What is a manifesto?
‘A public declaration of policy and aims’, or simply put, a manifesto is what you plan to do if elected and the changes you want to influence.
How to write a manifesto
Your manifesto must be no more than one A4 page and must include your name, the position you are running for, and three pledges (your goals for the year). We recommend including an image of yourself, your course and campus, and any relevant experience.
Top tips for writing your manifesto
- Be concise; make it snappy using clear and accessible language
- Be eye catching; engage readers with alliteration and create a brand using a consistent colour pallet.
- Set out realistic and achievable goals; research what voters want and look at previous manifestos (including those from other Students’ Unions)
- Be creative! After all, you are running to represent art students
Once you have drafted your manifesto, feel free to run it past us if you would like some feedback by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Union staff must remain impartial but can ensure you have included everything you need to.