UBU Council is our principal student-led governing body — it's the place where elected representatives of students can discuss our activities.

You could be one of those representatives! It's a great experience; a chance to make a real improvement to the student experience; looks great on your CV; and makes you eligible for the Student Leadership Awards!

Our election cycle is changing and from 2019 on, all the non-sabbatical posts will be elected at the start of the year. The sabbaticals will continue to be elected towards the end of the year.

This year we are in transition, so some of the non-sabbatical posts are already elected.

In September / October 2018 we are looking to fill the following positions:

Follow the links above to read full job descriptions for each role.

Nominations are open from Monday 17th September until Monday 24th September.

If any of these positions sound like they could be for you, you can nominate yourself here!

There will be some mandatory elements in the process:

  • Nominees will need to provide a manifesto [see guide, here] which will be checked by the Elections Committee to ensure it fits with the Code of Conduct.
  • Nominees will be approved as Candidates ONLY after they attend the COMPULSORY training session on 1st October.
    Under EXCEPTIONAL circumstances we MAY agree to provide an alternative date that week but this will depend on evidence of EXCEPTIONAL circumstances and is at the discretion of the Elections Committee.
  • Candidates will progress into the election ONLY after signing up to the rules presented at that training.

During the campaigning week (commencing 8th October) we will provide opportunities for candidates to present themselves to students!

Voting takes place (via this website) on 17th October, and the results will be announced on 19th October.

Please note that we are also looking for some new Student Trustees. This important governance role is elected separately, by UBU Council. If you would like to apply, please contact us to express an interest.