Society Committee Elections

Society Committee Elections


Your chance to elect a new leadership team for your society for the next academic year.


Round 3 of nominations is when the roles that weren't filled in Rounds 1 & 2 will be put back up for students to nominate themselves for. 

This is the time you put yourself forward for a role that's available, all societies and roles are up for grabs! 

This is your opportunity to elect the next leaders of your society. All societies must participate in Society Committee Elections to ensure a democratic and fair process has been followed. We've set everything up for you, you just have to make sure your society has nominees for each position and you encourage your members to vote. Societies that fail to elect a committee run the risk of becoming inactive the following academic year. Don't let this happen to your society!


What are the Society Committee Elections?

  • A society committee is made up of 4 essential roles (Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and Inclusion Officer).  These voluntary roles are for students at the University of Hertfordshire. Other societies might have additional roles such as Social Media Officer or Events Officer. The students who are in these roles only have the role for one academic year.  Students must nominate themselves for the role they would like (Nomination Period) and then are voted in by the members of society (Voting period). 
  • Society members that are continuing on with their studies here at Herts next year can put themselves forward for one of the available roles, with all society members being able to vote. So why should you nominate yourself? There are so many benefits to being a society committee member, like being able to shape the direction of your society, enhancing your employability and opening yourself up to new opportunities. Society committee members are completely supported by the Student Activities team here in the SU. You can expect comprehensive training, a detailed handbook and access to our committee toolkit. You can find out more about the benefits of this leadership opportunity and the support you'll receive as a committee member here.


What are the roles? 

  • Chair 
    • To support the other society committee.
    • To ensure the smooth running of society.
    • To ensure the constitution (society goals and aims) are kept to.
    • To bring your other committee members together.
    • To approve society finances with the treasurer. 
    • To ensure the society is run in a sustainable way.
  • Secretary 
    • To support the chair and their workload if necessary.
    • To write and share the minutes of each meeting.
    • To contact members of society (social media, chats, emails.)
    • To book rooms or venues.
    • To ensure the society is run in a sustainable way.
  • Treasurer 
    • To monitor your society's finances by tracking your spending and income.
    • To ensure the society stays within budget.
    • To ensure your other committee is aware of the budgets.
    • To approve society's finances with the chair. 
    • To ensure the society is run in a sustainable way and ensure society finance is utilised ethically.
  • Inclusion Officer 
    • To make sure all the society members are complying with the university’s equality and diversity.
    • To be the welcoming contact to new members.
    • To reduce any barriers to participation in society events.
    • To ensure the society is run in a sustainable way.
    • To keep an eye out for any students who might need additional support and give them guidance on where to get support using SU emergency guidance.  

Some societies have additional roles for example a social media officer which you can also run for. These additional roles will be displayed on their society webpage. 

Depending on the society, Some societies or roles can only take 1-2 hours a week of admin however some bigger societies might take up to 5 hours per week. However, this really does depend on the types of events you want to run and how active you want your society to be. Your society is what you make it! 


Who can nominate themselves to run for a society committee role?  

  • In order to run to be a society committee member you have to: 
    • You must be a member of society before you can nominate yourself or vote. 
    • You must be a current student.
    • You must be a student in the next academic year 22-23.
  • All students studying at the University of Hertfordshire, regardless of subject, campus, or anything else may run for the committee for any Society. This means that all your members, with the exception of non-student memberships who are not current students, may stand for election to any position within the committee.
  • You can only stand for one committee position per society. You can stand for up to three committee positions for three different societies (for example you cannot stand as Chair and Treasurer of the Cheese Society, but you can stand as Chair for the Cheese Society and Treasurer for the First Aid Society.) 


How can I nominate myself to run for a society committee role? 

  •  Please follow these instructions to nominate yourself:
    • Log into your student account on the Herts SU website.
    • Head to your club or society page and scroll to the bottom of the page.
    • Click on the election (this will only show from Monday 25th April 10AM to Monday 2nd May 9AM.) 
    • Locate the role you want to nominate yourself for and click 'nominate yourself.'
    • Fill in the boxes with your information and upload a photo of yourself. Click on ‘review your nomination.’
    • You also have the option of adding a typed manifesto in the manifesto box (Explain why you are suitable for the role and why your society members should vote for you?)
    • You will receive an email after you have nominated yourself. Your name will appear under the committee role once the voting begins.

Make sure you nominate yourself for the role before the nomination period ends.



ROUND 1 Results (Click Here)  

ROUND 2 Results (Click Here)

ROUND 3 Results (Click Here)