CAMPUS: VOTING AT ALL CAMPUSES
STUDENT GOVERNOR CANDIDATES
POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 1 // CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR THIS POSITION: 4
PROPOSED BY: CHARLIE HUMMERSTONE-POPE / SECONDED BY: NICOLE DAVENPORT
I think I would make a good Student Governor as I have already had made a difference on the SU Farnham Campus by the signage.
I constantly attend meetings so that I know what is always going on in the Council and what students think about what is going on at the University.
I think as a Student Governor i would be able to express the views and opinions of the students at UCA well to all the other Governors.
Getting these points and the views of the students would not only be done via Student Council meetings but also by Surveys going across all campuses so that there is a strong level of feedback not only from the Farnham Campus where i study but also at the other four campuses too.
Also as a Student Governor I would try and communicate with Campus Officers across all campuses too see what it is each council is focusing on and bring that to the Governors.
Personally I believe I would make a good Student Governor as I am very keen to get the voice of the Students across to the rest of the board of Governors as this is our University and we should have the right to bring up what we think is important and what we think needs to be done, I feel that I would be able to get all these points across.
PROPOSED BY: ESTEPH STANDEN / SECONDED BY: HANNAH COOMBS
Hi my name is Annabel Giraud-Telme and I am in my second year of Fashion Atelier at Rochester. I am nominating myself for the role of Student Governor.
A Student Governor’s role is to:
- Help the Union with promoting aims of the organisation and its events and activities.
- Liaise with the campus officer to ensure student feedback is carried out where possible.
- Be involved in all areas of the Union
- Be empathetic, focussed, passionate, open to new ideas and have an understanding of student life.
Since coming to UCA a few years for my Access course, I have been involved in the university. Actively being Student Experience Officer for the past two years, a Course Representative to running the Yoga Club, being part of the Creative Writing Club as well as a Student Ambassador on open days. Amongst friends, I am known as the UCA Geek.
A large portion of them also think Iâ€™m crazy for putting so much upon myself but I really enjoy doing all of these things. Ask anyone who knows me, (even those who don’t!) I love to talk!
(It would be quite a surprise if you are from Rochester and you haven’t either; heard me talking or talked to me. Next time you see me, stop and talk to me about anything from the weather to whether you think the walls of a creative uni should be any colour BUT white!)
Being lucky enough to be part of so many different things, means knowing people from all courses which enables me to get a full understanding of the ‘student experience’. This allows me to give this critical information to the people making the decisions which affect our everyday life on and off campus.
I truly believe we are incredibly fortunate to be part of such a brilliant university, the facilities we have, the technical knowledge that the staff have and the support we get is second to none. Whilst there is no doubt in my mind that UCA is amazing, it can always be better and with your vote, I want us to change that.
My friends will also tell you that (as well as talking); listening, understanding, making and maintaining a plan of action and arguing for equality are my main attributes. Using these qualities in my role of Student Experience Officer in the past, I have petitioned to; get a second study advisor during office hours, put a material recycling motion in place in order to benefit from the waste (such as scraps of calico and other fabrics) across all universities (currently being carried out) and vehemently argued against the early closure of the library last year (we resumed normal hours and now even have extended hours!) and most recently, to get a ‘start-your-own-business’ workshops available to all students across all campuses.
If you believe that I do and can live up to these expectations as a Student Governor, please vote for me to be YOUR representative.
PROPOSED BY: DAVID KIRKPATRICK / SECONDED BY: CARMELA BREWER
My name is Rhianne Hill, I’m an Interior Architecture and Design student from Year Two, and I am running for two positions this election, Student Governor and LGBT Officer.
I am very passionate about UCA (next year will be my 5th year studying at the university!) and I really want to do all I can to help shape its future before I leave. Through studying at different campuses, completing my pre-degree diploma at Rochester and my current degree at Farnham, I have a wide range of experiences that would be help me to contribute to the board, as well as hearing feedback from all of you.
Through being elected into student council last year as LGBT Officer, I have learnt a great deal about the workings of the university and how the SU communicates with students. Armed with this former knowledge, I am a good choice to bridge the gap between students and the Board of Governors.
I fully embrace equality and I stand for absolutely everyone here. I am also stupidly excited and enthusiastic about this new role (clearly I need to get out just a little bit more!). Please vote for me! 🙂
PROPOSED BY: JASON HARRIS / SECONDED BY: DYMITR LIZINIEWICZ
My name is Amalie Rosendahl, I am currently a second year graphic design student. I am running for the position of Student Governor, which will be opening up this year.
The past academic year I have been actively engaged in the Students’ Union as part of the student council as a Student Experience Officer and as Green Champion. I am also a founding part of Inking & Printing, the printmaking and screen printing club at UCA Epsom, as well as volunteering at a variety of events and activities arranged by the Studentsâ€™ Union and the university. This has given me a good insight into the mechanics of the Students’ Union and the university as a whole, which I believe makes me a strong candidate for the position of student governor.
Currently, the Board of Governors consists of 23 members, whereof 78.3% are male governors. Furthermore 69.6% are external governors without much knowledge of the experience of being a student at UCA. Out of the 7 internal governors present at the board only 1 member is female. I strongly believe the Board of Governors is in need of a more balanced number of female and male members and it also needs to hear the voices of the student body; the shaping of the university’s educational character should be made with students in mind, not only finances.
If elected as Student Governor, I will make it my priority to ensure that the opinions of students not only reach the student council and the trustee board; I will do my utmost to make sure they reach the top, the Board of Governors. This needs to happen in order for changes to occur where opinions of all parties involved have been taken into careful consideration, as it will benefit staff and students alike.