12th October 2012 8:08 pm
Newly elected Student Trustees Roman Labbe and Ben Perkins at the election results announcement in Falmer House.
Sussex students have voted to elect their peers to a number of positions in the Students' Union. Over 1560 votes were cast.
Kelly, Students' Union President, said: "Congratulations to everyone involved. All of the newly elected students will be crucial in shaping the future of Students’ Union and the University.
"If you voted, thank you! You played a part in making sure we remain a truly representative and democratically-led organisation."
Any complaints concerning the conduct of these elections should be raised with the Returning Officer by 9am Wednesday 16th October via email - firstname.lastname@example.org
You can see the full set of winners below.
Student Reps results will be announced at www.sussexstudent.com/studentreps on Monday 15 October.
Experienced, dedicated and
The campaign to bring the lemon bus back has served as a wonderful reminder of the uniquely involved student-body we enjoy at Sussex. As Community Engagement Officer, I’d aim to assist with such campaigns, but also aim to engage students in non-student specific issues, using the excellent experienced I gained whilst studying abroad, where I was elected as a committee representative for a 100-person student-housing cooperative, working on a committee that served a wider affiliation of nearly 1,000 students. We live in the midst of a vibrant community- I want to see more students than ever engage with it.
Total ballots - 513 : Invalid/empty ballots - 14 : Ballots used in the count : 499
Jack Philo - 299
Gavan Harrison - 141
Re-open nominations - 59
Initial quota (number of votes needed to win) is 249.5.
Jack Philo reached the threshold and was elected
RAISING THE VOICE OF THE MINORITY
I know what it feels like to be a small fish in a giant pool but our voice does not have to correlate with our size. We should all have an equal voice in the University community and unite through our diversity. As a previous African Caribbean and Asian Society executive member I am approachable and comfortable with reaching out to minority students. I am a strong believer in servant leadership so it is my desire to represent black students, ensuring that our needs and aspirations are expressed to the Union. Black students - included and involved!
Total ballots - 7 : Invalid/empty ballots - 0 : Ballots used in the count : 7
Rachael Owhin - 7
Re-open nominations - 0
Initial quota (number of votes needed to win) is 3.5.
Rachael Owhin reached the threshold and was elected
Always by your side
It is never easy to live on your own in a foreign country. As an international student, I can fully understand what you feel. However, you are not alone. Whenever you get any questions, complaints and suggestions, come to me and I’m there, willing to try my best to solve your problem. With my responsibility and commitment, I'd love to help you with both your academic doubt and campus life. It is your university, grasp your chance and it is in your hand. Vote for me, make your voice heard and decorate your university life!
Total ballots - 299 : Invalid/empty ballots - 14 : Ballots used in the count : 285
Shinong Li - 203
Re-open nominations - 82
Initial quota (number of votes needed to win) is 142.5.
Shinong Li reached the threshold and was elected
Representing and Promoting our Diverse Interests
During my time as a mature student, I have come to appreciate the diverse needs, interests, and skills that we often possess. These interests must be adequately represented. Therefore, as Mature Students’ Representative Officer I would like to work tirelessly to assist mature students’ at the university, both individually and collectively. As President of the Mature Students’ Society, one of my aims is to establish a forum for mature students’ to come together and share their interests and any concerns they may have. As Representative Officer I will ensure that our voices reach decision-making level at the Union and University.
Total ballots - 274 : Invalid/empty ballots - 10 : Ballots used in the count : 264
Ashley Davis - 177
Adeel Hassan - 59
Re-open nominations - 28
Initial quota (number of votes needed to win) is 132.
Ashley Davis reached the threshold and was elected
Re-open nominations won
Always by your side
I am a Union Councillor (2011-2012), second year part-time Technology & Innovation Management Master student, and part-time Portfolio Analyst at American Express.
As a Student Trustee, I would leverage my strategic planning, portfolio and financial management skills in contributing to building better strategic planning and governance for the Union and ensure quality services are being delivered to our Union members.
As a Union Councillor, I could contribute my Union Councillor experience to work with fellow Union Councillors and Officers to provide operational and policy-making suggestions to the Union and liaise with student reps.
Please vote Keith as your FIRST choice!!!
Because we're in it together!
As a postgraduate international student, I’m familiar with the questions and challenges of university life. If elected to be a taught postgraduate councillor, I hope use my university experience and relationships with students to represent postgraduate needs and concerns on campus and make postgraduate study at Sussex a more memorable and positive experience.
Total ballots - 34 : Invalid/empty ballots - 2 : Ballots used in the count : 32
Lindsay Debach - 16
Keith Fung - 9
Eleonora Elizabeth Abascal - 5
Ruixuan Li - 2
Joshua Wait - 0
Initial quota (number of votes needed to win) is 10.67. Lindsey Debach reached this threshold and is elected. Her surplus votes are then transferred
Keith Fung - 12.04
Eleonora Elizabeth Abascal - 5.76
Ruixuan Li - 3.52
Joshua Wait - 0
Keith Fung reached the threshold and is elected
No manifesto submitted
The most important feature of our students’ union is that it is run by students for students. I feel strongly that all student requirements and viewpoints being considered is the way that the union can guarantee success, if elected as a trustee I would ensure that this is pushed forward in decision making. Wasteful spending that does not directly benefit students is a problem that prevents the union from best supporting student experiences, if elected I would work to prevent this. I am passionate about positively contributing to our union and would be a highly capable and committed trustee.
Your Trustee, You Can Trust me!
Though issues affecting our Union are constantly changing one thing remains the same - it is FOR THE STUDENTS. As both a student and employee of the Union I am committed to its aims, so I will strive to ensure that decisions are made in our best interest while being open to the opinions of others. My involvement in student programmes and campaigns in China, the US and South Africa have fuelled my interest to make a positive contribution to the Union. Passion, Accountability and Responsibility - Vote Rachael for Student Trustee!
According to me a student trustee should:
As an elected trustee I will do my best to fit to this description. I will make sure that Student Union’s decisions are sensible and are made in students’ interest. I will also put emphasis on essential issues such as education, the Union’s finances and equal representation for all the different student groups.
Total ballots - 481 : Invalid/empty ballots - 8 : Ballots used in the count : 473
Rachael Owhin - 146
Ben Perkins - 128
Roman Labbe - 89
Colin Smith - 49
Jessica Gagnon - 32
Keith Fung - 29
Initial quota (number of votes needed to win) is 118.25.
Ben Perkins & Rachael Owhin reached the threshold and were elected. Their surplus votes were transferred.
Roman Labbe - 97.28
Colin Smith - 58.88
Jessica Gagnon - 43.64
Keith Fung - 35.64
The threshold is now 117.72. No candidate has reached this so Keith Fung is eleminited and his votes distributed to the other candidates.
Roman Labbe - 102.24
Colin Smith - 65.08
Jessica Gagnon - 50.96
The threshold is now 109.14. No candidate has reached this so Jessica Gagnon is eleminited and her votes distributed to the other candidates.
Roman Labbe - 114.24
Colin Smith - 76.08
Roman Labbe meets the threshold and is elected.
Hey there! I’m Karnika, doing MSc. Climate Change and Development. It has been a fascinating time for me so far, at Sussex, meeting people from different academic backgrounds, cultures, nations; and learning from their different experiences and perspectives. It is not hard to notice that vibes amongst the students, student bodies and the University towards environment protection and ethical business are highly receptive and sensitive. I’m thrilled with the thought of joining the students in this drive and making it stronger.