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Monday 3rd February, 12pm

 

150 word / 5 bullet points manifesto deadline

 

This will be put in our manifesto booklet as our primary tool on our ballot stations and across our website. You should summarise your key manifesto points, in a fun and engaging way. For example: 

  • -A free bubble tea daily throughout exam periods

  • -A bubble tea shop on every campus 

  • -Creation of weekly special bubble tea’s -decided by you in a weekly poll 

  • -Increasing variety of options of bubble tea, including low sugar options

  • -Special student rates on additional bubble tea boba 

 

Submit to su-elections@westminster.ac.uk

 

1,000 free leaflets deadline

 

This year we are offering every candidate 1,000 free leaflets, printed by UWSU. You can provide one single side of A5 of artwork of your choice (as long as it doesn’t break our Election Handbook rules). You can get creative using free online tools like Canva. 

 

These will be available to collect from Debate Night. 

 

Submit your artwork in PDF or Photo format to su-elections@westminster.ac.uk.

 

Trustee Declaration Form Deadline

 

One of the parts of the full time officer roles is being a Trustee of the Students’ Union. We ask you to submit a declaration form confirming you are eligible to be a trustee before the election process starts.

 

You can download a copy of it here, complete it and return to su-elections@westminster.ac.uk

 

Manifesto edits

 

If since you’ve submitted your 300 word manifesto you’ve decided you want to tweak it a little bit, then you can send an updated version of your 300 word manifesto for us to change for you.

 

You can send this to su-elections@westminster.ac.uk

 

Wednesday 5th to Thursday 6th February

 

Manifesto Videos

 

Come prepared with a one-minute speech of what you want in a video explaining who you are and what you want to achieve in the role. We have an external company coming in to shoot high quality videos which we and you can share across social media. Be careful not to wear green, but feel free to wear any ‘statement’ clothing you are attaching to your campaign. 

 

Sign up for your slot on doodle poll now: https://doodle.com/poll/ab6hfp4sgkzyi5v7

 

Candidate Photos 

 

Have a professional photo taken by our Marketing and Communications Manager which will be featured across our website, social media and voting pages. 

 

Sign up for your slot on doodle poll now: https://doodle.com/poll/ksux7g93wdszyq8i

 

Candidate Craft Zone 

 

Pop along to our Candidate Craft Zone where you will have access to: plain white t-shirts, cardboard boxes, single white sheets, fabric markerss, flipchart pens, white tac.

 

These are intended to help you be a little creative with your campaign, and completely optional, but why not pop along whilst you get your video and photo done?

 

Friday 7th February

 

Candidate List Reveal

 

We will be announcing the Candidate List this day, so you will be able to start properly telling people you are running for this role. 

 

This day is also when our Student Groups can start endorsing candidates. To do so, they will need to follow the Student Group Endorsement process. As a candidate, you can approach groups and ask them if they are planning to do an endorsement process, and offer to send them information on yourself to help them make their decision. Once a group has endorsed you, they can campaign for you on their behalf. 

 

Tuesday 11th February

 

Preparing for Debate Night Workshop 

 

This is an optional workshop which is intended to give you ideas and increased confidence when preparing for debate night. Come along from 2pm-3pm to Marylebone M307. 

 

Missed it? Read the slides here 

 

Thursday 13th February

Debate Night

The Debate Night from 5pm, The Hideaway, is the official launch of elections, where full time officer candidates will discuss and debate their ideas in front of an audience (and live streamed) to show you they are and what you believe in. Each role will have thirty minutes, and will be started by showing your 1-minute candidate video. If you cannot make this, please do email the Deputy Returning Officer on su-elections@westminster.ac.uk.

 

From 4:30pm on this day, we will be hosting a chill out space if you are getting worried or anxious about the night, in Regent 252. 

 

Monday 17th February, 10am

Voting Opens 

It will remain open from 7am-7pm each day, until Thursday 20th February at 7pm. Students will not be able to vote overnight in these elections, to enable you some time to put your feet up, relax and recharge. 

 

Daily, Monday 17th February – Thursday 20th February 

Candidate Wellbeing Support

We will be hosting candidate chill out spaces across each of the campuses to give you a comfortable place to rest your feet. Each day we will also be hosting a Candidate Breakfast, which will be rotating between campuses:

Monday -Marylebone

Tuesday -Harrow

Wednesday -Cavendish

Thursday -Regent 

 

Thursday 20th February, 7pm

 

Expenses Deadline 

 

You will also get a small additional budget, which you can spend on your campaign. You must keep a copy of receipts and submit them before 7pm on the day voting closes using our online form. You can find more information on what you need to include on your expenses in the election handbook. 

 

Candidate Debrief 

 

As voting closes join us for a slice of pizza and a chance to wind down from a busy week. In Marylebone M219. 

 

Friday 21st February 

 

Results Night

 

Join us from 5pm in the Hideaway at Regent Street to find out the results. Bring your friends and party the night away after. Let us know if you can’t make it, and, if you’d like, send us over a speech you would like us to read if you were successful.