Committee Elections

Members of the KPA Committee are elected on an annual basis by postgraduate student vote, with by-elections often run during the academic year to fill any vacant positions. Elections cover both full-time sabbatical roles, part-time committee roles and voluntary roles. Candidates wishing to stand for election must be a full member of the Keele Postgraduate Association, defined by the KPA Constitution as:

  1.   A registered postgraduate student at Keele University
    and / or
  2.   A Trustee of the Association

If you are elected to a full-time position, you are permitted to take a leave of absence from your studies while you work.

Candidates are required to submit a manifesto to support their nomination, and to attend Hustings (candidates question time) during the elections cycle. Failure to do so may result in your disqualification from the election.

The KPA elections run using the Alternative Vote (AV) system with a threshold of 50% +1 vote. For more information about the AV system, see here.

Elections are overseen by the KPA Chief Returning Officer. For more information, please get in touch with

For full job descriptions of the full-time and part-time roles and more information on the duties of voluntary roles of the KPA committee, see here.