS Students' Union Elections


1. Elections Overview

2. Upcoming Elections

3. Spring 2021 Election: Nominate Yourself

4. Election Contacts


1. Elections Overview

SOAS Students' Union holds annual elections in the Autumn and Spring terms to elect our 4 full-time Sabbatical Officers and 17 part-time Executive Officers. We also hold separate Autumn elections for our Student Reps, with more information on these elections available from our Student Reps minisite.

All members of SOAS Students' Union are allowed to run and vote in an SU Election!

The timeline for our elections typically runs as follows:

  1. Nominations Open: You can begin to nominate yourself for a position in the election
  2. Nominations Close: The deadline by which you must have completed your nomination to run in the election
  3. Candidate Meeting: A compulsory meeting for all nominees to discuss the election rules
  4. Campaigning Starts: You can begin campaigning
  5. Candidate Hustings: Students get the opportunity to ask you questions at a publice meeting (Spring elections only)
  6. Voting Opens: Students can start voting in the election
  7. Campaigning Ends and Voting Closes: The deadline for students to have submitted votes
  8. Complaints Deadline: The deadline for any complaints to be received, typically 1 hour after voting closes
  9. Results Announced: We announce the results of the election!


Nominations and voting are done online through this web page. This page will be updated closer to the date of the next election with links you'll need to nominate yourself and vote!


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Important Documents


2. Upcoming Elections

The next scheduled SU Election is the Spring 2021 Election, looking to elect our new 2021/22 sabbatical officers (4), executive officers (14), and 2 NUS Delegates for the national NUS Conference held in April 2021.


The timeline for this election is:

  1. Nominations open: Monday 1st February 2021, 9am
  2. Nominations close: Sunday 7th, March 2021, 11:59pm
  3. Candidate meeting: Monday 8th March 2021, 12pm
  4. Hustings: Wednesday 10th March 2021, 12pm
  5. Voting opens: Thursday 11th March 2021, 9am
  6. Voting closes: Friday 12th March 2021, 5pm
  7. Complaints deadline: Friday 12th March 2021, 6pm
  8. Results announced: Friday 12th March 2021, 6:30pm


3. Nominate Yourself



4. Election Contacts


Any questions or complaint relating to this election please contact the Elections Clerk, Jack Di Francesco (jd126@soas.ac.uk).

This webpage was last updated on: 15 Jan 2021 12:15