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Who leads your society? You decide!

It’s the time of year again where we start to say goodbye to our current committee and get ready for 2024/25 with shiny, new committee members. Society Elections are back and it’s time to decide who takes their place as our new team of Society leaders!

Becoming a society committee member is a fantastic leadership opportunity, giving you the chance to grow your professional skills, gain new experience and make a massive impact on your society. And we think you’d be great!

Take the next step in your leadership journey and find out more about Society Elections.

Are you an outgoing committee member? We’ve pulled together everything you need to know and support the elections and create your society legacy with your Committee 2024/25.

Election Timeline

9am 27th March –Self-Nominations are now open

Ready to take the next step in your leadership journey?

12noon 22nd April –Self-nominations close

Don’t miss out on leading your society.

9am 29th April – 3rd May VOTE VOTE VOTE

Who leads your society? You decide.

The Role

Being a committee member of a society is a fantastic leadership opportunity. Throughout the role you will grow your professional skills, gain new experience and take the lead in shaping your society and the experience of your members.

We think all society members have the potential to be amazing committee members but don’t worry we’re on hand to help every step of the way!  Full training and support will be offered by the Guild to allow you to thrive in this role and, if you complete all compulsory protocols, all society committee positions can be included on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) when you graduate

 If you would like to chat to someone about what being on a committee entails, and the training and support that is on offer to you as a committee member, please visit one of our team at a Drop In.   

You can nominate yourself for more than role. However, we would suggest that you carefully consider which role on the committee you think that you would be most suited to and tailor your manifesto to explain the skills, experience and vision that you have that would make you the perfect candidate!  

Some roles have more than one seat available on the committee e.g. 2 Social Secretaries. If this is the case, the number of seats available will be included in the role description. Please also note that students can run together in pairs and share roles if they wish to; they will share one seat and should only submit one manifesto between them. However, please be careful when running in pairs if more than one seat is available – if two pairs run for two seats then you could end up with 4 Presidents!

Ready to take the next step in your leadership journey? Nominations are open now until 12pm 22nd April.

  • Find your perfect role(s)
  • Log in to the Guild website here.
  • Follow this link to the elections page. 
  • To see all posts that you are eligible to stand for, click ‘Posts’
  • To self-nominate, click ‘Stand’. Please ensure that you submit a manifesto before hitting save of no more than 500 words, explaining why you think you’re the right person for the role.  

Whether you’re standing, an outgoing committee or society member, you can have your say on who leads your society for any contested roles from 9am Monday 29th April – 2pm Friday 3rd May.

Keep an eye on your inbox for all the details on how you can vote.

Committee Members: Everything you need to know

Society Elections are held online on the Guild website. Nominations are open now until 12pm 22nd April with Vote week from 9am Monday 29th April –  2pm Friday 3rd May.

The Student Activities team have been busy setting up in the election for your society using the roles you had available during last year’s election, unless you’ve been in touch already to let us know about any changes. You can view the full range of roles here.

During the self-nomination period, you can get involved by promoting the elections and the roles you have available to make sure you are handing over to a full and enthusiastic committee to lead your society for 2024/25.

How you can promote the role:

📱 Social Media: use your society social media to promote the elections and the roles you have available. From a Q&A on the Election to Day in the Life with your society committee, there’s lots of different content ideas to get working on!

📧 Emails: Get in your society’s inbox with details of your roles and the elections so they don’t miss an update. You can find further information about how to do this here. 

💬 Spread the word: Organise an information session, hold an open committee meeting or even give shout outs at your events. Get your society talking about the election and give an opportunity for them to see you in action and find out more about the role.

Top Tips:

⭐Make sure you share the information about the roles and what they entail with your members. You can use the HEAR protocols as a guide.

⭐Skill Skills Skills: highlight the skills you can develop within each role

⭐ Your experience: Who better to learn about the role than someone who has done it? Share the best thing about your role and what you’ve learnt across your time on the committee

After self nominations close at 12pm on 22nd April, your admin rights and membership will be temporarily suspended until voting closes on Friday 3rd May. If, during this time, you require anything to be done to your society page e.g. upload tickets, events, please do email us at saadmin@liverpool.ac.uk and we will be more than happy to do this for you.

If you need to submit a reimbursement request during this time, please either also drop us an email, or submit this next Friday afternoon.

If you have any questions about the elections or any issues please email saadmin@liverpool.ac.uk

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