The Student Union elections are here!

Birkbeck Student Union is run by Students for Students

There are 60 Student Officer and Representative positions available.


You are able to nominate yourself online from from Mon 9 Oct until Mon 30 Oct 2017 


Voting (online) is open from from Wed 1 Nov to Wed 15 Nov


See the side panel on the left hand side of this page for descriptions of the posts being elected, important deadlines and the election timetable.



The Student Union is run by students for students

Birkbeck Students' Union is run and lead by elected students who serve as officers and representatives. The majority of elections are conducted by "cross campus" secret ballots, which are held online. All enrolled Birkbeck students (who have not opted out of membership to the Students' Union) are eligible to stand as candidates in council & officer elections, although some posts are restricted to ensure that they are held by a student that is/self defines as a member of the relevant section of the student community. Equally, students are able to vote for all positions, other than those that aren't relevant to their level, location or subject of study and/or how they've indicated they self define.

2017/18 will be a year of significant changes for the Students' Union, as outlined by the action plan report 'Getting out of neutral'.


All the positions being elected in this election sit on Student Council

Student Council is the highest representative body (meeting/ committee) in the Student Union, and any Student Union member is able to submit motions to be debated/ discussed and passed (or not) into Student Union policy.  Elected students from each of the five schools, the sabbatical officers and other officers of the Student Union sit on Council.  
Executive Committee is the working group of Student Council, and implements and interprets Council policy.