Key Dates and Events

Key Dates

  • Nominations Open

    12pm Friday Week 1

  • Nominations Close

    5pm Friday Week 4

  • Candidates Announced

    9am Tuesday Week 6

  • Voting Opens

    9am Monday Week 7

  • Voting Closes

    4pm Friday Week 7

  • Results Night & Afterparty

    7pm Saturday Week 7

    Roger Kirk Cenre

Event Details

  • ‘YUSU Elections Special: Meet the Officers!’

    Date: Monday 21st Jan

    Time: 17:00 – 19:00

    Location: YourSpace

    Do you want to lead the Union? Do you want to know what being an Officer is like? This is the event for you. Come talk to our elected Officer team to learn about their responsibilities, hear what they love about their roles and talk through your ideas for how you’d run YUSU. Perfect for if you’re undecided about nominating yourself!

  • ‘YUSU Elections Special: Manifesto Workshop’

    Date: Thursday 24th Jan

    Time: 17:00 – 19:00

    Location: YourSpace

    This is a workshop open to anyone considering running in the YUSU Elections who wants to get some inspiration, try out their ideas or be challenged to think more broadly. We’ll also be giving some tips on how to present your ideas in ways that are easy to see and understand. Ideal for anyone who knows they want to be an Officer and needs help expressing their ideas, or if you’re going to be helping a friend and want to make them an election-winning poster!

  • ‘YUSU Elections Special: Students’ Unions and Universities Today’

    Date: Wednesday 30th Jan

    Time: 15:00 – 17:00

    Location: YourSpace

    With the annual YUSU elections coming up, we want to give prospective candidates the low-down on how Students’ Unions work, their place in Universities and the biggest issues facing students today. This is perfect for anyone considering running to be an Officer or just if you’re interested in what’s going on in the HE Sector. Free hot drinks and cake provided!
  • Candidate Election Briefing (Compulsory)

    Date: Friday 1st Feb

    Time: 17:00 - 19:00

    Location: D/L/002

    Students who have nominated themselves for a position need to attend this briefing to learn the key information about the elections, meet other candidates and get to know about all the support available to them during the elections. Candidates need to make sure they attend this event and if they are not able to, should contact Union staff as soon as possible.
  • ‘Candidate Speed Dating!’

    Date: Thursday 14th Feb

    Time: 18:00 – 20:00

    Location: Physics (P/T/005)

    This Valentine’s Day, join us to find out who you would love to lead YUSU! Come chat to the Candidates hoping to become your new Officers in an informal environment to hear their ideas, ask them questions and decide which of them is going to win your heart and get your vote. Let the candidate see the electorate!
  • ‘Candidate Debate Night’

    Date: Friday 15th Feb

    Time: From 19:00

    Location: Hendrix Hall

    This is the main event of Hustings Week come along to see this year’s Sabbatical Officer candidates battle it out to convince you who should become our leaders! They will be answering questions about the roles they are running for and their manifestos posed to them by a chairperson and the audience. Keep an eye out for the event to see the running order closer to the time!
  • Election Results Night! (Afterparty at TimeWarp)

    Date: Saturday 23rd Feb

    Time: From 19:30

    Location: Roger Kirk Centre / Lounge

    It’s the big one. The event we’ve all been waiting for which you don’t want to miss. Join us to discover the results of weeks of hard campaigning and to celebrate as we find out who has won the YUSU elections! With student media hosting the live results and Lounge Bar providing refreshments, the atmosphere is going to be great and the official afterparty will be at TimeWarp in Courtyard, make sure you don’t miss out!