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Candidates for Campus Executive Officer

Below are all of the candidates for campus executive officer. You can read through their bios and manifestos to decide who you want to vote for.

Voting for this position opens at 9am, Thursday 3 December. Please check your student emails for your online voting link.

CANTERBURY – HE PLACE

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CANTERBURY – FE PLACE

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EPSOM – HE PLACE

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EPSOM – FE PLACE

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Dear all.

I am a South African student focused on positive change within our UCA Epsom community. A background in debating and public speaking have prepared me for a representative role; along with the values for rising for what I believe in, and never backing down from that.

Throughout my education, I have been on many student councils and committees in the attempt to make life both easier, and more enjoyable for my fellow learners. Although, what I am most passionate about is defending the integrity of the student body. I am excited at the opportunity to better your university experience, and will always have the best interests of our community at heart. For me, standing up to authority is less of a rebellion but a pursuit for fair treatment. From Chancellor to applicant, every single one of us is a spoke in the wheel of this institution. Oftentimes, one forgets that the reason universities exist is to shape the future of our world. Universities should always maintain students as the highest priority; not rankings, efficiency or finance. Please do not forget, this university – along with all around the world – is here to serve you.

I am only happy to facilitate discussion around various issues: ranging from accommodation, facilities and service, to social, educational and personal wellbeing.

The student has the right to an answer. Compassion, compromise, reason, integrity and accountability epitomize what I hope to achieve as FE Officer.

I would like to achieve satisfaction for all students here at UCA Epsom. An incredibly difficult task, but one which I am prepared to dedicate myself towards. I am fully confident, that within reason, we will efficiently and effectively address many important issues surrounding both our campus, and our learners.

All students are entitled to a voice, and I would be honoured to assume this position on your behalf – the new generation of industry leaders.

Sincerely, and always faithfully

Thomas Bradford

If you have any queries, opinions or suggestions

please feel free to contact me via Whatsapp at +27 0824184205

Or email: 2012065@students.uca.ac.uk

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FARNHAM – HE PLACE

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FARNHAM – FE PLACE

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ROCHESTER – HE PLACE

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My name is Bianca and I am 2nd year student at Make-Up and Hair Design Rochester. I started doing make-up when I was 12, but my passion about it started when I was only 4.

When I was back in high-school I always was saying out loud that I would like to do make-up on a higher level, university level, without even knowing that after a little bit of time I would be actually doing it. Today, after following my dream and my wish to do make-up, I am finally here. I am passionate, I am fearless and I will do anything to accomplish my biggest dreams. Here, at UCA Rochester, I must say that I have found my second family. As being where I was always supposed to be, I wanted to gain a little bit of  experience from working at Applicant Day with one of my tutors, so I can be around the possible future students, getting to know them and wanting to share with them my story so they will know if this is what they want, they should go for it without limitations. I wanted to work as an Ambassador and represent my course and my Uni from the very first day that I walked through UCA Rochester hallways. Fast forward after Applicant Day and my opportunity to be there, I received an e-mail about being part of our Unibuddy platform and I said yes immediately. After a few months of working as a Unibuddy (still doing that at present moment) I received an e-mail about being and Ambassador and represent my course, my Uni all along! I said Yes again without even blinking or breathing. My dream came true again! Now I am proudly representing my course, my Uni and I am doing what I always enjoyed most, Make-Up on a higher level. I would like to go further, I would like to represent our students on a higher level, too. I want to be their voice and share every thoughts with them, get to know them better!

As a human being I will always do what is right and moral, what is fair. I appreciate the truth and the justice. I am considerate and I treat every other human being exactly how I would like to be treated, with trueness, love and respect!

ROCHESTER – FE PLACE

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Hey, my full name is Oleksandr Aryku but you can call me Sandy; I could be like everyone else and promise change and how everything will so great with me, which it totally will be, but I would like to say that instead of change I offer more than promises, I will be promoting racial diversity, feminism and LGBQ+ support.

