9th February  - Meet the manager
  • 13.00 to 15.00 | Location NTC 2.02
  • This is an opportunity to talk to the staff who run key departments in the SU to understand the role the elected officers play in these departments to help you decide what role you may wish to run for
13 february - nominations open:
  • This is the phase where you can put yourself forward for 1 of the 7 roles
  • You can only nominate yourself for one role
  • You will need to submit a photo of yourself, a 30 word summary and a longer piece explaining why students should vote for you (this information will be used by the SU to promote that you are a candidate in the election)


21st February - Drop in session
  • Meet the President & VP Education and talk about the election process and the roles
26 february - nominations close:
  • You will need to watch the candidate briefing, trustee briefing and sign the rules - this commits you to the process
  • You can start working on your campaign materials. You can't share these until campaigning starts
  • You will be invited to meet with the Marketing team who will involve you in some video content to go out on Essex SU digital channels to promote that you are running as a candidate
    • Tuesday 28th February | 10am-1pm | VP International
    • Tuesday 28th February | 1pm-4pm | VP Southend (at Southend campus)
    • Tuesday 28th February | 2pm-5pm | VP Education
    • Wednesday 1st March | 10am-1pm | VP Student Experience
    • Wednesday 1st March | 2pm-5pm | VP Welfare
    • Thursday 2nd March | 10am-1pm | VP Community & Engagement
    • Thursday 2nd March | 2pm-5pm | SU President
27 feb - 3 mar - Meet the Manager sessions

Following nominations closing,  this is an opportunity to talk to the managers of the relevant departments. Anyone can attend any of these but we have suggested which would be the the most approriate for each role

  • 27th Feb 14.00 - VP Welfare –  Advice Centre - Zoom ID: 990 1963 5025
  • 27th Feb 15.00 - VP Community & Engagement – Engagement team - Zoom ID: 918 3787 3760
  • 27th Feb 16.00 - VP Education – Education team - Zoom ID: 936 6835 232
  • 27th  Feb 16.00 - VP Southend – Southend team - Zoom ID: 963 9201 0176
  • 28th Feb 11.00 - VP Student Experience – Student Activities - Zoom ID: 952 9217 7855
  • 28th Feb - 13.00 - East 15 Loughton President - Education and Engagement team - Zoom ID: 915 8086 7129
  • 1st March 16.00 - VP International  - Engagement team - Zoom ID: 949 9735 0755
  • 3rd  March 14.00 - President – Management team - Zoom ID: 917 9714 0563
28 FEB - 8 MAR - Banner making opportunity

This will be held in the Atrium and paints and banner materials will be provided on a first come first serve basis- anything else you wish to use, you must provide and will come out of your budget

  • 28th Feb 12.00 to 14.00
  • 1st March 12.00 to 14.00
  • 7th March 12.00 to 14.00
  • 8th March 12.00 to 14.00 

The Election manager will hang them from the SU windows.

8/9 march - meet the candidates:

  • Essex SU will start promoting that you are running for a position in the SU Leadership Election. Essex SU accounts will only share the materials created on the filming day above
9 -15 march - campaigning:
  • You can start promoting that you are running for a position in the SU Leadership Election
  • You will use this period to convince the student body that you are the best person for the role and that they should vote for you
  • The Advice centre will be running drop in sessions throughout the campaigning period  - available via zoom id 565 702 6431
  • The Campaign Hub will be available for all candidates in colchester to use - at the top of the stairs by the SU - somewhere to sit and have a cup of tea!


14-15 march - voting:
  • Essex students will vote online or in the voting booths for their favourite candidates in each of the roles
15th March - Wrap Party
  • Voting is now over! This is an opportunity for you  to relax, have fun and thank your campaign team for all their hard work on your behalf. The results will not be announced until the following day so it will be a no pressure or stress event.


16 march - results:
  • Essex SU will announce the elected winners of each role