Each year, students at UCL vote to elect the leaders of clubs, societies and the Students’ Union. 1,000’s put themselves forward and 1,000’s vote. The students you elect start work in the summer and spend the next academic year making more happen at UCL.

The Leadership Race gives everyone the chance to choose who leads their club, society, and the whole Students’ Union.

During the Leadership Race you can vote for:

  • The six full-time Sabbatical Officers who lead the Students’ Union.
  • The 17 Student Officers, including the POC Students’ Officer and Women’s Officer.
  • The president or treasurer of your society.
  • The president or treasurer of your sports club.
  • Other committee positions for your club or society.
  • Networks for our liberation groups

Meet the candidates

Sabbatical and Student Officer Candidates

Browse through profiles, send them messages, watch videos, read about their plans and learn everything you need to know to make an informed vote during Vote Week.

The candidates are hoping to get the chance to make life at UCL better for you, but they need your votes. See who they are, and what they plan to do for you through digital candidates fair...

Club and Society Committee Candidates

1,000's of students have put themselves forward to lead clubs and societies - find out who they are, and what they plan to do for your club or society.

Why vote?

A new team of student leaders will be elected in March. It makes sense to choose who they are. They work for you after all, representing you to UCL.

You’re part of the UCL community, even if you haven’t always felt like it. By voting this week, you’ll have a say in what kind of community you’re part of.

The more students who vote, the more powerful student voices become. Elected students need your backing to make big changes. Get behind student power, just by voting.

Think about your experience this year, now think about what you want to happen next year. The students you elect this week will be getting paid to make next year amazing. So, what do you want?

Have you ever voted? Perhaps you haven’t had the chance to vote before - you’re in for a treat. Make this your first time, you’ll never forget it.

Leaving us this year? Leave your mark on UCL. Elect next year’s student leaders and leave a little legacy for those that come after you.

Your questions answered

What happens if I have problems voting?

If you are unable to vote but believe you should be able to, please contact [email protected]

When does this all happen?

See the full timetable here.

Who can vote?

All students who are members of the Union are eligible to vote.

However, some elections have additional requirements - for example the requirement to self-define as a Woman to vote for the Women's Officer, or the requirement to have been a member of the Football Club for 28 days to vote for the Football Club president.

There is a 'Check eligibility' button next to each role that will tell you if you do or do not meet the eligibility requirements.

If you have opted out of the Union membership, you can opt back in here.

How do elections take place?

Candidates can campaign online and in-person, and you'll be able to vote via a secure part of our website.

A candidate has done something inappropriate as part of their campaign, what should I do?

If you believe a candidate has acted inappropriately in their campaign, please submit a complaint through our elections complaint webform. If your complaint is about a club or society candidate, please submit our club and society election complaint form. Complaints must be received no later than 1pm, Friday 17 March. All election complaints must be submitted via webform.

What are the rules for candidates?

In order for our elections to be fair, transparent and legally compliant, there are a number of rules and regulations that must be followed. We have condensed them to be as clear and easy to understand as possible. You can read the rules here.

How do I make a complaint?

You can submit a complaint of rule violations here. All complaints are investigated by the Deputy Returning Officer.