TLSU By-Election October 2023

For Dance Officer:
Sadie Bevan

View their manifesto here

TLSU By-Election October 2023

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!

Watch Election Workshop 1 - What are the Jobs and How do I Campaign?

Watch Election Workshop 1 - What is the SU and why Should I Care?

Election Timeline

Nominations OpenMonday 16th October – 9am
What is the SU and why should I care?Online (Pre-Recorded)
What are the jobs and how do I campaign?Online (Pre-Recorded)
Nominations CloseMonday 23rd October – 10pm
Candidate BriefingTuesday 24th October – 8am
Campaigning BeginsTuesday 24th October – 9am
HustingsWednesday 1st November – 7pm
Campaigning StopsSaturday 4th November – 10pm
Polls OpenMonday 6th November- 9am
Polls CloseTuesday 7th November – 9pm
Results CountedWednesday 8th November
Results DeclaredWednesday 8th November
Handover PeriodImmediate Start

Nominations are open and will close in...


The nomination period for this years TLSU By-Election are open, get you applications in now!

The Positions You Can Run For

  • We’re looking for individuals to come forward and fill the empty position on the TLSU Executive team for 23/24. There is 1 position to run for this time around so we can continue to represent all students across all faculties. The winning candidates will form part of the TLSU Executive Committee and hold their positions from November 5th 2023 to July 31st 2024. So let’s get straight into the details!

➡️The President – Not open for the by-Election


There are also five Officer which cover the TLSU Executive Team each covering a different element of the SU. 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. The officer positions are as follows:

  • Music Officer – Not open for election
  • Dance Officer
  • Events Officer – Not open for election
  • Welfare Officer Not open for election
  • Brand and Communications Officer Not open for election

For the Dance officer position, you could think of yourself as head student rep, or student course leader. It’s the Dance Officers 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?!

All officer positions are critical to the smooth operation of the SU. 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.

➡️The Sub-Team

Don’t feel like you can commit as much to the SU but still want to be involved? The Sub-Team is perfect for you. The Sub-Team are unelected positions which you can apply for where you can express why you want to help on the SU team and what interests you have and which officer you would like to support. The positions are as follows:

  • Musical Theatre Sub-Team Representative
  • Events Sub-Team Representative Not open for applications
  • Welfare Sub-Team Representative Not open for applications
  • Academic Sub-Team Representative Not open for applications
  • Sub-Team Representative (In the event MT Sub-Team Representative is not applied for)
To apply for the Sub-Team visit to download the application form.

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

➡️The Presidency

  • President of TLSU

➡️TLSU Executive Officers

  • Music Officer
  • Dance Officer
  • Events Officer
  • Welfare Officer
  • Brand and Communications Officer

➡️TLSU Sub-Team

  • Musical Theatre Sub-Team Representative
  • Events Sub-Team Representative
  • Welfare Sub-Team Representative
  • Academic Sub-Team Representative
  • Sub-Team Representative (In the event MT Sub-Team Representative is not applied for)

Officers are voluntary positions but are eligible for a performance-based honorarium every term. This is £400 for Officer’s and a post performance review honorarium for the Sub-Team.

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

➡️ You’ve got until Monday the 23rd of October @ 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!