Notice of Elections

Postal address: The University of Portsmouth Students Union

The Student Centre

Cambridge Road

Portsmouth

P01 2EF

Contact No: 02392 843648

In adherence to Bye Law 5 of the University of Portsmouth Students’ Union Constitution, I hereby announce the notice for the election of the President, VP Education and Democracy, VP Welfare and Community, VP Sports & VP Activities for the academic year 2018/2019.

This notice contains the following information:

i) The position for which nominations are invited.

The positions in which nominations are invited are:

Sabbatical Officers:

President,

VP Education and Democracy,

VP Welfare and Community,

VP Activities

VP Sports

**Candidates will need to be available for Candidate Academy on Saturday 10th February 10am - 4pm**

ii) The date on which nominations shall open:

Nominations open at 10am on Monday 6th November 2017.

iii) The date and time when nominations shall close.

Nominations shall close at 12noon on Thursday 8th February 2018.

iv) Details of the constituency of Union members who are eligible to participate in the election.

In adherence with Bye Law 1 and article 10 of the University of Portsmouth Students’ Union Memorandum and Articles of Association, Full Members of the Union are eligible to participate in elections.

Full Members are defined as*:

  • Any student on a course that leads to a University of Portsmouth award
  • All Union Sabbatical Officers         
  • Each and every student who has not opted out by notifying the University of Portsmouth of his or her wish not to be a member of the Union and
  • The Officer Trustees of the Union
  • A member shall ceased to be a Member of the Union if he or she ceases to be a student or he or she ceases to be an Officer Trustee
  • Associate members of the Union who are not registered students at the University of Portsmouth are not entitled to participate in elections.

Students must be a student at the University for the academic year 2018/19 and fulfil the individual eligibility requirements stated in the role descriptions. Student can not run for more than one of the above positions.

v) Eligibility of voting*

In adherence with Bye Law 1 - Membership

  1. All students studying at The University of Portsmouth outlined above whose degree leads to an University of Portsmouth award.
  2. Erasmus Students whose home institution is based abroad but are currently on an Erasmus exchange based at the University of Portsmouth
  3. Students who are studying at the International College Portsmouth (ICP)

vi) details of where nomination forms submitted and to whom enquiries should be directed:

The nomination form should be completed by students at http://www.upsu.net/elections

Any enquiry should be directed to the Elections Team on 02392 843648 or by email to elections@upsu.net.

vii) the dates, times and place of Question Times.

Question Time will take place from 20th February 2018 to 22nd February 2018 (upstairs in the Union building) for the follow positions:

Sabbatical Officers:

  • President,
  • VP Education and Democracy,
  • VP Welfare and Community,
  • VP Activities
  • VP Sports

viii) the location and times of opening of the polling stations*:

The polling stations will open at 10am on Monday 26th February 2018.
Polling will cease at 6pm on Thursday 1st March 2018.

Library*

UPSU Union* Shop/ reception

The Hub*

Roaming & additional* Stations

Online

Monday 26th February

10am-8pm

10am-5pm

11am - 3pm

There will be up to 20 roaming/ additional stations across site at various times on various days throughout the week

10am Onwards

Tuesday 27th February

10am-8pm

10am-5pm

11am - 3pm

24 hours + Roaming Stations

Wednesday 28th February

10am-8pm

10am-5pm

11am-3pm

24 hours + Roaming Stations

Thursday 1st March

10am-6pm

10am-5pm

11am - 3pm

Closes 6pm

Voting will commence online at http://www.upsu.net/elections from 10am on Monday 26th February 2018 until 6pm on Thursday 1st 2018.

*= UPSU reserves the right to change, move, open or close polling stations at short notice in situations that are beyond our control

Results will be announced at results night at 8pm on Thursday 1st March 2018.

Brendan McCarthy

Deputy Returning Officer

Email: brendan.mccarthy@upsu.net

Peter Robertson (NUS)

Returning Officer

Email: elections@nus.org.uk

Download a pdf of the notice Elections 2018 Notice