This term has held very busy and successful elections with a significant increase in voter turnout. The award ceremony for the 25 positions was a great event, as always, and the student band Brackenthorn supplied great music throughout the evening. Alice Nicholls stated that ‘the atmosphere at the awards party was buzzing. Overall, a great evening for everyone.’
‘the atmosphere at the awards party was buzzing. Overall, a great evening for everyone.’
Will Elliot won two positions; Undergraduate Education officer for Falmouth and Student Council Open Falmouth with Tom Murray-Richards being elected as Undergraduate Education officer for Exeter, whose quote for the night was ‘Thank you SO much to everyone that voted for me. You’re all amazing and I promise to do my very best for you all.’
Excitingly, this year held elections and success for the very first Liberation Committee with the following positions; Liberation Chair – Jamal Clarke, LGBTQ+ Officer – Alex Kay, Disabled Students Officer – Charlotte Mills, BME Officer – Andrea Hounto and Women’s Officer Sienna Somers.
Several students achieved more than one position. Poppy Lomax won RAD President and Volunteering Officer and said ‘I look forward to working on these two roles together to raise more money than ever for our chosen charities.’ Jamal Clarke and Sienna Somers, both holding a place on the Liberation Committee, also won second positions as Community Officer and Environment and Ethics Officer respectively.
Student Voice Chair went to Dean Pomeroy, who is excited for this position, saying ‘I promise to give it my best shot and act as a key link between students and staff to help fairly represent student voice.’ International Officer was awarded to Mathilde Baade, Societies Officer to Grace Marshall and Sports Officer to Robbie Bartlett.
We want to say a massive congratulations to all the winners and offer them the best of luck in their new roles. The elections are a huge event across all campuses and every year FXU hopes to get more students involved in all aspects of the run up and positions on offer. Amanda Chetwynd-Cowieson described her experience on being elected as FXU President Student Experience last year as ‘a ridiculously good feeling’ and going on to say ‘knowing that they have faith in you and your manifesto helps set you up for your year as President’.
To follow future elections, including reopening of nominations for any vacant posts, go online to the FXU page www.fxu.org.uk/elections.