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Sports and Societies Elections

Have you ever wanted to lead a society, sports club or community? Maybe you love dreaming up glamorous events… Maybe you’re passionate about getting people together to do something fun… Or maybe you just want to be a BNOC (Big Name on Campus). Now is the time to get elected as a student leader!


Student Leadership Elections 2021

695 posts are up for election.

Nominations are now closed.

The polls open at 00:00 on Monday 10 May 2021 (in 18 hours)

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Why become a student leader?


Community & Friendships

  • Make new friends and build a community of connections around the university
  • Team building activities on and off campus
  • Making meaningful positive change in the university and the wider Goldsmiths community
  • Lead on large-scale events during campus-wide programmes such as Welcome (Freshers’) Week and Welcome Back Week, Black History Month, LGBTQ+ History Month, Islamophobia Awareness Month, Varsity and more



  • Free workshops and training year-round including our mega leaderships skills and tools handbook
  • Specialist workshops on public speaking, communicating, organising, marketing, and working with a team
  • Project and events management experience
  • Fundraising, volunteering and charity experience



  • Money for your events and projects through Sports Grants or the Societies & Communities Fund, funds specifically available to affiliated groups through the Students’ Union
  • Book campus spaces for your events at no cost, including the SU Café and Bar, lecture rooms, performance spaces and social spaces*
  • Online platforms including Google Suite (your own official email, Google Docs, Sheets, Drive and Google Meets) as well as access to book meetings and webinars on the SU’s Pro Zoom Account
  • Admin access to edit you membership page on the website where students can officially “join” your group as well as write posts for the website, add events with tickets and more
  • Support and guidance from the Development and Communities Team within the SU


Recognition and Validation

  • Celebrate your success at our end-of-year awards ceremony and party!
  • Special opportunities to work and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders and organisations as an ambassador for the university
  • Access to our social media platforms, including instagram takeovers and free marketing for your events/projects/campaigns
  • Recognition of your role as an extracurricular activity on your HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report) when you graduate from the university 
  • CV building and skill boosting for your future career and employability