Elections 2019

Each year, the Students’ Union hosts two campus wide Elections. One in autumn, and one in spring. This spring you will be able to elect:

  • Four GSU Officers (full time, paid roles)
  • Four Faculty Officers per faculty  (part time, voluntary roles)

Every registered student at the University (some 20,000 are eligible to vote!) has the right and responsibility to participate – whether that’s as a candidate or by voting to make your voice heard.


Register your interest



Register your interest

You don’t need any prior experience to run in the Elections or to vote and your voice has a huge impact. The Students’ Union wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for your ideas, passion, and opinions.


Register your interest

Recommend a friend

Do you have a friend who you think would make a great candidate? Why not tell us!


Recommend a friend




Key dates










  • Nominations Open: Monday 28th January 10am
  • Nominations Close: Thursday 14th February 5pm
  • Manifesto Deadline: Wednesday 20th February 4pm
  • Candidate List Live: Wednesday 20th February 5pm
  • Candidate Training & Briefing (Medway): Friday February 15th 11am – 12pm
  • Medway Candidate Meet & Greet: Friday February 15th 12pm – 2pm
  • Candidate Training & Briefing (Greenwich): Tuesday February 19th
  • Campaigning Begins: Monday 25th February
  • “Medway Matters” (Medway focussed event and QT): Tuesday 26th February
  • Question Time: Wednesday 27th February
  • Voting Opens: Monday 4th March 10am
  • Medway Campaigning Day: Tuesday 5th March
  • Voting Closes: Thursday 7th March 2pm
  • Complaints Deadline: Thursday 7th March 3pm
  • Appeals Deadline: Thursday 7th March 5pm
  • Count: Friday 8th March 9am
  • Results: Friday 8th March 6pm

    If you are elected, here are the key dates: 
  • Residential Training for All Officers: 20th & 21st May 2019
  • Official Start Date for GSU Officers: 17th June 2019
  • Residential Training for GSU Officers: 24th – 27th June 2019


Role Descriptions

Please note that the following role descriptions may be subject to change after being approved by the Trustee Board on 26th January 2019.