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UPSU Student Elections 2021 - Time to Meet Your Candidates

With nominations now closed, we can finally announce your candidates for the UPSU Student Election 2021!

The following 14 University of Plymouth students have put themselves forward to represent you, to work to improve your student experience and influence changes that can make your student life better.

 


 

Voting opens midday Friday 26th February on the UPSU website!

 

We are running Candidate Question Time events throughout the week to help you get to know the candidates and ask them any questions you want to ask, LIVE!  

- Check out upsu.com/elections for all the information you'd need

 


 

Running for President

This Sabbatical Officer will:

  • Lead and support the Sabbatical Officer team
  • Develop the strategic direction of the UPSU through the Board of Trustees and relevant Sub-Committees
  • Chair the UPSU Board of Trustees and sit on the University of Plymouth Board of Governors
  • Take the lead on external communication; being the first point of contact for public and media queries
  • Represent University of Plymouth students on a national level and lead on priority campaigns to improve the student experience

Submit a question for Candidate Questions Time: President

 

Martin Nicholls

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Emi Dowse

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George Burrows

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Joseph Dasari

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Running for VP Education

This Sabbatical Officer will:

  • Represent UoP students and lead on campaigns to improve their academic experiences
  • Lead communication with the UoP Faculties, developing relationships and representing students
  • Lead on the development and support of the academic representation system
  • Engage and support academic representatives (such as Course and School Reps) in campaigns to improve the student experience
  • Sit on the UPSU Board of Trustees and ensure that UPSU fulfils the needs of students whilst functioning efficiently as a Charity

Submit a question for Candidate Questions Time: VP Education

 

Charlie Atkinson

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Running for VP Activities

This Sabbatical Officer will:

  • Represent UoP students and work to improve areas relating to student Societies, Sports Clubs, Volunteering, Social Sport Initiatives, and Fundraising
  • Chair both the Sports Club and the Societies Forum, collating items for discussion and formulating the agenda
  • Encourage students to engage with UPSU student groups and initiatives by promoting them within UPSU, the University and locally
  • Support the development of community partnerships and championing what our students do
  • Develop the strategic direction of the UPSU by sitting on the Board of Trustees and relevant Sub-Committees

Submit a question for Candidate Questions Time: VP Activities

 

Madeleine Morton

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Owain Gullam

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Obioha Chukwunwike Emmanuel (CHUKS)

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Running for VP Wellbeing & Diversity

This Sabbatical Officer will:

  • Lead on campaigns and projects to improve the experience of UoP students in all matters relating to health, wellbeing, equality and diversity
  • Work to improve the support available for students whilst at the UoP
  • Represent students on issues affecting liberation groups and lead on campaigns and projects to improve their student experiences
  • Work alongside UPSU departments to publicise wellbeing related services and signpost students to support and representation as required
  • Be a Trustee of the UPSU and sit on relevant Sub-Committees, ensuring that the UPSU fulfils the needs of students whilst functioning efficiently as a Charity

Submit a question for Candidate Questions Time: VP Wellbeing & Diversity

 

Alannah O'Neill

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Fawziyyah Ahmed

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Takudzwa Mawera

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Accountability Board By-Election

Here at UPSU we are run by students, for students. Each year you have the opportunity to nominate yourself and/or to elect the students who you want to represent you.
What you may not be aware of is the fact that there is also a group of students who are elected to make sure that these Representatives are acting in your best interest. This is called the Accountability Board and we need more members.

 

Will Jones

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India Ellis

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Got a question about voting in the Student Elections 2021? Visit our FAQs page to find out more.

 


Voting opens Friday 26th February Find out more