This year marks a historic year for the Students’ Union. We started off these elections saying that they were an elections like no other, in a year like no other and this is exactly what the elections have turned out to be! The race began with the most amount of candidates we’ve ever had run, in a year that has presented a number of challenges for students across Higher Education. We are pleased to announce your winning candidates!
This year marks a historic year for the Students’ Union. We started off these elections saying that they were an elections like no other, in a year like no other and this is exactly what the elections have turned out to be! The race began with the most amount of candidates we’ve ever had run, in a year that has presented a number of challenges for students across Higher Education. It just goes to show that when faced with challenges and diffuculties, students are galvanised to step forward to drive the change you want and need.
We are proud of each and every one of you who stood, engaged, voted, told their friends to vote or supported their friends through the campaigning period. Thank you for voting, engaging and generally getting involved with this democratic process which is so vital to the running of the SU. We want to take the opportunity to say thank you to all candidates who stood; not only have you shared a range of incredible and well-informed ideas, but also highlighted feedback and platforms from a range of students, showcasing the diversity and passion of our student body.
This year we have had over 1500 voters and 4072 votes across all roles, which highlights the incredible engagement of students in the future of the Students’ Union but also the importance of the breadth and depth of themes, issues and campaigns that matter to you.
The Elections in numbers:
1226 total votes for President Welfare and Inclusivity Candidates
1210 total votes for President Student Experience Candidates
779 total votes for President Falmouth Candidates
644 total votes for President Exeter Candidates
10 candidate support sessions
4 Meet The Candidates Videos
1 intense and exciting campaigning period
1 Brief Brief
1 Question Time
And the winning candidates are...
Falmouth- Ben Statham-Wilkins
"I would just like to say a massive well done to all of the candidates who ran this year. Hazel, Hannah and Ben, you all did an incredible job and the race was so exciting. I am happy to announce that your new Falmouth President, upgrading from their current position as an amazing course rep, is Ben Statham-Wilkins... Congratulations Ben!" - Lizzy Marshall, Current (2020/21) President Falmouth
Exeter- Steven Preece
"Now the race for President Exeter was the smallest, with only two candidates, but Ellen and Stevie did an amazing job and led some really amazing campaigns. With that in mind, I am pleased to announce that the President Exeter for 2021/22 is Steven Preece. I look forward to handover and transferring all my knowledge on to you," Cara SU Chittenden, Current (2020/21) President Exeter
Student Experience - Ellie Ricks
"So I wanted to start by saying well done to all seven candidates. You ran such brilliant campaigns with so many interesting ideas that I wish I'd have thought of myself. And your next President Student Experience is Ellie Ricks! Congratulations Ellie on running such a fantastic campaign. I'm so excited for you to take on this role as it's not been held by a Falmouth student for many years now, and I can't wait to see your perspective on it!" - Amelia Banton, Current (2020/21) President Student Experience
Welfare & Inlusivity - Charlotte Agnew
"The race for President Welfare & Inclusivity was super competitive this year. Well done for all of the cadidates; you ran some amazing an innovative campaigns. I'm excited to announce that the President Welfare & Inclusivity for 2021/22 is Charlotte Agnew. We're really excited, Charlotte, to see what you have up your sleeve for the next year." - Cara Chittenden, Current (2020/21) President Exeter
...over at www.thesu.org.uk/presidentelections2021
We can't wait to see what the Presidents plan to implement to support and improve your student experience next year.
If you want to read up on the rounds of counting, you can do so via the linked Exeter, Falmouth, Welfare & Inclusivity and Student Experience Results Sheets.