In order to run as a candidate in a Guild of Students Election, candidates must adhere to the Guild’s Election Regulations and Bye Law 8 (Elections). The Law, Institution and Union rules also all count and become election rules, including the Guild’s Zero Tolerance Policy and Bullying & Harassment 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. You can find all the important documents and policies you will need to run as a candidate below:
Please make sure you download the correct guide for the position you want to nominate yourself for.
Please click here to download the Officer Elections Guide
All candidates must read these regulations and ensure their supporters & campaign teams are also made aware of these rules. It is the candidate’s responsibility to be aware of these rules – ignorance of the rules is not an excuse for breaking them. Therefore you should contact Student Voice on firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unclear or need further assistance on any of the regulations at any time.
Please click here to download the Guild of Students’ Election Regulations.
Guild of Students Byelaws
Please refer to Bye Law 8 with regards to Elections and Bye Law 7 with regards to Officers of the Guild.
Please click here to download the Guild of Students’ Byelaws.
A student or candidate wishing to submit an election complaint must do so by using the Guild of Students Election Complaint Form. This must be sent by email to email@example.com
All complaints must be substantiated with evidence in support of their complaint where possible.
Please click here to download the Complaint Form.
List of Freely Available Items
These are items that you can use without having to make a claim on your budget. All other items you wish to use must come out of your allocated budget.
Please click here to download the List of Freely Available Items.
Additional Support for Disabled Candidates
Please click here to download the Guild’s Policy on Additional Support for Disabled Candidates.