What are Elections?
Every year, The Students’ Union holds student elections determining your next student leaders for the following academic year.
The Students’ Union operates a democratic system which means that student leaders are elected by their peers.
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When do elections happen?
The voting will take place around the first week of March, Monday – Thursday with results being announced on the Friday. There will be no campaigning prior to the Sunday before the voting period.
When can I put myself forward?
Students can put themselves forward during the nominations period which usually falls between the end of November, up until the middle of
What roles are available?
There are five full-time Presidents:
And twelve different Part Time Officer Roles:
Can I stand for more than one position?
You must choose only one position to put yourself forward for
How do I run in the elections?
You must first nominate yourself to run for a position. Once your nomination has been submitted and you have been briefed on the election’s rules, you will then be entered into the elections.
How can I nominate myself?
You can submit your nomination at https://www.thestudentsunion.co.uk/elections/.
How does campaigning work?
Over the course of the campaigning and voting period, you will need to win the votes of students. How you may go about doing this will be one of the things covered in the This will be covered in the Candidate Briefing, which every student standing for election is required to attend.
What is a manifesto?
A manifesto is a declaration of your aims and what you would like to achieve should you be elected. If you are unsure of how to go about writing a manifesto, please contact a member of the Elections Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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