Creating a manifesto may sound a bit daunting, but it really boils down to a simple formula:
Write down a list of things you want to achieve in your term in office that relate to a specific role and you think will make Strathclyde students' lives better.
Every candidate for election must provide a manifesto for publication. This is basically a document which lets voters know a little bit about you and what you stand for.
More importantly, this is what voters will be reading before they vote, so you need to let them know why they should vote for you!
Below are some examples of how you can put together a manifesto for your own election. As ever, if you have any questions, please just get in touch with Al Wilson, Engagement & Support Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We know it may be daunting writing a manifesto for the first time.
To help you along, we have invented an imaginary candidate - Lisa Cooke - to illustrate just how easy it is to put one together.
Lisa has put together a bit about herself as well as a list of things she wants to achieve if she is to be elected - that is basically what a manifesto is - simple as that!
Click on the picture to the right to see Lisa's fake manifesto --->
Designing a poster shouldn't be complicated - all you need to do is make sure that you get the basics right and get your message across.
You can make it really simple or you can be clever and link your name to a brand or gimmick. Either way, you need to stay focussed on telling people about the important stuff.
<--- Click on the picture to the left to see Lisa's fake poster
Are you still a bit confused? Fear not! We have also put together a simple guide to each part of the manifesto, to make it even easier to develop your own!
Click on the picture on the right to see how Lisa put her fake manifesto together --->