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Autumn Elections 2019

KCLSU is a democratic charity led by students. Our elected student leaders work to ensure a wide cross-section of views are represented in decision making within the Union and at King’s and help to unite the various student communities around common causes.

The Autumn Elections sees King’s students stand and vote for the Student Trustees, Academic Reps, Sustainability Committee Members, Sports Committee Members, Activities Committee Members, LGBT+ Network Officer (Trans Place), Family Network Officer, and Academic Board Members positions. These leaders work within their respective roles, groups and as a collective to make a real impact on their communities.

Available Positions

These are the types of student positions available in this year's Spring Elections 2019.

Student Officers
Network Officers
NUS National Conference Delegates
Academic Reps


KCLSU Autumn Elections 2019

244 posts are up for election.

Nominations open at 10:00 on Monday 23 September 2019 (in 32 hours)

The polls open at 10:00 on Monday 14 October 2019 (in 3 weeks and 1 days)

Post List
Read more about the positions up for election and what each role entails.

Make sure you login to nominate.

Useful Links

Autumn Election 2019 handbooks

These downloadable handbooks contain all the important information you need to know about the nominations and elections process, role descriptions, election rules and expenses. Please feel free to get in touch with if you have any further questions.  



Student Trustee handbook

All the information about standing as a Student Trustee and sitting on the trustee board. 

Sustainability Committee Member handbook

All the information about standing as a Sustainability Committee Member and being part of a working group around issues related to sustainability. 

Sports Committee Member handbook

All the information about standing as a Sports Committee Member and being part of a working group around issues related to sport. 

Activities Committee Member handbook

All the information about standing as an Activities Committee Member and being part of a working group around issues related to activities. 

Network Officer handbook 

All the information about standing for Family Officer and LGBT+ Officer (Trans place). 

Academic Rep handbook

All the information about standing as an Academic Rep and representing students in your course or faculty. 

Academic Board Member handbook

All the information about standing as an Academic Board Member and representing students in your faculty on the highest acadmeic decison making committee board in KCL.

Candidate Expenses Form

This form is needed to claim cadidate's election expenses. 

Candidate resources

Information and guidance for candidates, as well as the slides and advice from the candidates' briefings. The candidate briefings will be uploaded after they have taken place. 


Eligibility terms explained 

Some positions might require you to self-define in order to be eligible to stand or vote for them - this is an explanation of the terms used. 

Designated campaigning zones 

For information about where candidates are allowed to place campaigning materials around campus. 

Candidate campaign tips

For advice and instructions on writing and uploading your manifesto, running your campaign, social media and designing your campaign materials. 

Student Trustee briefing

For information about the roles, key dates, the elections process, the code of conduct, candidate promotion liberation and support.

Network Officer and UDC's briefing

For information about the roles, elections process, campaigning tips and support.

Candidates' Code of Conduct

Taking part in a KCLSU election means following a code of conduct. Here, you will find the full Code of Conduct

Societies and Networks Guide

There are lots of different ways in which your society can be involved with KCLSU elections – here are just a few ideas.


1. Invite the candidates to one of your events or meetings

You could give them all a few minutes to introduce themselves and their campaigns, or they could just talk to your members face-to-face.

2. Host a Q&A or hustings event

Our guide to hosting an accessible and inclusive Q&A event can be found here. It is really important that you consider seriously the accessibility of an event that requires candidates to attend and answer questions in person, since it requires a lot of time and energy during an already busy and difficult week for candidates.


3. Promote the elections in general

Mention them at your events, post on social media about them, and generally encourage your members to vote!

4. Publish information about what you are looking for in a candidate

this will help students who are thinking of standing understand what is important to your society.

5. Endorse candidates

Our guide to endorsing candidates can be found here.

6. Ask questions

You can contact candidates on Facebook and Twitter, or through any contact info they give in their manifestos, and ask them for their positions on particular issues.


Contact for:

  • Problems logging in
  • Problems voting
  • Questions about the elections process
  • Help and guidance

Please provide your K number, full name and KCL email address.

If you'd like to make a complaint, please click through to the Elections Complaints page.


Nominations open

Monday 23 September 10am

Nominations close

Monday 7 October 10am

Student Trustee briefings

It is compulsory to attend a briefing in order to stand for the position of Student Trustee. If you can’t attend any briefing, please email as soon as possible. If you do not attend a briefing you will be disqualified.

Monday 7 October, 12:30pm-1:30pm, Activity Room D, 8th Floor, Bush House, South East Wing


Tuesday 8 October, 12:30pm-1:30pm, Activity Room D, 8th Floor, Bush House, South East Wing


Wednesday 9 October, 12:30pm-1:30pm, Activity Room 2, West Wing, Guys Campus

Briefing for all other roles Thursday 10 October, 12:20pm-1:30pm, Activity Room D, 8th Floor, Bush House, South East Wing

Manifesto deadline, candidates announced and campaigning begins

Friday 11 October 4pm

Voting opens

Monday 14 October 10am

Voting closes

Thursday 17 October 5pm

Results Announced

Thursday 17 October from 7pm