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Leadership Elections 2021

About the Elections

The Leadership Elections are an annual democratic exercise in which all students at Imperial College London choose their main student leaders for the academic year ahead. We elect a student body President, four Deputy Presidents, Chair of Union Council, Student Trustees to our Board, as well as Liberation & Community Officers and the committees of Constituent Unions and Clubs, Societies & Projects. Nominations closed at 12:00 on Friday, 5 March 2021. Every registered student will get the chance to vote when online polls open at 9:00, Monday 15 March.

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LE21 Key Dates 

  • 12:00, Monday  8  February - Nominations open  
  • 12:00,  Friday 5 March - Nominations close  
  • 14:00, Tuesday, 09 March - Manifestos deadline 
  • 12:00, Wednesday 10 March - Candidates' Briefing
  • 14:00, Wednesday 10  March  - Campaigning begins and manifestos published  
  • 9:00, Monday  15  March - Voting opens  
  • 14:00, Thursday 18  March - Voting closes  
  • Friday 19  March - Results announced

Eligibility and nominations

  1. You must be a current student enrolled on a programme at Imperial College for the full academic year. 
  2. You must meet the eligibility of specific roles, for example, you can only be a Department Rep for the Department you study in.
  3. You must not have recieved or be under current investigation for any Union or College disciplinary action that results in you contravening Union policy.
  4. The Union will check that candidates are eligible to run with the College prior to the start of campaigning.
  5. If you fail to meet the above requirements you shall be withdrawn from the election.

Available roles

Any Imperial student can stand for the following roles for the 2021/22 academic year. Click on a tab to learn more about the role (or roles) and how many positions are available in this election. 

Officer Trustees 

The Officer Trustees are the leaders of Imperial College Union and are the voice of Imperial students. Elected by the entire student body, the five successful candidates take a full academic year out of their studies or at the end of their studies to work on behalf of their peers. Officer Trustee roles are full-time, paid positions, receiving a salary of more than £30K per year along with a great package of benefits and professional support from Imperial College Union's staff and Trustees.

President   Deputy President (Clubs & Societies)

Deputy President (Finance & Services)   Deputy President (Welfare)   Deputy President (Education)

Other unique roles

These are the other stand-alone positions within our system of student government. These are equally important to our strong democratic traditions as a Union.     

Council Chair

Roles with multiple positions

These roles have multiple open positions available. There are two Student Trustee positions, nine Liberation & Community Officers, and as many Academic & Wellbeing Departmental Reps as there are departments of College. Each position is collaborative with different roles in our structure, but all are change agents who ensure we are maintaining the highest standards and living our values of Democracy, Inclusivity, Leadership and Partnership.

Student Trustees   Liberation & Community Officers   Academic & Wellbeing Representatives

Positions on Committees

Imperial College Union comprises six Constituent Unions (CUs, for short) and over 380 Clubs, Societies & Projects whose activities and traditions make Imperial a great place for us all to connect and collaborate, start campaigns, share ideas and just have fun. Each CU and CSP is led by a Committee with a President and other key roles that keep them vibrant and functional.  

Roles in Constituent Unions   Clubs, Societies & Projects roles