The Circle of University Life – Elections
4 months later, after the Sabbatical and Trustee Elections, and your new Sabbatical team are ready to get to work for another great year! It was one of the biggest Elections Nights we’ve ever seen here at SUSU; with over 10000 views on SUSUtv and 6543 votes cast (quite a cool number). However, these elections are just a small part of the bigger picture.
We have just under 600 elected student officers here at SUSU, which run our Union in every aspect; from representing you on your course; at your halls and private rented accommodation; your welfare and ethical rights; as well as every activity under the sun. With this great student representation, we hold many elections throughout the year, and so it’s very important that each set of elections get enough publicity so that students are free to run and vote, but not so much that students become disenfranchised and apathetic to elections. An extremely hard balance to achieve.
With this in mind, we’re reflecting on how we timetable and publicise elections throughout the year and want to hear your thoughts. Did you hear too much about the Sabbatical Elections last year? Did you know when the Student Leader elections were happening? Did a deadline dissuade you from campaigning / running? Either comment below or email email@example.com with your opinions on the timetabling and publicity of specific elections + any suggestions you have of how to improve them for the year ahead.
All your comments will be used in this reflection process and will help shape the discussions at Elections Committee next month.
(Your new Vice-President Communications)