Here are 5 key things to consider when you're planning your campaign.
1. Talk to students where they are - around campus, in libraries (don't disturb them while they're in the middle of studying though), in halls, at a student group event, in a lecture (just make sure to ask your lecturer's permission) and so on. Make sure you're polite, approachable and friendly, and you have some key priorities in your mind that you want to talk to them about. Talking to students directly is definitely the most effective way to get them to vote for you, so this should be the key part of your strategy.
2. You can create visual aids to help raise your profile - leaflets, posters, campaign t-shirts etc. The university does have a no poster policy, but you can use our black notice boards in the social spaces across campus for your posters. We will provide a contribution towards printing costs of 50 one-sided colour prints (on white paper). You should email the design you’d like printed as a MS Word, MS Publisher, or pdf file to email@example.com, and you’ll be informed by return email when it's ready to collect.)
3. Recruit a campaign team! You can't be everywhere at once, so it's a great tactic to get a few of your mates to help you spread the word - whether that's helping you flyer for a few hours or using their social media channels to help promote you.
4. Go digital! Set up a Facebook group, use Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat any other social media platforms to help you reach students. Videos are the biggest thing to be consumed online at the moment so that could be a great way to reach students.
5. We will also be helping you to raise your profile. Your manifestos will be on our website, and we'll be encouraging students to vote by email, through our social media channels and around campus.
Remember, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org at any time throughout the process for one-to-one help.