Over 1,000 students voted to elect a new team of officers to lead the Students’ Union in the academic year 2019/20. Roles available included President and Vice President (full time for one year) and a range of Liberation and Representation officers (part-time voluntary positions).
Turnout increased by 25% on last year and followed a week of campaigning activity. The record voter numbers were celebrated with giveaways including free social sports sessions, doughnuts on campus and free summer ball tickets for ten lucky members.
Students stood for election on a range of issues – amongst them to improve University feedback and social space, later library opening; to offer a free laundry and to produce a 'University survival guide'. All of the campaigns shared a common goal of giving the students the best possible experience while studying at the University of Suffolk.
Congratulations to the winners and a huge thank you to everyone who took part - whether as a candidate, campaigner or a voter.
After her re-election to the role of President Georgia Downs said "I am overwhelmed with happiness at being re-elected as the President this year. We remain committed to improving the student experience here and we have so much unfinished business and new projects to work on, I cannot wait to get started!”
- President of Education and Engagement – Georgia Downs
- Vice President of Activities and Welfare – Amy Grant
These are full-time positions to lead the Students' Union on a day-to-day basis and act as the student voice in senior University meetings.
These act as the representative of a liberation group, collecting their feedback, providing them with a voice and seeking change on their behalf.
- BAME Liberation Officer – Zamrooth Sherifdeen
- LGBT+ Liberation Officer – Megan Wright
- Mature Students Liberation Officer – Stephan Diamond
- Students with Disabilities Liberation Officer – Veronique Hay
- Students with Caring Responsibilities Liberation Officer – Ronan Palmer
- Postgraduate Liberation Officer – Luke Creswell
These act as a representative for the students in your school through working closely with course reps throughout the school.
- Arts, Humanities and Design School Officer – Louise Primmer
- Business School Officer – Brandon Orton
- Health School Officer – Sam Boulger
- Law and Social Sciences School Officer – Sarah Ali
- Psychology and Education School Officer – Hannah Boyce
- East Coast College Campus Officer – Sarah Etheridge
The following positions are vacant and will go on by-election at the beginning of academic year 2019/2020:
- Science, Technology and Engineering School Officer
- Bury St Edmunds Campus Officer
- Women's Liberation Officer
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