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Students’ Union UCL works to ensure that students are represented across all levels of decision making at UCL. There are more than 2,000 student representatives at UCL including Academic Reps, Part-Time Officers, Sabbatical Officers, Student Trustees, Hall Reps and Activities Reps. Find out more information about your elected leaders.

Autumn Elections

Our 2021 Autumn Elections will take place in early Autumn, with nominations open from 13th September-18th October, and voting taking place the following week from 25th-29th October.

These elections are for a range of positions which affect your education, extracurricular activity and day-to-day life at UCL; more information on these can be found below.

Faculty Representatives: There is one Faculty Rep per Faculty at each level (Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research) who represent students across their Faculty.
Hall Representatives: If you live in a UCL Hall, you may wish to represent your neighbours and peers within your Hall.
Activities Representatives: Societies Reps and Sports Reps ensure that our Clubs and Societies members have their voices heard.
Student Trustees: The Board of Trustees is the highest level of the governance structure in Students’ Union UCL. Trustees oversee the financial and legal decision-making within the organisation.
Club and Society Welfare Reps: These Reps are in charge of safeguarding student welfare within their respective clubs/societies.
Volunteering Reps: In charge of representing students undertaking voluntary work through the Union.

We will also be holding special elections for the following Student Rep positions left vacant in the 2021 Spring Elections:

LGBQ+ Officer: Open to students who identify as LGBQ+, this officer will lead the Union’s LGBT+ Network alongside the Trans Officer, in representing the interests of UCL’s LGBQ+ students. 
Mature and Part-Time Students’ Officer: Open to all mature (over 21 when beginning an undergraduate degree or over 24 when beginning a postgraduate degree) or part-time students, this officer will represent the needs and interests of these students.

And keep an eye out for information from your department staff on becoming a Course/Department Rep if you want to get more involved in decisions which affect your academic cohort!

Spring Elections

Our 2021 Leadership Race, for the Sabbatical Officer and Student Officer positions, took place between February and March. More information can be found on our Leadership Race page.


UCL and Students’ Union Board of Trustee Elections

UCL Committees: Several central UCL committees have a number of student representatives on them alongside your Sabbatical Officers. If you want to be involved in decision-making at an institutional level 
Students’ Union Board of Trustee Sub-Committees: The Students’ Union Board has a number of Sub-Committees, all with student representatives on them. 

NUS Delegate Elections

NUS Delegates: Each year, students are elected to represent the student body at NUS Conference where more than 600 UK institutions meet to discuss important issues.

Spring Elections

Sabbatical Officers: Our Sabbatical Officers work full-time and either take a year out of their studies or take on the role when they graduate. They represent all students at UCL on an institutional level.
Part-Time Officers: Our Part-Time Officers represent specific student groups across UCL.