Elections 2017



Here are the elections WINNERS:




Find out more about the referendum happening in conjunction with the CUSU-GU Elections here

Each year CUSU hosts its annual Lent elections to vote in the next full-time Officer Team. This consists of:

  • President
  • Education Officer
  • Access Officer
  • Welfare and Rights Officer
  • Womens’ Officer
  • Disabled Students’ Officer

These positions are a full-time job with an aprox annual salary of £20,400*

We will also be running the election for:

  • GU (Graduate Union) President
  • University Councillor
  • Ethical Affairs Officer x2

Meet the candidates

Manifestos here


Live stream from Varsity here

Live stream from CU-TV

Key Dates

21st February Nominations Open, 9:00
28th February Nominations Close, 12:00 (noon)
2nd March Candidates Briefing 18:30
3rd March Campaigning period opens 9:00
7th March Voting open 9:00
10th March Deadline for declaring spending 12:00 (noon)
10th March  Voting Closes 17:00
1st July Terms of office begin



Nominate Yourself


If you would like to stand for any of the available positions, please fill out a nomination form. This must then be sent to either the Elections Committee via email (elections@cusu.cam.ac.uk), or handed to a member of the Elections Committee or CUSU staff member in person. Download a Nomination Form here.

For your nomination to be accepted you must:

  • Submit a nomination form 
  • Submit a manifesto (in PDF/Word format anf in plain text)
  • Submit the above before 12:00 (noon) 28th February

We would also like candidates to submit a photo to be used in central communications about the elections. This is optional.


Elections Rules 


Rules for the 2017 Lent Election can be found here. Please contact Elections Committee (elections@cusu.cam.ac.uk) with any questions. 

Candidates' pack

All candidates should have read the entirety of the rules document and candidates pack. For reference, we have broken the pack down into sections below.

The Elections Committee and status of the rules

Postitions available and Elections Timetable

Eligibility to stand and vote

Getting Nominated and your manifesto

Campigning and Declaring Campaign Materials

Voting System - How it works

*The current annual salary rate of a Full Time Sabbatical Officer is £20,200. The estimated annual salary for a Full Time Sabbatical Officer in 2017-18 is £20,402, subject to: approval by CUSU Council (in a forthcoming CUSU Council meeting) and the proposals of the Board of Trustees for the 2017-18 budget (proposed to CUSU Council in Easter Term). This estimated rate is due to a current estimate of 1% cost-of-living increase applied to the salary, which may only be applied at the discretion of the Board and Council).


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