MARCH 2018 ELECTION RESULTS

The candidates have campaigned long and hard and we’re proud to announce the results of our annual election. The candidates are listed alphabetical by surname and the table shows the number of first preference votes, followed by transfers. The final count is then shown, next to the outcome.

Statistics are shown below the table of results.

PRESIDENT #1 VOTES (ROUND 1) + TRANSFER FINAL COUNT STATUS
Phill Dowler 205 N/A 205 Not elected
Xiaozhaowei He 19 N/A 19 Not elected
Marta Szurmiej 312 N/A 312 ELECTED
Jordan White 16 N/A 16 Not elected
Re-Open Nominations 14 N/A 14 Not elected
VICE-PRESIDENT SURREY #1 VOTES (ROUND 1) + TRANSFER FINAL COUNT STATUS
Il Kyu Cho 83 N/A 83 Not elected
Simone Ziel 427 N/A 427 ELECTED
Re-Open Nominations 56 N/A 56 Not elected
VICE-PRESIDENT KENT #1 VOTES (ROUND 1) + TRANSFER FINAL COUNT STATUS
Elizabeth Ashmore-Fish 47 1 48 Eliminated in Round 2
Riley Clowes 196 1+2+11+21 231 ELECTED
Danielle Gibbs 75 1+2 78 Eliminated in Round 3
Lily Madigan 96 0+7+9 112 Eliminated in Round 4
Rebecca Ryan 118 1+2+7 128 Eliminated in Round 5
Re-Open Nominations 34 N/A 34 Eliminated in Round 1
STUDENT GOVERNOR #1 VOTES (ROUND 1) + TRANSFER FINAL COUNT STATUS
Natasha Collins 94 4+1+0+3 102 Eliminated in Round 5
Hunter Delves 44 1+1 46 Eliminated in Round 3
Annie ‘Banany’ Durwood 183 2+1+4+6+21 217 ELECTED
Denikah Gardner-Dixon 54 0+0+1 55 Eliminated in Round 4
Sweeta Ghasemi 34 N/A 34 Eliminated in Round 1
Callum Mitchell 115 2+3+2+1+8 131 Eliminated in Round 6
Re-Open Nominations 37 1 38 Eliminated in Round 2


WHAT DOES A PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT DO?

The President and Vice-Presidents are full-time paid positions within the Union running for one year from 14th Jun 2018. You can take a year out of your studies or start once you graduate. Working closely as a team, the President and VPs make day-day decisions concerning all levels of your Union activities, focusing on making positive changes affecting both student lives and experiences here at UCA.

 

The President will:
• Be the figurehead of all four campuses
• Develop and manage campaigns encompassing all students’ interests
• Sit on relevant committees, including the Board of Governors
• Ensure the Vice-Presidents are working cohesively across their campuses
• Liaise with the University on the development of the student experience, complaints, equal opportunities and disciplinary procedures

The Vice Presidents will:
• Be the figurehead for their regional campuses
• Support and create events on their campus (including Freshers Week)
• Support liberation groups
• Organise Campus Forums with Executive Officers
• Develop campaigns to students’ interests
• Sit on relevant committees.
• Liaise with the University on the development of the student experience, complaints, equal opportunities and disciplinary procedures.

 


WHAT DOES A STUDENT GOVERNOR DO?

The UCA Board of Governors is collectively responsible for determining the educational character and mission of the University, overseeing activities and encouraging an environment which enhances the student academic and learning experience.
If you believe it is important for students to be at the heart of major decision making, you should run for Student Governor!

This is a voluntary position, open to continuing students, with a time commitment of no more than 7 day per year including reading time. The position lasts for one year stating 1st August 2018.

A student governor should:
• Be able to bring student insight to the proceedings of the Board
• Understand the distinction between governance and management
• Be able to demonstrate an interest in and commitment to education and public service
• Be able to demonstrate the ability to exercise their responsibilities with independence and discretion
• Be able to attend all Board meetings and the annual residential away day
• Be able to work as part of a team

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