FAQs

Frequently asked questions

 

What is the Students’ Union Leaders election?

The Students’ Union Leaders election takes place annually in March. We elect a number of students to full and part-time leadership positions. All the leaders elected will take up office from 1st July 2023 to 30th June 2024 (with the exception of those elected as delegates to the NUS Conference who attend the conference in Spring 2023).

All students of the university are members of the Students’ Union, unless you have decided to opt-out. All currently enrolled students can stand and vote in the election, although for some positions the participants are restricted to self-identifying demographics. If elected to a part-time role or student council role you must remain a student for the duration of your term of office, or in the case of elected NUS delegates, for at least the duration of the conference in Spring 2023.

 

When can I vote?

Monday 13th March 9.00am – Friday 17th March 2.00pm.

 

How do I vote?

Voting will be online via our website, or you can vote on campus at the designated polling stations.

 

What are proposers?

Proposers are other London Met students who are prepared, publicly, to support your nomination. You will need to ask them first if they are ok to do this and make sure you know their full name and student ID number. Some times they are called ‘nominator’ and ‘seconder’.

 

Can I stand for more than one position?

Yes, you can apply for more than one position. However you can only apply for one of the full-time officer positions and part-time officer positions. You may apply for the Student Council and/or NUS Conference delegate positions too. For example, you cannot stand for President and VP Education. This is because both of these are full-time positions.

 

Can my proposers be the same student for each position I apply for?

Yes.

 

What is STV (Single Transferable Vote)?

The voting system used by the Students’ Union. It means that voters express their preference for candidates by ranking them 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc. Rather than using a single tick or cross. It is the recommended voting system of the National Union of Students (NUS) and is seen as being more representative than ‘first past the post.’ It is explained further in this video.

Watch the video

 

What are the rules and regulations?

The Students’ Union (SU) elections are run in accordance with the SU’s governing documents and specifically by-laws 10 & 11.  You can read more here.

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