By Anira Barai.
“I’ve already voted” that’s the phrase I am using while walking in the forum or de Havilland and the hallways that’s where you know it’s time for the Students’ Union Elections!
The SU is nothing without a representative body, it’s in our hands to choose that body, and decide what or who is going to be no president like last year ora full team of 4 to make some positive changes?
Now that the SU Election nominations have passed, voting is now open and will continue to be until this Friday 15th, March at 2 pm, with the election results announced at 6 pm that same day.
If successful, the elected officers will form the next Students’ Union in early June this year, roles integral for making major legal and financial issues that strive to make the University of Hertfordshire’s student’s voices heard — it’s important, then, that you have your say on who should win by voting and support your desired candidate(s).
After talking to almost every candidate it seems like it is do or die for them to win this election, all the candidates are passionate and dedicated towards make some changes so please do vote and allow them to. Make the difference that we want.
One thing I observe was to all candidates are keen to improve mental health facility with the help of the SU which seems very promising and something to look forward to…
ROLES TO VOTE FOR
There are five full-time elected officer positions, each of which with their own unique role in the Students’ Union.
The President leads the other officers and is the main representative of students at the University of Hertfordshire and the community surrounding it. The President will meet with senior University management and community leaders and will function as the lead officer in democratic and governance structures within the university. Their position also lets them meet, as well lobby, the University’s Chancellor, local Welwyn Hatfield MPs and other prominent figures in the University.
Shaksham Sharma Manifesto
Sarmad Bukhari Manifesto
JOSEPH GEORGE Manifesto
Cameroun Harvey Manifesto
Lovelet The First. Manifesto
FEMI OLADELE Manifesto
Madhav Reddy Ramasani Manifesto
Rida Shafqat Manifesto
VICE PRESIDENT EDUCATION
To ensure students experience the best academic life possible, the VP Education will work with Student Reps to develop and improve education services at UH. Students’ employability, the achievement of their degree and their feedback are vital components in a successful University, so this officer will work to maximise these integral elements.
DAVID AGUIRRE Manifesto
Vinayagi Balakrishnan Manifesto
AMY HOLLOWAY-SMITH Manifesto
Asif Noorani Manifesto
Eswar Potturu Manifesto
Shahrukh Shah Manifesto
REBECCA STEVENS Manifesto
VICE PRESIDENT ACTIVITIES
This officer oversees opportunities available to students that will provide them with a source of leisure outside of their degree like sports, societies and volunteering opportunities. They will be in charge of recreational and development activities like societies, volunteering and RaG; the Raise and Give events that raise funds for charities. They will also act as the lead officer in the development of sport and social activities on campus and otherwise act as a champion of all student groups and extra-curricular activities going on at the University.
Venkata Narayana Chintala. Manifesto
SIMSON CORREYA Manifesto
Alexander King Manifesto
Najee Mundicha Manifesto
Muhammad Sajid Manifesto
USAMA SHAFIQUE Manifesto
GRACE SMITH Manifesto
Vice President Community
This VP will work on and off-campus with partners to develop the community surrounding our University. They are the lead officer for welfare, and their role is to ensure students have access to the support and guidance needed and will be the champion for citizenship and social responsibility.
Mayank Girdhar Manifesto
Mokuba Moshwe Manifesto
JUDITH OGBORU Manifesto
Light Peter Manifesto
FARHAN RAFIQUE Manifesto
NEVIN VARGHESE Manifesto
Part-time positions are for students who will be around for the next year, and consist of Student Trustees, School Officers, a Post-Graduate Research Students’ Officer, and College Officers.
The Trustee board oversees the strategy that ensures the Students’ Union is acting within the law and is managing its finances and governance correctly, so students’ interests are at the centre of its decision-making. Three will be elected and will work with the SU President.
saloni gupta Manifesto
Ishmeet Singh Minhas Manifesto
KENNERY BORKHATARIA Manifesto
Bishal Saha Manifesto
Sandra Xavier Manifesto
lack, Asian and Mixed Ethnic Students make up around half of the student population at UH. With such a high population of BAME students at Herts, the BAME officer will hold the responsibility of representing a diverse range of minority groups across the university allowing the BAME officer to directly campaign within that student demographic.
Everlyne Thuita Manifesto
Commuting Students Officer
By introducing a Commuting Student Officer, SU hope to address the challenges and needs of commuting students and provide a platform for them to network and campaign about issues affecting them. The Commuters Officer will hope to engage with students and ensure all commuters feel a sense of community and are getting the most out of the university life, whether this is within academics or extra-curricular activities.
saloni gupta Manifesto
Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Officer
The Equality and Diversity and Inclusivity Officer will, therefore, represent the voice of other minority student groups as Disability Students, LBGT+, Women’s and Mental Health and multi-faith groups. The role would require the officer to collaboratively work towards the needs of all minority student groups, which would be highlighted in the role description.
KENNERY BORKHATARIA Manifesto
Jay Towler Manifesto
The International will work closely with the officers and other university departments this role will help internationals settle in at Herts and provide a support network to ensure they get the best out of their time in the UK.
Salman Konnackal Sadeek Manifesto
Working with a PG officer HSU will hope to break down those barriers with both PG Taught and PG research students across both campuses. The PG Officer will look to represent and campaign surrounding the PG experience which significantly differs from undergraduate experience.
MUHAMMAD IMRAN NAWAZ Manifesto
HOW DO I VOTE?
It’s very simple! Simply follow this linkto go onto the Hertfordshire.su website, where you can view the elective positions in a bit more detail, and also find out who’s running for what, and view their manifestos. When you’re voting you’ll number each candidate in terms of your support, meaning your favourite candidate will receive a ‘1’, your second favourite a ‘2’, and so on.
See no one you like? If you think none of the candidates is suitable, simply put a ‘1’ in the Re-open Nominations (R.O.N) box.
Let’s start voting and don’t forget more vote more discount in Ele house on the election result day.
Happy voting everyone.