Elections

Student Group Elections 2020/21

 

Unfortunately due to COVID-19, we were unable to run our Student Group Election Training Masterclasses. 

The Activities Team have therefore put together a PowerPoint with all the relivant information about the upcoming elections. 

To access this powerpoint please click here.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do we find out the specific vote breakdown for each role?

To find out how many votes each role had, you just need to email the Activities Team. However, there is a wait time of 7-10 working days due to work priorities. Please bear with us if you email to ask for this, we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

What happens if we haven’t filled all positions on our committee?

If you have not filled all your committee positions, you will have an opportunity to run a bye-election. We will only run a bye-election for additional roles once all core roles are filled.

When will Bye-Election be ran?

We will be running a bye-election for the core positions that are not filled. The date for this are: 

Nominations Open 

Friday 3rd July 2020 at 10:00

Nominations Close 

Sunday 12th July 2020 at 23:59

Voting Opens 

Wednesday 16th July 2020 at 10:00

Voting Closes 

Wednesday 23rd July 2020 at 23:59

Results

Commencing 4th August 2020

         

Once all core roles are filled, the next bye-election will be ran in October 2020 which will be the opportunity to fill additional roles.   

If someone has not received the results, how can they access them?

Both successful and unsuccessful candidates will receive an email following the election results. Please check your junk mail if you have not received them by the end of next week. Failing this, please contact the Activities Team. All results will be sent to you via your university email address. 

When do the new committee start their role?

All newly elected committee positions will start from the 1st August 2020 and existing committee will still stand until 31st July 2020. 

When will the new committee list appear online?

As the previous question states their term starts from 1st August 2020, however, we will be uploading all new committee onto student group pages in June, to allow for the hand over period. During this time both current and incoming committee members will be visible online. 

What happens if I would like to raise an issue following the election?

Unfortunately, the complaints procedure has now been closed and we will not be dealing with any further complaints. However, if you feel there is a serious issue relating to the results of the election, please contact the Activities Team who will be happy to speak to you. However, any complaint that is raised, unless it is a serious breach of election processes or unacceptable behaviour, the results of the election will still stand. 

As a newly elected committee member, do I have to purchase membership?

All members of a society need to purchase membership, including committee members. The membership year starts on the 1st August 2020 and will run until 31st July 2021. All committee members need to purchase memberships within the first term of the academic year. If you have any questions relating to membership please contact the Activities Team. 

 

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