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The nomination period for the Leadership Elections 2020 is now over and your candidates have been announced.

 

Voting begins 11am on Monday 16 March 2020 and ends 4pm on Monday 19 March 2020.


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Leadership Elections 2020

These elections are to elect the 20 positions that make up the City, University of London, Students' Union Executive Committee

20 posts are up for election.

Nominations are now closed.

The polls open at 09:00 on Monday 16 March 2020 (in 19 days)

Post List
Read more about the positions up for election and what each role entails.

Your Election Candidates

 

Notice is hereby given that City Students’ Union will hold an election from 9:00am on Monday 16 March until 4:00pm on Thursday 19 March 2020.

All currently enrolled City, University of London students are eligible to vote.

All candidate's manifestos, photos and other information will be published on this page after Monday 2 March

The candidates standing in this election are:

Full-Time Officer Positions

Candidate(s)

President

Kanwal Akhter

Raha Ghadaksaz

Risbah Jadhav

Caroline Kelly

Dalma Komjati

Mauro Oliveira

Saqlain Riaz

Bryce Robertson

Rania Salim

Vice President Community and Wellbeing 

Muhammad Abdullah

Mohamed Ali Omar

Shaima Dallali

Henna Hirani

Alexis Lim

Anne Onwusiri

Latifa  Rahman

Vice President Education

Amelia Durkin

Tajhana Hylton

Ruqaiyah Javaid

Zabia Sadiqi

Natasha Treohan

 

Part-Time Executive Positions

Candidate(s)

Law School Representative Officer 

Anas Ahmadzai

Tyler Austin

Amanda Banziger

Ahmed Ibrahem

Christina Michaelidou

Thomas Shepherd

Gawtam Tharmakumaran

Daud Yusuf

Joshua Clayfield

SASS School Representative Officer

Fatima Aminu

Albert-ConstantinBarbuleasa

Isabella Boyadjian

Alina   Coman

Tevo   Kearney-James

Suloj   Krishnanathan

Martha Libri

Anna Stepankova

SHS School Representative Officer

 

Joshua Duprey

Marium Sadiq

Sacha Johnson

 

Cass School Representative Officer 

Danya Aamir

Vivian Brooke

Jodie Ellison

Lallit Gurusamy Balamurugan

La Hoang Thai

Shiting Huang

Saad  Imitiaz

Ioana Ioanas

Armaan Singh Dhir

Martin Stepanek

SMCSE School Representative Officer

Abduqadir Ali

Aaron Carey

Tami Fadahunsi

Yousef Farfour

Arshia Keshvari Asl

Noel Quadri

Chandra Rodrigues

Adarsh Shah

Postgraduate Research Representative 

Soheil Ahmadi

Postgraduate Taught Representative 

Karim Fawaz

Women’s Officer

Kayleigh Armstrong

Nehad Lamrani

Eva M Patel

Enaya Syed

Lyba   Zahid

 Black and Ethnic Minority Officer

Anika Anisur

Sumeya Dimbil

Tami-Ann Gibbs

Chau Le

Tony Mangungu

Nafiso Mohamed

Tafara Mugumbate

Oluwaseyi Sholola

Rebecca Tonge

  

  International Students’ Officer

 

 

 

 

 

Daisy Cave

Ameer Hamza Malik

Prachi Jhaveri

Ayesha Shakeel

  LGBT + Officer

 

Bianca BeeKhuizen

Luna Lee

Paulina Samasova

Disabled Students’ Officer

Ellie Foulger

Gemma Porter Vinsen

 

  Ethics and Environmental Officer

Shad Islam

Tharmini Kuganenthiran

Anaelle Pardini

Louis Sugunasabesan

Zaynab Tariq

 

  Sports Officer

Mohamed Chelaulau

James Zhang

 

 RAG Officer 

Berke Boran

Leilte Assefa

Dea-Dessislava Porriazova

 

 Societies Officer 

Saleh Ahmed

Syama Bibi

Najm Kassam

Emmanuelle Komaclo

 

 Media Officer

Allegra Brondi

Ayana Zamanbekkyzy

 

Polling Stations

There will be polling stations located on City, University of London campuses at various points throughout the voting period.

The locations of these will be advertised via social media.

Voting

Voting for elections opens online on 9am on Monday 16th March until 4pm on Thursday 19th March 2020. There will be SU Elections staff with roving ballot stations at various points around campus during the week, please look out for them in their green hoodies. Alternatively you can log onto our website at any time and vote at www.citystudents.co.uk/elections

Candidate Debate

The Candidate Question Time will be held on Monday 16th March at 5:30pm in B200, University Building, and Northampton Square.

