Can I Vote in the Leadership Race?

Are you eligible to vote - or run! - in the Leadership Race elections? Find out here!


Can I Vote in This Year's Leadership Race?

You can check if you've shared your data with the Union and, therefore, "opted in" as a member. If not, you can follow the instructions below to share your data and become eligible to vote.

Sharing Your Data as a Member of the Union

Allowing the Students' Union access to your University data means that you are "opting in" to membership. This means you can do the following:

  • Sign up to the Students' Union website

  • Stand and vote in the Leadership Race and other elections*

  • Attend events at Students' Union venues and join student groups.

You can check if you've shared your data with us by heading to 

There is, however, an eligibility deadline when nominations close. This means you must have followed the above steps in advance of that deadline in order to ensure that your data comes across in the morning import on the day when the electoral roll of who can vote is closed. This year, the eligibility deadline is: 31st March 2024

Status as a Current Student depends entirely on how the University categorise you according to your progression through your course. Your status may change if you have handed in your final piece of work, your teaching has finished or if you are only completing resits this academic year.

This means that even if you have shared your data with the Union when you enrolled or re-enrolled on your course, there are instances where you will still not be able to vote.

Two examples of the University marking your status as anything different than "Current" would be:

 - If you've left your course and the University have marked you as "Withdrawn" from your course

 - If your teaching finished earlier in the year and the University have marked you as "Complete" (e.g. negotiated masters courses)

So, if you are not registered as a Current student on the eligibility deadline, then unfortunately you will not be able to participate in this year's Leadership Race.

If you are currently intermitting, you can still vote in the elections as you are still classed as a registered student according to current University regulations.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Student Voice Team.


Also read:

Can I Vote in the Leadership Race?

Leadership Race: Should I run?

What roles are elected in the Leadership Race?