This week, you have elected your Representatives for part-time students, mature students, International students, First Generation Scholars, student parents and the LGBTQ Part Time Officer. They will now represent and improve the situation for their student communities at Sussex.
Part-time students will be represented by Martha Nancy Holland Bamford. Mature students will be represented by Chris Woodgates. International students will be represented by The Union - a group of 6 International students who will be sharing the role. First Generation Scholars will be represented by Feven Damtew. Student Parents will be represented by Rika Safrina.
The new elected LGBTQ Part time Officer is Ray Everall.
You have also made sure that you and your peers on your course are heard by the University by electing Student Reps. Not only will they foster a sense of community and collectiveness among students in their schools, they will be able to empower students on their course to make the change they want to see - whether it is improving the amount of resources available to students in the Library, to addressing difficulties with online submission, to creating social spaces and events for students in their school.
By voting this week, you have been a part of making change happen, so thank you for getting involved!
Want to get involved in our full-time and part-time officer elections taking place in the Spring term? Nominations are already open - find out more at sussexstudent.com/elections. Be part of representing students at Susssex.
For our elections, we use the Single Transferable Vote system. This allows voters to rank the candidates in order of preference. Unlike the first-past-the-post system, where the person with the most votes wins, candidates must get at least 50% of the vote to win.
If this doesn’t happen after the count of first preference votes, votes for candidates with the least support (or those who have enough votes already if there are multiple positions) are transferred to other candidates, based on their later preferences. This continues until a candidate reaches at least 50% of the vote.
Valid votes: 7
Miss Martha Nancy Holland Bamford - 7
RON - 0
Martha Nancy Holland Bamford is therefore elected
Valid votes: 63
Chris Woodgates - 32
Mr DUC TAM NGUYEN - 18
RON - 13
Chris Woodgates is therefore elected
Valid votes: 26
Miss Feven Damtew - 18
Phoebe Marsh - 6
Mr Callum Hogan - 1
RON - 1
Miss Angel Buthelezi - 0
Feven Damtew is therefore elected
Valid votes: 297
The Union - 150
Ulee Yuyang Song - 57
Mr Yuki Kikuchi - 24
Miss Supriya Bisht - 20
Mr Houwen Wang - 13
Turki AlQahtani (TurK) - 11
Miss Narmeen Naeem - 8
Miss Florence Waruguru Wanjiku - 6
Miss Jessica Zhu Zhang - 3
Rain Yagmur Ayar - 2
RON - 1
Mr Hein Aung HTET - 1
Mr Mujtaba Javaid - 1
Mr Thabo Nyirenda - 0
The Union is therefore elected
Valid votes: 58
Mrs Rika Safrina - 33
Mr Jose Luis Berna Moya - 22
RON - 2
Mr Ryan David Young - 1
Rika Safrina is therefore elected
Valid votes: 110
Ray Everall – 72
Ms Priyadarshini Mukherjee - 31
RON - 5
Mx. Nathan D. Manna - 2
Ray Everall is therefore elected
MR ALEXANDROS MANTZOROS
MISS JAMILA CAMPBELL-ALLEN
MISS KELEABETSWE PEARL PABALE
MISS ATHENA ROXANNE CORBIN
MISS ALEXANDRA MLADENOVIC
MR KISWENDSIDA HYACINTHE GUIGMA
MS MARIA ALEJANDRA QUEVEDO SOLARES
MR VILLE JOONAS JOHANNES SYRJANEN
MS PRIYADARSHINI MUKHERJEE
MISS SWETHA VENKATACHALAM
MISS MAGDALENA MACIEJEWSKA
MR JOLYON JOSEPH MILES-WILSON
If your course and year isn't listed here it means there were no candidates. You should contact your Director of Student Experience if you are interested in being the rep. In some instances positions remain vacant due to "Re-open Nominations" gaining more votes.
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