Well, that’s it folks. The campaigning is over, the votes are all in and counted, and we’ve got your brand spankin’ new AUBSU President, Vice President, and Executive Committee all ready to unveil.
Without further ado, we’re excited to announce that your new President and Vice President for 2019/2020, as voted for by you, are:
President: Jordan Verdes
Vice President (Education & Welfare) – Stella Kajombo
Jordan and Stella will be officially taking over from Gio and Chloe in July 2019 after a handover period, and we can’t wait to help them to implement their manifesto ideas!
They’ll also be supported by the following new Executive Committee:
Communications Officer – Sam Hilaire
Gender Equalities Officer – Caitlin Powell
Green Officer – Hannah Dodds
LGBT+ Officer – Elijah Kennedy
Race Equalities Officer – Louise Hall
RAG Officer – Kamila Dowgiert
Sports Officer – Ellie McShane
Students with Disabilities Officer – Lucy Pearce
Volunteering Officer – Anya Williamson
A huge congratulations to our brand new team of Sabbatical and Executive Officers – and a huge well done to the unsuccessful candidates who were out every day giving it their all while campaigning and encouraging voters.
So, what happens next?
Our current President, Vice President, and Executive Committee will all continue doing their thing until July, and incoming team will get to finish off their course too. Over the summer there will be officer handovers and training, and then your brand spankin’ new AUBSU team will be ready to lead you when you all return to university in September.
What about the roles that didn’t have any candidates?
We hold our annual by-elections every October, which gives students the chance to put themselves forward for the Executive Committee roles that nobody out themselves forward for this time. The following roles will be up for grabs in October 2019, so if you think you’ve got what it takes to help make AUBSU even bigger and better then you’ve got a couple of months to get some ideas and a manifesto together:
Communications Officer (1 position)
Community Officer (1 position)
Events Officer (1 position)
International Officer (1 position)
Mature/Postgraduate Officer (1 position)
Societies Officer (1 position)