The MDXSU Elections decide which students will lead MDXSU for the next academic year and represent all 18,000 Middlesex University London students. Student Leaders are paid full-time Student Officers (President and Vice President) and voluntary part-time leaders (Student Trustees and Student Group Leaders)
Below are some answers to common questions that come up regarding the elections. If you have any more questions or would like to find out more about the roles, email firstname.lastname@example.org or come along to one of our Elections 101 drop ins!
The Vice President Health, Education and Social Care role is a full time jobs with a salary of £24,000 a year. You therefore take a year out of your course or run during your final year to be able to fulfil the role after your graduation. Student Officers will start their roles on 14 June 2021.
You can only run for this role if you study a Health, Social Care or Education related course. You can fulfill the role as a graduate position or a placement year.
1) Go to mdxsu.com/nominate
2) Log in to your account using your University Email address
3) Select the election you wish to apply for
4) Complete the details on the nomination form and upload a photo - if you’re running for a student groups position, please write your manifesto (you will be able to edit later). For other positions, you can submit your manifesto after nominations close by emailing email@example.com so you can include anything in the manifesto space for now
5) Once nominations have closed, your nomination will be approved and you will officially be a candidate in the MDXSU Elections 2021!
Each candidate creates a statement or manifesto that outlines who they are, what they aim to achieve within the role, and why they should be elected. These can be viewed by students when they go to vote. For more help writing your manifesto, check out our manifesto template or candidate development materials with more information. All manifestos for the Vice President Health, Social Care and Education must be completed by 10am on Wednesday 17th February.
Yes! All students are eligible to run and if required we would be able to support you in applying for the correct visa if you successfully won the election.
Yes! All students are eligible to run; however, we would strongly advise discussing with your supervisor the implications and practicalities of taking a year out. We would also recommend checking whether it will have any effect on any grants and funding you may receive.
Yes! All students are eligible to run! The term of office for any Student Officer role begins in mid-June, so you may still have your dissertation to complete. We would encourage you to discuss this with your supervisor to help organise your time and either submit early or complete your studies alongside your role.
You have a budget of £10 to spend on your campaign. This will be reimbursed by MDXSU once you have returned your expenses form including all receipts/evidence of expenditure by 3pm on Thursday 25th March
All you need is a passion for helping other students and the role you’re applying for. You don’t need any prior knowledge or skills as we’ll ensure you’re fully trained and supported once you've been elected!
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 the part of the election where you get to be creative! To make the campaigning process fair for all candidates, campaigning will take place online only. You can use videos, online posters and props to tell students why you would be the best candidate for the position.
Due to the ongoing safety measures in place, on-campus and in-person campaigning is not allowed during this election. This includes but is not limited to in-person events and the use of posters and campaign materials that are designed to be handed out. Therefore, all campaigning activity should take place online or in a virtual space.
All students enrolled on a course at Middlesex University are eligible to vote for the Student Officer & Trustee roles.
If you’re having any issues, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once voting opens on Monday 22th March, you can follow the instructions below to vote:
1) Go to www.mdxsu.com/vote
2) Log in using your University email address
3) Select the election you’re voting in
4) Rank the candidates in the order your order of preference
5) Submit your vote!
You can change your vote at any time before voting closes at 4pm on Thursday 25th March. If you have issues voting, please email email@example.com
'RON' stands for 'Re-Open Nominations'. An option on every ballot for you to choose if you feel no candidate is suitable for the role. If RON wins, nominations re-open and the elections are re-run at a later date
A form of voting where students rank the candidates by preference. The election is run in rounds with the candidate with the lowest number of votes removed at each round. If their vote was for the candidate that was removed, their vote then goes to their 2nd preference and so on until a candidate exceeds 50% of the votes. This means you can rank the candidates in the order you’d like them to win!