Another term is nearly done. For some of you your first year at university is coming to a close, for others you are about to embark on a career and the rest you are still enjoying the uni life…bliss. Whichever stage you are at, you still have a choice in who represents the student body. Check out why you should get voting this spring.
Your elected officers can create REAL change.
Let’s take a walk down memory lane and see what some of our full-time and part-time officers have achieved:
Tuna Kunt, current President 2019/20 – obtained a BRAND NEW common room/ student space for City students, located next to the Courtyard Café as well as an additional £65k to refurbish the space!
Edward Armitage, previous Sports Officer 2018/19 – established City’s very first Alumni Sports Tournament. A two-day event where all the current City students in sports teams play their alumni counterparts.
Olesea Matcovschi, previous President 2017/18 – secured refurbishment of the microwave room so students had access to better kitchen facilities.
Zain Ismail, previous Vice President Education 2016/2017 – saved a group of students a total of 210 marks on an assessment which they lost marks on for an error outside of their control.
Rima Amin, previous President 2014/15 – secured one month’s rent compensation for each student resident (approx. £900k in total) at Pure City in Islington over breaches of the National Code of Standards.
Pretty impressive right? The Officers you choose can make a significant impact.
Your vote really makes the difference.
In the 2019 elections each of the full-time officer positions went into their penultimate round of voting, meaning your third, fourth and fifth preferences were all taken into account. The Raising and Giving (RAG) Officer won by only 17 votes and the Disabled Officer was won by only one vote! It’s clear then how important your participation really is.
If you want to learn more about Single Transferable Vote which is the voting system we use in our elections then please click here.
We have loads of free giveaways!
We have sweets on the voting stalls when you cast your vote but then you will also receive a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE burrito voucher from Bombay Burrito*. So even if you don’t care about university politics, you can still save money and eat great tasting food!
*You must vote on all positions available to use the voucher.
Your Officers are there to represent your needs and wants.
Are there enough social spaces?
Is lecture capture not living up to expectations?
Is there enough mental health support at City?
Do you want better feedback on assignments?
Is food too expensive at City?
Can you relate to any of these questions? Find a candidate that will take your concerns forward and get voting for them!
You might think it’s easy not to care about something when there are so many people at this University because presumably, someone else is caring. This is not the case. You are the key to creating the changes you believe in. Why leave it in someone else’s hands? You know what you want; be a part of making that difference yourself! You can cast your vote from 16th – 19th March online or at any of the polling stations on campus.
So there you have it, it’s now up to you now. Please remember, if you want to vote for the Liberation Officer positions you need to self-identify your eligibility. Voting takes place between Monday 16th March from 09:00 and closes Thursday 19th March 2020 at 16:00. Be the change you want to see. Happy Voting.