Articles and Guides

Candidate Statement Writing Guide

When writing your candidate statement, you need to consider what you represent. This is a combination of who you are, what you think needs changing, and why you are the best person to make those changes happen.

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How to Campaign

Being a candidate in the Leadership Elections comes with the exhilarating and rewarding benefits of running your own campaign. It can be a lot of fun and puts your creativity and strategic thinking to the test. This guide offers some of the things you will need to consider when approaching your campaign.

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What skills will you gain from becoming a Full-Time Officer?

Becoming a Full-Time Officer is a rewarding and exciting opportunity to develop fantastic leadership skills and learn something new about yourself and other people every day.

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Brand Your Campaign

This guide will help show you how to market your campaign. It will cover:

  • Brand, values and identity  
  • Taglines  
  • How to use social media effectively  

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Why it's great to be a Full-Time Officer

Being a Full-Time Officer is an amazing experience, but don’t just take our word for it! Here are some of our past Officers to tell you how they found the whole process, from nominations through to their time in the roles.

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So, you’re interested in the Students’ Guild 2023 Leadership Elections?

This guides below contain lots of information about the Elections and will answer many questions you have. If this doesn’t answer your question (and you’ve already checked the rules for the answer), do get in touch with our Elections Team who are here to help!

Contained in these guides are advice to help you as a candidate or campaigner through the elections. As this is only advice, this is overruled by the Election Rules and can be overruled by a decision of the Returning Officer or Deputy Returning Officer. If this happens, we’ll update the guidance and let candidates know.