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Your 2022/23 Officer Team

SU President

Ayomoto Omuwa

#AN AUTHENTIC LEADER! - ELECT AYOMOTO OMUWA #1 FOR SU PRESIDENT.

I’m studying a master’s in management with Business Analytics. I have garnered experiences by working diligently with Careers BU, through my campaigns and events around employability skills and placement support. I was privileged to develop my passion for overall student advancement in my previous role as VP Student opportunities.

I want to be your next SUBU PRESIDENT, because I possess the skills that will aid engagement and equality to contribute to the upliftment of ALL BU students.

YOU need a PRESIDENT that can further develop and introduce the university and wider community to an improved employability potential for the benefit of ALL students.

VOTE AYOMOTO OMUWA #1 TO GET MORE DONE! (SU PRESIDENT)

  • To Work with BU To Improve the Arrival Process For ALL International Students.

    To promote better integration into the BU community. This process needs to be clear and concise. This can be implemented by working closely with student ambassadors. As well as, understanding the communication between the embassy in their home country and the Home Office.

  • To Continue to work with BU and Careers BU To Increase the Visibility On ALL Employability Opportunities For ALL Students.

    This can be implemented through continually building rapport with ALL students to promote in person networking and employability for ALL BU students. Furthermore, urging the university to invest in graduate job fair schemes, ethical job procurement workshops and mentoring schemes.

  • To focus on creating a cycle that involves guiding ALL students with an Alumni Future Series, that involves career development after graduation. This can be accessed for the first 24 months as a BU Graduate. This can be implemented through working with Careers BU.

AN AUTHENTIC LEADER WITH A VISION FOR DEVELOPING OTHERS!

VOTE AYOMOTO OMUWA #1 FOR SUBU PRESIDENT

 

Vice-President Education

Norah Deka

My name is Norah Deka, I am your next VP education, let me tell you why. I am a third-year psychology student and currently a student ambassador that represents the university, now it is my time to represent YOU!

One of the main reasons people come to university is to enter the world of higher education; to expand their skills, knowledge, and job prospects. Us students deserve education of the best quality and for our voices to be heard by the university. Our education needs to be tailored for us by us, so this is your time to make the right choice to vote for me.

In line with my beliefs, if elected I will:

  • Boost an active community by tackling student loneliness, through the maintenance of the student buddy schemes.
  • Improve staff-student rapport, encourage students to feel open to communicate with staff and increase frequency of academic advisors’ meetings
  • Ensuring education is accessible for all students: This includes lobbying for all recorded lectures to be subtitled and students having early access to all supplementary material
  • Work with the library, to ensure all library books are available online and for students to be explicitly taught on how to write research papers and essays.
  • Ensure that a high level of academic quality will always be met especially during the transitional period from online learning back to face-to-face learning (including timeliness of assessment feedback and streamlining the process of exceptional circumstances)

With your support I can be the microphone to amplify your voices. Vote Norah Deka number 1 for Vice-president education! 

 

Vice-President Student Opportunities

Fiifi Asafu-Adjaye

My name is Fiifi Adjaye, I am a 2nd year Sports Management student and I’m your upcoming Vice president of Student Opportunities. During my time at Bournemouth, I have not only found a new perspective on the ways of life but have also built a foundation of skills that I believe have enabled me to take on this prestigious role. Sports has been a prominent aspect of my life as it has reinforced qualities within me such as perseverance, leadership and initiative. The importance of teamwork has empowered me to go above and beyond for my teammates which is what I plan to do for you; my fellow students which can be illustrated through my proposal:

  • In 2018, the overall satisfaction percentage within BU was 91.1%. Unfortunately, due to the tough 2-3 years we have experienced it has decreased to 71.6%. I plan to work closely with the clubs and societies to increase the overall satisfaction of students at BU.
  • It is vital for students to be offered wider opportunities, which will give them the advantage they need to thrive in a workplace. Therefore, I intend to support employability opportunities through working with the skills development program to foster placement and workplace progress amongst BU students.
  • I will bridge a sustainable relationship with SportBU in order to create an injury support hub for all BU Students in order to create an instant response to our students, allowing you to recover faster and presume your activities.
  • I will also aim to improve sports accessibility through funding opportunities for students who may not have the resources, giving students a chance to strive whether it may be in BUCS, the gym or yoga

Vice-President Welfare & Community

Chike Dike

I am Chike Dike, your next VP Welfare and Community. After obtaining my first degree in International Relations from Nigeria, I am in the process of attaining my Master’s degree in Political Psychology here at BU.

