Executives, or execs, are students who lead our sports clubs, societies and media areas. They are elected by their fellow student members, run the group and volunteer their time with UBU. Our sport clubs, societies and media groups hold exec elections twice during an academic year. The first election period takes place at the beginning of semester 1 for execs and the main elections take place in April for the next academic year.
Self-nominations are open from 16th April
Self-nominations close between Friday 20th April and Monday 23rd April depending on society, sport or media - check with your current exec or UBU for exact day/time
E-voting opens on Monday 23rd April
E-voting closes on Friday 27th April and results released shortly after
You must match the following;
Figure out which group and position you want to be elected to, meet the criteria above and then nominate yourself via our website.
Self-nomination requires you to submit your full name, a photo of yourself and a manifesto. The manifesto is reasons why you should be elected to the position you are standing for and be a maximum of 250 words. A guide on how to write a manifesto can be downloaded here
Here is a guide that shows you where to find the self-nomination portal and submit your manifesto
Every member of a society, sport or media group will recieve an email to their university student account with a link that will take them to the voting page. This voting page will show all the elections you're eligible to vote in.
Only members of that group are able to vote in their elections. You can still vote if you are standing for a position
What happens in an election that has no votes? It is declared void, and it is up to the current execs and UBU whether to re-run it
Can I stand for more than one exec position? Yes, you can stand for multiple exec positions within the same group or in different ones. You cannot be elected to multiple signatory positions within the same society, media or sport however. Signatory positions are President, Secretary and Treasurer. You may be given the choice to decide which exec position you would like to keep and which you would like to reliquish if this occurs
Can I campaign for votes? Yes, but you must follow the UBU Elections byelaw and regulations. These can be found on our website
If I'm unhappy with the elections, what can I do? You can submit a complaint via the UBU elections procedures