Everything you need to know
Why stand for elections
A Guide to elections 2020
RSU Election Regulations 2020
Which shcool am I in?
All Officers are required to perform their duties and responsibilities in accordance with their job descriptions provided above and 'Section 4. Duties and Responsibilities' of the Students' Union Constitution.
Candidates are not permitted to do any visible, physical, written or online campaigning e.g. email or Facebook until after the Candidate Briefing has finished on Wednesday 5th February at 3:30pm. This includes using materials such as distributing posters, flyers, badges, t-shirts, emails, Facebook etc.
Due to unforseen circumstances this year's election has been delayed by one week. Please see the revised timeline below.
- Nominations period: 6th January to 4th February
- Candidate briefing: 5th February at 3:30-5:30pm in room 209/10 (all candidates must attend)
- Campaigns period: 5th – 23rd February
- Hustings: 19th February at 5:30-7:30pm in room 902 (all candidates must attend)
- Voting period: 24th of February at 9am – 1st of March at 23.59pm
- Result announced: 2nd of March at 1.30pm
About RSU Elections
Your Students’ Union holds elections in order to allow you to choose your student representatives for the next academic year. There is a President and two Vice Presidents who work on a part-time basis, taking a break from their studies or immediately after graduation. The elected officers are your voice and act as your representatives in the union, institution and wider community, fighting for you on institutional, local and national level.
Candidates produce manifestos that contain the ideas and principles of their campaigns. Ask yourself if they display key creative and communicative skills that you would like to see in someone who is representing you and your needs.
If you don’t feel any of the candidates standing in a position have the qualities you feel are valuable, or you do not agree with their manifesto, you can vote RON. RON stands for “re-open nominations”. This means, should RON be more popular than any of the other candidates, no-one would be elected to this role and the nominations for the role would re-open, giving the opportunity to find the right person to lead your union.
You can also nominate yourself for election! It's a fun experience and a great opportunity to develop your leadership and communication skills. Should you require further information, please call into the SU Office on the third floor between 10 am - 5 pm or email email@example.com