Welcome to the Student Council Elections page

The Student Council tenure runs from January to December starting on the 1st of January. Members have the option to stand down after one year or go into a second term for one year, ending 31st December.

In October each year the election process for those aspiring to become a member of the Student Council will begin. Elections are undertaken in the same way as other College positions. Appointing the right people to hold Student Council member positions is vital to ensure the College of Paramedics delivers the best representation and benefits for its student members. Each year there will be opportunities to be elected to the Student Council due to individuals stepping down from their appointed role or reaching the end of their tenure.

The Student Council terms of reference, role descriptions and election guidance, can be found at the bottom of this page.


We currently have two vacancies on the Student Council and are calling for members in the Yorkshire and the Humber and the East Midlands regions to stand to be the student member representatives on the Student Council. 

If you would like to stand as a candidate for Yorkshire or East Midlands Student Member Representative, then you should download and read the Student Council By-election Guidance document. This should provide all the information that you need and outlines how to put yourself forward as a candidate. We advise you to thoroughly read the Student Council Regional Representative Role Description, as your candidate statement should take into account the requirements set out in this document, as well as inspire your fellow members to vote for you. Please do think about all your past experiences and any transferable skills and knowledge that could be useful to you in this role.
To stand as a candidate involves completion of a Microsoft Form, which includes a 500 (max) word candidate statement and a nominator from within your region/nation. It is recommended that candidates also submit a photo of themselves. A link to the form and further information can be found in the Student Council By-election Guidance.   

The College of Paramedics recognises the need and inherent benefit of diversity and inclusion within the organisation and amongst its representatives, is committed to equal opportunities in appointment and employment, and seeks to eliminate unlawful discrimination, including racial, sexual or disability discrimination, to promote equality of opportunity and good relations between all.

The College of Paramedics welcomes and encourages all student members to stand as candidates. However, we would like to increase the diversity, in terms of race, ethnicity and cultural heritage, within the Board of Trustees, the Paramedic Council, the Student Council, and the employed staff of the College, so we would particularly welcome candidates from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Click here to apply.  Deadline 5th September 2022


Candidates will be available to view here as and when they put themselves forward.


Voting is available for all student members in the region/nation where the position is contested. All eligible voting members will receive an email from Civica Election Services (CES). If you cannot find the email you should:

1.  Search your inbox for an email from takepart@cesvotes.com with subject: Student Council Election 2022
2.  Email support@cesvotes.com to request a reissue, being sure to mention it’s for the College of Paramedics Student Council Election 2022
3.  Request an automatic reissue via https://secure.cesvotes.com/V3-0-0/contact/forgotcodes.aspx?JMSJobno=m1724_1 – for this process, you will need to enter the email address that we have registered to you in our database
4.  Check that we have the correct email address for you by checking your profile at Member login 
5.  If you are still unable to find an email and believe that you should have received one, please contact penny.jones@collegeofparamedics.co.uk   


Our regions are based on the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS)  used by the National Office of Statistics and others. 

Regions are predominantly related to the geographical location of your university. The nations of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales are clear.  

However, there are specific instances where the vast majority of your clinical placement time may be spent outside of the geographical region of your university, for example in a neighbouring Ambulance Service. Your individual situation, when applying for a position on the Student Council, will be taken into account. You may apply for the region in which your university is located, or the region where you complete your Ambulance Service placement hours. You will choose which regional role you are applying for in the Application Form. Please think carefully when you chose your region as, should you be successful in your application, your role on the Student Council is to be the representative voice of your student colleagues in that region.  


If you are now a qualified paramedic but have still received an email to vote on the Student Council elections, then you need to update your membership details. Once you appear on the HCPC paramedic register it is vital to upgrade to full membership to be eligible for all paramedic member benefits including fitness to practise legal representation and Medical Malpractice insurance. To upgrade your membership click here


We hold our Chair of Student Council election earlier in the year than elections for the rest of the Student Council. The next election for Chair of Student Council will take place in the summer of 2023.


The Student Council contains 12 student representatives, representing 12 geographical areas (regions). The geographical regions are well recognised nationally and are mirrored in the College Paramedic Council structure. The next election for student member representatives will take place in October/November of 2022 with an opportunity to stand for Wales, the North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, South East and South West student member representative positions.


Roles advertised

1st Monday in October

Applications close

2nd Sunday in November

Voting (if appropriate) opens

3rd Monday in November

Voting closes

12:00 2nd Mon in December

Election results announced

3rd Monday in December

Appointment starts

Following 1st of January