Category: Elections

Five charts about the Students’ Union elections you need to see

Note, it’s not just members of Student Council who will be elected. It’s also student trustees, executive officers, and roles on the BLSA board. 1) Most positions will be contested 2) Where the positions are based: 3) More female candidates than ever before are running for executive positions 4) The proportion of male and female …

QMSU election candidates 2019 – THE FULL LIST

Campaigning has officially started for the 2019 Students’ Union elections. Prospective part-time and full-time representatives attended a candidate briefing last week where they got their first opportunity to size up the competition. During the meeting, the Union outlined rules, informed the candidates of relevant meetings, and answered questions from the people running – including ones …

Over one hundred candidates running in 2019 SU elections

One-hundred and twenty-five candidates are running… but still nobody wants to be BL’s RAG officer Voters will be spoilt for choice at the ballot box (or website) in the 2019 elections as more candidates are running than in any of the previous five QMSU elections. One-hundred and twenty-five candidates will be polishing off their manifestos, …

Buzzword Bingo 2019!

To get you in the mood for the 2019 Students’ Union elections, we’ve spent minutes updating our online bingo game to play during the debates. We’ve got rid of archaic terms like ‘QM Model’ and ‘Free Printing’ (who remembers them, right!) and added the newest and most buzziest buzzwords we could think of: Fees Increases, …

Students’ Union planning to boost turnout in March elections

With the QMSU elections just around the corner, the Students’ Union is already planning how they will boost turnout this year. ‘VOTE FEST’ will take place on Tuesday 5 March, from 11:30am in Library Square. The SU plan to have performances from students as well as commercial stalls giving away freebies – presumably in return …

All postgraduate positions filled in QMSU Autumn elections

Some postgraduate representative positions have not been filled since 2016… Following a short period of campaigning, Queen Mary Students’ Union election results were announced on Friday 12 October 2018. A total of 32 candidates stood in the autumn elections, competing for just seven positions within Queen Mary Students’ Union. The turnout of voters in this …

Students’ Union referendum scrapes 0.46% voter turnout

A referendum on society endorsements in QM Students’ Union elections failed to reach the quorum of 500 votes needed for it to be valid. The issue of whether Union affiliated groups – primarily societies – should be able to endorse candidates in Students’ Union elections was put to a referendum at the end of March. Students …

ROUND-UP: Students’ Union Elections 2018

Following weeks of campaigning, current VP Welfare Ahmed Mahbub was announced as the next President of QMSU on 9th March 2018 at the election results party in Drapers. Starting August 2018, he will be working alongside newly elected Ella Harvey (VP Welfare), Tom Longbottom (VP Barts and the London), Redwan Shahid (VP Education), and 48 …

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WATCH: “We created a fake SU election candidate”

In the run up to the Students’ Union Presidential elections, the talk on campus was nothing short of dull and predictable. Small talk evolved from “Cold today innit” to “Who are you voting for?”. Both questions erupted an equally boring and short lived conversation. All of a sudden everyone in library square was clasping a …

Why society endorsements were banned this year’s SU elections

Bye bye by-law ten After years of motions, debating and proposals bouncing between Student Council and the Board of Trustees, society endorsements of Students’ Union election candidates have been banned. The decision was finalised in June 2017 when the Board of Trustees voted to pass the by-law. The subsequent SU election campaigns in February were …