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.

These elections are an opportunity for you to nominate yourself or encourage friends to nominate themselves between January 9th 10am till February 17th 10am.

This is your chance to use your voice and choose who you want to help lead the student body here at Roehampton.

Don't miss out on your chance to cast your vote.Voting in the 2022 RSU Spring Elections open on February 27th at 10am and run through to March 3rd at 10am

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 nominate yourself or to cast your vote and for a breakdown of how voting works here at Roehampton.

Nominate Yourself Here

RSU Elections 2023

These elections are an opportunity for you to nominate yourself or to encourage friends to nominate themselves and to vote for student representative for the academic year 2023-24. They will represent you in various capacities such as full time sabbatical officer Trustee roles and as part time volunteer Officers in liberation or college roles at the Students' Union Council and to the University management through Student Senate and other meetings. To nominate yourself you will need a passport style photo and a 500 words manifesto.

31 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 10:00 on Friday 17 February 2023 (in 16 days)

The polls open at 10:00 on Monday 27 February 2023 (in 3 weeks and 5 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 and procedures.

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