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- Rebecca Maxwell Stuart
- Chris Milborrow
- Cat Morton
- Charandeep Singh
- Darren Young
- Re-Open Nominations (RON)
Having worked on campaigns both at the University and also, nationally through NUS, as a sabbatical officer I have recognised the importance of making a difference for students. I should be a delegate at NUS National Conference as I understand that working with NUS helps not only benefit Strathclyde students, but also students at a national level. Having worked as an elected officer this year, I understand the issues that are affecting students today, therefore these experiences mean that I would be able to contribute a valuable input to ensure that what we work together on, is relevant and beneficial to our students.
Having been elected to represent you as Strathclyde students at NUS Scotland conference this year, I’d embrace the opportunity to do the same on the UK platform! Having been involved in student politics for just under a year now, I know how important UK wide issues are and that they do affect you, here at Strathclyde! I want to be able to have a hand in electing the new NUS UK Executive Committee and have a say in what happens policy-wise within the UK student movement I believe that in everything I do I have students at Strathclyde at heart, and this would certainly be the case if I’m elected to represent you at national conference, I want to have a part in being your voice!
For the past year I’ve been your Vice President of Services. I’ve worked hard on a daily basis, campaigning and winning for you on issues such as Widening Access, Student Support, Student Safety and Welfare. You should elect me to go to NUS National conference as I understand the issues that will be being debated at conference which will then inform the direction of work that NUS will take over the next year. If elected I will ensure that Widening Access to University and College remains at the top of NUS’ agenda and that they continue to keep pressuring those concerned so that students can receive adequate support while at Uni
Since being elected as your President, I’ve been working hard to protect and improve your student experience at a time when universities’ budgets are being slashed.
If elected as NUS UK delegate, I’ll give USSA a strong voice in the National Union of Students.
- Continue the fight against £9000 fees for students from the rest of the UK.
- Hold our university to account on their promises to make education accessible to all. Together we can make the Scottish Government establish an independent widening access unit that forces universities to diversify their student intake.
- Campaign for a full overhaul of student support in Scotland, so every student has access to the loans and grants they need to get them through university, improving Scotland’s terrible record on student retention.
- Use next year’s city council elections to turn student issues into practical policy. Students’ biggest costs are accommodation and transport. I will ensure that safe, affordable accommodation, and reduced transport fares are prioritised by council candidates.
Hi my names Darren Young and for the past year I’ve been working as your Vice President Equality & Diversity at the Student’s Association. Having worked with student officers up and down the country I have had the opportunity to see the issues that students face from all walks of life.
I’ve represented Strathclyde students on issues such as Hate Crime, same-sex marriage, anti-cuts protests and increase in fees for RUK students just to name but a few. Elect me to be your NUS representative and I will ensure that this carries on to the National level to ensure that Strathclyde voice is heard.
Who is RON?
RON is a democratic mechanism to allow voters to choose not to elect any of the candidates in the election. If RON wins the election, then nominations will re-open and this will give people a 2nd chance to stand for the position.
Why should you vote for RON?
You should vote RON if you feel the other candidates are not up to the job.
However if you think that only one candidate is worth your vote, then vote RON as your second choice. If there are two candidates that are worth your vote then vote RON for the third choice, and so on.
What happens if RON wins?
If RON wins the election, nominations will be re-opened for that particular position. New candidates will have the opportunity to run for the position and those that ran previously will be able to run again.
If you have any questions regarding the Elections, please get in touch with Al Wilson, Engagement & Support Manager on email@example.com