The Results are in…
After 983 votes, UEA students have decided that the Union’s Full Time Officer roles need to change!
Students voted 906 to 47 in favour of changing the Officer Structure from four to five officers and 598 to 346 against the role of President.
This means that for the upcoming Student Officer elections, students will be voting for a team of 5 Full Time Officers to represent them next academic year.
The new roles will be:
- Undergraduate Education Officer
- Postgraduate Education Officer
- Welfare, Community & Diversity Officer
- Student Activities & Opportunity Officer
- Campaigns & Democracy Officer
If you are interested in running to become one of these officers, nominations open on Monday 24th February at 9am. You’ll be able to pick up a nomination pack from Union House reception from the 24th. If you would like to talk about running then you can chat to one of the current Full Time Officers:
Louise Withers Green – Academic Officer – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosie Rawle – Communications Officer – email@example.com
Bintu Foday – Community and Student Rights Officer – firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Levell – Finance Officer – email@example.com
Bintu will also be the Deputy Returning Officer for the upcoming elections and will be available to answer any questions or queries you might have about running in the election or about running to be a Part Time Officer.
The timetable for the main elections will be as follows:
Monday 24th February – Nominations Open
Wednesday 5th March – Nominations Close
Thursday 6th and Friday 7th March – Compulsory Candidate Training
Monday 10th March – Election Campaigning begins
Wednesday 13th March – Voting Opens
Monday 17th March – Voting Closes
Bintu Foday, Deputy Returning Officer, said:
“The students of UEA have spoken and have made clear that whilst they want change they don’t want a President. I want to thank everyone in the campaign teams, the staff and volunteers who have helped in the process, and the students who voted for their energy and enthusiasm in making the referendum such a success. Elections for the new positions will now take place in a few weeks time”