Training for Elections Candidates

To help you prepare for the election, we will be providing the training that we think that you need to help you through the process:

Manifesto Training

  • Tuesday 30th January 5pm-6pm, Kate Adie Room, 1st floor NUSU
  • Thursday 1st February 4pm-5pm, Kate Adie Room, 1st floor NUSU

To help you prepare your manifesto, we are hosting a one-off manifesto training session, giving you all the information you need to write an effective manifesto. If you would like to attend, please email Kay ( Alternatively, here are some slides that might help you if you cannot attend the training

Running an Elections campaign

Thinking of running in the election but not sure what running a campaign will be like and what you need to do? Then this is the session for you – delivered by NUSU staff and one of the officers who have been there and won

  • Tuesday 6th February 5-6pm, Kate Adie Room, 1st floor NUSU
  • Thursday 8th February 12-1pm, Kate Adie Room, 1st floor NUSU

There is no need to book onto this training, just turn up for the start of any of the above sessions.

Meet the Sabbatical Officers drop in

Not sure if the role is for you?  Can’t decide which role to go for? Or perhaps you want to know more about what running in the election will be like? Then call in to meet the current officers and ask them any questions you have. This is an informal drop in, and you can call in at any time from 4-5.30pm. We will also have cake, coffee and tea available!

  • Monday 5th February 4pm-5.30pm, Kate Adie Room, 1st floor NUSU

How to Produce an Elections Video

Many people are put off the elections process as they would like to produce a video but are worried about not having the skills or equipment. That is where NUSU can help you. Come along to the video training and we can run through how simple this can be.

  • Wednesday 31st January 12-1pm, Warkworth Room, NUSU Central
  • Monday 12th February 4-5pm, Kate Adie Room, 1st floor NUSU

Candidates Academy

Saturday 17th February 2015 11am-3.30pm, History room, NUSU Central      

All candidates should attend this full day of training, advice and hints and tips before running in the election. In the morning we will cover the essential training, including the rules, effective campaigning and key events and dates. The afternoon will be full of good ideas to get yourself out there and help and advice on using IT, producing videos and social media…and there is a free lunch! It gives you a good chance to meet other candidates and the staff involved in the elections.

Candidates’ Essential Training

 All candidates MUST attend a Candidates’ Essential Training Session. If you attend the Candidates Academy then this is covered as one of the sessions so you do not need to attend one of the separate sessions below. This session will go into more depth about how elections week works and is your chance to ask questions about anything you are unsure of. The Candidates’ Training sessions will take place on the following dates, one of which you must attend:

  • Saturday 17th February as part of Candidates Academy which runs 11am-4pm, History Room, 1st Floor, NUSU
  • Monday 19th February 12-1pm or 4.30-5.30pm, Kate Adie Room, 1st Floor, NUSU
  • Tuesday 20th February 1-2pm, Kate Adie Room, 1st Floor, NUSU

To book your place at one of these sessions, please sign up below:



Forms and document

Printed Publicity Form

Non-Printed Publicity Form

Elections Timetable

Video - Credit: NUS