Your Union Officers for 2020/21

Candidate Hub

Welcome to the Candidate Hub

On this platform you will be able to complete your application for the election and access support resources.

As a part of your Campaign, candidates may submit print requests of up to  1 banner and 20x A3 sheets to print posters, leaflets and other campaign materials to put up and distribute around campus to encourage students to vote for you.


Sabbatical Officer candidates gets up to £20 and Student Officer Candidates get up to £5 for campaign materials which can be claimed back from the Students’ Union after the election. To ensure the election is fair is the only money candidates can spend. Expenditure must be declared by the close of voting even if you haven’t spent any money.


Your poster can be a massively important part of your campaign. It's your opportunity to show students who you are and what you will do if elected. a good poster could include:

  • Who are you? Make sure your name clearly displayed
  • Don't forget to include the position you're going for
  • Use bright, eye catching colours
  • Nice to see you. Including a photo allows voters to put a face to a name
  • Contrast colours - text should stand out against the background
  • What will you do if elected? Make these bitesized, or one-liners - don't include full essays
  • Include your Slogan/Hastags/Social Media info
  • No copywrited images/slogans
  • Focus on yourself and what you'd change/improve - not on what your competitors are doing
  • Your poster should appeal to as many potential voters as possible - avoid using 'in jokes' or abbreviations

Election Dates

Nominations Open: 13th January 2020 - 09:00 AM
Nominations Close: 19th February 2020 - 11:59 PM
Manifesto Deadline: 2nd March 2020 - 08:00 AM
Campaigning Starts: 3rd March 2020 - 10:00 AM
Voting Opens: 5th March 2020 - 09:00 AM
Voting Closes: 12th March 2020 - 01:00 PM
Results Event & AGM: 12th March 2020 - 02:00 PM

Support Resources

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