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Checklist for students wishing to be candidates All nominations for any positions must be submitted to SU Reception by midday on Friday 2 nd March Late nominations will not be considered Nominations open on Monday 13th February, to give prospective candidates plenty of time to do the following: You must:

You should:

Download the Nomination pack and the Candidates’ rules from or pick up a hard copy from SU Reception Read both of these documents thoroughly so that you understand what you need to do in order to be a candidate Complete the appropriate nomination form(s) IN BLOCK CAPITALS or type. Ask your proposer and seconder to complete the appropriate section. Please note that you will have to print off a hard copy of the form(s) so that they can be signed by you, your proposer and your seconder Write your manifesto. All prospective candidates must submit a manifesto by midday on Friday 2nd March or they will not be eligible to stand for election. Please see the Candidates’ rules for further information Provide the SU with a photo of yourself which you’re happy for us to use in election promotional material

Take the opportunity to have a chat with the current postholder and arrange to “shadow” them for a time if possible Talk to friends about your intention to stand and try to recruit a “campaign team” who will help you with campaigning and publicity Attend the workshops which the President is running – see for details

Make sure that you are available to attend the compulsory Candidates’ briefing at 4pm on Friday 2nd March If you plan to stand as a candidate for a Sabbatical Officer role, make sure that you are available to attend the hustings on Tuesday 6th March from 12:30 – 2:30pm

Have a chat with the President, the Membership Services Manager or the Chief Executive about the roles and the elections – they’ll all be happy to answer your questions Start planning your campaign. Don’t forget all of the other things you’ll have to do over the campaigning period, such as your studies! Maybe you could put together a plan with help from your supporters. Make sure you know when election events are happening so you can be sure to be in the right place at the right time. Start talking to students to find out what their issues and concerns are – think about what changes you would like to try to make. Be creative – you’ll only be allowed a very limited budget to use for your campaign, so you may want to collect cardboard boxes, design a slogan, record a Minute To Win It video or pick an eye-catching outfit from your wardrobe…

Checklist for students wishing to be candidates  

Checklist for students wishing to be candidates