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Brighton Students' Union is a membership organisation and you - our members - elect those who lead.

All Brighton students have a role to play in how we run. It's really important you have your say on who you want to represent your views whilst you study at the University of Brighton.

Elections happen for lots of different representative roles. You'll be able to vote in lots of elections that affect you as well as stand for different positions.

To find out more about BSU elections, contact our Engagement Team on


Leadership Elections

Each year, our Leadership Elections are run in March. This is our biggest election on campus - to find the students to lead our organisation for the next academic year.

During this election, we elect the four full-time officer roles. You can find out about the current team here

All current Brighton students can vote in our Leadership Elections. The students who get elected become trustees of BSU and represent the needs of all our members. 

Key dates in the Leadership Elections calendar:

  • Nominations Open: 21st February
  • Nominations Close: 8th March
  • Campaigning Begins: 21st March
  • Voting Opens: 28th March
  • Voting Closes: 31st March
  • Results announced: 1st April

Think you have what it takes to be a full-time officer? Find out more about leading Brighton Students' Union in 2023!


Society Elections

At BSU we have over 50 active societies who have elected committee members. In XXXX, we run elections to find the students to lead these clubs and societies the following year.

Every society is led by a committee, who help plan events, fundraise and ensure their group runs smoothly.

Committee positions are elected by the current society members and anyone in a society can stand.

It's a great opportunity to grow your skills and have greater influence over the direction of your society.

Our Society Elections open on XXXX and voting takes place XXXX.

Want to nominate yourself for a Committee position? Talk to our Activities Team {email} who can help.