Key Dates – Spring 2018

Nominate Yourself in the RUSU Elections Now Reading University Students' Union Elections

Please find below all key dates that you will need to be aware of during the Election period:

Nominations Open

RUN 4 RUSU!

Week 1

Monday, 08/01/18

10am

Nominate online at www.rusu.co.uk/elections

‘Writing a Manifesto’

Drop-in Session

(for all candidates)

Week 3

Wednesday

24/01/18

1pm-5pm

Come to RUSU Reception Desk

Got questions about writing a manifesto? Want to speak to someone who has written a manifesto before?

Drop-in anytime between 1pm-5pm for a 1-2-1 session with an elected Officer.

RUSU All Student Meeting (ASM)

Week 3

Wednesday

24/01/18

5.30pm

Monterey Lounge

Take part in the annual All Student Meeting.  Take this opportunity to find out more about Your Students' Union and what the Full-time Officer team have been working on.

‘Writing a Manifesto’

Drop-in Session

(for all candidates)

Week 4

Wednesday

31/01/18

1pm-5pm

Come to RUSU Reception Desk

Got questions about writing a manifesto? Want to speak to someone who has written a manifesto before?

Drop-in anytime between 1pm-5pm for a 1-2-1 session with an elected Officer.

Nomination, Manifesto and 3 Bullet Point Summary deadline

(for all candidates)

Week 5

Tuesday

06/02/18

3pm

You do this online at www.rusu.co.uk/elections

You will need to ensure that your nomination is completed by this time. You should have written your 250 words Manifesto and your 50 word 3-bullet point summary.

For guidance on writing these, please refer to this page: www.rusu.co.uk/elections/rusuelection/candidateshub/manifesto/

Undergraduate School Rep Candidates: Elections Meeting

Week 5

Thursday 08/02/18

9.30am- 10.30am

Thet Win Aung Boardroom

This meeting will outline the rules of the election and give you an opportunity to ask the Elections Committee questions.

This meeting is compulsory. If you cannot attend you must email elections@rusu.co.uk prior to the start of the meeting.

Undergraduate School Rep Candidates Photos

Week 5

Thursday 08/02/18

10.30am-11.30am

RUSU Reception

Candidates will be able to have a professional photo taken after the meeting for the website and candidates booklets if they wish.

Part-Time Officer Candidates: Elections Meeting

Week 5

Thursday 08/02/18

11am-12.30pm

Thet Win Aung Boardroom

This meeting will outline the rules of the election and give you an opportunity to ask the Elections Committee questions.

This meeting is compulsory. If you cannot attend you must email elections@rusu.co.uk prior to the start of the meeting.

Part-Time Officer Candidates Photos

Week 5

Thursday 08/02/18

12.30pm-1.30pm

RUSU Reception

Candidates will be able to have a professional photo taken after the meeting for the website and candidates booklets if they wish.

Full-Time Officer Candidates: Elections Meeting

Week 5

Thursday 08/02/18

1pm-2.30pm

Thet Win Aung Boardroom

This meeting will outline the rules of the election and give you an opportunity to ask the Elections Committee questions.

This meeting is compulsory. If you cannot attend you must email elections@rusu.co.ukprior to the start of the meeting.

Full-Time Officer Candidates Photos

Week 5

Thursday 08/02/18

2.30-3.30pm

RUSU Reception

Candidates will be able to have a professional photo taken after the meeting for the website and candidates booklets if they wish.

Student Trustee Candidates: Elections Meeting

Week 5

Thursday 08/02/18

4pm - 4.45pm

Thet Win Aung Boardroom

This meeting will outline the rules of the election and give you an opportunity to ask the Elections Committee questions.

This meeting is compulsory. If you cannot attend you must email elections@rusu.co.uk prior to the start of the meeting.

Student Trustee Candidates Photos

Week 5

Thursday 08/02/18

4.45pm-5pm

RUSU Reception

Candidates will be able to have a professional photo taken after the meeting for the website and candidates booklets if they wish.

Online campaigning starts!

Week 5

Thursday 08/02/18

5pm

All candidates are allowed to announce they are running and start campaigning on social media/online from this point. You cannot use any resources that you have bought for your elections campaign (e.g. t-shirts).

Campaigning - All you need to know!

Workshop (for candidates)

Week 5

Friday 09/02/18

1pm – 2pm

Thet Win Aung Boardroom 1

This workshop will provide you with information, hints and tips about planning and running a successful campaign. Come along to improve your skills and your chance to succeed.

This session will also be held on the 12th February.

Campaigning - All you need to know!

Workshop (for candidates)

Week 6

Monday 12/02/18

1pm – 2pm

Thet Win Aung Boardroom 1

This workshop will provide you with information, hints and tips about planning and running a successful campaign. Come along to improve your skills and your chance to succeed.

This session will also be held on the 9th February.

