Birkbeck Students' Union Elections

Nominations are now open! To nominate yourself, click here.

If you are having any issues nominating yourself, please contact Cayleigh at 


The Students' 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 and Student Officers Elections, although some posts are restricted to ensure that they are held by a student that 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. 

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


Student Council Elections Timeline:

Nominations Open: 8th October 2018

Nominations Close: 26th October 2018

Candidate Training: 29th October 2018

Candidate Training: 30th October 2018

Publicity Deadline: 2nd November 2018 (5pm)

Voting Opens: 5th November 2018

Hustings: 6th November 2018

Voting Closes: 9th November 2018


Please contact the Deputy Returning Officer at


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