Candidate Need to knows!

This is your ‘need to know’ section - everything that you need to know in the lead up to this year's Elections.  Standing for a position is hugely rewarding and a great experience; it will build your confidence, bring out skills you never knew you had and you’ll gain tons of knowledge about running for a position. 

But we know it can be scary and there’s a lot you might not know. So, we’ve put together everything we can think that will help. 

We also encourage all of our candidates to sign up to our elections candidate emailing list to get updated with events, workshops and useful info. Don't feel any pressure - this doesn't mean you're running for a position. It's simply a way for us to ensure you're up to date with all the support that's available to you. Sign up, here:   

Find all you need below:

Rules and Regulations – make sure you’re clued up. 
FAQ’s – frequently asked questions by previous candidates.  
Key dates – dates for your diary; see below:



All nominations must be submitted at before the deadline.

Friday 21st February 12pm  - Nominations close 

All Candidates Meeting
Essential for all full-time president candidates to attend. You can bring one member of your campaign team with you.

Friday 21st February 5pm – MR1, Student Central

Election Campaigning Workshop

Develop your campaigning skills through attending this workshop. This session will help you to develop your confidence and formulate an effective campaign plan.

Tuesday 25th February - session times TBC

Manifesto Writing Training

Learn how to write an attention-grabbing manifesto that focuses on the priorities that matter most to students.

Wednesday 26th February - session times TBC


Manifesto Deadline

All manifestos must be submitted before the deadline.

Friday 28th February 12pm - Manifesto Deadline

Friday 28th February – 2pm - campaigning can begin once the manifestos have been published.

Question Time
All full-time President candidates are invited to take part in Question Time to discuss and debate key issues and answer questions from students. The event will also be live-streamed.

Monday 2nd March 6pm - MR1, Student Central


Voting takes place at

Monday 2nd March 9pm - Voting opens
Thursday 5th March - 3pm - Voting closes


Results will be announced on Friday 6th March.

Missed the original Notice of Elections? Find it, here.