Information for Candidates

Congratulations on nominating yourself for a position in the MDXSU Elections! Within this page you can find further information about what you need to do next, as well as support and rules. If you have any other questions, contact your coach, or contact or by calling 020 8411 6450.

In order to become a candidate, you must:

1. Submit your nomination online by midday Wednesday 21 February​.
Once you have nominated yourself, you will be assigned a coach from within the MDXSU team, who will support you through the elections process and answer any questions you may have.

2. Complete your online Candidate Form to tell us a bit more about you and your campaign (for example, choosing a colour for your campaign!)
A link to this form will have been emailed to you - contact us if you have not received this.

3. Submit your manifesto by 1pm Monday 26 February.
Your manifesto tells student voters who you are and what you want to achieve if elected. You will need to submit a text manifesto, to be shown on the voting page, and you can also submit an image manifesto. Find out more at a manifesto workshop (more info below).

4. Attend a compulsory Candidates Briefing.
You must attend one of these in order to campaign in the elections. You can find out the dates and times of these below.

5. Get your candidate pack and handbook at your candidate briefing.
You can also download a digital copy of the candidate handbook here.

6. Meet other candidates at the candidate social on Thursday 22 February (5.30 - 8pm)

7. You can announce your candidacy online once your candidacy has been approved and announced on the MDXSU website.
You are only able to begin campaigning on campus once voting opens at 10am Friday 2 March - please ensure you have read the elections rules before beginning campaigning.


Election Rules

 If you're standing for a position in the MDXSU Elections, or if you're campaigning for a particular candidate, you must abide by the election rules. You can also view the rules and regulations for the elections by clicking here.


Prior to voting opening, all candidates will need to attend a compulsory elections briefing which will explain the rules and give you the opportunity to ask questions. You will be invited to attend one of our candidates' briefings once you have nominated yourself. The dates of these are as follows (if you are unable to make any of the following sessions, you must let us know as soon as possible):


Training and Resources

Middlesex Students' Union will provide all the training, support and advice you need to stand for a position and campaign - and to do your job once elected! As well as giving you a coach to support you throughout the Elections 2018, we also offer free training sessions on manifesto writing, campaigning and public speaking. You can view all workshops and support sessions online at


Within these sessions, we will answer any questions and also provide worksheets for you to work through. You can also download these below:
Manifesto Writing
Planning Your Pitch
The Planning your Campaign worksheet will be uploaded shortly - please come along to a workshop in the interim


Any other questions?

Please read our Elections FAQs, visit us in MDX House for a chat, or email us at


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