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 7th January 2019

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

Nominations Close
Thursday 7th February 2019

Late submissions will not be accepted.

Candidate Academy
Saturday 9th February 2019

Meeting Rooms 1 and 2 at the Union. 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 15th February 2019

Candidates, following the Academy, must submit their manifesto points, expenses and publicity by 4:00pm. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Candidate Video Filming (optional)
Monday 18th February 2019

Sessions available 18-19 February, please email marketing@upsu.net to book. Question Time for the positions of VP Activities, VP Education & Democracy and VP Welfare & Community.

Voting Opens
Monday 25th February 2019

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

Voting Closes
Monday 25th March 2019

Voting closes automatically online at 6:00pm.

Results Night
Thursday 28th February 2019

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

Monday 17th June 2019

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

Take Office
Monday 1st July 2019

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