Election 2022

Nominations have been extended!! Download The Election Pack to find out which positions are still available.


The deadline for submitting your nomination form, manifesto and headshot is fast approaching. For anyone on the fence or still thinking about running – please do it! It’s a great opportunity to speak with your fellow students and get an idea what life is like for other at Trinity Laban. Even if you don’t win the election you will have gained invaluable knowledge about the process and learnt a few skills in the process.

Keep reading/watching below to find out more!

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Election Timeline

Nominations OpenMonday 25th April
What is the SU and why should I care?Friday 29th – 7pm
What are the jobs and how do I campaign?Tuesday 3rd May – 7pm
Nominations CloseMonday 9th May – 10pm
Extended Nominations DeadlineMonday 23rd – 10pm
Candidate BriefingWednesday 25th – 8am
Campaigning BeginsWednesday 25th – 9am
HustingsWeds June 1st – 7pm
Campaigning StopsSaturday 4th – 10pm
Polls OpenMonday 6th – 9am
Polls CloseTuesday 7th – 9pm
Results CountedWednesday 8th June
Results DeclaredWednesday 8th June

Nominations Are Extended!


That’s all the time you’ve got left to submit your nomination form and manifesto to be a part of this election and put yourself forward as a candidate!

Send everything once you’re ready or ask any question to w.branston@trinitylaban.ac.uk 

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 the extended period)

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. 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 the extended period)
  • UG Dance Officer
  • PG Dance Officer
  • UG Music Officer, and
  • PG Music Officer

The Student Experience team also has two Vice Presidents – of Events, 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
• 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

Receiving this emails means that Nominations are open and you can submit an application and manifesto to run for a position on the SU. Download the Election Pack attached to this email 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 William Branston (TLSU Administrator) at w.branston@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!