From joining a campaign team to submitting a question for Candidate Question Time, we take you through all the ways you can get involved in the SU Elections, including casting those all-important votes when the polls open on Monday 22 March.
Getting involved in decision-making at the Students' Union is really simple, and there’s a really big decision coming up as you vote for who you want to represent you in the 2021/22 academic year! Being part of the SU Elections is really easy - the complicated bit is figuring out which way(s) you’d like to get involved.
Pretty simple to be honest. Casting your vote is the most important thing you can do. Make sure you read up on the candidates who are running and then head to su.rhul.ac.uk/vote from 9am on Monday 22 March. Voting will be open until 4pm on Wednesday 24 March.
If you come across any issues when trying to vote, please email email@example.com as soon as possible with screenshots of what you are seeing.
Meet your SU Elections candidates
Sharing posts, using their banners in your socials – you can show your support in so many ways. Just as a heads up though, student groups as a body cannot endorse a candidate, but the members within that society can do as individuals.
Know someone who’s running? Ask whether they’d like your help to support them through their campaign. It’s a tough few weeks and we know they’d love an extra pair of hands!
When you’ve voted, shout it from the rooftops to encourage more folks to get involved (or share online if you aren’t in Egham as your neighbours might think you are getting cabin fever in lockdown). Share the website link, encourage competition between student groups to see who can get to 100% turnout the quickest – there are loads of different ways to galvanise voters.
All candidates are offered the opportunity to attend Candidate Question Time so this is the perfect opportunity to ask them how they will best represent you. Questions must be applicable to all candidates, so those that are directly targeting a single candidate are unlikely to be asked – just make sure your question is open to all and you’ll be good to go!
Submit a question
This year, we're moving everything online and hosting an event for each role between Monday 15 - Friday 19 March. Hear directly from the candidates answering questions that students have submitted. This is your opportunity to hear them explain what they would want to achieve and why they are the best to do so.
You can watch all of the events live on Zoom - simply click the links below and we'll see you there!
Monday 15 March (18:00 - 20:00) - School Reps / NUS Delegate - Join the event
Tuesday 16 March (18:00 - 20:00) - VP Societies & Sport - Join the event
Wednesday 17 March (18:00 - 20:00) - VP Wellbeing & Diversity - Join the event
Thursday 18 March (18:00 - 20:00) - VP Education - Join the event
Friday 19 March (18:00 - 20:00) - President - Join the event
Finally, don’t forget to come along to Results Night on Wednesday 24 March (19:30 - 21:00) to celebrate the amazing work of all the candidates across the campaigning period and to hear those all-important results!
Join the event
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