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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; key for planning. See below:

Election Candidate Info Sessions
MR3, Student Central

Attend one of these sessions to find out more about the election process, how to write your manifesto and get answers to any questions you may have about running in this year’s elections.

Thursday 7th February – 6pm
Wednesday 13th February – 6pm
Wednesday 20th - 2pm
Thursday 28th February – 6pm
Monday 4th March - 5pm

Election Campaigning Workshop

Develop your campaigning skills through attending this workshop. Led by Dows, an expert in training student leaders, this session will help you to develop your confidence and formulate an effective campaign plan.

Monday 18th February – 6pm – MR3, Student Central Nominations


All nominations must be submitted at before the deadline.

Wednesday 27th February 9am - Nominations open
Wednesday 6th March 5pm - Nominations close 

All Candidates Meeting
Essential for all full-time president and student trustee candidates to attend, and strongly recommended for part-time officer candidates. You can bring one member of your campaign team with you.

Friday 8th March – 4pm – MR1, Student Central

Friday 8th March – campaigning can begin immediately after the close of the All Candidates Meeting.

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 11th March - 6.30pm - MR1, Student Central


Voting takes place at

Tuesday 12th March 9am - Voting opens
Friday 15th March - 3pm - Voting closes


Results will be announced at the below event, and also published online.

Friday 15th March – 7pm – Sanc, Student Central 

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

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