Writing your manifesto

Your manifesto is your opportunity to tell your peers why they should vote for you, in 750 words or under. It should outline who you are, what you will use your role to achieve, and the changes you aim to bring to Lancaster University and its students’ experiences.

Use concise, straightforward language, and keep things brief

Your manifesto is your opportunity to tell your peers why they should vote for you, in 750 words or under. It should outline who you are, what you will use your role to achieve, and the changes you aim to bring to Lancaster University and its students’ experiences. Think about where your manifesto will be displayed; would you stop to read it while walking by or scrolling through Facebook?

Do your research

Do the changes you pledge to make appeal to a diverse range of voters, or just your social circle?

Be realistic and precise

Your term in office will last for 1 year are your manifesto pledges achievable in this timeframe? What steps will you take towards your goals?

Communicate your skills, experience, and personality

Show voters who you are! How does your experience as an Academic Rep or Team Captain make you the best candidate?

Proofread!

Make sure your manifesto reads well and is free from spelling mistakes. Use the spellcheck function on Word, ask a friend, or email elections@lancastersu.co.uk!

Keep the focus on you

You have a limited number of words; use them to promote yourself rather than discrediting other candidates.

 

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