RSU Elections

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

This is your chance to use your voice and choose who you want to help lead the student body here at Roehampton. The RSU Officer By-Elections 2024/25 schedule is:

Nomination open on April 16th at 11am and run through to April 26th at 11am. Don't miss out on your chance to become the next student leader for your college.

Voting open on May 7th at 11am and run through to May 9th at 11am. Don't miss out on your chance to cast your vote.

If you have any questions or just want to speak to a member of our team about the elections, please email elections@roehampton.ac.uk.

Click the tabs below to find out about the roles available for nomination and for a breakdown of how voting works here at Roehampton.

Nominate Yourself 

RSU By-Elections 2024

These elections are an opportunity for you to nominate yourself or to encourage friends to nominate themselves and to vote for the Deputy Presidents for each college for the academic year 2024-25. They will represent you in RSU meetings and to the University management through Student Senate and other meetings.

4 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 11:00 on Friday 26 April 2024 (in 6 days)

The polls open at 11:00 on Tuesday 7 May 2024 (in 2 weeks and 3 days)

Post List
Read more about the positions up for election and what each role entails.

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.

 


The Returning Officer and Deputy Returning Officer are responsible for the final interpretation of the Rules & Guidelines.

If you have any questions about language or clarification of these Rules & Guidelines, please contact elections@roehampton.ac.uk