Each Elections period runs from the open of nominations through to results night, which can span up to 3 months. In between those dates there is a lot going on!

Nominations Open
Monday 6th November 2017

You can submit your nomination via our online form or a paper copy available from the Union Shop.

Nominations Close
Thursday 8th February 2018

Late submissions will not be accepted.

Candidate Academy
Saturday 10th February 2018

Introduction to the elections process and support to set you up as a fully fledged candidate. You’ll get guidance on writing your manifesto and on how to campaign when voting opens. All candidates are expected to attend, email elections@upsu.net as early as possible to arrange an alternative briefing.

Manifesto, Expenses & Publicity Deadline
Friday 16th February 2018

Candidates, following the Academy, must submit their manifesto points, expenses and publicity by 12pm (11.59.59pm). Late submissions will not be accepted.

Question Time - Part One (Eldon West)
Tuesday 20th February 2018

Question Time for the positions of President and VP Sports.

Question Time - Part Two (Third Space)
Thursday 22nd February 2018

Question Time for the positions of VP Activities, VP Education & Democracy and VP Welfare & Community.

Voting Opens
Monday 26th February 2018

Voting will be open online-only to eligible students with a UoP computer account.

Voting Closes
Thursday 1st March 2018

Voting closes automatically online at 6:00pm.

Results Night
Thursday 1st March 2018

The successful candidates will be announced live at the Results Night, hosted at the Union.

Monday 18th June 2018

Training for successful candidates will begin in June, including a handover with the outgoing post holders.

Take Office
Sunday 1st July 2018

The successful candidates will take up their posts formally from the 1st July and hold office until 30th June 2019.