Throughout my academic journey I have held positions of leadership and championed effective mental health initiatives within my university, including a mentorship programme which successfully created a community of support for struggling student and a radio show called “The Candid Generation” which served as a platform for open discussions of issues peculiar to the African youth in order to effectively navigate and overcome those obstacles. Having been a student representative for four years and working closely with the university faculty to ensure students were getting the best university experience possible, running for VP Welfare and Community at BU aligns perfectly with my passion and past experiences.

I have occupied leadership roles in every academic space I have been in which grants me a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of not just what good leadership is, but what good leadership should look like. It is upon this premise I guarantee if elected I will:

  • Work with BU Residential Services to effectively improve the students’ housing experience by making it more accessible
  • Further develop SUBU’s allyship programme to represent more marginalised communities
  • Work with BU to prioritise student safety on and off campus
  • Collaborate with the BU wellbeing team to reintroduce students to wellbeing services that champion healthy mental health practices
  • Introduce new International Student’s welfare programmes to enable easy integration into the BU community

VOTE ME #1 for SUBU’s VP Welfare & Community because every decision, programme I will develop towards the welfare of BU students will always represent their feedback, needs, wants, and lived experiences. #CDforVP #purplereign

NUS National Conference Delegates

 

Ayomoto Omuwa 

Toluwa Atilade 

Taiwo Adekeye 

Olalekan Ayodeji O 

Rita Chikeru Owhonda 

 

The Count

 

At SUBU we use a preferential voting system called Single Transferable Vote (STV) system which provides voters with much more choice and influence. When voting students select their candidates in order of preference and are able to vote for as many or as few as they like. During the count candidates are excluded if it is impossible for them to reach the quota, their votes are then transferred in order of preference. STV means that candidates must reach a quota/proportion of the vote. The quota is determined by the number of votes cast and the number of positions to be filled. For roles where there is only one position available the quota is half the total number of votes cast. If in the final round there are two candidates remaining the candidate with the highest number of votes is elected. 
 
 
 

President  

Total Ballots Cast 2171 

Quota 1085.5 

First Round 

Ayomoto Omuwa 713 

Tanya Bellows 697 

Durga Prasad 434 

Aaron Mason 318 

Re-open Nominations (R.O.N) 9 

Second Round 

Ayomoto Omuwa 735 

Tanya Bellows 733 

Durga Prasad 451 

Re-open nominations EXCLUDED

Aaron Mason EXCLUDED

Third Round 

Ayomoto Omuwa 795 ELECTED 

Tanya Bellows 774 

Durga Prasad EXCLUDED

Vice-President Education 

Total Ballots Cast 2013 

Quota 1006.5 

First Round 

Norah Deka 548 

Tiffany Carrington 361 

Manshi Gurung 344 

Barney (Barnabas) Madu 310 

Chris McGonigle 189 

Tushar Sharma 178 

Lenette Pellow 73 

Re-open Nominations (R.O.N.) 10 

Second Round 

Norah Deka 551 

Tiffany Carrington 371 

Manshi Gurung 349 

Barney (Barnabas) Madu 312 

Chris McGonigle 190 

Tushar Sharma 180 

Lenette Pellow EXCLUDED 

Re-open Nominations (R.O.N.) EXCLUDED 

Third Round 

Norah Deka 557 

Tiffany Carrington 378 

Manshi Gurung 351 

Barney (Barnabas) Madu 318 

Chris McGonigle 199 

Tushar Sharma EXCLUDED 

Fourth Round 

Norah Deka 568 

Tiffany Carrington 409 

Manshi Gurung 362 

Barney (Barnabas) Madu 326 

Chris McGonigle EXCLUDED 

Fifth Round 

Norah Deka 636 ELECTED 

Tiffany Carrington 469 

Manshi Gurung EXCLUDED 

Barney (Barnabas) Madu EXCLUDED 

 

