So you're interested in a position - but how does it all work? Here's your step by step guide:
1) Find out more
We're running several optional info sessions where you can ask any questions you have, and find out a bit more about the elections process:
Tuesday 5th Feb 13:15-13:45 HUBS Hallam Students' Union
Thursday 7th Feb 17:30-18:00 Heart of the Campus, Collegiate
Wednesday 13th Feb 14:15-14:45 HUBS Hallam Students' Union
Friday 15th Feb Drop in any time between 10:00-16:00 Heart of the Campus, Collegiate
Can't make an info session? Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange a one to one appointment or answer your questions by email.
2) Nominate Yourself
Once you know what position you want to stand for, you just need to complete the nomination form here.
You'll need to provide some details about yourself, and then we'll be in touch to explain the next steps - simple!
Remember - you can cancel your nomination at any time. So it's better to nominate yourself and then change your mind, than to miss the nomination deadline and regret it.
3) Attend a Candidate Academy
There are two Candidate Academy events - you will need to attend one of them (or send a friend to attend on your behalf). This is where we'll give you all the key rules and advice for campaigning, and answer any last questions you have. They will take place:
Monday 18 Feb 17:00-19:00 Collegiate (Heart of the Campus)
Thursday 21 Feb 17:00-19:00 City (HUBS Students' Union)
Don't think you or a friend can make one of these dates? Get in touch with us to discuss alternative arrangements.
Voting week takes place 11th-15th March, and this is when you'll actively campaign to encourage people to vote for you. You can do this in person, online, or both - whatever you're comfortable with - and you can get friends to help.
And that's it! At the end of voting week, votes are calculated and winners are announced. Win or lose, you'll have gained fantastic experience and hopefully had fun! If you're ready, you can go submit your nomination now.