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Key Dates:

First Term Election Key Dates:
Nominations close: 16 October - Midday
Voting opens: 22 October 9am
Voting closes: 25 October 9pm
Results: 26 October

+ Support for Chair, Faculty Rep, DSC and NUS Delegate Roles

This support is for the following roles: Chairs of Networks, Faculty Reps, NUS Delegates and Democratic Standards Committee members only.

Rules:

Please ensure you download the code of conduct and read the rules clearly before any campaigning:

Code of conduct - The rules that you must sign and return before midday on Saturday 20 October
 

These roles will recieve a small amount of money to campaign with that you can claim back - we will be in contact with you about this. If we don't email to let you know you have a campaign budget then you should not spend money on your campaign.

Expense claim form - This expense claim form must be filled out and returned by 10am on Friday 26 October
 

Resources:

Manifesto Writing  - power point session that will help with writing your manifestos. It will explore research and what you should include in a manifesto to engage with the voters.

Effective Campaigning - power point session that will help prepare you for campaigning. It will look in to how you can reach many students and have great conversations with them and how to use social media to maximise your campaigning.
 

Further Support:

The elections team are always happy to meet with potential candidates to talk through anything - just pop us an email.
 

Manifestos: 

Manifesto deadline is the close of nomination deadline - 16 October. Manifestos need to be purely text but you can link out to a PDF, Video etc, you just can't have anything but text within the Union webpage. After you put your nomination in you can go back and edit it until the manifesto deadline.

Example manifestos:

2016 (please note that images are not allowed in manifestos this year)
Jamie Cross, Union Affairs Officer
Laura Ho, Postgraduate Education Officer 
Hannah Dualeh, Equality, Liberation and Access Officer 
John House, Sport and Student Development Officer
Stephen Le Fanu, Student Living Officer 
Zoe Backhouse, Undergraduate Education Officer 
Previous years
Manifestos of all Elected Candidates 2015/16
Manifestos of all Elected Candidates 2014/15

Manifestos need to be purely text but you can link out to a PDF, Video etc, you just can't have anything but text within the Union webpage.

2016 results (Full-time Officers) 
Equality, Liberation and Access Officer
Undergraduate Education Officer
Postgraduate Education Officer
Student Living Officer
Union Affairs Officer
Sport and Student Development Officer

+ Support for Course Rep, JCR and Network Committee (non-chair) Roles

This support is for course reps, JCR and Network Committee positions (other than Chair) only. If you are standing for any other role please see the rules above. 

Manifestos:

All manifestos must be submitted as part of your nomination by the nomination deadline - midday 16 October. The word limit for is 300 words.

Manifestos must be written in plain text, but you can include links out to a PDFs, videos etc.

 

Top tips for manifestos:

  • Tell people who you are, and what relevant experience, knowledge or skills you have.
  • Share what you stand for, what you want to change, and why you would make a good course rep or JCR rep.
  • Be concise and use clear language
  • Talk to previous course or JCR reps to see what they wrote in their manifestos, or what they wanted to change
  • Be creative and inspiring - get your personality across and be relatable - You could create a theme or use a catchy strapline
  • Focus on you in your manifesto, not any opponent(s). Negative campaigns tend to attract fewer votes
  • Ask a friend or family member to proof read

 

Top tips for campaigning to get votes:

  • Talk to those on your course, hall, or in your year about what they want to see improve
  • Do lecture shout outs
  • Make the most of social media - change your profile picture, post in groups, branch out into different platforms
  • Put a line at the end of your emails with the voting link

 

The elections team are always happy to meet with potential candidates to talk through anything - just pop us an email.