MDXSU Elections 2019

We run elections to decide which students will represent Middlesex University London students in a variety of roles, from full-time, salaried positions like the President and Vice President, to part-time positions and national representative opportunities.

Elections for Student Voice Leaders take place at the start of the academic year, while elections for your future Student Officers are held in March. NUS Delegate elections were held in December.

Please see answers to Frequently Asked Questions below, or contact the MDXSU staff team at studentvoice@mdx.ac.uk

 

What are the MDXSU Elections?

As your Students' Union, it's our job to represent Middlesex University students - speaking on your behalf in university decisions, and acting on issues you face or ideas you have. We also aim to represent your voice on the national stage, working with the National Union of Students (NUS) to campaign on issues affecting students up and down the country. 

The work of MDXSU is directed by elected students leaders, who are voted into their roles by their fellow students, ensuring that we are fully democratic and led by the students we represent.

Are the roles paid?

The President and three Vice President positions are full-time, salaried roles - candidates are elected for a one year term from July to July. The part-time roles are unpaid. However, MDXSU covers food, travel and accommodation costs for elected NUS Delegates to ensure they are able to attend the conference. 

How do I vote?

All enrolled Middlesex University students are eligible to vote. In Student Group elections, and elections for NUS Delegates attending Liberation conference, you must be a member of the relevant groups.

You can vote by logging in and going to www.mdxsu.com/vote. You will need to ensure you are logged in using your University email address. 

 

FAQs for Candidates

We're excited that you're standing to be one of our NUS Delegate! There are some more specific Frequently Asked Questions below, but you can also get in touch with us directing by emailing studentvoice@mdx.ac.uk.

Will it cost me any money to run for a position?

All candidates have a set amount they are allowed to spend, which varies according to the position you are running for. A proportion of this amount is reimbursed by MDXSU. You will need to keep your receipts and submit these before the set submission deadline, both so we can confirm that you have not spend over the allocated budget, and so we can process your expenses.

What happens during voting week, and how does campaigning work?

During voting week you will need to let as many students as possible know who you are and why they should vote for you – this is usually a mix of online outreach and speaking to people on campus and at key student hubs. This is the part of the election where you get to be creative! You can use videos, posters and props to tell students why you would be the best candidate for the position. 

Who can vote for me?

All registered Middlesex University London students are eligible to vote. For the NUS Liberation Conference Delegate elections, only students who are already members of the necessary liberation group (and self-identify into that community) will be entitled to vote. For student group elections, members only are eligible to vote.