Online Training Sessions
Are you thinking about standing in the election? Come along to our training sessions, running from January until nominations close on 21st February. These online training sessions are open to anyone.
Your Elections Journey
In this introductory session we will talk you through every step of the elections journey, from writing your nomination to listening to the results.
Thursday 14th January (2-3pm) - Training Link
Wednesday 20th January (2-3pm) - Training Link
Thursday 28th January (6-7pm) - Training Link
Tuesday 2nd February (6-7pm) - Training Link
Thursday 4th February (2-3pm) - Training Link
Building a Manifesto
Your manifesto should get voters excited about you and your ideas - in this session we'll talk you through how to write a creative, ambitious manifesto that you'll actually be able to deliver if you win.
Tuesday 26th January (6-7pm) - Training Link
Wednesday 3rd February (2-3pm) - Training Link
Volunteer to Officer
Volunteering or being part of a society committee could be just the first step in your leadership journey! Learn more about the life cycle of an officer, and how to take the next steps on your path to leadership.
Monday 1st February (1-2pm) - Training Link
Know your SU
This session with the SU Chief Executive will give you an overview of the SU Structure
Tuesday 2nd February (2-3pm) - Training Link
Officer Role Overview
What exactly does an Officer do? In this session we’ll take through how to make the most of the Officer role.
Tuesday 2nd February (3.30-4.30pm) - Training Link
Current Student Issues
Need some inspiration for your manifesto? This session will give you an overview of key student issues coming up this year.
Thursday 4th February (5-6pm) - Training Link
The Higher Education Picture
Understand more about the current political landscape and how it might affect the SU and officer roles over the course of the year.
Wednesday 3rd February (4-5pm) - Training Link
Know the University
This session with the SU Chief Executive will give you an overview of the University of Manchester structure.
Wednesday 3rd February (5-6pm) - Training Link
Day in the Life of a Candidate
Come and meet some previous candidates that were in your shoes not that long ago. In this session, they will go through what they did during their campaign including some valuable hints and tips of the trade!
Tuesday 16th February (2-3pm) - Training Link
Being a Trustee & Director
As an Executive Officer, you’re not only a student representative but you’re also a Trustee and Director of the SU. In this session we’ll talk you through these important roles and what’s involved.
Wednesday 10th February (3-4.30pm) – https://zoom.us/j/93922448299
Wednesday 17th February (4-5.30pm) – https://zoom.us/j/93922448299
Accessible online campaigning
As a candidate, you want your messages to reach as many students as possible. To do this, your online campaigning has to be accessible. Come along to learn some tips and tricks for how to make your online campaigning both effective and accessible!
Wednesday 3rd March (2-3pm) - Training Link
Making use of social media
Best practice for using social media as a candidate and officer.
Friday 26th February (3-4pm) - Training Link
Poster Design Guide
How to make an eyecatching poster or artwork for your campaign.
Wednesday 24th February (11am-12pm) - Training Link
Last semester your Students’ Union received a petition and signatures for a proposed all-student referendum. This is a mechanism available to any student under our rules. We can confirm that it met the threshold number of signatures to trigger the referendum and as your Students’ Union, we will be facilitating that on behalf of our membership.
The referendum is on whether you agree with the following statement:
This student body has no confidence in Vice Chancellor Nancy Rothwell and other University leaders*
*Named University leaders are Deputy Vice Chancellor Luke Georghiou, Registrar, Secretary and COO Patrick Hackett, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Teaching, Learning and Students April McMahon, and Director for the Student Experience Simon Merrywest.
You will have the following options;
The timeline for the all-student referendum is;
Campaigns launch on Monday 8th February
Voting opens Monday 8th March and closes on Thursday 11th March
The results will be announced on Friday 12th March
We call for any students to form campaign groups to run either Yes or No campaigns for this referendum. If you are interested in running or supporting either campaign, you need to contact [email protected]