Spring Election 2019 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.
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.
This is a simplified version of the Student Officer handbook in Chinese.
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.
All the information about standing as an NUS National Conference Delegate, and representing King's students at NUS National Conference.
All the information about standing for a position on your Academic Association.
All the information about standing as an Academic Rep and representing students in your course or faculty.
All the information about standing for an MSA committee position.
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.
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.
For information about where candidates are allowed to place campaigning materials around campus.
For advice and instructions on writing and uploading your manifesto, running your campaign, social media and designing your campaign materials.
Student Officer briefing
For information about the roles, key dates, the elections process, the code of conduct, candidate promotion liberation and support.
NUS Delegate and Network Officer briefing
For information about the roles, elections process, campaigning tips and support.
Taking part in a KCLSU election means following a code of conduct. Here, you will find the full Code of Conduct
Societies and Networks Guide
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.