Want to see examples of manifestos? Visit www.GCUstudents.co.uk/resources and type 'manifestos' into the search box.
Equally, search 'Student Union manifestos' into a search engine.
The Candidates Briefing will take place on Friday 12th February 2020 at 12:30pm via MSTeams. All candidates should make every effort to attend as this is where the rules and timeline of the election are covered.
Returning Officer: Peter Robertson, Chief Executive of NUS
Deputy Returning Officer: Sara MacLean, elections@GCUstudents.co.uk
All elections complaints should be completed on the form below and emailed to the Deputy Returning Officer, Sara MacLean, at elections@GCUstudents.co.uk. Complaints must be submitted no later than an hour after the voting closes. It is always better to try and speak to the Deputy Returning Officer before submitting a formal complaint. If you want to know more about the complaints process, please see this flow diagram.
All candidates in the elections must return a completed Expenses Form to the Deputy Returning Officer no later than an hour after the voting closes. This form must be returned alongside all receipts. Spending limits and rule around expense are detailed in the Election Rules. Candidates who do not return an Expenses Form by the deadline will not be able to claim back any money.
Being a Charity Trustee
If you are successfully elected as a Full Time Officer you will become a Trustee, as the Students' Association is a registered charity.
All candidates have been emailed a copy of the Charitable Trustee Declaration Form. This form must be printed, signed and returned to David Carse, Chief Executive, before polling opens.
Download the Being a Charity Trustee Presentation.
Real-time overview of election statistics.
Nominations Open: Monday 11th January 2021 at 9am
Nominations Close: Friday 12th February 2021 at 12noon
Candidates Briefing: Friday 12th February 2021 at 12:30pm
Writing a Manifesto Training: Friday 12th February 2021 at 3pm
Candidate Training and Preparation Week: Monday 15th – Friday 19th February 2021
Voting Opens: Monday 1st March 2021 at 10am
Voting Closes: Thursday 4th March 2021 at 5pm
Results announced: Friday 5th March 2021 from 7pm
Start Date for elected Full Time Officers: 17th May 2021 (officially start term in office on 31st May 2021)