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Candidate Resources

Candidates Resources

*NEW FOR 2020*

An Introduction To Manifesto Training

Manifesto Planning & Preparation Activity Sheets

S.M.A.R.T Objective Worksheet

S.W.O.T Analysis Worksheet

National Union Of Students' Eight Manifesto Writing Tips

A Simple Manifesto Template

Campaign Training 2020


Previous Years Training

Candidates Campaign Training

Building a Winning Campaign Team

Effective Campaigning


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Candidates Briefing

The Candidates Briefing will take place on Monday 17th February 2020 at 12noon in NH209 (Students' Association Building, Level 2, Room 9). All candidates should make every effort to attend.

Download the Candidates' Briefing

Returning Officers 

The Returning Officers in the Full Time Officer Elections:

Returning Officer: NUS Scotland Elections Support Staff/ Chief Executive of NUS
Deputy Returning Officer: Sara MacLean,

Complaints Form

All elections complaints should be completed on the form below and emailed to the Deputy Returning Officer, Sara MacLean, at Complaints must be submitted at least an hour after the voting closes. It is always better to try and speak to the Deputy Returning Officer before submitting a formal complaint.

Download the Complaints Form 

Expenses Form

All candidates in the elections must return a completed Expenses Form to the Deputy Returning Officer at least 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.

Download the Expenses Form

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.

Producing a Campaign Video

A light hearted video produced by another Students' Union on Election Campaigning (please note contains swear words!)

Election Stats

Real time overview on election statistics.



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