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Giving you the latest information about student life and updates from Hertfordshire University and surrounding areas

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2018/19 President-Elect Adil Ur Rehman stands down [Breaking]

Hertfordshire Students Union has today confirmed that Vice President Services and President-Elect Adil Ur Rehman has stood down from his position at the SU. A post on the Students Union website reads: President Elect of Hertfordshire Students’ Union, Adil Ur Rehman, will not take up his post for the 2018-19 academic year and will be resigning his current post of Vice President Services effective immediately. His responsibilities will be shared amongst the Union’s other four s

2018 SU Elections – What Went Down

By Matt Dowse On Friday, March 16th, the elected officers for the 2018/19 academic year were announced to a packed the Elehouse pool room, celebrating the end of a frantic week with a bonus 50% off on all drinks products as a result of how many voted this year. The newly elected officers Sanchit Agrawal, VP of Services; Zaina Hakim, VP of Education; Anis Aman, VP of Community; and Amal Jolly, VP of Activities will join the current VP of Services, Adil Ur Rehman, who has since

ELECTION HUSTINGS: VP EDUCATION

On Monday 12th March, the candidates for VP Community, VP Activities and VP Education were all invited to the first of two hustings events, where they would be given the opportunity to speak with the electorate, and pitch what they would offer if elected to their chosen roles. Candidates were quizzed by students within the venue and had their answers streamed live on the SU’s Facebook page. Vice President Education Unfortunately, none of the candidates who are campaigning for

All About The 2018 Students’ Union Elections!

By Robert Wheatley You’ve seen the posters lining the de Havilland Atrium and the hallway: it’s time for the Students’ Union Elections! The SU is nothing without a representative body, and now it’s your chance to vote who’s going to be leading it. Now that the SU Election nominations have passed, voting is now open and will continue to be until this Friday 16th, March at 2 pm, with the election results announced at 6 pm that same day. If successful, the elected officers will

ELECTION HUSTINGS: VP COMMUNITY

On Monday 12th March, the candidates for VP Community, VP Activities and VP Education were all invited to the first of two hustings events, where they would be given the opportunity to speak with the electorate, and pitch what they would offer if elected to their chosen roles. Candidates were quizzed by students within the venue and had their answers streamed live on the SU’s Facebook page. Vice President Community Of the 7 candidates up for election, 5 candidates chose to at

Elections Coverage Round-up

By Pelumi Agboola – Contributing Writer After weeks of anticipation, the SU elections campaigns have gotten underway, with voting being open from Friday 17th March until Friday 24th March. With hustings and radio interviews happening over the course of Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st March, we got to see an insight into who we could be voting for and what they can bring to the table. Hustings, hosted by Hannah Wileman and Aiden Perrins in the Ele House, allowed candidates to sho

Election Candidates Interviewed by Trident Media Radio

By Aaron Hurst – News Editor On Tuesday 21st March, candidates for the 2017 Hertfordshire SU elections were interviewed by Trident Media Radio. The interviews began with VP Services and NUS Conference delegate candidate Oliver Price, with fellow runner for VP Services Ariful Khan making an appearance later on for an interview. Two of the three candidates running for the role of President of the SU, Shelby Loasby and Cynthia Ekezie, took their respective opportunities to talk

The US Election: An Englishman in America

Tom Boon | Contributing Writer (American Correspondent) Every 4 years there’s one thing on America, and the world’s, mind. The US election. It’s always a big decision for America, but this year is arguably one of the biggest decisions that the world will see for a long time. President Obama has served two terms now, meaning that America must elect a new president, and the candidates are Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump. Hillary is a former First Lady of the United States, US

Malia Bouattia Elected NUS President

Image: National Union of Students UK [Aaron Hurst | Contributing Writer] The National Union of Students’ Presidential Elections have concluded, with Malia Bouattia toppling former president Megan Dunn by 372 votes to Dunn’s 328 and being elected for the highest role in British student politics. The election took place at the annual NUS conference at the Brighton Centre in Brighton. Bouattia, who vowed at the conference to put “liberation at the heart of [the NUS’s] work,” wil

Hertfordshire Students’ Union Elections 2016: your need-to-know guide

[Laura Slingo | Elections Team] The Hertfordshire Students’ Union Elections 2016 are in full swing, with your candidates working hard to research students’ wants and needs, carefully crafting manifestos to address these priorities and planning spectacular campaigns to prove to you why you should vote for them. But what exactly are you as UH students voting for and why should you? Here’s your latest survival guide for Herts SU elections. What does the Students’ Union do for me

Full-Time Candidates Announced

[Tom Boon | Elections Team] Hertfordshire Students’ Union has announced the list of candidates who are standing for full-time positions as your elected officers for 2016. The elected officers represent students within the union, the University and the community, and are responsible for the direction of the SU. President The President of the Students’ Union is the director of the union. Responsible for guiding the SU forward, the president is also responsible for carrying the

Elections 2016: Take a Stand!

Nominations at the Hertfordshire Students’ Union are now open! If you think you have what it takes to make changes, have your say in university decisions, and to improve the university experience of 25,000 students, then TAKE A STAND in the 2016 Elections! This march, the Students’ Union are electing the following positions; Full-time Officers (Paid positions) President Vice President Democracy and Services Vice President Education and Welfare Vice President Student Activitie

General Election Results 2015

[Brad Johnson | Deputy Editor] Ed Miliband Resigns as Labour Leader | Nick Clegg resigns as Liberal Democrat Leader | Conservative General Election Majority Win | Nigel Farage fails to win Thanet South Seat | George Galloway loses seat to Labour | SNP wins all but 3 seats in Scotland | Labour have success in London | Major losses for Liberal Democrats General Election 2015 LIVELabourConservativeLiberal DemocratUKIPGreensPlaid CymruSNPDUPOtherTotal DeclaredSeats2323318113568 1

General Election Question Time: Hutton Hall April 29th

[Oliver Price | Contributing Writer] On April 29th at 5:30pm Hertfordshire Students’ Union and Trident Media are holding a debate between the electoral candidates running in Welwyn Hatfield. The debate will be held at Hutton Hall, above the Students’ Union on College Lane. During the debate you will get the opportunity to ask questions to the people that want to represent you in parliament. The debate is open to students, staff, as well as members of the public and is expecte

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