Welcome to the Candidate Hub - your one-stop shop for anything you'll need to stand in the SU Officer Elections this year.
Below you'll find the Candidate Handbook, info on Candidate Workshops, and the answers to any Candidate questions that have been asked of the Deputy Returning Officer. Any questions, just email su.democracy@uos.ac.uk - and good luck!




Candidate Handbook and Additional Rulings


We've put together a Candidate Handbook that has all the key info you need to be a candidate in the elections - make sure to download this below and read it thoroughly if you intend to run as a candidate in these elections.

The handbook contains info on the rules and regs of the elections that you will need to be aware of and follow as a candidate. In addition, there will be 'rulings' that the Deputy Returning Officer needs to make when asked questions or something unexpected comes up during the elections. You can find our info on these additional rulings on our Additional Rulings page, linked to below - make sure to keep checking this page regularly (any new rulings will also be emailed to candidates).

If you're not sure about whether something is within the rules or not, or need something further clarified, please email su.democracy@uos.ac.uk. 





Candidate Workshops


We're holding a series of workshops throughout the elections period to help students figure out if becoming an officer is for them, and to help them prepare fantastic campaigns so they can hit the ground running during voting week!
Below you can book onto the various sessions. Once a workshop has been held we'll upload the recording as well, so don't worry if you can't make it live!




Interested in being an officer but not sure if its for you? This session will tell you all about what is involved in the various officer roles, and how to put yourself forward to become an officer.
What officer roles are up for grabs in these elections? What will be expected of you in these roles, and what can you get out of being an officer? What does a day in the life of an officer look like? Find out all the answers to these questions and more in this first of four candidate workshops for this years UOS SU Officer Election


February 1st, 13:00, W418 and via teams



WORKSHOP 2 - Writing a winning manifesto


What is a manifesto and how do you write a great one that wins votes? This workshop, the second in our series, will give you everything you need to know about writing an engaging officer manifesto
February 6th, 16:00, W418 and via teams



WORKSHOP 3 - Designing fantastic posters, videos and leaflets 

Videos and on-campus promotion are the staples of SU elections campaigning, but how do you create engaging content that will stand out from the crowd? This session will give you all the tips and tricks you'll need to create that great content for your campaign

February 16th, 13:00, W209 and via teams



CANDIDATE WORKSHOP 4: Running a great ground campaign



You've got a great message and great campaign materials - but how do you get the word out there to promote your campaign? This workshop will give you all the info you need to plan your ground campaign and activity during voting week, from how to best use social media to how to reach students on campus


February 24th, 12:00, W419 and via teams





This final session in the UOS SU Officer Elections training session is a mandatory session for all candidates, where you'll receive key info on dates for the election, the rules and regs that you'll have to follow as a candidate and a chance to ask any questions you might have.
You will be emailed a link if standing as a candidate - the event will be held March 3rd, 5:30pm via Zoom.


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