Leadership Elections: Dates for the Diary

Over the next few weeks, the Leadership Elections will be taking over campus so we're here with a rundown of what you can expect! We're also offering you the chance to win £50...

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It’s almost time for us to announce who is running to be your leaders for 2024/25 in the upcoming Leadership Elections. There’s a lot happening in the next few weeks so here are some dates for the diary.

27 February @ 12pm – Campaigning Begins: We will announce all of the candidates and campaigning will begin. Make sure to keep an eye on our website and social media channels to see who’s running.  

Win £50!  

To launch the Leadership Elections and the start of campaigning, everyone has the chance of winning £50. All you have to do is post an image at 12pm on 27 February and tag the SU and you could win! Scroll down to the end of this blog and hit save on the image to get ready for the competition!

4 March from 11:00 – Candidate Manifesto Exhibition: Head to the library atrium to check out the candidate manifesto exhibition. This is where you can look through each of the candidate’s manifesto and their campaigning materials in advance of voting.  

5 March @ 10:00 – Voting Begins: Voting opens from 10am on Tuesday 5 March so make sure to have your say in who will be leading the Students’ Union for 2024/25. Just head to the SU website or one of our polling stations to cast your vote.  

5 – 7 March 10:30-15:30 – Library Voting Station: Don’t fancy voting online? No worries, why not pop into the library to cast your votes or ask the Elections team any questions you may have? 

5 March 11:30-15:00 – Market Day: Voting Station: Heading to Market Day at the SU to grab some lunch? Whilst you’re there, you can also cast your votes in the Leadership Elections.   

6 March 13:00-15:00 - Reptile Experience: Slither on down to the SU for an afternoon of getting up close and personal with some scaly friends and have your say in the Leadership Elections!

7 March 11:00-14:00 – Petting Zoo & Voting Station: Join us at the SU Lawn and make friends with some lovely animals who are here to brighten up your day! With voting about to close, this will be your last chance to have your say.

7 March @ 14:00 – Voting Closes: Voting for the Leadership Elections closes at 2pm on Thursday 7 March.  

8 March 19:30-21:30 – Results Night: To round off the Leadership Elections Fest, come along to one of the most important nights of the SU calendar. Find out who will be leading your Union next year!

Putting Money Back into Students' Pockets

This year, to celebrate the Leadership Elections, we pledge to donate 10p to the Access Fund for every individual who votes. And if we reach 3500 voters, then we will double this to 20p! 

On a committee for a student group? Make sure to round up your members and get them to vote. The group that gets the best voter turnout (or reaches 100% first), gets £50!

Lastly, for the department that has the best voter turnout, we’ll be putting on a pizza social just for you!