Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the Students’ Union elections! Candidates’ Briefing 2015"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to the Students’ Union elections! Candidates’ Briefing 2015
2 Welcome to the first step in being elected! IcebreakerElections ProcessElection RegulationsManifesto and PublicityVotingQuestions?
3 Introduce yourself: Name Course at University Ice BreakerIntroduce yourself: Name Course at UniversityWhat made you want to run in the elections
4 Congratulations – you are now officially a candidate! Guidance sessionsCongratulations – you are now officially a candidate!Manifesto writing workshopMonday 23rd February, 1-2pm.Campaigning SkillsTuesday 24th February 12-1pmWednesday 4th March 1-2pmVideo making workshopWednesday 25th February 1-3pm
5 Congratulations – you are now officially a candidate! Guidance sessionsCongratulations – you are now officially a candidate!What do Students want? Thursday 26th February, 1-2pm.Creative workshopFriday 27th February 1-3pmThursday 5th March 1-3pm.Public Speaking WorkshopMonday 2nd March, 1-2pmMaking the most of Social MediaTuesday 3rd March 1-2pm
6 All enquiries: email@example.com Key ContactsReturning Officers: Alison Chappell, National Union of Students (NUS)Deputy Returning Officers:Rhiannon Roberts, Student Engagement ManagerLuke Newton, Student Engagement CoordinatorMichelle Livesey, Deputy Chief ExecutiveHonorary Returning Officer: Matt Robinson, Chief Executive, Manchester Metropolitan University Students’ UnionAll enquiries:
7 Elections rules and regulations It is your responsibility to read them Rules for campaigning are clear and simple Complaints Procedure Candidate Pledge
8 Elections rules You MUST make a video, no more than 1 minute. You are responsible for the conduct of your campaign team.Respect voters, other candidates and elections staff.
9 Campaign Pledge- Reminder 1) I will run a fair campaign 2) I will abide by the campaign rules and regulations 3) I will not make malicious complaints 4) I will not harass students to vote for me and will respect students right to vote in a free and confidential manner. 5) I will ensure any campaign team or individual associated with me will also follow the rules
10 Manifesto and publicity What we need from you:A manifesto of no more than two sides of A4In both PDF and JPEG formYour videoDesigns for your publicity pack(one design per item)
11 By midday 2nd March, you need to: Publicity packsBy midday 2nd March, you need to:Prepare design filesChoose a packChoose a paper colourYou also need to evidence additional expenditure by the close of votingPack APack BPack C500 x A5, double sided100 x A4, single sided50 x A3, single sided1000 x A5, double sided50 x A4, single sided20 x A3, single sided750 x A5, double sided60 x A4, double sidedWe will also give you stickers, creative materials and a LOT of digital promotion!
12 The Election process You all run in one election First person elected is offered SU PresidentThe second to fifth elected are offered Vice PresidentVoting online atStudents must activate accounts by using their university addressStudents rank candidates on preferenceRandomised ballot paper
13 Voting week MarchMorning Briefings: 8.30am each weekday during voting week Attendance by you or someone from your campaign team Tea, coffee, and healthy snacks Run through of previous day’s issues Update on voting numbers Resolution of complaints and grumbles The Candidates’ Zone Boardroom 1 throughout the whole week Staff support Access to materials Drinks and snacks Space to chill out!
14 How to win! Be visible, Be genuine, Be informed, Be memorable Getting elected is about being seen and being remembered – in a good way!Be visible,Be genuine,Be informed,Be memorableGet Elected!