4th February 2021, midday
You must submit a formal nomination to run in the Student Elections for one of our positions. Your nomination will not go public until after nominations close on 4th February.
4th February 2021, midday
Now that you have nominated yourself, you must now submit your manifesto. For help on writing your manifesto, you can contact us, come along to an information session, or check out the manifesto-writing resources on this page. Alongside your manifesto, you will need to submit your official candidate photograph as well as short candidate blurb to be used across NUSU promotions for the election.
Dates: 5th February & 10th February
All candidates must attend one of these academy sessions for advice and hints and tips before running in the Student Election. We will cover the essential training, including the rules, effective campaigning and key events and dates. We will contact all candidates about Candidates’ Academy after you have submitted your nomination.
Alternatively, you can find the details here:
- Option 1: Friday 5 February, 10-12 noon (Zoom link).
- Option 2: Wednesday 10 February, 1-3 pm (Zoom link).
You do not need to register for a session. Please just attend one. If you cannot make either session of Candidates Academy, please get in touch with the elections team and alternative arrangements will be made.
Campaign Video Submission
17th February 2021, midday
If you choose to create a campaign video to endorse yourself and would like it promoted to students as part of NUSU's Student Elections promotions (emails, social media & YouTube), you have until this date to submit your video.
Online Publicity Deadline
24th February 2021, 10am
All candidates are permitted to use publicity to support their election campaign. To do so, every candidate must fill in a Online Publicity Form. This should outline any paid online promotion you wish to use during your campaign. For these elections, there will be no printed publicity (printed flyers and posters)and all campaigning will need to take place online.
The Online Publicity Form will be emailed to candidates after Candiates' Academy.
1st March, midday - 4th March, midday
This is when students will be asked to vote for their preferred candidates. At the start of the week there will be Candidates' Quation time where candidates will be asked to answer students' questions. Then following the close of voting at midday on 4th March, the results will be announced as soon as they can be following the end of the complaints and appeals process.