VICE PRESIDENT CANDIDATES
Below are the candidates running for the Vice President role. Have a read through each manifesto and see who you want representing you next year!
Promise 1: Helping to develop Strategic Plan
Newman Students’ Union’s strategic plan has run from 2020 – 2023 meaning that this year it will end. I would like to work closely with the student body in ways such as surveys and focus groups, to make sure that our next strategic plan is fit for purpose for our current student body. By doing this, it would allow me to make sure the plan is in line with what the students need and what should be in place to make their experience with us the best it can possibly be.
Promise 2: Increasing accessibility within the University and the Students’ Union
Accessibility is something that I am passionate about. If I was successful, I would like to continue working with the University to make sure that campus and studying here is accessible for all. Along with this, as a Union, I will make sure that all the information we present easily available and understandable for all in our community and student population. By doing this we would be able to engage students that may not have had the opportunity to do so previously.
Promise 3: Being an active listener
Following on from the work of the previous vice-president, I aim to make sure the student voice is the loudest and is heard the most. Therefore, I aim to action student feedback accordingly and ensure I am approachable and open to talk to as much as I can during the working week.
Promise 4: Encouraging engagement in all aspects
My main goal this year is to encourage more students to take advantage of all the opportunities available at Newman, whether that be Staff-Student Partnerships, becoming a Student Ambassador or even becoming part of a society. By working closely with our Societies Officer, I aim to increase the awareness and advertising of the societies that we offer and encouraging staff members to reach out to their cohorts and potentially start subject based societies.
This year, I have noticed an increase in engagement with students and the Students’ Union and I want to make sure that I continue to grow this engagement. By doing this, I will be able to support as many of our students as possible during their time at Newman.
RON (RE OPEN NOMINATIONS)
WHY VOTE FOR RON?
If you are not happy with any of the candidates, you can vote to Re-Open Nominations (RON).
RON appears on the ballot, and votes for RON are counted in the same way as those for candidates. If RON is declared the winner after all votes have been counted, the election for that role will be held again. The original candidates are allowed to run again in the new ballot, but it gives the opportunity for new candidates to run.
Students may choose to vote RON for one of the following reasons:
You do not need to vote for RON in an election; if you think all of the candidates are better than no candidate, you should not rank RON on your ballot.