Elections Resources

BY-Election 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 the Vice President Postgraduate Officer position.

  • Network Officers Handbook

    All the information about standing for one of the five Network Officer positions: Disabled Students' Officer, Student Parents and Carers' Officer, LGBT+ Officer (Open Place and Trans Place), Mature Students' Officer.


Candidate Resources

Information and guidance for candidates around support, advise, and guidelines.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 or Network can be involved with KCLSU elections – here are just a few ideas.

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

You could give them all a few minutes to introduce themselves and their campaigns.

2. Promote the elections in general

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

3. 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.

4. Endorse candidates

Our guide to endorsing candidates can be found here.

5. 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.