Promoting your students’ civic engagement and encouraging them to take part in democratic processes is an important part of your organisation’s wider role in preparing them for their future lives.
Registration with the Office for Students requires English higher education (HE) providers to take steps to facilitate the electoral registration of students.
To register students to vote, institutions need to liaise with the electoral registrars where their students live. This can be complex for individual institutions to administer, particularly when multiple electoral registrars are involved.
We have developed a service that makes this as simple as possible for institutions and for your students.
The full service will be launched in March 2019.
Benefits to your organisation
Our service can help you to:
Encourage students to engage with the democratic process
Increase efficiency – save the time and money you’d spend on developing and maintaining your own system
Facilitate compliance with the Office of Students' mandatory requirement for facilitating electoral registration
Developed and operated by Jisc on behalf on the sector
Fully compliant with the GDPR and operated from our secure data centres
When you subscribe to the service, we provide your students with access to the web app. You can then share the necessary data securely with Jisc via the UK Access Management Federation (UKAMF). It is a secure, proven way to transfer personal data and to ensure that your organisation remains compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).