I’m totally just like you, a contemporary artist that wants the best not just for himself but for all around him, and that’s why I will be an amazing “important person” of the campus.

I will push ideas from our students directly to the board to make OUR student experience the best it could be. As students we shouldn’t let down opportunities to express our unhappiness or our thoughts if they make us unhappy as students, be it how the booking system works, or how hard it is to book workshops for personal use.

In culmination of my strong and loud speech I would like to say be yourself, be loud, no matter, race, gender or sexuality; you should be yourself, and I will assist you in this as much as I can if you choose me as “important persona of the campus”. We live in the best time for change, and as contemporary artist we need to bring positive change into the world, and if it means changing the colour of the toilet walls, well just tell me, and I promise you, colours will change.

Thank you for reading and voting for me as a Campus Executive Officer.

Candidates for NUS Delegate

Below are all of the candidates for NUS Delegate. You can read through their bios and manifestos to decide who you want to vote for.

Voting for this position opens at 9am, Thursday 3 December. Please check your student emails for your online voting link.

WOMENS PLACE

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Amelia Papoulia – Election Nomination Statement

Being a NUS Delegate means understanding people’s viewpoints and contributing to them being heard. As a member of a community comprised of aspiring artists who want to use their platforms to make a change, I am planning to take this opportunity and decently represent all these visionaries both by voicing their already formed opinions and putting new ideas on the table.

My ultimate goal is to broach and raise awareness of pressing issues such as climate change, discriminative behaviours towards minorities, mental health issues, or even self-development both on an individual and at a collective level, within the collaborative framework of all the representatives and the people whose thoughts they will voice.

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OPEN PLACE

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This year’s By-Elections give you a chance be a part of your Students’ Union and have a direct impact on students experience at UCA.

You can make a difference to your campus. Campus Executive Officers get to make decisions that affect student life, as well as work on exciting events and campaigns. 

NUS Delegates get to represent UCA on a national stage.

There are 14 roles available in total.

Campus Executive Officers

1 HE Officer, 1 FE Officer, 1 Open Place Officer (per campus)

 

If you’re interested in:

  • Being part of positive change on campus
  • Working with the Presidents on events or campaigns, such as climate emergency and Action for Black Students
  • Gaining new skills and experience

This is your opportunity. Nominate yourself:

 


 

NUS delegates

1 woman student delegate, 1 Open Place delegate

 

If you’re interested in:

  • Representing UCA at the biggest student conference in Europe
  • Getting to know students and activists from across the country

This is your opportunity. Nominate yourself.

Job description – Campus Executive Officer

 

Term: 

December 2020 – June 2021

 

Background: 

There are three Campus Executive Officers per campus, making up an Executive Committee of fourteen people (including the two Presidents). 

 

Purpose: 

Campus Executive Officers are the voice for their campus on the Executive Committee. As members of the committee, they are able to: 

  • Propose ideas for improving student life
  • Vote on important decisions about how the Students’ Union should run
  • Work directly on campaigns or projects with the Presidents, such as climate emergency and community events

 

You could really make this role your own. If you want to help people, or work on creative projects, or just be a bigger part of life at UCA, this role is for you. Whatever your interests are, as a Campus Executive Officer, you have support and people power to make change and improve the UCA community. You also get to be amongst the first to know about new projects or launches the Students’ Union is working on. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Attend 5 Executive committee meetings
  • Present ideas to the committee that will make a difference to the students you represent
  • Gather feedback from students on your campus
  • Make sure you are prepared for committee meetings, and consult with students about any important or controversial ideas that are being voted on
  • Work with the Presidents on campaigns, projects, and events (you choose how involved you want to be, and which areas interest you)

 

You must be:

  • A current UCA student
  • Eligible for the position you run for (there is an HE-specific position on each campus, an FE-specific position, and one open position that anyone can run for)
  • Interested in making a difference to your campus!
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