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Referenda results

678 students voted this week in our referenda, the results of which are:

  • Students believe the Students' Union SHOULD become an accredited Living Wage employer
  • Students think the Students' Union SHOULD NOT replace the role of President with another role with a different title, e.g. Union Affairs or Union Chair
  • Students think the Students’ Union SHOULD adopt the proposed structure for the Full-time Officer and Part-time Officer roles

If you wish to challenge the result or conduct of the referenda please email returning@sussexstudent.com by 5pm 16 December.

If there is an issue you think all students should vote on you can submit your suggestions online.

The full results breakdown:

Do you believe the Students’ Union should become an accredited Living Wage employer?

Votes cast - 654. Abstentions - 32. 

Yes - 447 - 72%
No - 175 - 28%

This referendum was called as the Students’ Union received a petition of more than 150 students requesting it.

This issue will now be referred to the Students’ Union’s Trustees for their consideration due to the financial implications for the Students’ Union.

Should the Students’ Union replace the role of President with another role with a different title, e.g. Union Affairs or Union Chair?

Votes cast - 599. Abstentions - 83

Yes - 254 - 49%
No - 262 - 51%

Should the Students’ Union adopt the proposed structure for the Full-time Officer and Part-time Officer roles?

Votes cast - 585. Abstentions - 93

Yes - 297 - 60%
No - 195 - 40%

The new roles will be elected in March 2015. We'll be creating full role descriptions for the new roles and updating our election webpages. If you're interested in any of these roles you can sign up for email updates.

 

 

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