Every October, we hold an election to recruit members of the UCSU Panel and two NUS Delegates. This is a good way to get more involved in your University community.
The Panel is made up of 27 elected representatives for different groups of students – e.g. campus reps, LGBT rep, Disabled Students Rep, Women’s Rep etc. Representatives discuss the Ideas submitted by students and decide which action should be taken. They also scrutinise the work of UCSU's full time Officers.
Panel representatives meet 4 times a year at different campuses and all expenses are covered by us.
Panel Election key dates
|Find out more details about the positions and the election||2nd - 6th Oct.|
|Put your name forward to run as a candidate in the election||2nd - 13th Oct.|
|Get trained and prepare for the election||16th - 20th Oct.|
|Get people to vote for you||23rd Oct. - 1st Nov.|
|Results announced||3rd Nov.|
|Panel residential training & 1st meeting (Lancaster)||11th - 12th Nov.|
Visit the Panel pages to find out more!
Every March, we run our main Officer Elections to elect the UCSU Officers and Student Trustees for the following academic year. These are the people who effectively represent your views and interests to the University and the wider local and national community and/or oversee the work of the Students’ Union.
There are three full time, paid Officer roles, each representing a different area of student life – Academic, Community & Partnership and Welfare & Support plus three part-time voluntary, unpaid Student Trustee roles.
Any University of Cumbria student can stand in the elections and all Officers take office on July 1st for a period of one year and will receive bespoke training, as appropriate for their role. Find out who the elected officers for 2017/18 will be.
Officer & Trustee Election key dates
|Find out more details about the positions and the election||22nd Jan.- 2nd Feb.|
|Put your name forward to run as a candidate in the election||29th Jan. - 9th Feb.|
|Get trained and prepare for the election||12th - 23rd Feb.|
|Get people to vote for you||26th Feb. - 7th March|
|Results announced||9th March|
|Candidates' meal out||10th March|