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Standing opens for the 2017 Exec elections

Standing in the University of Manchester’s Students’ Union Exec elections is now open to students until the 17th of February

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The University of Manchester Students’ Union has launched the opportunity for students to stand in the officer elections. Students have until the 17th of February to stand for a position on the Students’ Union Exec team.

The Students’ Union elects eight Exec officers every year, who act as full-time paid representatives for the students of the University of Manchester.

The roles that students can stand for on the Exec team are: General Secretary, Education Officer, Women’s Officer, Diversity Officer, Wellbeing Officer, Activities & Development Officer, Campaigns and Citizenship Officer and Community Officer.

Voting for the elections will be open to all students from the 3rd of March until the 9th of March, with the results announced on the evening of the 9th.

In 2016 10,169 students voted in the Exec Team elections — short of 2015’s record-breaking 13,500.

As an elected officer for the 2017/18 academic year, the students will be a part of the first Exec Team that influences the Future Union building development, part of the University Campus Masterplan, which has granted funding to improve and increase the size of the building for the first time since 1957.

A spokesperson for the University of Manchester Students’ Union told The Mancunion: “Students lead in all aspects of the Students’ Union. Here at the SU we use democratic elections to help you decide who should speak and work for you on a range of issues while you’re a student at the University of Manchester.”

All registered students are eligible to stand and vote in the upcoming elections for any position.

For more information on how to apply, and for full job descriptions of each role, head to: bit.ly/FutureUMCR

  • Abc

    “Students lead in all aspects of the Students’ Union. Here at the SU we use democratic elections to help you decide who should speak and work for you on a range of issues while you’re a student at the University of Manchester.” – where do these people get off straight up lying? Last year 4 of the candidates only got in because they managed to secure whole societies voting for them. That’s democratic. The systematic and intentional alienation of all student who don’t drink the Union’s cool aid. That’s democratic. The previous candidates influencing the vote by lending all their weight and support from their soap box to whoever they want. That’s democratic.

  • JB

    Headline should be “8 people get opportunity to waste 16k”