Staff Guidelines

Staff Election Guidelines


The SU’s approach to the election:

  • We will elect people in a free and fair manner
  • We are not here to give everyone an equal chance of winning, but a fair one
  • We will help candidates to engage better where we can


All Staff*




  • Give students opportunities to promote candidates as long as you are willing to allow ALL candidates who request this to do the same 

  • Inform the SU if you are concerned about candidates behaviour or campaign materials at  

  • Vote if you are a member of the Students’ Union (if you are a registered student, including PGR) 


Must Not

  • Move or remove campaigning materials 

  • Promote individual candidates or tell students who to vote for on any platform, including social media accounts** 

  • Support individual candidates or offer opportunities which may give an unfair advantage  

  • Discourage student engagement with the election 

  • Share candidate information prior to the close of nominations 8th of October at 12:00pm


 *These guidelines include student staff members only when on duty.

**For student staff members, this pertains to professional social media accounts only.


Emma Howes, Deputy Returning Officer

September 2021