Elections Resources

Spring Elections Handbooks

These handbooks contain all the important information you need to know about the nominations and elections process, role descriptions, election rules and expenses. Please feel free to get in touch with elections@kclsu.org if you have any further questions.

  • Student Officer Handbook

    All the information about standing for one of the sabbatical officer positions: President, Vice President Postgraduate, Vice President Activities & Development, Vice President Education (Arts & Sciences), Vice President Education (Health) or Vice President Welfare & Community.

  • MSA Committee Election Handbook

    All the information about standing for an MSA committee position.

  • Academic Reps Handbook

    All the information about standing as an Academic Rep and representing students in your course or faculty.

  • Network Officers Handbook

    All the information about standing for one of the nine Network Officer positions: People of Colour Officer, Women's Officer, Disabled Students' Officer, Family Officer, First Generation Officer, International Students' Officer, LGBT+ Officer, Trans Officer, Mature Students' Officer.

  • NUS Delegate Handbook

    All the information about standing as an NUS National Conference Delegate, and representing King's students at NUS National Conference.

  • Academic Association Committee Handbook

    All the information about standing for a position on your Academic Association.


Candidate Resources

Information and guidance for candidates, as well as the slides and advice from the candidates' briefings. The candidate briefings will be uploaded after they have taken place.

  • Advice for Student Officer Candidates

    Advice for International students, postgraduate students, disabled students, students with dependents, Health students, students taking an interruption in their studies, and Visa advice.

  • Candidate Campaign Tips

    For advice and instructions on writing and uploading your manifesto, running your campaign, social media and designing your campaign materials.

  • Designated Campaigning Zones

    For information about where candidates are allowed to place campaigning materials around campus.

  • Eligibility Terms Explained

    Some positions might require you to self-define in order to be eligible to stand or vote for them - this is an explanation of the terms used.

  • Library Poster Board Areas

    The libraries have put up poster boards in specific areas for candidates to put up posters. Posters must be in A4 size or smaller. These are the only spaces you can put up campaign materials.

  • Manifesto Guide

    A guide on how to upload a manifesto.

  • Support for Candidates

    Resource on the support we have in place for all candidates and their welfare.

Societies and Networks Guides

There are lots of different ways in which your society can be involved with KCLSU elections – here are just a few ideas.

1. Invite the candidates to one of your events or meetings

You could give them all a few minutes to introduce themselves and their campaigns, or they could just talk to your members face-to-face.

2. Host a Q&A or hustings event

Our guide to hosting an accessible and inclusive Q&A event can be found here. It is really important that you consider seriously the accessibility of an event that requires candidates to attend and answer questions in person, since it requires a lot of time and energy during an already busy and difficult week for candidates.


3. Promote the elections in general

Mention them at your events, post on social media about them, and generally encourage your members to vote!

4. Publish information about what you are looking for in a candidate

this will help students who are thinking of standing understand what is important to your society.

5. Endorse candidates

Our guide to endorsing candidates can be found here.

6. Ask questions

You can contact candidates on Facebook and Twitter, or through any contact info they give in their manifestos, and ask them for their positions on particular issues.