Your
Journey

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step 1

Getting Started...

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Freshen up your SU knowledge!

Freshen up
your SU
knowledge!

Take a look at our
(in-construction)
Strategic framework!

SAVE THE INFO!

ALL our election instagram posts are saved under the 'elections 2022' highlight, you can also check out our other highlight to learn a lot about the SU and what we get up to! Simply click one of the buttons below:

instagram highlights...

Expectations

Expectations

Timeline:

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Elections Purple Logo Elections Green Logo
Monday 20th February 9AM Nominations Close
Monday 20th February Eligibility Check
Wednesday 22nd February 2 - 3:30PM Candidate Training
Thursday 23rd February 2 - 3:30PM Candidate Training
Wednesday 1st March 12PM Manifesto Deadline
Thursday 2nd March Manifesto Checks
Monday 6th March 9AM Official Candidate List Release + Campaign Starts
Monday 6th March 2PM Question Time
Tuesday 7th March 9:AM Voting Starts
Thursday 9th March 12PM

Voting Closes

All complaints and claim forms to be submitted by 2PM.

Friday 10th March 2PM Results Announced
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step 2

Welcome to try

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Create your manifesto...

These are the goals and the aims you wish to achieve throughout the year as an elected officer.

Exemplar Manifestos

Exemplar Manifestos

PRINT...


VIDEO

STATISTICS: Paige's Video Manifesto had the HIGHEST User Retention!

fun fact: Paige never watched the Office!

Useful Apps

To help you get started...

Reel: How to run in elections?
(it's easier than you think!)

click the link to watch a short reel rundown from Jawad (former VPE) on the simple steps to being elected

WATCH NOW

CHECK THE LIST

download our checklist for the tips to follow to run a successful campaign!

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step 3

EAT. SLEEP..CAMPAIGN. LIVE.

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YOU CAMPAIGN.

YOU CAMPAIGN.

You might be tempted to 'eat, sleep and breathe' the campaign, but the most important thing is to look after your own wellbeing, and to take care of yourself throughout this journey.

Remember, the point is to have fun and creatively show who you are to your peers.

Wellbeing Checklist

Click the button below to download a list of top tips from your VPW, Paige, on how to take care of your wellbeing during the elections!

DOWNLOAD

 

STUDENTS VOTE.

STUDENTS VOTE.

Do you know about the ranking system we use for voting?

Not to worry! Our voice coordinator Preet, has all the answers to your questions! Watch this short video to give you an idea of how to prepare for the week ahead and what it takes for you to ensure you get as many votes as possible and how students should vote too!

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step 4

You made it!

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IF YOU WON...

IF YOU WON...

A platform to propell you forward...

We had the pleasure of speaking to our 2018/19 President, Alaïa, who discussed how her role as an Officer helped to push her along on her career path. Watch this video by clicking below (or here) for an insight into what running as a full-time officer can do for you.

We had the pleasure of speaking to our 2018/19 President, Alaïa, who discussed how her role as an Officer helped to push her along on her career path. Watch this video by clicking below (or here) for an insight into what running as a full-time officer can do for you.

WATCH NOW

IF YOU DIDN'T...

IF YOU DIDN'T...

I’ve had experience running in the officer elections twice and although I didn’t win the experience was fun and I learnt and developed some great skills!

One of the main skills I developed was confidence.
Later, in my job interview I was able to give many examples of engaging with students through elections which utilmately helped me to gain my current role! I look back on the election week fondly and made new friends who I still catch up with now.

During my time as an Aston student, I ran in both the autumn and spring Aston Students’ Union elections.

During elections I got the chance to learn about the important role the SU plays for Aston students. I learned a lot about myself too. It is important to ask for help, have support from friends and stay organized. Do YOUR best and make the most of your experience.

I’ve had experience running in the officer elections twice and although I didn’t win the experience was fun and I learnt and developed some great skills!

One of the main skills I developed was confidence.
Later, in my job interview I was able to give many examples of engaging with students through elections which utilmately helped me to gain my current role! I look back on the election week fondly and made new friends who I still catch up with now.

During my time as an Aston student, I ran in both the autumn and spring Aston Students’ Union elections.

During elections I got the chance to learn about the important role the SU plays for Aston students. I learned a lot about myself too. It is important to ask for help, have support from friends and stay organized. Do YOUR best and make the most of your experience.

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