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!
 
These sessions are primarily aimed at officer candidates, but some of them will also be relevant to any rep candidates that would like to attend as well!
 
 

 

WORKSHOP 1 - IS BEING AN OFFICER FOR ME? 

 

 

 
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.
 
PLUS: What is a manifesto and how do you write one? This session will give you everything you need to know about writing a manifesto that gets you noticed!
 
See the recordings for both of these sessions below.
 
NOTE: Any reference to dates is for the previous round of elections. For the dates for these elections please see the graphic and handbooks above. 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

WORKSHOP 2 - CREATING GREAT VIDEOS AND POSTERS 

 

 
 
Posters and videos are key parts of the elections campaign, so we've got a session devoted to the do's and don'ts of great poster and video design!
 
See the recordings for this session below.
 
NOTE: Any reference to dates is for the previous round of elections. For the dates for these elections please see the graphic and handbooks above. 
 
 

 

 

WORKSHOP 3 - RUNNING A GREAT GROUND CAMPAIGN 

 
 
 
 
What goes into running a great campaign during voting week? From social media tips to leafletting advice, this session will give you some pointers on how to run a great ground campaign during elections.
 
A recording for this session will be uploaded soon.
 
NOTE: Any reference to dates is for the previous round of elections. For the dates for these elections please see the graphic and handbooks above. 
 
 

 

 

FINAL CANDIDaTE BRIEFING - ALL OFFICER/NUS delegate CANDIDATES MUST ATTEND/watch! (nov 18th, 4PM)

 

 
This final session in the UOS SU Officer Elections training session is a mandatory session for al 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 November 18th, 5pm via Zoom.

 

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