Leadership Elections Nominations now open

Kent Union’s annual Leadership Elections is under way and the nominations period is now open as of Tuesday 19 January.

Students now have the opportunity to put themselves forward or recommend a friend who they would like to see lead the students’ union for the academic year 2016-17, with the nominations deadline being Tuesday 16 February.

There are five sabbatical officer positions available and they are President, Vice-President (Activities), Vice-President (Education), Vice-President (Sports) and Vice-President (Welfare).

Kent Union provides extensive training and support for all Leadership Election candidates both during and after the elections process. Students can now download a nominations pack, as well as nominate themselves, at kentunion.co.uk/leadership-elections.

The Returning Officer for the elections and the elections team be reached on elections@kent.ac.uk for all enquiries.

Key Leadership Elections 2016 dates

Nominations open: 12.00 – Tuesday 19 January 2016
Candidate bootcamp: From 27 January 2016
Nominations close: 12.00 -Tuesday 16 February 2016
Candidate briefing: 18.00 – Tuesday 16 February 2016
Kent Union staff speed meet: Afternoon – Wednesday 17 February 2016
Manifestos deadline: 12.00 – Friday 19 February 2016
Voting opens and campaigning starts: 13.00 – Thursday 3 March 2016
Voting closes: 17.00 – Thursday 10 March 2016
Results night: From 20.00 – Thursday 10 March 2016