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BUCS Officer Elections

BUCS Officers are elected by the membership each academic year.  Four Student Officers are elected annually with Staff Officers elected for specific portfolios every 2 years, with the Chair of Disciplinary Committee also elected for a 2 year term.

Elections for the 2019/20 season will take place on Thursday 11 July 2019 during BUCS Conference at the University of the West of England.

Further information on the posts available this year and how to stand is available below.

Please use the election results tabs on the left for information on previous elections.

Election Notification

Please find here notification of the elections for 2019.  This provides times and deadlines for the election process.

Post open for election this year are:

Four student officer positions

Three staff officer positions

Who can stand?

To stand for a position as a Student Officer, a candidate must either:

-    be an internally registered student at a member institution whose membership fees have been paid;

-    and be registered on a Higher Education credit rated course;

-    and be undertaking a programme of at least 50% of the equivalent of a full-time student.


-    shall be a sabbatical officer of an athletic union, sports union or student union, at an institution whose membership fees have been paid.

Student nominations must be proposed and seconded by two separate institutions.

To be eligible to stand for a Staff Officer Position, candidates must have a contract of employment within a member institution and their nomination must be approved by a duly authorised person within that institution, and seconded by a different institution.

Role Details

Full details of the student and staff officer roles can be found by clicking the links below:

BUCS Staff Officer role information

BUCS Student Officer roles information

For information on the current student officers, please click here 

The Election Process

For full details of the election arrangements and procedures please use the following links :

Election Regulations

Election Arrangements 2019


The nomination form & statement form can be found below:

Nomination FormStatement Form

If you are applying for a role please ensure you have fully read the supporting information, and correctly completed the above forms. 

The nomination form and election statement (including a photograph of the candidate) should be returned to the Returning Officer, either by email or to the BUCS office (20-24 King's Bench Street, London, SE1 0QX) by 5pm Wednesday 3 July 2019


Voting for the elections will take place on the morning of Thursday 11 July during BUCS Conference at the University of the West of England.

The two member representatives of each BUCS member institution are entitled to vote.  The list of current member representativees can be found on the Member Admin page here.

If a member representative is unable to attend in person to vote, a proxy may be appointed.  Please use the proxy voting form (below) to advise us of this change. 

Only named representatives or listed proxies will be permitted to vote.  If appointing a proxy, please ensure the form is completed accurately and in full.

Proxy Voting Form



Staff Officers

Staff Officers serve as members of the BUCS Advisory Group, working in dedicated areas of the Company’s portfolio. As well as having responsibility for specific areas of the Company’s portfolio, they contribute to the wider policy and strategic direction of BUCS, and are responsible for representing the views of the professional staff across the sector on the various issues that arise.

Student Officers

Student Officers also sit on BUCS Advisory Group and provide input into the internal strategy of BUCS, with particular focus on areas relating to the student sporting experience. They act as the main point of contact for regional student chairs, lead on engagement with the Student and Sabbatical network, and subsequently represent students’ needs, concerns and aspirations to BUCS. Student Officers also have the opportunity to work within and across the areas of BUCS' business.


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