Published on February 19, 2014 | by William Thomas0
SUARTS annual election process underway
Campaigning is underway for the annual SUARTS elections, with around 60 students standing as candidates for the vacancies.
The main four paid sabbatical roles are among the posts up for grabs, with three of this year’s incumbents running for re-election.
This year has seen the current SUARTS leadership organise Activism Week, take part in countless student rallies, support UAL’s staff on their walk-outs and campaign for the London living wage to be implemented for all university staff.
Students from across the six UAL colleges have put their names forward, created manifestos and their own personal campaign videos, as well as posters to throw themselves into the political limelight.
Each candidate has had their campaign manifesto and accompanying poster uploaded to the SUARTS website earlier this week, signifying the official start of campaign season.
This year’s five nominees for president are Shelly Asquith, Filip Bigos, Ella Dorfman, Kelly Gibson and Hannie McBride.
Candidates for the Activities and Volunteering Officer are Alex Ibidunni, Plamena Koseva, Honor Severs and Jacqui Jane Taylor.
Culture and Diversity Officer has the biggest number of candidates, with nine students from across UAL running for the position. They are: Michal Gronowski, Wen Hsin Hsieh, Desmond Lim, Mostafa Rajaai, Maren Reese, Jesus Briceno Reyes, Olexandra Solemka, Hildegard Titus and Diego Valencia.
Responsible for representing the interests of students on academic matters, the Education Officer has six candidates. They are: Emma Brown, Marc Dataro, Ling Duong, Tye Korgaokar, Hannah Roberts and Stefania Woznarowycz.
Other roles that students are standing for are Vice Presidents for LCC, LCF, CSM, and CCW.
Voting opens online and in campus on February 21 at 12 noon and will close on February 27 at midday. To check out each candidate and their full manifestos click here.