Elections 20222022-10-25T12:49:09+00:00

It’s that time of the year when we seek passionate people to come forward and run for various positions and join the WCSA committee for the 2022-2023 academic year. There are 12 elected positions to fill.

This is an invitation for you to nominate yourself. Before you begin, please take a look at the WCSA election guide which gives you a clear idea of the election processes and what each office entails as well as why you should run.

Nominations will open Friday, 21 October 2022, a link to the nomination form is included here. Nominations will close 11:59pm Sunday 30 October.

You might want to take a look at some samples of past manifestos here to help you prepare your manifesto. This shouldn’t be a stressful process so you are strongly encouraged to come forward and nominate yourself. Serving on WCSA Committee is a fantastic way to contribute to the Wolfson community and to participate in College governance. Do not be put off from running if you feel you don’t have enough experience/knowledge of the College — enthusiasm, hard work, and motivation are all you need!

Positions for Election

All WCSA Committee positions are up for election:

  • President (must be able to serve for one full year i.e. until November 2023 and be here to help the next committee get started as a Transition President) (1 position)
  • Vice President (1 position)
  • Junior Treasurer (must be able to serve for a fiscal year i.e. 1 December 2022 to 30 November 2023) (1 position)
  • Secretary (1 position)
  • Entertainments Officers (2 positions) (must be able to serve for one full year i.e. until November 2023)
  • Sports & Societies Officer (1 position)
  • Welfare Officers (2 positions)
  • Green & Sustainability Officer (1 position)
  • External Officers (2 positions)

The duties of each officer are described under WCSA Standing Orders (See the Standing Orders section of the current constitution). If you have any questions, you are encouraged to contact a current member of WCSA Committee.


Nominations will be open 21 October 2022. If you wish to nominate yourself, please complete the nomination form with the following information:

  • Your full name and CRSid
  • The role for which you are standing (you may only stand for election to one role)
  • Title and level of your course
  • Expected graduation date
  • A picture of yourself (JPG, PNG, or GIF)
  • A one-page manifesto describing your candidacy

Nominations are due by 11:59 pm on Sunday 30 October 2022.


All candidates must attend a public hustings (Election speech) event on Thursday, 3 November 2022 at 8:00-10:00 p.m in the Club Room. At this event, each candidate will be invited to speak for 2 minutes and receive questions from the audience. If there are any positions for which no one is standing for election, individuals may nominate themselves at the hustings.


Voting will open at 12am, Friday 4 November 2022 and close at 11:59pm, Sunday 6 November 2022. WCSA elections are conducted online by secret ballot using the single transferable vote (STV) system. For all positions, the option of “re-open nominations” (RON) will be available.

A link to the online voting platform will be available here


The results of the election shall be announced within 48 hours of the close of voting, or as soon as confirmed by the Cambridge Student Union Democracy Committee.