Key Dates – Spring 2019

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 2

Monday

21st January 2019

10:00

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

‘Writing a Manifesto’

Drop-in Session

(for all candidates)

Week 3

Wednesday

30th January 2019

13:00 - 17:00

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.

‘Writing a Manifesto’

Drop-in Session

(for all candidates)

Week 4

Wednesday

6th February 2019

13:00 - 17:00

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

12th February 2019

15:00

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/

Deadline for nominations, manifesto and 3-bullet point summary

Week 5
Tuesday
12th February 2019
15:00

www.rusu.co.uk/elections

Undergraduate School Rep Candidates: Elections Meeting

Week 5

Thursday

14th February 2019

09:00 - 10:30

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

14th February 2019

10:00 - 11:30

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

14th February 2019

11:00 - 12:30

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

14th February 2019

12:30 - 13:30

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

14th February 2019

13:00 - 14:30

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

14th February 2019

14:30 - 15:30

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

14th February 2019

16:00 - 16:45

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

14th February 2019

16:45 - 17:00

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

14th February 2019

17:00

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

15th February 2019

13:00 - 14:00

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 18th February.

Campaigning - All you need to know!

Workshop (for candidates)

Week 6

Monday

18th February 2019

13:00 - 14:00

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 15th February.

‘Preparing for Candidates Question Time’ Workshop

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

Week 6

Monday

18th February 2019

16:00 - 17:00

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 20th February.

Video Manifesto Filming

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

Week 6

Tuesday

19th February 2019

10:00 - 13:00

14:00 - 17:00

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

20th February 2019

10:00 - 13:00

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

20th February 2019

13:00 - 14:00

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.

Part-Time Officer Candidates Online Question Time

(For Part-time Officer Candidates ONLY)

Week 6

Friday

22nd February 2019

14:00 - 16:00

Thet Win Aung Boardroom

Students will be able to submit questions directed at each role online. Students standing for Part-Time Officer roles will respond to the questions on a video stream.

This event is not open to students but will be published at www.rusu.co.uk/elections after the event.

Full-Time Officer Candidates Question Time

Week 6

Friday

22nd February 2019

18:00 - 21:00

Monteray, RUSU

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

25th February 2019

10:00

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
19th February 2019
10:00

www.rusu.co.uk/elections

Candidates Breakfast Meeting

(for Full-time Officer candidates)

Week 7

Monday

25th February 2019

09:30

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.

Candidates Breakfast Meeting

(for Full-time Officer candidates)

Week 7

Tuesday

26th February 2019

09:30

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

27th February 2019

09:30

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

28th February 2019

09:30

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

28th February 2019

13:00

RUSU Reception Desk

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

1st March 2019

09:30

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
1st March 2019 15:00

www.rusu.co.uk/elections

Complaints Deadline

(for all candidates)

Week 7

Friday

1st March 2019

16:00

RUSU Reception

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

Results Party

(for all candidates)

Week 7

Friday

1st March 2019

19:00

3Sixty, RUSU

Results of all elections to be announced.

Come along – bring your friends and your campaigns team!

Publication of Results

Week 8

Monday

4th March 2019

12:00

www.rusu.co.uk/elections

Winners will be published online.

Post-Election

Candidates Drop-in

Week 8

Monday

4th March 2019

13:00 - 17:00

Come to RUSU Reception Desk

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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