Union Elections

This page has everything you need to know about running in SOAS SU elections!

1. The Election Process & Voting

2. Timeline for the Next Election

3. Results from the Last Election

4. Archived Election Material


Information here refers to elections for the Sabbatical Officer and Executive Committee roles within the SU. For student rep election, please go here: https://soasunion.org/reps/


- The Election Process & Voting - 


SOAS Students' Union holds elections in both Spring and Autumn. Our Spring elections are to elect the positions of our 4 sabbatical officer roles, along with most of our executive committee. Our Autumn elections are to elect our postgraduate and mature student officer roles, along with any other executive committee roles which went unfilled in the Spring.

The above timeline shows how our elections work!
More information can be found in the SOAS SU Elections Handbook, and the timeline for the upcoming election found below!

For any students considering running for a position in an election, you are advised to read through the following:

SOAS SU Officer Positions | SOAS SU Elections Handbook (being updated currently!)


Students may apply to or vote for any of the SU Officer positions, however for liberation officers you must self-identify with the liberation group in question if you want to apply for or vote in the elections of those positions.


All voting is done online!

You can nominate yourself for a position, or vote in the election, through the below Elections Widget:



- Timeline for the Next Election - 


The next election will be our Spring Election 2020, where we will be electing our 4 co-presidents for the next year along with all of our executive officer positions (except for Postgraduate Taught, Postgraduate Research and Mature Students' Officer). More details on all of the roles can be found above.


Nominations Open: 10am, 3rd February 2020

Nominations Close: 5pm, 24th February 2020

Candidate Meeting: 5:30pm, 24th February 2020 (room TBC)

Campaigning Period: 6pm, 24th February 2020 - 5pm, 5th March 2020

Hustings: TBC

Voting Opens: 10am, 2nd March 2020 

Voting Closes: 5pm, 5th March 2020

Complaints Deadline: 6pm, 5th March 2020

Results Announced: TBC, 6th March 2020



- Results from the Last Election - 


Winter Elections 2019

The results of the election for Mature Students' Officer:


Candidate Number of Votes Elected?
Re-Open Nomination 0  
Pranav Ramesh 3  
Ishaaq Elmi 5  
Ellen Bean 10  
'Uncle' Akli Habiballah 15  
Omer Wasim 41 Yes


Thank you to all those who ran in thie election, and all those who voted!



- Archived Election Material -


The idea for archived election material began in December 2019, and so we are in the process of finding and collecting any previous materials for this archive. Please check back in the future for updates!

This webpage was last updated on: 06 Jan 2020 10:36