Elections FAQs

The MDXSU Elections are your chance to decide which students will lead your Students' Union next year - from the President and Vice Presidents, to School Voice Leaders.

Voting is now open online and on campus until 2pm Thursday 8 March, with results announced in MDX House from 5pm in MDX House.

Got questions? Get in touch at studentvoice@mdx.ac.uk or on 020 8411 6450.

 

What are the MDXSU Elections?

As the voice of students on campus, MDXSU is proud to be a democratic, student-led organisation. To make sure that Middlesex students are represented by those who best represent and understand them, MDXSU is led by Student Officers who are elected by students! There are lots of representative positions available, from our full-time, paid roles, to part-time and one-off opportunities.

What are the elected roles?

Within the March elections, students can put themselves forward for full-time positions - the President and three Vice Presidents - which are year-long, paid (£21,828 per annum) roles. They have oversight of all MDXSU's work and campaigns, and - as respected representatives of thousands of students - have a tremendous amount of power to change things for the better for students, within the university and externally too.

There are also a number of part-time positions: School Voice Leaders work alongside the full-time officers to represent students and lead on change within their school in particular. Student Trustees attend our termly Trustee Board (which, as a charity, we are required to have), scrutinising our work, finances and strategy alongside staff, elected officers and external trustees. Finally, students can also put themselves forward to be part of our Democracy & Involvement Committee (DAIC), who ensure that our elections and crucial democratic structures are accessible and fair.

At the start of each academic year (in October or January depending on your start date), we also elect Student Voice Leaders for each year of each course, and Halls Leaders for each halls of residence. NUS Delegates are elected in December.

How do I vote on campus?

MDXSU will set up voting stations 11am until 4pm in the Quad, Grove Atrium and MDX House throughout the voting period (Friday 2 - Thursday 8 March). We will also have polling stations in Olmypic Way on Saturday 3 or Sunday 4 March. Just turn up, flick through a candidate guide, and vote on one of our ipads. Staff will be on hand to help if you have any questions.

You should vote for each of the positions, as whether you vote or not, the winning candidates will represent you and your views. We use preferential voting system, which means you can vote for as many candidates as you want, in order of preference. These preference votes can make a huge difference in who wins - if no candidate receives a majority of first preference votes, the second, third, fourth etc preferences will be distributed until one candidate obtains a majority. In the past, students have won with just a few votes!

Once you have submitted your vote(s) for one position, you will not be able to change it. However, you can log back in to vote for other positions.

How do I vote online?

To vote online using your personal device (mobile, tablet, laptop etc), just visit www.mdxsu.com/vote. You will need to sign in on the MDXSU website so we can confirm your identity and eligibility. Just click the large blue button, and log in using your MDX student login - the same you use to sign into myUniHub. You should then be redirected to the voting page to cast your votes!

You should vote for each of the positions, as whether you vote or not, the winning candidates will represent you and your views. We use preferential voting system, which means you can vote for as many candidates as you want, in order of preference. These preference votes can make a huge difference in who wins - if no candidate receives a majority of first preference votes, the second, third, fourth etc preferences will be distributed until one candidate obtains a majority. In the past, students have won with just a few votes!

Once you have submitted your vote(s) for one position, you will not be able to change it. However, you can log back in to vote for other positions.

I'm having problems voting!

If you have problems logging in to vote, or you are not able to vote in the elections which you should be, you will need to let us know as soon as possible by emailing studentvoice@mdx.ac.uk with your full name, course and student number, or by calling 020 8411 6450. Please inform us of voting problems as soon as possible so we can resolve the issue before voting closes.

How many candidates can I vote for?

You should vote in all elections to ensure you are having your say across the leadership of the Students' Union. We use preferential voting system, which means you can vote for as many candidates as you want, in order of preference. These preference votes can make a huge difference in who wins - if no candidate receives a majority of first preference votes, the second, third, fourth etc preferences will be distributed until one candidate obtains a majority. In the past, students have won with just a few votes!

Who can vote?

Any current, registered Middlesex University London student can vote in the elections.

All students will be able to vote for their President, Vice President, Student Trustees and Democracy and Involvement Committee, however you will only be able to vote for the School Voice Leader for your relevant school or course (eg. if you are a studying a course in the Science & Technology School, you will only be able to view and vote in the Science & Technology School Voice Leader election).

Who are the candidates?

You can find out which students are standing for which positions online. Just head to www.mdxsu.com/elections. Look out for them on campus too so you can have a chat in person, or come along to Question Time in the Quad on Tuesday 6 March!

 

 

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