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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 will take place on Thursday 13 July 2017 during BUCS Conference at the University of Hertfordshire.

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 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.
More information on the current student officers (2016-17) can be found here

Election Notification

Nominations for 2017 elections are now open.  Please find here the full notification of the elections which details deadlines.

All four student officer roles are open for nomination and two staff officer roles are currently eligible for election.

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 position as a Staff Officer, 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 eligible for election for 2017/18 can be found below:

BUCS Staff Officer roles

BUCS Student Officer roles


The Election Process

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

Election Procedures & Regulations : Election Arrangements 2017



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 5 July 2017



Voting for the elections will take place on the morning of Thursday 13 July 2017 during BUCS Conference at the University of Hertfordshire.

The two member representatives of each BUCS member institution are entitled to vote. If a member representative is unable to attend in person to vote, a proxy may be appointed.  Please use the proxy voting form 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.

For a current list of member representatives please visit the Member Administration page here.

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