Looking Back at Great Campaign Videos

With SU Elections nominations about to close this Friday 7 February, you might be wondering how to launch and run a successful campaign. Although the traditional methods of putting up posters, meeting students and giving out merchandise are still great ways to get yourself noticed, a notorious election video always seems to stand out.

Previous videos have not only gained campus fame, but some have also achieved national success! From the outright whacky to the awkward, making a funny and engaging election video could be the defining moment in your campaign. So, to get those creative juices flowing we’ve decided to look at what two of our current Sabbs did for their election videos last year!

President Jack O’Neil

In this video, Jack takes the opportunity to thank our founder Thomas Holloway by performing an even sassier version of Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, next.’ The video reached 2.5K views and was a hilarious and fun way to gain some popularity and present his campaign.

Honestly Jack, you deserve an Emmy.

VP Sport Dom Brown 

Dom puts his own unique spin on one of the most famous England football songs ‘It’s Coming Home’.  The video reached 4.2K views, and its catchy lyrics and fun edition are a great example of an effective campaign.

Brilliant, Dom!

Watch Dom's Video

This could be you!

Although extremely cringe-worthy, there is no denying that a strong, original campaign video can be highly effective. And let’s be honest, it’s such a fun experience to get yourself involved with.

Although running for elections might seem a bit intimidating, it is also incredibly fun, and an amazing experience to have been a part of. So make sure you stand for any of our four full-time, paid Sabbatical Officer roles and start to get creative!

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