Election Results

VP of Dance:

Keith Corprew

Turnout: 23

Keith Corprew – 22 (95.65%)

RON - 1 (4.35%)

VP of Welfare:

Emma Gerrett

Turnout: 30

Emma Gerrett - 28 (93.33%)

RON – 2 (6.67%)

UG Music Officer:

Lewis Chinn

Turnout: 29

Lewis Chinn - 26 (89.66%)

RON – 3 (10.34%)

PG Music Officer:

Nivanthi Karunaratne

Turnout: 30

Nivanthi Karunaratne — 26 (86.67%)

RON – 4 (13.33%)

Societies Officer:

Jesse Musson

Turnout: 33

Jesse Musson – 30 (90.1%)

RON – 3 (9.09%)

Meet The Candidates:

Running for VP of Dance:

Keith Corprew

Running for VP of Welfare:

Emma Gerrett

Running for UG Music Officer:

Lewis Chinn

Running for PG Music Officer:

Nivanthi Karunaratne

Running for Societies Officer:

Jesse Musson

Watch back the Hustings:

By-Election October 2022

Got great ideas? Feel like you can make a difference at Trinity Laban?
This is your chance to join the SU
and make real change at our conservatoire!

Campaigning Guidlines

More Information On Campaigning

Campaigning this year will be both physical and online

As well as writing a manifesto, you’ll also need to run a campaign – in other words, interact with voters and convince them to vote for you.

Everyone has a different way of running an election campaign – some people run it by themselves, and some people run it together with their friends in a “campaign team”. 

Here are some things that you could do as part of a campaign

  • Create a brand and campaign design. Free resources such as CANVA are great for this!
  • Designing online leaflets/posters to share out to students.
  • Doing quick announcements during your lecture just before lectures start (be sure to ask the lecturers’ permission beforehand).
  • TikTok is growing in popularity, why not make a video to share?
  • Making a campaign video and sharing it on social media like Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Setting up a Facebook event/Facebook page to share on social media.

Remember, the more innovative and unique you are, the better. If you have a creative idea that’s not listed here, do use it – as long as you stick to the election rules!

Designing a poster

Making a video

Social media

  • You don’t need to use all social media platforms, but it helps to reach as many people as possible. The main one to use should probably be Facebook.
  • Make use of social media scheduling tools to plan out posts ahead of time.
  • Free social media scheduling tools include: Buffer, Hootsuite, TweetDeck, SocialOomph, Friends+Me, Followerwonk, Zoho Social
  • Facebook – Create a page, share in major open groups (check guidelines of each group), share on personal profile.
  • Insta – Create a profile, utilise stories as well as feed, interact with other accounts to increase visibility.
  • Twitter – Create a profile, create a hashtag for your campaign which should match your campaign slogan, interact with other accounts.
  • TikTok – Easy to go viral, hop on a trend but make it relevant to your campaign. Quick and easy to make your own videos.

Looking after yourself

  • Don’t be put off if a student is uninterested, the majority will be interested.
  • Take some time out and grab a drink or some food to re-focus
  • Schedule bulk posts in advance so you can take days off.
  • Don’t overwork yourself or your team
  • Try and take care of as much life admin before voting opens e.g. cook yourself some meals in advance or ask a friend to help you with some specific tasks.
  • It might also be worth planning your work, studies and commitments around the voting week so you have a lot of free time to chat to students.
  • Ask your friends and course mates for help and advice – it can be fun and exciting to help someone else with their campaign, so don’t be afraid to ask!
  • Plan something nice to do at the end of the voting period. Even if you’re not elected, you have achieved a lot.

Watch Election Workshop 1

Watch Election Workshop 2

Election Timeline

Nominations OpenMonday 3rd October – 9am
What is the SU and why should I care?Wednesday 5th October – 7pm
What are the jobs and how do I campaign?Tuesday 11th October – 7pm
Nominations CloseMonday 17th October – 10pm
Candidate BriefingTuesday 18th October – 8am
Campaigning BeginsTuesday 18th October – 9am
HustingsWednesday 26th October – 7pm
Campaigning StopsSaturday 29th October – 10pm
Polls OpenMonday 31st October – 9am
Polls CloseTuesday 1st November – 9pm
Results CountedWednesday 2nd November
Results DeclaredWednesday 2nd November – 4pm

Nominations are Closed!


