Candidates' Hub

Candidates' Hub

Are you applying for a role in The Election 2021? This page has important information for you to consider! You are about to embark on a really exciting journey and we are here to support you through it. In this area you can find all sort of things that might be useful to you over the next couple of weeks so have a browse and see what's here. 


Am I eligible to apply for a Full-Time Officer role? Click here to find out more. 

Am I eligible to apply for a Faculty Rep or Campaign Rep role? Click here to find out more. 


To apply for any Officer, Campaign or Faculty Rep role, you must include the following: 

  • Submit a statement of a minimum of 10 words; 
  • Submit a recent photo of yourself 

This information will allow students to see who you are and what issues you want to represent them on. Any questions or if you have trouble uploading these items, please contact

You must also review and complete all relevant paperwork in the Full-Time or Part-Time Candidate Packs

You must submit your statement, photo and any relevant paperwork before 26th February at 12:00pm. 


Every applicant has the opportunity to submit 3 priorities to be shared in our candidate booklet (max. 100 words), a social media post (max. 140 characters) and a video (max. 60 seconds) explaining why students should vote for you. These will be shared by the SU during voting week. The deadline to submit these items is 3rd March at 5pm. 

Use the form at the bottom of this page to submit your social media post and video from 28 January 2021. 


Elections Questions: 

Use this anytime you have a question and before you submit, check to see if someone else has already had your question answered.

Submit questions


Other useful links:

During voting week students are encouraged to vote online. You should also cast your votes during this week! Students can vote online here during voting week:  (Please use this link on all your publicity). 

Voting is open at 9:00am Saturday 6th March and closes at 2:00pm on Friday 12th March 2021


Campaign Checklist

Does your publicity include:

  • Your name
  • Your photo
  • The position you're running for
  • The voting dates 
  • Your unique voting link - once approved, all candidates will receive a unique voting link to share during the election 

Hover over the tabs below to find out more.





Frequently  asked questions: The Election 2021- click here









Am I eligible to be a Full-Time Officer? 


To be eligible for an Officer role, you must: 

  • Have completed your studies by the end of the 2020/2021 academic year


  • Intermit your studies for the 2021/2022 academic year

Not sure what it means to intermit? Continue reading below. 


What does it mean to intermit my studies to become a Full-Time Officer? 


The Full-Time Officer role is a paid, full-time position that starts 1st July 2021. That means that we need any candidate applying for the role of President or one of the Vice-President roles to be able to confirm that they will be able to work full-time for the 2021/2022 academic year. If you will not be finishing your studies before then, you will have to take a break in your studies, or intermit, to take on the role. Intermitting to become an Officer means that if you are successfully elected, you will be working in the SU for the entire 2021/2022 Academic Year. 

This means that if you are elected, between 1 July 2021 - 31 June 2022 you will not be able to: 

  • Submit a dissertation 
  • Attend a lecture
  • Progress in your course


If you want to apply to become an Officer but will need to intermit, it is really important you have a conversation with a Faculty Student Adviser first to determine if it will be possible for you. Click here to find their contact details. 

In order to apply for an Officer role, we require confirmation from the Faculty Student Advice Service that you are eligible to intermit your studies if you will not complete your course before 1 July 2021. 







Am I eligible to be a Faculty Rep or Campaign Rep? 

To be eligible for a Faculty Rep role, you must: 

  • Be a registered student at ARU for the entire 2021/2022 academic year;
  • Belong to the faculty the role represents;
  • Belong to the campus the role represents

To be eligible for a Campaign Rep role, you must: 

  • Be a registered student at ARU for the entire 2021/2022 academic year;
  • Self-define as a member of the liberation group that role represents*; 
  • Belong to the campus the role represents

*Except for the role of Mental Health Campaign Rep. This role does not require you to self-define into any liberation group to apply for it.