Today at 12pm was the Student By-Election Question Time on the Terrace just outside of the Union office. The Question Time was a chance to hear from our Student By-Election candidates, see who we are voting for and ask them any questions.
Each candidate was given four minutes to explain what they want to achieve by running for their role and why we should vote for them.
First, we heard from Ritchie Duncan who explained that he would be perfect for the role of President of Sport and Physical Activity as he wants to focus on team development and ensure there is more filming and coverage of games. He believes that through student media and covering the games sports societies will remain connected with one another and will no longer be separate from the university.
Then Kirsten Stavasius who is running for the same position told us she would make an ideal candidate as she is mostly interested in making sports societies more approachable for everyone. She would support this by also working with student media to get people involved, show that there is nothing intimidating about the teams and keep people up to date with the events.
After, the candidates for Vice President for Environment and Ethics were given the opportunity to speak starting with Gonzola Lara De Leyva. He believes that he would be right for the role as he wants to raise awareness and make small changes. Later he explained that he would like to broadcast the message and ensure students are being educated about the small changes that can be made to improve our environment.
Boma Fubara stated that she would ensure RGU students are aware of environmental issues and that people are becoming more interested in such issues.
Finally, April Christina Cuffy, running for the role of Postgraduate Governor had a chance to speak. She believes it’s important to have a student on the board of governors and wants to stand up for students in a meaningful way, whilst helping people learn about what the board of governors does for students.
So there we have it, your candidates for the By-Election. Voting opened this morning and you have until 2pm on Thursday, the 17th November to vote for who you want to represent you and our union. You can also view all the manifestos on the RGU Union page and if you missed it catch up on the Question Time on the Union’s Facebook page where the video has been uploaded.
Edward Pollock, the President of Communication and Democracy, said:
"It’s great to see people passionate about their campaign and have more people running so students actually get the choice of who to vote for and who they want to represent them. Everyone did really well!”
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