Candidate Hub 


The Leadership Elections process may seem a little daunting, but it is easier than you think! 

The main things you need to do are:

+   Download and read the Candidate Pack
+   Download and read the Election Rules and the Incumbent and Casual Staff Rules (if applicable)
+   Submit your nomination form online by Midnight 24 February 2019
+   Plan your campaign, including a video, social media and banners, but it is up to you what you do
+   Download the uploading your manifesto guide
+   Download the campaigning tips guide
+   Download the social media guidelines
+   Download the campus guide 
+   Attend the compulsory Candidate Briefing at 12:00-13:00 on the 25 February 2019, Meeting Room 8 The Union and Frances Wood G02
+   Attend the Candidate Photos drop in from 10:00-16:00 on the 26 February 2019
+   If required, attend the Manifesto Drop in from 13:00-15:00 on the 27 February, Meeting Room 5 or 14:00 – 17:00 28th February, Meeting Room 5
+   Submit your 50 words for the handbook and Slate information by 16:00 Wednesday 27 February
+   If required, attend the Banner Drop In from 10:00-16:00 on Friday 1st March, Conference Suite The Union
+   Write a manifesto and submit online by 14:00 on 1 March 2019
+   Campaigning can start, Manifestos are live and Banner hanging in the Union 4th March, 10:00
+   Attend your relevant Question Time and ask your friends to attend to support you/ask questions
           - President, Education Officer and Welbeing Officer Monday 4 March, 18:00-20:30, Main Hall, The Union
           - Sport Officer and Societies and Development Officer Candidates Tuesday 5 March, 18:00-20:00, Main Hall, The Union
+   Ask people to vote for you during voting 8-14 March 2019
+   Attend the results night on the 14 March to find out if you have won from 19:30 in the Main Hall 








Candidate Pack

The Complete guide to being a candidate in the 2019 Lead Your Union Elections

Elections Rules

The Complete guide to being a candidate in the 2019 Lead Your Union Elections

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 Friday 1 March 2019

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.

Hustings Rules

The structure of the hustings 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.