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Sussex Student Elections | Digital Candidate Hustings

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What is a hustings?

A hustings is a meeting where election candidates debate policies and answer questions from the audience. Hustings give voters the opportunity to hear the views of candidates.

  • All candidates standing are invited, but they can choose not to attend.
  • A hustings does not promote any particular candidate because they all have the opportunity to speak and be questioned.
  • It is a chance for voters to be informed about what the candidates are standing for to allow them to decide who to vote for.

Our Hustings was meant to be held on Friday 20 March in lecture theatre Fulton A and B, hosted by the Politics Society acting as chair. Ordinarily, the evening is divided into timed slots per Officer position, where the panel of candidates are given the opportunity to respond to two questions put to them by the chair.

Due to the current situation and the ban on mass gatherings, Hustings has happened online:

  • Each candidate has been asked two questions specific to the role they are running for and have been given a few days to return their answer.

  • Voting starts at 9am on Monday 23 March

  • Go to  suvotes.com/sussex

Browse through the links below to see candidates' hustings answers:


Diversity, Access and Participation Officer

Education and Employability Officer

International Students’ Officer

Sports, Societies and Events Officer

Student Living and Sustainability Officer

Wellbeing Officer


LGBTQ+ Students’ Officer

Students with Disabilities Officer

Women Students’ Officer

Trans and Non Binary Students’ Officer

BAME Students’ Officer


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