Register to vote!
Voting is a vital part of any democracy. It is a key way in which the citizens of a country have a voice in who will govern at a local and national level. If you are not registered to vote then you will not have that voice. Registering to vote is easy for anyone who is over the age of 18 and we would encourage you to make sure you are registered. To register in the London Borough of Greenwich, follow this link. If you live in a different London borough or elsewhere in the UK, you will find relevant voting information on your borough or county's website.
The Students’ Union holds elections to ensure a democratic decision is made regarding who will be the leaders of the Union for the next year. There is a President and two Vice Presidents who work on a part-time basis. They are your voice and act as your representatives to ensure actions are taken in the union, institution and wider community, fighting for you on institutional, local and national level.
Candidates produce manifestos that contain the ideas and principles of their campaigns. Ask yourself if they display key creative and communicative skills that you would like to see in someone who is representing you and your needs.
If you do not feel any of the candidates standing in a position have any qualities you feel are valuable, or you do not agree with their manifesto, you can vote RON. RON stands for 're-open nominations'. This means, should RON be more popular than any of the other candidates, no one would be elected to this role and the nominations for the role would reopen, giving the opportunity to find the right person to lead your union.
You can also nominate yourself for election! It's a fun experience and a great opportunity to develop your leadership and communication skills. Should you require further information, please call into the SU Office at the end of the third floor between 10 am - 5 pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org