Welcome candidate, congratulations on nominating yourself to be the voice of students at Solent University.
This is your candidate hub, the central spot for everything you'll need to run an effective campaign in the elections. If you have any questions or concerns, then please get in contact with the Election Team.
You can submit your artwork and media at the following link https://solentdecidesartwork2022.paperform.co/
Please take note of the deadlines below, as you will need to ensure you dont miss anyting important and break an election rule!
Manifesto, artwork and media deadline; 24th October, 8am.
This is for your manifesto (the pledges you make to students on changes you would make while in your role), your artwork which helps to promote you as a candidate, and a video to help promote yourself as a candidate. We will share anything you send to use by this deadline on our social media and on our website; anything you make after this we will not share.
Voting opens on 30th October at 10am, as well as campaigning.
From this moment you are allowed to start advertising your campaign, asking students for their votes and talkiing about the election!
Expenses deadline 3rd November at 12pm (Midday).
You must send in your expenses form by this point declaring what money you have spent during the election (even if you havent spent anything at all). Budgets and money guide can be found in the election rules.
Voting and Campaigning closes 3rd November 3pm.
Students will not be able to vote beyond this point.
Results to be announced 6th November at 7pm online.
This is subject to change due to any outstanding appeals or complaints process which need to be resolved.
As a candidate you have to follow the elections process, so we've put together a quick checklist of things you should be doing.
1. Attend Candidate Briefing
2. Attend Campaign Training
3. Submit your Manifesto and picture
4. Submit your artwork
7. Submit your expenses
8. Find out the results
Your welfare should always come before the elections, so please prioritise yourself. If you do need support, then please contact the Elections Team, who are responsible for the welfare of all Candidates in the election.
Remember that the Student Hub and their team are also available to you should you need them. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.