Tuesday 1 March 2016The QMSU elections are your chance to vote for who you want to represent you in the next academic year. All the nominees are students and only students can vote for them. The roles they’re campaigning to fill are a mix of paid and volunteer posts with Queen Mary Students’ Union (QMSU).
They work for you on all issues to do with student life, including making your voice heard, representing the student interest, and campaigning on specific issues to try and make a meaningful and sustainable change. They also lead on how QMSU services and activities should be run.
Rebecca Lingwood, Vice-Principal for Student Experience, Teaching and Learning, comments on the elections and the role of the student representatives:
“I joined QMUL just under six months ago and since then I’ve met many student representatives and I’ve seen how valuable their contributions are. I’ve seen how they support other students and speak effectively on their behalf, and I’ve seen them help improve the experience for people studying here at Queen Mary.
“Your university invites you to feedback and get involved in many ways, and Queen Mary Students’ Union is an important voice for you. Led by elected students, the Union adapts to what students tell them they want; so if you want the Union to provide activities and services to suit you, I encourage you to study the manifestos of the candidates putting themselves forward, and vote for the people you want to represent you.”
You can vote to fill the positions of:
- Four Executive Officers who take a year out of their course, or work for a year after they graduate to undertake the role; and
- Up to 37 student representatives and part-time Officers who manage their responsibilities on a voluntary basis alongside doing their course and represent lots of different groups of students or interests. You don’t need to make a vote for every position available – just look for the positions you’re interested in.
So who will you vote for to represent you? Voting closes at 4pm on Thursday 10 March. Vote now at www.qmsu.org/elections.