Key Dates



Nominations Open

Monday 14 January 10am 

Elections 101

14, 18 &  21 February 1-2pm  T20

Nominations Close

Friday 22 February Midday 

Candidate Briefing

Friday 22 February 1pm in LC1-31A & 4pm LC1-40. This session is run twice and candidates for President, Vice President and Student Council candidates must attend one of these two sessions. 

Online Manifesto Deadline 

Monday 25 February 9am

President and Vice President Booklet Deadline

Monday  25 February 9am

Candidate Academy

Monday 25 February 1-3pm or Tuesday 26 February 3-5pm 

President Video Filming

Monday 25th February 10am - 1pm

Vice-President Video Filming 

Tuesday 26 February 9am -11am

Vice President Candidate Question Time

Monday 4 March 1-2pm – The Lounge

President Candidate Question Time

Tuesday 5 March 1-2pm – The Lounge

Voting Opens

Monday 4 March 9am

Voting Closes

Friday 8 March 2pm


Friday 8 March from 5pm – The Lounge 


Jargon Buster



Nominations are the time to put yourself forward or recommend a friend for a role. If you aren’t sure about what to go for you can come and have a chat with anyone in the SU about the different roles. 

Elections 101

A chance to find out the issues of the elections, meet current sabbatical officers and staff in the SU and ask any questions you may have about your Students’ Union. If you can’t make either of these sessions please feel free to come into the SU and ask questions at any time. 

Candidate Briefing


Candidate briefing will go through the rules of the elections. This is a mandatory meeting (ran twice to fit around your availability) for President, Vice-President and Student Council candidates. If you are unable to make this you should email No campaigning as defined in our campaign rules can take place before this meeting. Photos of President and Vice President candidates will be taken at the briefing for publicity purposes. 


Manifesto Deadline

After submitting your nomination, you can alter your manifesto (max 250 words), by emailing before the listed deadline. 

President and Vice President Voting Booklet

We will be publishing a booklet with the candidates President Booklet for President and Vice President. All candidates for these roles are asked to write 250 words on why students should vote for you and send this to by Monday 25 February 9am. The decision to include anything after this point will be at the discretion of the Deputy Returning Officer. You will also have the opportunity to have a photo alongside your 250 words which will be taken at the Candidate Briefings on Friday 22 February. This photo will be part of the guide. 

Candidate Academy

Tips on campaigning, public speaking and useful information that may help you get elected. 

President and Vice President Video Filming

We will be filming promotional videos for students President Videos with the candidates for President and Vice President videos with the candidates for Vice-President. These will be filmed only at the time slots listed and will ask candidates to answer questions as a group. Examples of topics that might be covered are why students should vote for you and what would be the first thing you would do if you got elected. 


Voting takes place online at from Monday 4th March 2019 at 9am - Friday 8th March 2019 at 2pm. Don’t forget to include the URL link on your campaigning materials so other students know where and how to vote for you.


Results will be announced from 5pm on Friday 8th March in the Lounge Bar. 




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