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This year’s race for General Secretary was incredibly close! Every one of your votes mattered. Nona won with almost 46% of the votes (937) in the second round, 65 more votes than Sam Barnett’s 872 votes. Your General Secretary will negotiate and set the agenda between the School and the SU, deal with press enquiries and media requests, represent the Union when liaising with external organisations, chair the Board of Trustees, and sit on School decision-making bodies including the Court of Governors, Council, Finance Committee, Equality and Diversity Committee and Estates Committee.
Your Education Officer will lead change in teaching and learning within LSE, raise awareness of academic issues, and liaise with students, course representatives, academics and the directorate to ensure that they have a voice and representation within the SU and the University. They will also lead on national education policy and sit on School decision-making bodies including the Academic Board.
This was an extremely close one! Alastair Duncan won in the fourth and final round with 361 votes, 10 votes more than Marnie Gill’s 351 votes. Your Activities & Development Officer will be responsible for leading the development of sports clubs, societies, student media, volunteering programmes and student events and exhibitions. They will also champion extracurricular activity, liaise with students involved in activities ensuring that they have a voice and representation within the SU and the University, and work on events such as Freshers’ Fair, Varsity, Welcome Ball and Tour. They will also chair the Activities Committee.
Your Community & Welfare Officer will be responsible for creating and sustaining the LSE community and being an active voice on student welfare issues at LSE. They will negotiate with the School to improve issues such as Halls of Residences and increased off-campus housing support, catering, equality and diversity issues and access to higher education. They will also work hard to maintain good campus relations, for example with the faith and national and cultural communities on campus through the Interfaith Forum, and lead on the Community Festival alongside the Activities & Development Officer.
Esther won by 56 points in the second round! Your Anti-racism Officer will campaign and hold debates and events on all issues to do with preventing racism in the SU and more widely.
Your new Disabled Students’ Officer Mark Malik won by 576 in the first round! This is a liberation position, and Mark will ensure that the concerns of disabled students are heard. He will campaign for equality for disabled students and aim to prevent discrimination within the SU and more widely.
Your Environment & Ethics Officer develops sustainability initiatives at the LSE, and runs campaigns on issues of ecology, social justice, peace and solidarity.
On a campus where 71% of the 9,765 full time students are from outside of the UK, the International Students’ Officer is elected to ensure that the concerns of international students are heard.
The LGBT Officer is a liberation position, and they will ensure that the concerns of LGBT students are heard. The person in this role will campaign for LGBT equality and aim to prevent discrimination within the SU and more widely.
The Women’s Officer is a liberation position, and she will ensure that the concerns of women students are heard. She will campaign for women’s equality and aim to prevent discrimination within the SU and more widely.
Katie won by 872 votes in the first round! The RAG President leads the Raising and Giving society, the fundraising arm of the SU.
The AU President runs the Athletics Union and ensures that different sports and clubs are fairly represented.
The AU Executive run the Athletics Union and ensure that different sports and clubs are fairly represented.
The 5 Democracy Committee students ensure that democratic processes and procedures are free and fair and open to all students.
The Board of Trustees has the ultimate legal and financial responsibility for everything the SU does. It oversees the strategy and governance of the SU.
Thank you to all of the candidates, and congratulations to all of your newly elected representatives!
Here are a few photos of just a handful of this week’s hard-working campaigners. Election results start in just a few moments!
Your LSESU Media Group have been working incredibly hard to make elections at LSE even more exciting!
PuLSE Radio, LooSE TV and The Beaver have been collaborating to bring you a whole new website featuring all the candidates manifestos, videos from Hustings and round tables as well as updates throughout this week.
lsesuelects.co.uk is where you can follow results night online too. Think of it as your second screen elections companion. Just less Jon Snow (sorry Jon).
There are also lots of stats to compare trawl through, perfect for LSE students who aren’t afraid of embracing their inner-hack.
We can’t wait to see what these clever multi-media types have in store for us for Results Night so make sure to head to the SU Venue tonight and join in the online debate and reactions by following and talking to @lsesu and @LSESUMediaGroup.
Oh, and make sure to vote.
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