Caring for your election candidates

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Presentation given at WIDAR (Workers in Democracy & Representation) conference 2013. A look at how, at Sussex, we've started to give our student election candidates some love

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Caring for your election candidates

  1. 1. @jowaltersflickr.com/photos/rickscully/69519692 Caring for your candidates Jo Walters @jowalters
  2. 2. Me Sussex Our electionsflickr.com/photos/flickerbulb/66963243
  3. 3. More better-informed candidates flickr.com/photos/timpearcelosgatos/3850723061
  4. 4. Problems...flickr.com/photos/pixscapes/2252438675
  5. 5. Our solution...flickr.com/photos/malingering/2862015038
  6. 6. Inform Inspire Encourage Support flickr.com/photos/catunes/6426770761
  7. 7. Being a candidate is great flickr.com/photos/rikkis_refuge/183400812
  8. 8. @jowaltersflickr.com/photos/rikkis_refuge/4133728956 Being a candidate is tough
  9. 9. ...it can be lonely flickr.com/photos/didzis/128776167
  10. 10. ...it can be confusing flickr.com/photos/34905917@N08/4520104808
  11. 11. ...you get a bit paranoid flickr.com/photos/fernando-augusto/5119242982
  12. 12. We want more candidates flickr.com/photos/alishav/4565601405
  13. 13. We need to care for them flickr.com/photos/ giantglassofmilk/3198290452
  14. 14. Support & a friendly face flickr.com/photos/didzis/128776167
  15. 15. Chances to ask questions flickr.com/photos/34905917@N08/4520104808
  16. 16. Reality check & moral support flickr.com/photos/fernando-augusto/5119242982
  17. 17. NEWSFLASH! flickr.com/photos/shnakepup/2740877908 Students don’t just think about running for election during the nomination period
  18. 18. flickr.com/photos/37prime/2316268972 People need time to think
  19. 19. flickr.com/photos/victoriafee/5341091833 & time to gather support
  20. 20. flickr.com/photos/ chough/8327120251 Encouragement via email
  21. 21. flickr.com/photos/bibliothekarin/8096521572 Also tips & info sussexstudent.com/itcouldbeme
  22. 22. flickr.com/photos/maarjaara/202725082 A friendly face
  23. 23. flickr.com/photos/huy/3319202681 Time + support + info = great candidates
  24. 24. The outcomeflickr.com/photos/htakashi/6414878527
  25. 25. Changes flickr.com/photos/notmargaret/6300012545
  26. 26. jo.w@sussexstudent.com @jowalters flickr.com/photos/lambj/3471721865

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