How To Nominate

Nominating yourself for a position

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.

  1. Log in to the RUSU website using your University login details.
  2. Head to the Elections page, select the election you want to nominate yourself in from the left hand sidebar and click 'Stand in Election' on the online form.
  3. You will be asked to confirm your name, email address and telephone number and click 'save'.
  4. Some positions require candidates to self-define to show you meet the required eligibility criteria. Check out RUSU's student group definitions.
  5. Click on your Election Profile and select all self-definition options that apply to you and click 'Update Self-Defined Status'.
  6. If you want to check any other eligibility criteria, read through the eligibility section in the role description.
  7. Put yourself forward for any roles for which you are eligible.
  8. You have now nominated yourself!

Completing your nomination

Once you've nominated yourself, make sure that you've done the following before the deadline for completed nominations.

  1. Uploaded your 250-word manifesto (compulsory for Full-time Officer and Part-time Officer candidates)
  2. Uploaded a photo
  3. Completed our candidate diversity form

If you’ve nominated yourself to be a Full-time Officer or Student Trustee, you’ll also need to complete a trustee declaration form – we’ll get in touch with you to share this.

Having trouble?

If you're having trouble nominating for a particular role that you think you should be eligible for, please email us at and we'll look into the problem as soon as possible.