"Make sure you get in touch with your lecturers and tutors about any upcoming assessments and your class attendance! They can be incredibly supportive and helpful, and your best friends when it comes to balancing the campaign and your studies."
"TARA ON TOP" 2013
"Have fun! Be yourself, ignore the haters, and run on policies that you are passionate about. Also, invest in a couple of good bottles of red wine (not $4 Bowlers Run) to help you wind down at the end of a long day of campaigning."
"ROCK IT ROBBY" 2013
"Remember to take care of yourself! Have a core team of 5 or 6 people that you can rely upon for two weeks to run you red bulls and sandwiches. That will keep up your energy so you talk to as many students as possible."
"UNLEASH ALISHA" 2014
"Two pieces of advice. First (and most important) pick a good psych up song for those early mornings. Secondly, talking to staff of the Union and current or former Board Directors is a great way to get an insight into how some of your ideas and policies could actually be implemented if you're elected - it's a great resource to challenge and refine your thinking before you have to 'sell' your policies to students."
"I CHOOSE MATTHEWS" 2013
"Save up now so that at any point during the campaign you can splash out on some self love & get a foot massage. Also make sure you break in whatever shoes you’re gonna wear before the campaign - you’re gonna want to be comfy!"
"AN EVEn BETTER UNION" 2013
"Rolling a piece of PVC pipe over your legs after a long day of campaigning rocks. Also, stock up on lemon and honey."
"YOU ONLY LIV ONCE" 2014
"I think probably the most important thing in the election is to remember how amazingly brave you are being! You're putting your hand up for something, you're putting yourself out there - and it's terrifying and fun all at the same time. Find a song that makes you happy and every single morning put that song on and dance your way in to the day!"
"IT'S YOUR UNION, ELECTROKATE IT" 2014
If at any point you have any questions, feel free to contact Tara Waniganayaka via firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to come along to the USU Board Elections Information Session - https://www.facebook.com/events/1573242026286561/