The Election 2021

  1. Nominations Open: 15th January 2024
  2. Nominations Close: 23rd Februrary 2024
  3. Voting Closes: 8th March 2024


                            Nominations for The Election open on 15th January 2024!                         



What is The Election 2024?

The Students' Union is the recognised representative body for all ARUL students. We run elections each year so students can choose the Vice Presidents that will represent you in the next academic year. These are student elected to campaign for the best student experience on your behalf.  There are no interviews for these roles; instead applicants will campaign for students to vote for them during our voting week 1st March - 7th March.

As a student you have the opportunity to get involved in many different ways! This includes recommending a friend if you know someone who you think would be fantastic in one of these roles. You can cast your vote during voting week so you can have your say in who runs the Students' Union and represents you. You could even put yourself forward for one of these positions by applying below!



“What is the role of a Vice President?”

The Vice President will

  1. act as the lead representative for students at ARU London;
  2. chair a regular Faculty Forum to gather views, opinions, ideas and feedback;
  3. implement ideas and projects to improve the experience of students within the faculty;
  4. lead and support all elected representatives and volunteers within the faculty and Union;
  5. provide effective academic representation and prioritise the wider development of representation within the University;
  6. proactively campaign on matters relating to wellbeing and welfare (including but not limited to accommodation, belief, equal opportunities, housing, finance, safety and religion);
  7. champion the benefits and growth of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and opportunities;
  8. lead priority campaigns to promote change for the benefit of students and support all campaigns organised by the Union;
  9. hold regular meetings with the Principle of ARU London and relevant members of the senior management team and attend other meetings with the University appropriate to the role;
  10. work such hours and in locations required to satisfy the duties of the post to maximise benefit to students.

Within the wider Students’ Union the Vice President will

  1. represent students; attend and support all democratic meetings and gather student views, opinions, ideas and feedback;
  2. work in the direction of the vision, mission, values and strategic priorities of the Students’ Union;
  3. work to maximise communication with students;
  4. encourage participation in Union activities, in particular act as a champion for meetings, elections and campaigns;
  5. represent individuals, groups and the body of students to the University, National Union of Students, community and policy forming bodies, including attending meetings of such organisations;
  6. champion liberation, equality, diversity and inclusion;
  7. attend training courses and other opportunities for personal and professional development;
  8. attend meetings as appropriate to plan activities and review progress;
  9. comply with all regulations, policies and protocols of the Union.

“What are the work arrangements and pay for Vice Presidents?

  •  The role will be 2 days a week, flexible around your studies. You will formally take up post on July 1st 2024 but the training and induction for the role begins in the 2nd half of June.
  • The salary for the role will be approximately £10,961.

“How does being a Vice President help with my CV and Skills?”

  • Some of the top employability skills you will develop in this role include, but are not limited to, communcation, confidence, public speaking, social media marketing, organisation, project management and budget management
  • Key phrases you can put in your CV following being a Vice President include; "I can generate ideas", "I have experience managing a budget", "I am a confident public speaker" and "I led the marketing for an election campaign"