Vote to make a difference in the Spring Elections.
Use your power to help achieve even more of a positive impact to King’s. For example as previously achieved – securing things like free printing and helping to provide a rent guarantor scheme for International students. Vote here by 5pm on Thursday 9 March.
Nominations are now open for the King’s Doctoral Students’ Association (KDSA). You have until 12 noon on Friday 17 February to nominate yourself. You can find out how the nomination process works and which positions are up for election here: https://www.kclsu.org/elections/
The KDSA is the representative body for PGR students at King’s and plays a vital role in acting as a link between staff and fellow students. Being part of the KDSA is brilliant for your CV and for developing transferable skills such as communication, negotiation, leadership, organisation and presentation. Further information about the KDSA can be found at https://www.kclsu.org/studentreps/kdsa/
Key dates for nominations and elections:
Monday 30 Jan 10am – Nominations Open
Friday 17 Feb 12pm – Nominations Close
Monday 27 Feb, 12pm – Candidates announced
Monday 6 March 10am – Voting opens
Thursday 9 March 5pm – Voting closes
From Thursday 9 March – Results announced
If you have any questions about the nomination process or encounter any problems with your nomination, please email email@example.com
Student Officer Nominations are open from now until 5pm, Monday 22 February. Make sure Postgraduates get the representation they deserve by nominating yourself for one of the five Student Officer positions.
Vice President for Education (Health)
Vice President for Education (Arts & Sciences)
Vice President for Activities and Development
Vice President for Welfare and Community
These are full-time positions with a salary of £23,063 and access to powers such as time, funding, support, training, development, connections at King’s, and more to help lead KCLSU and make a real impact for all postgraduate students. For example, Officers successfully helped students get 24 hour library openings and halved the number of academics that faced redundancies across the Health Schools.
In addition to representing fellow students, it’s a terrific opportunity to make valuable connections at King’s and sit on the Trustee Board of a multi-million pound charity.
You can check out the full role descriptions for each position in our Elections Guide, which also explains the election process and goes into specific detail about how it’s possible for Postgraduates to be Officers!
So if you’re interested in standing, have a chat with Chris from KCLSU’s Student Voice Team by calling 020 7848 4588 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re not interested in standing, you can still recommend a candidate who’d be good for the job.
KCLSU, your Students’ Union, is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 4 February. Students have submitted motions (ideas) to change the Union, University, or the wider community. These motions will be discussed and voted on by students at the AGM.
Date: Thursday 4 February Time: 6.30pm Location: New Hunt’s House, Lecture Theatre 1, Guy’s Campus
All students are invited to come, debate, and vote at the AGM! The full motions will be posted on kclsu.org/agm on 28 January. Students who can’t make the meeting will be able to proxy vote online also at kclsu.org/agm.
If you are a postgraduate student here at King’s, you can vote for a Postgraduate Officer. Postgraduate Officers represent fellow postgraduates and work with them to have the experience they deserve. They get the opportunity to attend College Committees, with the Vice Presidents for Education, to voice their opinions directly to King’s decision makers. They also get to attend the NUS Postgraduate Students’ Conference.