What costs can I claim back for my campaign?
Candidates can claim back cost incurred as a result of their campaigning activity up to the following limits:
The budget limit for candidates running for Full-Time Student Officer position is £40.00
The budget limit for candidates running for Part-Time Officer is £15.00.
The budget limit for candidates running for NUS National Conference Delegate and Student Trustee positions is £10.00.
Candidates must NOT spend over the budget limit on their campaign. Any money spent on candidates' election campaigns/all campaigning materials purchased must be accounted for.
Candidates must submit their completed Expenses Claim Form (including all receipts) by the published deadline. Campaign T-shirts are counted as a nominal cost of £1 each. Decoration of t-shirts, including the printing of campaign slogans, etc. must be costed separately. Drawing pins and sticky tack are not chargeable items but can be claimed for if the candidate has sufficient budget.
All other items purchased or used as part of the campaign must be budgeted at cost price. This means that if a candidate already owns an item they wish to use in their campaign, they must find the cost of an equivalent item and seek the consent of the Elections Committee before using this item.
You cannot part-charge for any item. For instance, if you buy a 10 pack of an item, you must claim for all 10 items regardless of how many you actually use during your campaign. For any other expenses enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.