It’s hard to believe that another year of our annual Elections has already come and gone but in what was an incredibly successful week, your student leaders for the 2020/21 academic year have been finalised. Before that though, we’d just like to take this opportunity to recognise all of our candidates once again who stood in our annual elections. Putting yourself up before your peers is a courageous thing to do, and for that, and their ideas, each and every one of the candidates deserve our admiration. Now to the results.
First up, the much-anticipated Sabbatical Elections and we start first with the Presidential election in which we had 4 candidates: Tamsin Grainger, Rebecca Thick, For Old Times Sake and Re-Open Nominations, otherwise known as RON.
A total of 474 votes were cast, of which 17 were spoilt meaning there were 457 Valid Votes in the President Election. The quota to be elected was 230 and having received more than 230 votes as per the quota, Tamsin Grainger was therefore duly elected as your new President for 2020/21. Many congratulations to Tamsin.
From here we then move to the Vice President Education and Welfare election. There were 5 candidates in this election; Natasha Neal, For Old Times Sake, Joshua Davies, Aaron Griffiths and RON. A total of 469 votes were cast, of which 31 were spoilt meaning there were 438 valid votes. The quota to be elected was 220. Having received more than 220 votes as per the quota, Natasha Neal was therefore duly elected as your new Vice President Education and Welfare for 2020/21. Congratulations to Natasha!
From here we then move to the last of the three Sabbatical Officer positions, Vice President Student Involvement. There were 6 candidates in this election, For Old Times Sake, Tom Featherstone, Travis Hoey, Nathan Edwards, Davey Klemz and RON. This election went to four rounds of voting and having finally achieved the quota in which to be elected, Tom Featherstone was duly elected as your new Vice President Student Involvement for 2020/21. Many congratulations to Tom.
Next, we had our Student Trustee election. Here we had 6 candidates standing for the 4 available positions, at least one of which had to be awarded to one of the two Uxbridge candidates in the race. The candidates were Kia Wing, Lisa Connell, Olein Fleming, Heidi Thorne, Rianna Williamson and Stephanie Webb.
Kia Wing was elected in the first round of voting. Heidi Thorne was elected in the second round of voting and both Lisa Connell and Olein Fleming were elected in the final round of voting. This means we now have a Trustee Board balanced between both High Wycombe and Uxbridge which is a great outcome for the student body. Congratulations to all of our winners!
From here we move to the Executive Officer Election
There were 5 of the 8 available Executive Officer positions up for election and there were 7 candidates across these. The results are as follows:
Disabled Students’ Officer – Robin Tomlin
International Students’ Officer – Teresa Vsetickova
LGBT+ Students’ Officer – Izemrasen Alahyan
BAME Students’ Officer – Ravneet Kaur Talewar
Mature Students’ Officer – Harry Crowson
Congratulations to all of our winners!
We do still have 3 Executive Officer vacancies, Executive Officer for Women Students’, Executive Officer for Part-time Students and Executive Officer for Postgraduate Students. If you are interested in any of these three positions and meet the requirements for the roles, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, The NUS Delegate Election
We had 2 candidates standing for the 2 positions available positions. The candidates were Robin Tomlin and Simon Oghojafor. Congratulations to both Robin and Simon.