Thank you to everyone who engaged in this year’s elections process - a massive 1457 people cast a total of 13,542 votes, electing 494 successful candidates into committee positions.
With so many positions filled, listing all successful candidates in this article would have been a little bit long so we've created a PDF document for you to download and eagerly scroll through!
Congratulations to everyone who has successfully been elected for a committee position - running in elections of any kind can be very daunting so you should all be very proud that you made the brave decision to stand. Now that the scary part is over we hope that you can start getting excited for the challenges and experiences that will come in the year ahead.
For those of you who weren’t successful, please don’t be too disheartened as there may still be an opportunity for you to get involved. Later this term we will be holding by-elections for any positions that have not been filled so you may still have a chance to gain a spot on committee before the end of the academic year. Dates for this will be released to groups next week so please keep an eye out for updates.
Some of you may be aware that we discovered an issue with a handful of the groups' elections during the voting period, which may have allowed non-members to cast votes. We have been in touch with the affected groups and worked quickly to resolve the issue to ensure a fair and democratic process. The results you see today have been verified by both the Deputy Returning Officer and our website provider MSL.
Congratulations to all of you who have been successfully elected – we can’t wait to work with you next year and see the great things you manage to achieve with your groups!
Before then, it’s important you know about Student Group Training as we look to ensure that you are all fully equipped to hit the ground running when you assume your roles!
As well as a name change (from Student Opportunities Training Conference), we’re shaking things up this year and offering two days of training rather than one.
Student feedback suggested that there is too much time between the training in June and the beginning of the academic year in September (when most processes will be put into action) so here’s what we’ve decided to do:
On Monday 10 June, we will be delivering training for Presidents, Treasurers and Secretaries only. This training is mandatory and will guide you through necessary documentation and actions to be completed over the summer.
In September (date TBC), we will be holding a second training session open to all committee members. We will be delivering a range of sessions relevant to your role, focused on the practical skills and processes you’ll require to actively organise your group. This will include ‘how to’ sessions on topics such as: organising events; running elections; finance etc.
On Tuesday 17 May you’ll receive an email with a step by step guide, so make sure you keep an eye out for that dropping in your inbox.
Full details on Student Group Training will be released on Tuesday 28 May, when you’ll be able to register for the event via the SU website.
Before then, if you’re a President, Treasurer or Secretary, make sure you click attending on our Facebook event which includes some more information on what the day will entail.
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