This hub contains resources for a variety of aspects when running for
any of the RUSU elections.
Rules applying to all RUSU elections and referenda, including
guidelines on campaigning, manifestos, and the complaints
We monitor our elections processes to ensure quality and
effectiveness from a diversity perspective. This includes keeping
a record of the diverse background from which candidates are
Nominating yourself in the election can seem tricky and maybe a
little scary, but it's actually super simple! Read on to find out
how to nominate yourself in an election.
Details the budget available for various roles as well as what it
can be spent on.
Candidates Question Time is one of the most exciting and important
parts of the elections process. Question Time is a great
opportunity for students (AKA the voters!) to find out about you
as a candidate and what you intend to do if elected.
Your elections poster is a poster you create to help you with your
Get some top tips on how to gain votes in your election.
Guidelines on publicising your campaign or nomination,
photocopying, social media and more.
Your manifesto is a 250-word statement which tells people who you
are, what you hope to achieve whilst in the role and why people
should vote for you. Find best practises and manifesto guidelines
Your statement is your opportunity to explain your position,
outline your argument, facts and supporting evidence, and tell
people why they should vote for your side in the referendum.