APRIL 2019 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 KENT #1 VOTES (ROUND 1) + TRANSFER FINAL COUNT STATUS
Laura Davies 76 n/a 76 Eliminated in second round
Pip Harris 135 2+19+35 191 Not elected
Lou McShee 89 0+17 106 Eliminated in third round
Katie Taylor 157 4+20+36 217 ELECTED
Re-Open Nominations 7 n/a 7 Eliminated in first round
PRESIDENT SURREY #1 VOTES (ROUND 1) + TRANSFER FINAL COUNT STATUS
Callum Mitchell 311 n/a 311 ELECTED
Jamal St Hill 100 n/a 100 Not elected
Re-Open Nominations 5 n/a 5 Not elected
STUDENT GOVERNOR #1 VOTES (ROUND 1) + TRANSFER FINAL COUNT STATUS
Amy Kemp-Jones 193 5 198 ELECTED
Eleanor Luckett 180 5 185 Not elected
Re-Open Nominations 18 n/a 18 Eliminated in first round


WHAT DOES A PRESIDENT DO?

The Presidents are full-time paid positions within the Union running for one year from 14th Jun 2019. 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 for their regional campuses
• Develop and manage campaigns encompassing all students’ interests
• Organise Campus Forums with Executive Officers
• Support and create events on their campus (including Freshers Week)
• Support liberation groups
• 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

 


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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