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Rules & Guidance

Understanding what you can and can't do in an election as a candidate, student group, or staff member.

Responding to COVID-19: Election Changes

All physical campaigning activity is strictly prohibited for the 2022 election period. Candidates and their supporters are only permitted to conduct digital campaigning activity.

This rule has been put in place in response to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic and is for the safety of campaigners, Students and members of the public

Rules and Guiding Principles

It is our aim that our elections are conducted in a free, fair and friendly manner. We establish rules and guiding principles so we are clear and transparent in how we ensure free, fair and friendly elections and that everyone has a fair chance.

Read the full rules

Election Complaints

Any of our members have the right to raise a complaint regarding a candidate or CUSU if they feel a rule has been breached. We have a clear process in how all our election complaints are handled and resolved.

Submit a complaint

Election How-To VIDEOs

We have created a number of how to videos so that you are clear on how our elections work, how you can participate and ultimately how you decide who your next student leaders will be.

Watch the videos

Ensure you are registered to take part

To stand for a role and vote for who wins you need to make sure that you have registered in our systems.

How to register

Guidance for Student Groups

We have created a handy guide for Student Groups so that they are clear on what they can do in our elections.

Student Group Guide

Guidance for Staff

Students' Union or University staff are not allowed to endorse or support candidates in our elections and must remain neutral. However, you can still support by promoting our elections. We have created a handy guide on how staff can support elections promotion.

Staff Guide

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