The Students' Union elections are finished!

Congratulations to our newly elected Student Officers and Council Members!

 

The Students' Union is run by students for students

Birkbeck Students' Union is run and lead by elected students who serve as officers and representatives. The majority of elections are conducted by "cross campus" secret ballots, which are held online. All enrolled Birkbeck students (who have not opted out of membership to the Students' Union) are eligible to stand as candidates in council & officer elections, although some posts are restricted to ensure that they are held by a student that is/self defines as a member of the relevant section of the student community. Equally, students are able to vote for all positions, other than those that aren't relevant to their level, location or subject of study and/or how they've indicated they self define. 

Student Council is the highest representative body (meeting/ committee) in the Students' Union, and any Students' Union member is able to submit motions to be debated/ discussed and passed (or not) into Students' Union policy.  Elected students from each of the five schools, the sabbatical officers and other officers of the Students' Union sit on Council. 

For the Autumn 2017 Election, we saw one fo the highest voter turnouts in recent years, with over 379 voters (3.2%) at Birkbeck casting their ballots, with over 1,704 votes casted

 

Breakdown of all elected roles:

Sabbatical: Black Members' Officer

Candidate 

Votes

Elected

Ezimma Chigbo

254

Reopen Nominations

43

 

 

Sabbatical: Disabled Members' Officer

Candidate 

Votes

Elected

Stephanie Alice

145

Jonathan Aldrige

107

 

Reopen Nominations

9

 

 

Sabbatical: LGBQT Members' Officer

Candidate 

Votes

Elected

Ryan Auernigg

205

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Reopen Nominations

39

 

 

Non-Sabbatical: Entertainments Officer

Candidate 

Votes

Elected

Renata Caporale

212

Reopen Nominations

37

 

 

Non-Sabbatical: Global Citizenship Officer

Candidate 

Votes

Elected

Nina Kneffel

240

Reopen Nominations

35

 

 

Non-Sabbatical: International Members' Officer

Candidate 

Votes

Elected

Michael Best Jr

215

Reopen Nominations

42

 

 

Non-Sabbatical: School of Arts Councillors

Candidate 

Votes

Elected

Cecilia Nguyen

41

Reopen Nominations

4

 

 

Non-Sabbatical: School of SSHP Councillors

Candidate 

Votes

Elected

Megan McDowell

55

Reopen Nominations

9

 

 

Note: Reopen Nominations is a default candidate for all elected positions.