Election Notice

It's that time of year again, elections are here! YOUR TIME. YOUR FUTURE. YOUR CHOICE. Have you got what it takes to make a difference for over 16000 BU students?

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Have you got what it takes to make a difference for over 16000 BU students?

Every year Student Union's across the country elect current students to lead their Union and while this year may look different because of COVID, election season is returning once more. In this election, you'll be electing your Full-Time Officers and NUS Delegates.

Head over the elections webpage to find out more!

In the coming weeks, we'll be running a few information sessions where you can find out more about the roles up for election and decide whether the roles are for you. You can sign up here.
We have made a few changes to the election process this year. Firstly we have extended the manifesto deadline to sit outside of the application period. This was to ensure that each and every candidate gets the support they need in writing a winning and achievable manifesto. Secondly, we have shortened the voting period from a week to four days. We heard from you that having the voting period open for so long put additional pressures on voters and candidates alike. 
Key Dates:
Applications Open 25th January, 9am
Applications Close- 28th February, 12 Midnight
1st Candidate Briefing- 1st March, 5pm
Publish Candidate List- 2nd March, 1pm
Manifesto Deadline- 7th March
Publish Manifestos- 10th March, 9am
Start of Campaigning 10th March, 9am
2nd Candidate Briefing- 10th March, 5am
Candidate Q&A- 12th March, 6pm
Polls Open- 15th March, 10am
Polls Close- 18th March, 5pm
Announcement of Results- 19th March, 7pm


Your safety comes first, this is why the election period is going to look a bit different this year. Firstly, we'll be moving all election events online, this is including the Candidate Q&A and Results Evening. Due to the uncertainty of the coming months and to ensure your safety we have had to make further difficult decisions. In line with government advice, we are currently planning an online-only election. This means that we will be asking for candidates to refrain from campaigning on campus. Further details can be found in the elections regulations.
In the instance that there is a vast change to national guidance the Returning Officers reserve the right to make amendments to this process. Where this does happen the Returning Officers shall communicate this with all candidates and it shall be publicised to the wider student body. 
You can view the election regulations here
So what are you waiting for? Get involved and head over to the Elections Webpage to find out more!



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