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Do you have a specific question, or just want to know more? You may find your answer here.

Considering standing for election, but need to know more? Below are some of the most frequently asked questions. If yours isn’t listed, we’re happy to talk. Contact us on and have a look at the position profiles for each role for more details. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What are they key dates I need to be aware of? 

A: Nominations Close: Monday 7 October at Noon online 

   Candidate’s Briefing: Monday 7 October, 18:30 Chadwick G07

   Deadline for candidate statement: Thursday 10 October Noon, online

   Campaigning begins: Friday 11 October 

   Voting: Monday 14 October to Friday 18 October 

   Deadline for budget submission: Thursday 17 October 

Role specific key dates are also noted on the role description

Q: Do I have to write something to support my nomination?

Not initially. We simply need your name the role you’re interested in to process your nomination. We’ll talk you through writing a support statement, or a manifesto, at the Candidate Briefing. This statement will be due on Thursday 10 October. 

Q: Can I get help to make my campaign better?

A: We can offer advice and support to help you learn skills that will help you on the campaign trail. You’ll find out about the support and resources available at the Candidates’ Briefing. If you have any queries about campaigning, you can email


Q: How do elections take place?

A: Elections take place online. Students vote via the Students’ Union UCL website, where they are able to read your statement of support and access anything else you may choose to add to your candidate profile.

Q: Who can vote for me?

A: Everyone who is eligible to stand for a certain position, is able to vote for that position. This is determined by factors such as their faculty, their halls etc

Q: Do you get paid as a Part-Time Officer/Representative?

A: Part-Time Officers and representatives do not get paid, but you will be able to claim expenses for work such as travelling to conferences and delegate fees. The Union provides a series of budgets which Part-Time Officers can access – you won’t have to pay your own money to do your officer role! Hall representatives receive a rent reduction. 

Q: Can you share the role with another person?/Am I eligible for X position?/ What’s the time commitment? 

A: Most of the roles are eligible for a job share. To see the eligibility requirements and time commitment for each role please review the role descriptions

Q: Can I stand for more than one position? 

A: The short answer, maybe. The long answer is that it depends on the roles you are going for. You can definitely hold other roles such as NUS Conference Delegate, Course Rep or Club or Society President. If you’re interested in more than one position then submit nominations and we’ll let you know if they are in conflict and ask you to choose. 


Q: Will there be training and opportunities for personal development?

A: Yes, plenty. As a Part-Time Officer you will receive training which will cover a number of areas and skills including assertiveness, public speaking, working in a team and more. You will gain more experience just from being in the role. There will also be the opportunity to go to events and conferences relevant to your officer role as well as opportunities to work on projects that you are passionate about. 

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