We are holding an EGM on Monday 4th October 2021 to elect a new Society President.

This elections website contains the dates and details for how to stand for election and vote in this election. Keep checking back for updates. If you have any questions, please email the society at any time.

1

Nominations

You can nominate yourself to stand for the role of Society President from 9am on Monday 20th September until 11pm on Sunday 26th September

2

Voting Opens

You can vote for the next Society President from 9am on Monday 27th October until 11pm on Sunday 3rd October.

3

EGM Election

There will be a special EGM livestream on Monday 4th October at 7pm to announce the results and officially elect the next LGBTQ+ Society President


until Nominations close!


Society President

The President is the figurehead of the Society to all external interests, and is responsible for the Society’s policies and actions throughout their term. It is essential that the President delegates tasks to the other committee members wherever possible. They should also ensure the officers’ accountability to Members, the Committee and the Students’ Union.

It is desirable that the President have at least one year experience on a Students’ Union society or club committee, but this is not essential.

In the current president’s words:

“Being the president of a society gives you a really varied set of responsibilities, ranging from liaising with SUSU through to ensuring that everyone on the committee has everything they need to do a great job and to thrive.

Being the president of the LGBTQ+ society is all of those things – but it’s also so much more! It’s a privilege and a pleasure to get to represent LGBTQ+ students at the university of Southampton, to be the face of an utterly amazing society, and to be a leading figurehead in the local queer scene.

As president you get to forge the path ahead for future committees, and fight for the rights of LGBTQ+ people no matter where they’re from.”


i want to stand for election. what now?

Nominations are now open, and close on Sunday 26th September at 23:00. Nominations are sent to the current society president, who is duty bound to keep them confidential until candidates are announced on Monday 27th September.

to stand for election you need to submit:
  • A photo or avatar image that you would like to use alongside your nomination (optional but encouraged, does not have to be your face).
  • A manifesto of no more than 500 words that will be published alongside your nomination.


“Hey, isn’t this different to how you used to do AGMs?”

Yes! Because of the global COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve taken a look at our constitution and at advice from SUSU and University of Southampton and decided that this is the safest way to conduct voting moving forwards. This is the fourth election we’ve run in this way – if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email the committee.