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Results! Elections 2019

Monday 18-03-2019 - 09:00

After three days, over 30,000 votes and over 7000 voters another voting period comes to a close and with it a hard week of campaigning for all of our candidates. An enormous congratulations to all of them and thanks to everyone who nominated and voted!

Don't forget you can see everything your elected reps get up to here.

And now… The moment you’ve all been waiting for! Your elected officers for 2019-20 are:


 Union Affairs Officer 

This role represents students in terms of how they interact with Bristol SU through democracy, communications and services, and leads on support for societies, volunteering and RAG.
 


Julio Mkok

  • Improving Student Experience: UoB/BristolSU App, free washing in halls and opening up lecture halls as study spaces during exam time.
  • More support to Societies: Benchmark achievement grants for societies and establishment of a southwest regional network for similar university societies.
  • Bringing the SU closer to students: Ensure SU presence in all Faculties and to change the election period to earlier in the year.

Vote breakdown


 Postgraduate Education Officer 

This role represents postgraduate taught and research students on academic and welfare matters.


Chris Brasnett

  • Wellbeing service awareness of postgraduate specific issues.
  • Academic diversity and undergradute to postgradute retention.
  • More provision of study space for postgraduates.

Vote breakdown


 Undergraduate Education Officer 

This role represents undergraduate students on academic and welfare matters.


Hillary Gyebi-Ababio

  • Address the lack of diversity in the curriculum across all faculties.
  • Supporting all students both financially and academically.
  • Campaign against the upcoming differential fees policy.

​​​​​​​Vote breakdown


 Student Living Officer 

This role represents students on accommodation, finance, and wellbeing issues, as well as on their interaction with the local community.


George Bemrose

  • We need to ensure that wellbeing support meets the needs of our diverse student body.
  • We need to prevent rent increases above the rate of inflation to protect both our financial and mental health.
  • Work with the University to reach their goal of being Carbon Neutral by 2030.

​​​​​​​Vote breakdown


 Sport and Student Development Officer 

This role represents students on sport, exercise and health issues, as well as on issues relating to students' personal development.


Amy Brook

  • Improve funding and support for intramural leagues, ensuring more people have the opportunity to participate in sport.
  • Ensure the university continues to work towards providing a regular bus route to Coombe Dingle including a free bus for sporting fixtures on Wednesdays.
  • Implement a system to ensure clubs who don’t compete in regular fixtures receive increased recognition and support.

​​​​​​​Vote breakdown


 Equality, Liberation and Access Officer 

This role represents students on equality, diversity and widening participation issues, and ensures that all students’ voices are represented within the SU and University.


Jason Palmer

  • Creating a robust wellbeing service by pushing for culturally competent, issue representative and diverse counsellors as part of the University's wellbeing strategy, while tackling sexual violence and promoting support for victims.
  • Push for an academic oriented response to the BME Attainment Gap.
  • Represent students of faith through reducing clashes with religious holidays, lobbying for more culturally and religiously diverse food, and increasing prayer spaces on campus.

​​​​​​​Vote breakdown


 International Student Officer 

This role represents international students on all aspects of the international student experience.


Julius Ogayo

  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS VISA - I will fight to ensure that all VISA issues affecting International students to be addressed through implementation of a VISA policy favourable to all. This will address issues such as VISA duration and complications regarding employment arising as a result. 
  • TUITION AND ACCOMMODATION FEE - Lead in calling for reduction of high fee being paid by international students both for tuition and accommodation. I will also seek to advocate for an increase in University Bursary opportunities for international students facing financial difficulties. 
  • WORK OPPORTUNITIES AND CAREER SERVICES - I will lead in negotiating with University and the SU to set aside a fixed quota of the total job opportunities for International students. I will also seek to create, in conjunction with the University Admin, a portal or database through which empoyment opportunities and career services are advertised only to international students. 

​​​​​​​Vote breakdown

CHAIRS OF NETWORKS

BME

OMAR CHOWDHURY

Disabled

CHARLOTTE BOWYER

International

ARYA SHARMA

LGBT+

FFION LEWIS

Multifaith

JAMES HANCOCK

RAG, Volunteering and Sustainability

ANNABEL LINDLEY

Societies

IFE GRILLO

Sports

FIONA WILLIAMS

Chair of Student Council

ABBIE JESSOP

Trans Students

SIAN AMEKUEDI

Wellbeing

ELLIE LEOPOLD

Women's

SYIRAH AMI

 

STUDENT TRUSTEES

FLORA JOBSON

JOSELYN JOANES

 

UNDERGRADUATE FACULTY REPS

Arts

ALEXANDER BRETT

Engineering

ROSIE HUDSON

Health Sciences

JACK McALINDEN

Science

BECCA KENT

Social Sciences and Law

SAMANTHA CROSSLEY

 

POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH FACULTY REPS

Arts

DAVID DEWAR

Engineering

MENGWEI XU

Life Sciences

ARSHAM NEJAD KOURKI

Science

EMMANUEL BEMPONG-MANFUL

Social Sciences and Law

YUNYAN LI

 

 

 

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