When applying for a role, you must follow the Guild’s Election Regulations and Bye Law 8 (Elections) (see below). The Law, Institution and Union rules also all count and become election rules, including the Guild’s Zero Tolerance Policy & University Harassment and Bullying Policy.
All Guild elections are overseen by the Guild’s Returning Officer who is responsible for ensuring that every election is free, fair and open. The Guild’s Returning Officer is the University’s Registrar and Secretary who deputises their role to an NUS Returning Officer.
All candidates must take responsibility to read these regulations and ensure that their campaign teams know about these. Not knowing about the regulations is not an excuse for breaking them. If the regulations are unclear or you need more help at any time, please email the Elections Team.
Please refer to Bye Law 8 with regards to Elections and Bye Law 6 with regards to Committees of the Guild.
The Guild believes that a Zero Tolerance approach should be taken towards any form of harassment based on defining protected characteristics that takes place in any of the Guild’s venues or events.
The University is committed to creating a working and learning environment free from harassment and discrimination in which all staff, students and visitors to the University are treated with dignity and respect.
The Complaints Procedure explains how we will deal with any elections complaints.
A student or candidate wishing to submit an election complaint must do so by using this Complaint Form. This must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All complaints must be substantiated with evidence in support of their complaint where possible.
Plain Text Version
Our Disabled Students’ Policy offers the practical support of a student staff member to help disabled candidates with elections activities.