Results of Election

The election shall be counted and announced online following the close of the elections and completion of any outstanding appeals and disciplinary actions.

Returning Officer

The National Union of Students return the elections of City University London Students’ Union. The NUS Returning Officer for this Election is Peter Robertson. The Deputy Returning Officer is Hannah Roberts, SU Head of Membership Development at City Students’ Union.

To contact the Returning or Deputy Returning Officer, please email SUelections@city.ac.uk

Complaints

Any student can submit a complaint about a candidate or their campaigner, full details of grounds for complaints can be found in Section 14 of the Elections Bye-Laws. To submit a complaint please email the Deputy Returning Officer on suelections@city.ac.uk

For further details about these elections please review our Elections Regulations.

Rulings

Below you can find a table with all queries and complaints from students listed with their relevent outcomes. Any questions concerning the contents of this table should be directed to Hannah Roberts, Deputy Returning Officer.

Question/ Case Ruling/ Outcome
Can societies endorse me as a candidate in the election? Yes, information for candidate's and Societies is outlined in the Candidate's Handbook. Endorsements should be organised on and after 9 March.
If a society decided to support me, would they be able to send an email stating that they support me in these elections (as a candidate in X election)? Yes, once a Society has communicated who they want to endorse, and that candidate has accepted the endorsement the Society may email its members to communicate who they are supporting.
Can I add Society Logo's to my manifesto if they include the University Crest? No, this counts as using the University Crest/ Logo. It is advised that you ask the Society for an alternative logo.

Would I be able to send out an email to people that I've had email discussions with prior asking them for support in the upcoming election?

If you are emailing friends, and people you know then yes, this is fine. This would not be okay if you were emailing people en mass who you do not know from the City global address list.

Can I send an updated manifesto/ promotional material to the DRO for approval after the 1 March content deadline?

All promotional material created before and after the 1 March deadline must be approved by the DRO. Any materials submitted AFTER 1 March will not be updated on our website or in print, however candidates may still use new approved materials on the campaign trail when talking to students.

Are there any other mandatory trainings that candidate's are required to attend? All candidates must attend a Candidate Meeting where key information, rules and dates are communicated. There are a number of other Candidate Development opportunities that we recommend, however they are not mandatory.
Can candidates campaign in the Law Common Room? Yes, candidates may campaign in the common room.
Can candidates campaign in the Law Common Room silent study space? No, candidates must not campaign in the silent study space as doing so would disturb students who have made the decision to sit in a silent zone.
Can candidates send emails to students from their programme/ course? Yes, candidates can email people that they know from their course/ programme. However, candidates must not send bulk emails to more than 20 people using either University email addresses or Moodle.
Can a society endorsing a candidate attach a link to the elections (as well as instructions as to how they can vote)?

Yes, Societies who have endorsed a candidate can inform students where to go to vote. The link will be www.citystudents.co.uk/vote, alternatively they can direct students to SU staff at Ballot Stations across campus.

Our website will have clear instructions on how to vote, this will appear from Monday 16 March.

Can elections mentors look at candidate manifesto's and suggest ways that it can be tweaked before being submitted for approval?

Yes, elections mentors will give suggestions to candidates based on what is published in the Candidate Handbook. More specifically, this will include the key things we suggest you include on your manifesto - for example, the vote link: www.citystudents.co.uk/vote 

Mentors cannot suggest new or different content for your manifesto.

Why are can candidates not use stickers as part of their campaign? The Union have agreed with City's Property and Facilities team (PAF) that stickers are not allowed. This is because stickers when given out often fall off clothing, or end up on walls/ fixtures around campus. In previous years the Union has had to pay for removal. To avoid this candidates are not permitted to use stickers.
Can I buy badges with my campaigns budget so students can wear them to show their support for me? Yes, badges are a good alternative to stickers and can be used by students to show support for your campaign.
Can I use my nickname/ preffered name? Yes, just let us know what your preffered first name is by logging into the Elections Portal or by emailing us. Your last name will still need to appear on the site/ ballot. This is so we can list candidates in alphabetical order by surname as required in our rules.

 


What's Next?
 

The nomination period for the Leadership Elections 2020 is now over and your candidates have been announced.

 

Voting begins 11am on Monday 16 March 2020 and ends 4pm on Monday 19 March 2020.