Who can join the committee?
Everyone. Including you. Provided that you're a resident and full-time registered LSE student.
Being on the hall committee is an opportunity to network and develop your skills. You will lead, communicate, work within a team and problem-solve (skills that are much sought-after by employers). As an added bonus, being on the committee will help you get a room in your hall for the following year (as long as your warden recommends your return to the hall and you apply in time).
Committee elections are held each year during the first weeks of Michaelmas term (at the end of October or in early November). Nominations for elections take place ten days before elections. The results are announced soon after elections close.
What positions can I stand for?
A committee consists of at least three positions:
Optional positions include these (some halls may have even more roles):
- vice president
- community and welfare offiver
- events officer
- wellbeing officer
- environment and sustainability officer
- international officer
- postgraduate officer
How do I get nominated?
You can self-nominate for a hall committee position. All you need to do is to submit a manifesto or statement to your warden. They will circulate your manifesto to all residents. Your manifesto should include:
- your name,
- the position you are running for, and
- why you think you are a suitable candidate.
For contact details of your warden, visit: Contacts in halls of residence
Unless your warden tells you otherwise, elections take place online at: LSESU halls elections [link to https://www.lsesu.com/democracy/halls]
If you want to find out even more about the roles and what committee work looks like, check out this collection of advice for committees: Committee handbook [PDF]