Candidate Hub

The Candidate Hub is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know through the Elections process, including resources to help you write your application, build a platform, and design your campaign.

The process:

1. Prepare your application >> 2. Submit your application >> 3. Get prepared >> 4. Campaign

  • Key dates

    Application deadline: Friday 24 February, 5pm

    Candidate briefings:

    Saturday 25 February, 11am - 1pm (Microsoft Teams)

    Monday 27 February, 5pm - 7pm (Microsoft Teams)

    Wednesday 1 March, 1pm - 3pm (Hallam Students' Union)

    Candidate name release: Friday 3 March, 5pm

    Voting begins: Monday 6 March, 9am

    Voting week ends: Friday 10 March, 2pm

    Results announcement: Friday 10 March (time TBC)

  • Checklist

    What you need to do before voting week.


    Submit your application (Deadline: Friday 24 February, 5pm)
     Attend a candidate briefing session

    Optional (but strongly encouraged)

    Set a reminder for candidate briefing
    Plan your campaign spending (each candidate may spend and claim back up to £50 of spending)

Travel bursary

All candidates are eligible to apply for a travel bursary through the Inclusion Fund to support in the costs associated with travelling to campus during voting week (6-10 March). The maximum amount you will be eligible for is £20.

When applying, you will need to include the following information in your supporting statement:

  • Where you will be travelling from (postcode/area) e.g. S7 or Millhouses, Sheffield
  • A rough estimate of how much your bus/train tickets will cost

Apply for travel bursary

If you have an accessibility need and require further information, please contact the Democracy team at democracy@shu.ac.uk


The following resources will help you to build your campaign.

Candidate briefing

Candidate briefing sessions will provide candidates with vital information regarding elections rules and regulations, and most importantly, running a successful elections campaign! We will be sharing some of our top tips on building a successful elections campaign and getting your message out there.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding your campaign, please get in touch with our Democracy Team at democracy@shu.ac.uk.