What is a manifesto?

A Manifesto is a plan of jobs related to things you wish to do whilst in the post and what you would like to improve for the student body at college. 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 together.


You don’t have to use the format, but feel free to if it helps. 


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

What I plan to do if elected and what I would do for students at Dudley College (500 words): 

If elected I would aim to...

  • Objective 1 (e.g. I will ensure that I will increase more engagement between campuses by holding different social events such as...) 

  • Objective 2 (e.g. to improve social seating across college, green spaces etc.) 

  • Objective 3 (e.g. I will lobby local MPs on national issues such as women’s safety etc.)


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

My experience, skills and why I would be the best person for this role (250 words): 

I have experience in...and have developed the following skills...I believe these make me an ideal candidate for Student Union President. 

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... 

Voting starts…. and ends… so make sure you vote on...

If you would like to know more about my manifesto aims, please check our SU website.

Visual Reference

Candidates will be expected to produce promotional materials to promote themselves over the campaigning period, professional advice, guidance and design will be offered to all candidates