Printing Allowance & Displaying Your Campaign Materials Guidelines

Printing Allowance

  • Candidates are entitled to an allowance of A4 photocopies in black or colour print, on white or coloured paper.
  • Photocopying and support can be obtained from RUSU reception.
  • You must bring your original artwork to RUSU reception - we cannot print them for you but photocopying will be done on your behalf.
  • The following positions attract a printing allowances for each candidate:
Election Photocopying Allowance
Full-time Officer 150 A4
Part-time Officer 50 A4
School Rep 25 A4
Student Trustee 25 A4
Student Voice Member 10 A4
NUS Conference Delegate 10 A4

Additional Printing

  • Candidates may also use their Election Budget (if there is a budget attached to the position) to get additional photocopies of posters or flyers printed by an external printing company. Any materials printed in this way will be deducted from the candidate’s Elections Budget at cost price.
  • Candidates wish to personally print their own posters or flyers then each A4 print will be costed at a nominal fee of 5 pence per A4 copy.
  • Candidates may also ask RUSU to print additional copies than the allowance above; these will be costed at a nominal fee of 5 pence per A4 copy.

Displaying Your Campaign Materials

Within the Union and external walls

  • You cannot display posters, flyers, banners or any other removable material on the large multicoloured ‘Your Full-time Officers 2016-17’ wall (opposite RUSU reception) or on the electronic promotional boards within the Union building
  • Posters, flyers and banners may be secured (use sticky tack on walls) and displayed on any other walls within the Union building. If you wish to display at a height which requires assistance, please seek permission from elections@rusu.co.uk prior to displaying.
  • You can display banners on temporary railings which will be provided by RUSU during the voting period

Within University buildings and the rest of campus

  • Posters, banners and any other removable material CANNOT be secured and displayed on ANY walls within University buildings.
  • Posters/flyers may be displayed on University noticeboards, using drawing pins – do not use sticky tack.
  • (For RUSU Main Elections ONLY) – Posters, banners and other removable material may be secured by using cable ties/string to lamp posts.
  • If you wish to display posters/flyers in University catering outlets/bars, you should obtain permission from the Supervisor on duty and ask where you can display them
  • If you wish to display banners within/outside a building, you should obtain permission from the Building Manager in the first instance.

It Is Not Acceptable To

  • Obscure panels on glazed fire doors.
  • Paint or chalk or in any other way mark the pavements/roads.
  • Secure posters/flyers to University buildings (either internally or externally including corridor walls), with sticky tack as this is potentially damaging to the brickwork/decoration.
  • Do not use stickers, sticky tape, glue or any other substance to secure materials.
  • Do not put up banners on railings on roundabout railings near to Henley Business School.

Please Note

  • Any posters and other materials obscuring existing signs or causing damage to University property will be removed.
  • Any posters or other materials not appropriately secured (e.g. by fixing to lampposts with something other than cable ties or string, or similar temporary easily removable materials) may attract a maintenance charge for its removal.
  • All banners, posters and flyers must be removed within 48 hours after the election is completed. This must be done by candidates or their campaign team

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