Click4Assistance UK Live Chat Software

RSU Elections


Roehampton Students' Union is a charity, directed and run by elected students. Every year, students at Roehampton get the opportunity to vote to decide who to elect to represent them.

This is your opportunity to cast your vote and have your voice heard.

The polls in the 2021 RSU Elections will open at 08:00 on Tuesday 23rd March and will then close at 12:00 midday on Friday 26th March.

You can find a full list of candidates who are running and their manifestos by clicking here.

Each officer role represents a different group of students and is one of the main points of contact for the students they represent. A vital part of all roles is to ensure this is being done effectively at all meetings they attend in their position.

Officers will run campaigns, activities, and events to address issues affecting the students they represent and foster a sense of community, whilst creating awareness of and encouraging engagement with RSU.


Voting Explained

Here at Roehampton, we use a Single Transferable Voting system as we feel this is the most representative to our student body.

Most elections will use the 'First Past The Post' method whereby the candidate with the most votes is declared the winner.

Using a single transferable vote, you are able to select your candidates in order of preference, Ranking them from most to least favoured. Therefore, your voice is always represented no matter what happens.

Candidates are required to receive at least 50% of the votes cast and if no candidate has received this margin in the first round of voting, the candidate with the least votes is removed. The votes cast will then be awarded to the person you have voted as your second favourite. 

Candidates will be removed and their votes split until a clear majority has been decided for one candidate.

This means that even if your most favoured candidate is removed in the early rounds, your voice is still represented and can create an influence on the overall outcome.

Voting has now closed! 

No elections are currently running