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Thinking of running to be a student officer? This page will give you everything you need to run a great campaign! We'll be updating this page with workshop recordings and other support throughout the nominations period, so make sure to check in regularly!

Candidate handbook

A copy of the candidate handbook, that contains all the rules and regs, a timeline of all major election events and a number of useful tips for campaigning, can be found here

In addition, throughout the elections period rulings will be made by the Deputy Returning Officer. This is where new elections rules need to be created in response to questions from candidates or new circumstances, or where a complaint is dealt with in such a way as new rules are created or clarified. Any major changes will be emailed to candidates, but full details on new rulings will be posted here - if you're a candidate, bookmark this page and keep an eye on it! 


elections briefing 



Please note - there is a part of this video where it is suggested that a late manifesto could be added into the election process but on reflection that won't be happening - Friday March 5th, 11:59pm was a very clearly advertised deadline for manifestos and no manifestos (and therefore no candidates) that are submitted after this date will be accepted. If you have any questions about this please email




We'll be hosting a number of workshops throughout February to help candidates prepare their campaigns - click on the images below to book your slot! We'll be uploading the recordings to this page after each session as well, so make sure to check back here if you miss a session!

If you need the SU logo for your posters/social media you can download it here. 



How to run a digital campaign



How to write an engaging manifesto



How to design a winning poster 



How to record a great election video