Campaign Tips

The key to a good campaign is to publicise yourself as much as possible. Therefore you should consider going the extra mile.

There are a number of different ways you might want to campaign; check out our suggestions below. 

Signs & Posters
Campaign signs and posters are the best way to let people know you're running for office. Use the key points from your manifesto and display them on your poster! Then put them up around the university where you think the most students will see them. 

Don't know how to make your posters stand out? We're running a drop in design workshop on the 18th February betweeen 12-2pm ar PRJG5010, so come along! 

Have a Stand
Book a stand with us at the Student Union and set it up on campus with your posters and meet with different students as they go by! Tell them why you want to be a student councillor and what you could do if you were elected – try to win their vote! It’s a great way to get out there and meet new students while showing that you are proactive and open to listening to others. 

Use social media 
Use of social media is really popular during elections but it's hard to convert 'likes' into actions. Tell your contacts why you would be a great candidate; get people to change their profile picture to a message to encourage their contacts to vote for you, upload pictures, start a group or a page etc. See if you can get your name trending on Twitter- whatever you think will reach out to your fellow students.

Make a film
It’s increasingly common for candidates to create a short film showing themselves talking about why they should be elected. You can spread them on Facebook, Instagram, You Tube etc. Some candidates have sung along to favourite songs or copied famous movie scenes.

Get your friends involved
Your friends can be an excellent network to encourage their network of friends to vote for you as well. Campus is a relatively small place and everyone is connected through friends, clubs and society groups etc   

Are you struggling to fund your candidate campaign? 

No worries, we’ve got you! Each candidate is allocated £50 to help them run their campaign – however, we will need proof that that money is going on your actual campaign and not anything else. (We no longer provide expenses for food!) 

Any more questions, drop us an email