‘Preparing for Candidates Question Time’ Workshop

(for Full-time Officer and Part-time Officer candidates ONLY)

Week 6

Monday 12/02/18

4pm – 5pm

Thet Win Aung Boardroom 1

This workshop will provide you with information about Full-time Officer Candidates Question Time and Part-time Candidates Officer Question Time and help you to prepare.

This session will also be held on the 14th February.

Video Manifesto Filming

(for Full-Time Officer and Part-time Officer candidates ONLY).

Week 6

Tuesday 13/02/18

10am – 1pm &

2pm – 5pm

Thet Win Aung Boardroom 2

Students running as Full-Time Officer or Part-time Officer candidates will be able to sign up for a slot at Election Meeting, on 08/02/18.

(1 minute videos will be edited by RUSU and uploaded onto RUSU’s YouTube channel for you to share).

Additional sessions are also available on 14th February.

Video Manifesto Filming

(for Full-Time Officer and Part-time Officer candidates ONLY).

Week 6

Wednesday 14/02/18

10am-1pm

Thet Win Aung Boardroom 2

Students running as Full-Time Officer or Part-time Officer candidates will be able to sign up for a slot at Election Meeting, on 08/02/18.

(1 minute videos will be edited by RUSU and uploaded onto RUSU’s YouTube channel for you to share).

Additional sessions are also available on 13th February.

‘Preparing for Candidates Question Time’ Workshop

(for Full-time Officer and Part-time Officer candidates ONLY)

Week 6

Wednesday 14/02/18

1pm – 2pm

Thet Win Aung Boardroom 1

This workshop will provide you with information about Full-time Officer Candidates Question Time and Part-time Candidates Officer Question Time and help you to prepare.

This session will also be held on the 12th February.

Full-Time Officer Candidates Question Time

Week 6

Friday 16/02/18

6pm-9pm

Monterey Lounge

Question Time gives students an opportunity to come along and ask questions about your aims and ideas and find out more about you before the voting period.

Full campaigning starts!

Week 7

Monday 19/02/18

10am

You are allowed to campaign fully from this point. You can use the materials bought with your elections budget. Please refer to the Election Rules before you begin campaigning.

If you have any questions please email: elections@rusu.co.uk

Voting Opens

Week 7, Monday 19/02/18, 10am

www.rusu.co.uk/elections

Candidates Breakfast Meeting

(for Full-time Officer candidates)

Week 7

Monday 19/02/18

9.30am

Thet Win Aung Boardroom

This meeting is compulsory for Full-time Officer candidates.

If you cannot attend you must email elections@rusu.co.uk prior to the start of the meeting.

Part-Time Officer Candidates Question Time - Responses published online

Week 7

Monday 19/02/18

5pm

www.rusu.co.uk/elections/

Part-time Officer candidates will have the opportunity to provide written responses to questions.  Their responses will be published online from 5pm.

Candidates Breakfast Meeting

(for Full-time Officer candidates)

Week 7

Tuesday 20/02/18

9.30am

Thet Win Aung Boardroom

This meeting is compulsory for Full-time Officer candidates.

If you cannot attend you must email elections@rusu.co.uk prior to the start of the meeting.

All Candidates Breakfast Meeting

(for all candidates)

Week 7

Wednesday 21/02/18

9.30am

Thet Win Aung Boardroom

This meeting is compulsory for all candidates.

If you cannot attend you must email elections@rusu.co.uk prior to the start of the meeting.

Candidates Breakfast Meeting

(for Full-time Officer candidates)

Week 7

Thursday 22/02/18

9.30am

Thet Win Aung Boardroom

This meeting is compulsory for Full-time Officer candidates.

If you cannot attend you must email elections@rusu.co.uk prior to the start of the meeting.

Expenses Deadline

(for all Full-time Officer, Part-time Officer and Student Trustee candidates)

Week 7

Thursday 22/02/18

1pm

RUSU Reception

Hand in your signed and completed Expenses Form and ALL receipts to RUSU Reception.

You must complete this form even if you haven’t spent any budget.

Candidates Breakfast Meeting

(for Full-time Officer candidates)

Week 7

Friday 23/02/18

9.30am

Thet Win Aung Boardroom

This meeting is compulsory for Full-time Officer candidates.

If you cannot attend you must email elections@rusu.co.uk prior to the start of the meeting.

Voting Closes

Week 7, Friday 23/02/18, 3pm

www.rusu.co.uk/elections

Complaints Deadline

(for all candidates)

Week 7

Friday 23/02/18

4pm

RUSU Reception

All complaints must be given in person to RUSU Chief Executive.

Results Party

(for all candidates)

Week 7

Friday 23/02/18

7pm

3Sixty, RUSU

Results of all elections to be announced.

Come along – bring your friends and your campaigns team!

Publication of Results

Week 8

Monday, 29/02/18

12pm

www.rusu.co.uk/elections

Winners will be published online.

Post-Election

Candidates Drop-in

Week 8

Monday, 29/02/18

1pm-5pm

Come to RUSU Reception

Want to speak to someone about your experience?

Drop-in anytime between 1pm-5pm for a 1-2-1 session with an elected Officer.


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