The Strathclyde candidates to make up our delegation to NUS Scotland Conference 2012 are below. The Elections will run from 9am on Wednesday the 15th of February to 9am on Thursday the 16th of February 2012 and the event itself will take place on Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of March. These students will be representing Strathclyde on a national level to decide the policy of NUS Scotland for the forthcoming months.
Elections take place via PEGASUS and the results will be issued on this very website once the count has taken place.
If you have any queries, please get in touch with Al Wilson, Engagement & Support Manager on email@example.com
As one of your elected officers, I understand the importance of having NUS as a body to represent students and institutions together on a stronger platform. It’s important that we all come together, regardless of our background.
Sports Presidents and NUS do not often engage on a high level, however over the last year I’ve managed this relationship through our combined work on Healthy Body Healthy Mind and other projects and will ensure that this continues to develop, which I can do through my presence at NUS Conference and why you should vote for me to be a Strathclyde delegate.
Having worked on campaigns both at just the University and also, nationally through NUS, as a sabbatical officer I have come to value the importance of making a difference for students. I should be a delegate at the NUS Conference as I understand the importance of campaigning with NUS to help 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, and through my experiences I would be able to contribute a valuable input to ensure that what we work together on, is relevant and beneficial to our students.
Hi, I'm James and I would like to represent Strathclyde students at the NUS Scotland Conference because I believe that the NUS need to insist that the future of free education is secure. I believe that it is unfair that students in England and other countries have to pay for education because it is a right and should be free. Any deficit of funds should come from an increase in the highest levels of income tax. Students should not have to live below the poverty line of £7000 a year which they should receive through grants and interest free loans.
As a Sabbatical officer, I realise the value of a strong National Union. Through acting as a platform to share best practice on how to create opportunities for our students to get involved in their own Union, NUS can really represent students in Scotland from the ground level. I also believe that I should be a delegate at NUS conference due to my understanding of reactive and proactive campaigning and how the national movement should be taking strides on both of these, campaigning on issues that are relevant to students in Scotland and effect their lives on a daily basis.
I should get the opportunity to go to NUS Scotland Conference because as part of the current Executive I have been on the frontline of the support and campaigns that NUS Scotland have provided this past year. I understand the issues that NUS are working on for the benefit of students, therefore I know where there are gaps in provision and what needs to be improved. I am the person to be able to ask these questions and hold the current Scottish Executive Committee along with the NUS president to account.
NUS has an ever important role when it comes to representing students views and interests. Having been a member of the NUS Scotland LGBT Committee for the past two years I have worked alongside students from across the country. Having spoken to students both at Strathclyde and across Scotland I know where provision is lacking within NUS and by electing me I will ensure that policy aimed at helping students and improving their University experience is passed at NUS Scotland Conference.
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 more people the chance to stand for the position.
Why should you vote for RON?
You should vote RON if you feel the none of the candidates are up to the job.
However if you think that only one candidate is worth your vote, then you may choose to vote RON as your second choice. If there are two candidates that are worth your vote then you may choose to vote RON for the third choice, and so on.
You do not have to vote for RON at all of you don't want to.
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.
Still got questions?!
If you have any further queries about how to vote or are having any problems, please get in touch with Al Wilson, Engagement & Support Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org