Nominations are now closed!

The Positions You Can Run For

We’re looking for individuals to come forward and run TLSU for another year. There are 15 positions to run for so that every student at TL is represented and has a voice as best as possible. The winning candidates will form part of the TLSU Executive Committee and hold their positions from August 1st to July 31st 2023.So let’s get straight into the details!

➡️ The President (not open in this election)

There’s one full time, paid position – the President. The salary for the year is around £20,000. This is a crucial role that brings all of TLSU and the team together. If you’re looking to make a difference for a year, you have some great ideas, love a party or organising stuff (or preferably both!) and want to get paid at the same time – this is the position for you.

➡️ Vice-Presidents & Officers

There are also four Vice-Presidents and ten Officers who make up the ‘Academic’ and ‘Student Experience’ teams. Of course everyone can pitch in and come up with great ideas, but it’s good to have an area to focus on that’s all yours. Those areas are as follows:

The Academic team has two Vice Presidents – of Dance and Music (Music not open in this election). You could think of yourselves as head student reps, or student course leaders. It’s the VPs job to bring together the views of all the students and try and make our education better. Because, let’s be honest, TL don’t always get it right and how can they improve without our feedback?!

Reporting to the academic VPs are the:

  • Musical Theatre Officer (not open in this election)
  • UG Dance Officer
  • PG Dance Officer
  • UG Music Officer, and
  • PG Music Officer

The Student Experience team also has two Vice Presidents – of Events (Events not open in this election) , and of Welfare. Party planning will be important for you, but so will sitting on a couch having coffee and talking about problems, signposting students-in-need to help and much more. You’ll be leading a team of officers that represent the amazing diversity of TL students.

Those positions, reporting to the Student Experience VPs are:

  • Disabled Students Officer
  • Diversity Officer
  • International Officer
  • LGBTQ+ Officer, and
  • Societies Officer

All officer positions are critical to the smooth operation of the SU, and perfect for someone that feels like they’re not able to commit as much time and effort as a VP role but still want to make a difference. You’ll liaise with your fellow students to get feedback on how everything is going and report back to the rest of the TLSU. Together, you’ll make a plan to run events, parties, classes and anything you can think of.

Here is a recap of all the positions up for election:

➡️ The President (not open in the extended period)
• President of TLSU (full-time & paid a salary of approx. £20,000 for the year)

➡️ Academic Team
• Vice President of Dance
• Vice President of Music (not open in the extended period)
• Musical Theater Officer (not open in the extended period)
• Postgraduate Dance Officer
• Postgraduate Music Officer
• Undergraduate Music Officer
• Undergraduate Dance Officer

➡️ Student Experience Team
Vice President of Events (not open in the extended period)
• Vice President of Welfare
• Disabled Students’ Officer
• Diversity Officer
• International Officer
• LGBTQ+ Officer
• Societies Officer

Vice-Presidents and Officers are voluntary positions but are eligible for a performance-based honorarium every term. This is £350 for VPs and £100 for Officers each term.

Send us your Nomination Form

➡️ Sound Good? Get Involved: Run for a Position

Nominations are open from Monday at 9am and you can submit an application and manifesto to run for a position on the SU. Download the Election Pack to read all about the positions in more detail. This pack has a wealth of information including how the elections work and some advise on writing a manifesto.

Once you’re ready – submit your nomination form, a headshot and a manifesto to George Lewis (TLSU Administrator) at g.lewis@trinitylaban.ac.uk.

➡️ You’ve got until Monday the 9th May @ 10pm to submit everything and stand for a position in this election!

Late entries may not be accepted, and is at the discretion of the returning officer.


➡️ Want to join the SU team?
➡️ Think you can do a good job?
➡️ Like helping students?
➡️ Think of yourself as a party planner?
➡️ Want to improve TL for everyone?
➡️ Want to earn some money for a year?
➡️ Want to take advantage of SU perks like free printing, cheap drinks, merch, office space?

Submit a nomination and run for a position on the Students’ Union!