Society democracy

society elections

Calling all registered members of societies!

If you are a registered member of a society who is running their election through the Guild website and if you're a member of the Guild, you are able to nominate yourself for any available committee role and you are also able to vote in the election itself. You can learn more about what the kind of tasks that committee members would usually complete here.

Being a committee member of a society is a fantastic leadership opportunity - it's a chance for you to develop your skills, gain new experiences, and make a massive impact on the lives of your society members and students in general. 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.

Please see the timeline, and further information, below:

Wednesday 17th March 9am – Wednesday 14th April 9am: Self-nominations open

You can nominate yourself for a role on your society’s committee, between the above dates and times, by visiting the Guild website, clicking 'Sign In', then 'Account/Profile' and then 'My Nominations'.

You will then be able to submit a manifesto of no more than 500 words, explaining why you think you’re the right person for the role.

You’re welcome to nominate yourself for more than one role but, if you are successful in being elected into two roles, we will get in touch and ask which role you would like to proceed with.

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.

Monday 19th April 9am – Friday 23rd April 2pm: Vote Week!

You’ll be reminded via email that you can vote in any election where there has been more than one person who has put themselves forward for a role.

Only society members are able to vote in the elections and you can sign up for membership for a society until the end of the self-nomination period but, after Wednesday 14th April 9am, you will not be able to join a society that is holding its election online until after the elections are over.

If you have any questions, please get in touch at

View a full list of societies taking part here