Meet The Candidates gives students the chance to get to know the
people behind the campaigns; to get a sense for who is hoping to be
elected to represent them next year. By providing a platform for
candidates to express themselves, answer pre-submitted questions, and
then network with attendees, the event will help to meaningfully
connect students to the candidates hoping to win their votes.
Full-time Officer Candidates will approach the podium grouped by role,
and will open with an introduction to who they are, and why you should
vote for them. They will then answer three questions pre-submitted by
students that cover different topics within the remit of the role they
have nominated themselves for.
Once each candidate has had equal opportunity to do this, candidates
and students will be encouraged to use the space in the RUSU building
to network with each other, ask follow up questions, and get a sense
of what each candidate represents. This will help voters to make a
more informed choice whilst taking away some of the pressure on
candidates to speak in front of a large audience (which can be very
If you're a Full-time Officer candidate preparing for Meet The
Candidates, then we've got your back - you can come along to one of
our dedicated training sessions, and make use of the tips on this page
to help you!
All students are invited to attend the event, which will take place in
Monterey (otherwise known as Cheese Room!) on Monday 21st February,
from 6pm onwards.