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Candidate Workshops

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To prepare you for becoming a candidate, the following workshops will take place in Week 7:

Election Rules Q&A - Monday 22nd February 5pm - 6pm

After reading the rules, if you have any further questions please come along to this session to find out the answers from YUSU Elections staff.

Manifesto Development - Tuesday 23rd February 5pm - 6pm

What makes a good manifesto? What is the best way to frame your ideas? Come along to this informative workshop to find out and ask any manifesto related questions to YUSU Elections Staff.

Public speaking and presentation workshop - Wednesday 24th February 5pm - 6pm

Even though there is no face-to-face campaigning this year, as a candidate you will still need the valuable skill of speaking to others. Being able to present information in clear, concise and interesting ways is important in making sure that your speech is memorable for you and your audience of potential voters; this session aims to develop your public speaking skills which will aid you during the campaigning process.

Lead yourself through your campaign: A masterclass to help you succeed - Thursday 25th February 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Jack Lowman, founder and author of Hack Yourself, the modern career and leadership company, will deliver a power masterclass to help you think differently about your campaign. As a successful campaigner himself, having been an elected officer back in 2006, Jack will bring to life his experience and share practical tips from the business world to help you succeed. This session will include learning about how self-leadership can transform your campaign and the importance of developing a personal brand.

These workshops are for candidates only, who will receive the Zoom link directly.

Resources

Useful reading about York, Higher Education and Students’ Unions

University of York’s Access and Participation Plan 2020/21 - 2024/25

WonkHe - platform with lots of useful articles about Higher Education and Students’ Unions. Subscribe for free!

NUS website

Office for Students website

University of York’s Strategy

YUSU Impact Report 2019/20

Key Guides

Staff Contacts

Here is a list of staff who are here to help and support you through the election process. There is a staff member for every role and you can contact them for information about the role, advice and support.

Staff member Role Responsibilities include: Can provide support for candidates running for: Email address
Laura Kennedy Democracy and Campaigns Development Coordinator Elections, Policy, Supporting Part-Time Officer Campaigns, Academic Representation PTO roles, Academic Officer, Faculty Reps All candidates with anything related to general election information or support [email protected]
Annie Potter Opportunities Manager Societies, Student Media, Sport, GIAG Activities Officer, York Sport President [email protected]
Lucy Furneaux Student Opportunities Coordinator Societies, Student Media, Sport, GIAG Activities Officer [email protected]
Jasmine Pledger Fundraising and Volunteering Coordinator Volunteering and Fundraising/RAG Activities Officer, Volunteering PTO, RAG PTO [email protected]
Connor Briggs Community Manager Colleges, Volunteering and Fundraising/RAG, Community Engagement Union President, Community and Wellbeing Officer [email protected]
Jake Tattersdill Marketing Coordinator Marketing, Social Media and Advertising All candidates for social media and promotional material advice [email protected]

Laura Kennedy

Democracy and Campaigns Coordinator

Responsibilities include: Elections, Policy, Supporting Part-Time Officer Campaigns

Can provide support for candidates running for: PTO Roles, all candidates with anything related to general election information or support

[email protected]

Annie Potter

Opportunities Manager

Responsibilities include: Societies, Student Media, Sport, GIAG

Can provide support for candidates running for: Activities Officer, York Sport President

[email protected]

Lucy Furneaux

Student Opportunities Coordinator

Responsibilities include: Societies, Student Media, GIAG

Can provide support for candidates running for: Activities Officer

[email protected]

Jasmine Pledger

Fundraising and Volunteering Coordinator

Responsibilities include: Volunteering and Fundraising/RAG

Can provide support for candidates running for: Activities Officer, Volunteering PTO, RAG PTO

[email protected]

Connor Briggs

Community Manager

Responsibilities include: Colleges, Volunteering and Fundraising/RAG, Community Engagement, Accommodation

Can provide support for candidates running for: Union President

[email protected]

Jake Tattersdill

Marketing Coordinator

Responsibilities include: Marketing, Social Media and Advertising

Can provide support for candidates running for: All candidates for social media and promotional material advice

[email protected]

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