Leadership Elections

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Voting is now closed in the Leadership Elections 2019. This year saw a record number of voters and votes cast for the 774 position on ballot. See the full results here. For voting statistics, go here. 

About these elections

The Leadership Elections are an annual democratic exercise in which all students at Imperial College London get to choose their leaders for the academic year ahead. There are hundreds of roles influencing different areas of student life (some full time and paid, others voluntary) but they all provide opportunity tlead change at Imperial. 

YOU can lead Imperial - available roles

All Imperial students will vote for the following roles for the 2019/20 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 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. One is a full time time paid role, while the other is voluntary. Both are equally important to our strong democratic traditions as a Union.     

  • Felix Editor
  • Council Chair

Roles with multiple positions

These roles have multiple open positions available.  There are two Student Trustee positions, eight 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 370 Clubs, Societies & Projects (CSPs) 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

Leadership Elections 2019 Timetable

12:00, Monday 4 February - Nominations open
12:00, Friday 1 March – Nominations close
14:00, Tuesday 5 March - Manifestos due
12:15, Wednesday 6 March – Candidates' Briefing 
13:00, Wednesday 6 March - Campaigning begins and manifestos published
16:00, Wednesday 6 March - Candidates' Debate event 
12:00, Monday 11 March – Voting opens
14:00, Thursday 14 March – Voting closes
10:00, Friday 15 March - Complaints deadline
19:00, Friday 15 March - Results party