Student Association Committee 2012-13
Posted on Thursday 22 March 2012
Over 1000 students vote for new committee
Election time came to The Sixth Form College as 1st year students voted in their new Student Association (SA) to represent them for the year ahead. Over 1000 students voted electronically through the College’s computer network using the Single Transferable Vote system where voters rank the candidates in order of preference.
Thirty seven students stood for election to the twelve different roles on the SA.The highest number of candidates for one post being the six that stood for the positions of President and Vice President, roles that involve being Student Governors of the College for their year in office. The Vice President is the candidate who comes second in the vote for President.
Running for election to the SA involves getting your peers to nominate you, the support of your tutor and the current SA, and then producing a manifesto detailing why students should vote for you and what you plan to achieve if you are elected. Candidates then make Hustings speeches to a packed and very lively crowd in Cafe Direct who can be a tough audience to impress. This year candidates chose to sing, rap, dance, play saxophone and electric guitar and perform magic tricks, as well as the more conventional speeches.
The election results were announced by Simon Jarvis and the current SA to a packed Cafe Direct on Wednesday 21st March. The winners were a heavily female dominated SA, with just the Charities Officer and President and Vice President being male. Kiran Eyre was elected President with Edd Jones claiming the role of Vice President. The full list of new SA officers is as follows:
|Vice President||Edd Jones|
|Charities Officer||Oliver Cole|
|Sports Officer||Katie Hopkins|
|Communications Officer||Lucy Magri-Overend|
|Environmental Officer||Anna Brown|
|Events Officer||Carmen Vieira|
|Performing Arts Officer||Indeera Shankla|
|Learning Experience Officer||Jess Turnbull|
|Publications Officer||Tiffany Le|
|Equality, Diversity & Community
The new SA will immediately start working alongside the outgoing committee to organise RAG Week, our main charity fundraising week of the year which is shortly after the Easter break.