What help and support will I get during the elections?
There is a team of SU staff on hand to support you right through the election process, from advice and support on your manifesto and campaign right through to dealing with any questions or concerns you might have.
I’ve never been involved with the SU before, can I still run?
Absolutely – it is never too late to start your involvement with the SU, and you will be given full training and induction to your role. The only requirement is that you are a current Leeds Beckett student.
Are the roles political?
Only with a small ‘p’ - political knowhow and involvement is not a requirement. All that really matters is that you are passionate about representing students and working to make students’ lives better.
How much time would I need to devote to these roles?
In many ways it’s up to you and how much time you have available – we’d suggest that around 2 hrs per week is enough to be effective in these roles.
Will I get help to finance my campaign?
Yes – the SU will provide you with a sufficient allowance to resource your campaign.
Will I get paid for these roles?
No – all of the roles up for election this time are voluntary. But you will get some great experience!
I’m an international student, can I stand?
Yes – these roles class as volunteering, not work.
I’m a postgraduate student, can I stand?
Yes, and there’s even a role specifically for Postgrad Research students.
What if I get elected and then find the role isn’t for me?
Don’t worry – we understand that from time to time, other commitments may take priority, or that the role just wasn’t what you though it would be. The SU will support and advise you as much as we can if you have any issues, but if at the end of the day you do not want to continue, it’s not a problem.
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