The Union at Manchester Metropolitan University

Candidate Hub 

The Student Officer Elections process may seem a little daunting, but it is easier than you think. Below you'll find a list of the next steps to take if you are thinking of running in the elections and a set of resources to help guide you through.

Essential next steps:

+   Submit your nomination form online and complete your 50-word bio for the handbook by 17:00 on 21 February
+   Attend the compulsory Candidate Briefing at 12:00-13:00 on 24 February. Meeting Room 6/7, The Union
+   Attend the Candidate Photo drop in from 10:00-16:00 on 24 February 2020. Conference Suit, The Union
+   Write a Manifesto and submit online by 14:00 on 26 February 2020
+   Start Campaigning on Friday 28 February (Manifestos go live on the same day)
+   Attend your relevant Question Time and ask your friends to attend to support you/ask questions on 28 February 13:00-17:00. Room 6/7, The Union
+   Submit your slate and endorsement information by 10:00 on 2 March 2020
+   Ask people to vote for you during voting 2-5 March 2020
+   Attend the results night on the 5 March to find out if you have won from 19:30, Main Hall, The Union

Recommended next steps: 

+   Plan your campaign, including a video, social media and banners. It’s up to you what you decide to use
+   Download the resources below, read through and make sure you understand them all. This will be helpful to making sure your campaign
+   Attend the Social Media Training on the 25 February from 10:00-12:00 in Meeting Room 8, The Union
+   Attend the Manifesto Drop Session from
           - 13:00-15:00 on 25 February. Meeting Room 3, The Union
           - 10:00-14:00 on 26 February. Meeting Room 3, The Union
+   Attend the Banner Drop In from 10:00-16:00 on Friday 28 February, the Mezz
+   Banner hanging in The Union 2 March, 10:00 

For all election events please find link below;






Candidate Pack

The Complete guide to being a candidate in the 2020 Student Officer Elections

Elections Rules

A complete breakdown of the 2020 Student Officer Elections rules

Campus Guide

Guide to the Manchester and Crewe campuses, and suggested places and times to campaign

Campaigning Tips

The Union's top tips for campaigning and how to plan your campaign effectively

Uploading Your Manifesto

How to upload your manifesto and let voters know why you're the best candidate

Manifesto Template

Complete and submit your manifesto by 14:00 on Wednesday 26 February 2020

Social Media Guidelines

The Union's guide to how to use social media during your campaign

Complaints Form

Complete this form to support a complaint made in accordance with the Elections Rules

Equal Opportunities

All staff are expected to abide by the policy when carrying out their duties and responsibilities

Question Time Rules

The structure of Question time and behaviour required from candidates and the audience.

Incumbent & Casual Staff Rules

All the rules around officers that are re-running for election

Supporting a candidate

How clubs and societies can give support to a particular candidate

50 Word Bio

All the information and deadlines you need to know about submitting your 50 word bio for the candidate leaflet

Guidance for International Students

The complete guide for International students running for The 2020 Student Officer Elections