Candidates Pack - Loughborough Students` Union

Report
Loughborough Students’ Union
Union Affairs Committee
Candidates Pack 2014-15
The role of Union Affairs Committee is to act as a regulating and procedural body for the
Union’s activities.
The people elected will make sure that:
• elections are run fairly and well
• our disciplinary procedures are effective and fair
• our constitution and other rules are let everyone concerned have a fair say in
decision making
There are 15 student positions which are to be elected in a cross-campus ballot. Any
student of Loughborough University or Loughborough College who has not opted out of
Union membership may stand in the election.
If elected, candidates must be available for regular meetings (monthly) and Student
Forums (6 times a year). They may also be required to serve occasionally on subcommittees and working groups.
In charge of the running of the election is Returning Officer, Liam Peoples (VP Union
Affairs). He will be your first point-of-call for any issues or questions that the website
cannot answer. Feel free to contact him at [email protected]
“This may not be the most
glamorous committee but it
is one of the most
important. We need people
who are committed to
making sure the Union runs
properly and involves as
many people as possible”
Liam Peoples
VP Union Affairs
Loughborough Students’ Union
LE11 3TT
01509635005
Dates and Times
Nominations:
Opens online at www.lsu.co.uk/elections from 12:00pm on Thursday 8th October and
12:00pm.
To nominate themselves candidates must submit:
• Candidate’s personal details
• Proposer and Seconder details
• 250 word manifesto with the option of adding a photo of themselves
All printing must be done through Loughborough Students’ Union. If candidates want to
their artwork via email to [email protected] or in hard copy to the Union reception by
on Monday 13th October. No additional money is to be spent on campaigning or campaign
Withdrawal Deadline
The withdrawal deadline will be midnight on Tuesday 14th October. Candidates must email
permanent member of election staff Sue Lucas, by midnight.
Campaigning:
Opens from 08:00 on Wednesday 15th October.
Closes at 18:00 on Friday 17th October.
Voting:
Opens online at www.lsu.co.uk/elections on Monday 20th October at 09:00.
Close on Tuesday 21st October at 12:00pm
Results:
Results will be announced on Tuesday 21st October at 16:00pm at www.lsu.co.uk
Rules
Nominations
4.1
Any full member of the Union may nominate themselves as a candidate.
4.2
Nominations must be filled in online at www.lsu.co.uk/elections.
4.3
All nominations must be proposed and seconded by a full member of the
already running in the same election. Members of
the Students’ Union Executive
candidates.
4.4
Candidates must submit a manifesto of 250 words along with the
and seconder, they also have the option of
adding a photo of themselves.
4.5
Elections committee will ratify the nominations after the close of the
Campaigning
4.6
Candidates may not publicise their candidacy in any way before 8am on
October. This includes publishing any campaign
material of any sort.
4.7
There shall be no sabotaging any other candidate’s campaigns.
4.8
Lecture shout outs are permitted at the discretion of the lecturer;
verbal confirmation from the lecturer before
speaking to a lecture hall.
4.9
No campaign emails will be sent to/from any university/union
“lboro.ac.uk”, “lut.ac.uk”, “lborosu.org.uk”,
“loucoll.ac.uk” or any other
inappropriate.
4.10
Candidates must attend all official elections meetings and events
Returning Officer. If unable to do so candidates
must give a minimum of 24
Publicity
4.11
All manifestos and photos will be displayed online throughout the
Voting
4.12
Voting shall take place in accordance with Standing Order G: Web
4.13
‘No Candidate’ shall be entered in all elections treated as if it were
4.14
Candidates are banned from creating private ballot boxes including
laptops, mobile phones etc.
4.15
Voting will accessible from www.lsu.co.uk/elections.
Voting.
another candidate.
the use of iPads,
Budget
4.16
The total resources in cash and kind be spent on a candidate’s
campaign must not
exceed £10.
4.17
No campaign may receive sponsorship in any form.
4.18
All printing must be done through Union reception, no additional printing is allowed. Artwork for
material must be submitted to Union reception or emailed to
[email protected] before the close of
th
nominations at 12:00 on
Monday 13 October.
GOOD LUCK FROM LSU!

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