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Additional General Election guidance available for Sussex staff and students

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New advice has been made available on how the University should engage with politicians and parties during the General Election campaign period.

The additional document contains Q&A information provided by Universities UK and aims to help staff and students who may wish to undertake activity in the lead-up to the General Election on Thursday 8 June.

As the University is regulated as a ‘non-party campaigner’ by the Electoral Commission, Sussex is bound by electoral laws. This means that we must comply with the relevant rules in regards to political neutrality.

The additional information from UUK should be read in conjunction with the University of Sussex’s own short guidance document, which includes advice for staff who are actively involved in party politics as well as those who simply wish to share their views on social media. 

If you would like to work with, or are approached by a local politician or candidate during the campaign period or are planning any events involving any political representative (including candidates not affiliated with a party), please contact a member of the Communications and External Affairs division (C&EA).  Contact details are given in the guidance documents.

All staff are encouraged to read these two guides and to seek further advice from the Communications & External Affairs division if they have any questions.

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Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex
Last updated: Tuesday, 9 May 2017

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