MANIFESTO GUIDE

Writing a Manifesto

 

Need some inspiration for your manifesto?

Not sure how it should look or what kind of content you need to include?

A manifesto is a statement about who you are, what you want to do if elected and why students should vote for you. Every candidate must submit a manifesto that is no more than one side of A4. 

Your manifesto, should simply state what you plan to do in your role and what changes you would make. It shouldn't to bad mouth your opposition, or make unrealistic promises. Think about what you can achieve and what other students need and what they would respond to well. 

Some Top Tips for Writing your Manifesto:

  • Be concise and use clear language. Avoid long, complicated words.

  • Set out your previous experience  and how this will help you if you got elected.

  • Set out your goals for your time in office and ensure they are realistic and achievable.

  • Your manifesto is about you and not your opponents. Don’t waste words trying to discredit them.

  • Talk about your skills that would indicate to voters your suitability for the role.

  • It doesn’t have to be long - in fact it shouldn’t be. Short and sweet works best. Your words should only be fit one side of the Manifesto form ( A4 sheet) this will be displayed to voters on the website and the Election voting system. 

  • Be creative and inspiring.

Good Luck!

If you require further guidance please contact us: support@cssd.ac.uk

Sample Manifesto Template

We want to make writing your manifestos as easy as possible so we’ve put together a simple guide you can use to get yours all together on the form. You don’t have to use the format below, but feel free to if it helps.

My 5 aims are:

You can bullet point your aims/goals for the year

Introduction:

Hi, My name is……and I am running for the position(s) of……..because……..

My experience and skills:

I have experience in…….and have developed the following skills…….I believe these make me an ideal candidate.

What I plan to do if elected:

If elected I would aim to:

- Example 1 (e.g. hold a new series of events aimed at getting more people involved in X to increase outreach and reputation)

- Example 2 (e.g. increase support by running monthly campaigns.

- Example 3 (e.g. increase funding by seeking out new sponsorship opportunities from external companies  )

I think these aims will have a positive impact on X because…..

Closing statement:

Thank you for reading my manifesto and feel free to get in contact with me to ask my any questions about my ideas by contacting me at…….

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