Vice-President Student Opportunities 

Total Ballots Cast 1908 

Quota 954 

First Round 

Fiifi Asafu-Adjaye 754 

Hannah D'Urban Jackson 531 

Harry Tuck 343 

Akporoghene Charity Omoduemuke 271 

Re-open Nominations (R.O.N.) 9 

Second Round 

Fiifi Asafu-Adjaye 783 

Hannah D'Urban Jackson 550 

Harry Tuck 350 

Akporoghene Charity Omoduemuke EXCLUDED 

Re-open Nominations (R.O.N.) EXCLUDED 

Third Round 

Fiifi Asafu-Adjaye 830 ELECTED 

Hannah D'Urban Jackson 593 

Harry Tuck EXCLUDED 

 

Vice-President Welfare and Community 

Total Ballots Cast 2121 

Quota 1060.5 

First Round 

Chike Dike 675 

Emily Jess 553 

Tarun Chandrashekar 362 

Leon Cambray 168 

Christopher Ikejiofor 162 

Bernard John 130 

Sumanth Moparthi 67 

Re-open Nominations (R.O.N.) 4 

Second Round 

Chike Dike 681 

Emily Jess 559 

Tarun Chandrashekar 365 

Leon Cambray 172 

Christopher Ikejiofor 162 

Bernard John 132 

Sumanth Moparthi EXCLUDED 

Re-open Nominations (R.O.N.) EXCLUDED 

Third Round 

Chike Dike 691 

Emily Jess 565 

Tarun Chandrashekar 366 

Leon Cambray 174 

Christopher Ikejiofor 168 

Bernard John EXCLUDED 

Fourth Round 

Chike Dike 738 

Emily Jess 611  

Tarun Chandrashekar 384 

Leon Cambray EXCLUDED 

Christopher Ikejiofor EXCLUDED 

Fifth Round 

Chike Dike 757 ELECTED 

Emily Jess 641  

Tarun Chandrashekar EXCLUDED 

Candidates

SU President

Ayomoto Omuwa

#AN AUTHENTIC LEADER! - ELECT AYOMOTO OMUWA #1 FOR SU PRESIDENT.

I’m studying a master’s in management with Business Analytics. I have garnered experiences by working diligently with Careers BU, through my campaigns and events around employability skills and placement support. I was privileged to develop my passion for overall student advancement in my previous role as VP Student opportunities.

I want to be your next SUBU PRESIDENT, because I possess the skills that will aid engagement and equality to contribute to the upliftment of ALL BU students.

YOU need a PRESIDENT that can further develop and introduce the university and wider community to an improved employability potential for the benefit of ALL students.

VOTE AYOMOTO OMUWA #1 TO GET MORE DONE! (SU PRESIDENT)

  • To Work with BU To Improve the Arrival Process For ALL International Students.

    To promote better integration into the BU community. This process needs to be clear and concise. This can be implemented by working closely with student ambassadors. As well as, understanding the communication between the embassy in their home country and the Home Office.

  • To Continue to work with BU and Careers BU To Increase the Visibility On ALL Employability Opportunities For ALL Students.

    This can be implemented through continually building rapport with ALL students to promote in person networking and employability for ALL BU students. Furthermore, urging the university to invest in graduate job fair schemes, ethical job procurement workshops and mentoring schemes.

  • To focus on creating a cycle that involves guiding ALL students with an Alumni Future Series, that involves career development after graduation. This can be accessed for the first 24 months as a BU Graduate. This can be implemented through working with Careers BU.

AN AUTHENTIC LEADER WITH A VISION FOR DEVELOPING OTHERS!

VOTE AYOMOTO OMUWA #1 FOR SUBU PRESIDENT.

Tanya Bellows

Final-year Environmental Science. Steered The Reducetarian Society to 5-Star status. The Climate Action Teams “Food-Champion”. My skills support Environmental Innovation at the heart of BU.

An activist for 9-years, I speak up with marginalised groups to create meaningful, positive change. Community power is immense, your voice matters! I want to empower you to enrich your student experience, ensuring all groups & individuals feel heard & valued. Promoting wellbeing, equality, & sustainability, while ultimately increasing your employability!

Lockdown-Loan Reimbursement

During lockdown we lost out on resources, facilities, & experience while still forced to pay £9,000.
Worse still
, government plans to reduce loan repayment starting salary from £27,285 to £25,000 meaning we would pay more while earning less.
As President, I will lobby alongside National Union of Students (NUS) & Lawyers opposing this, and to reimburse wasted fees.

Sustainability

More employers now favour Green Experience. 81% of students want UN’s Sustainable Development Goals integrated into courses. With 5-years Environmental Science experience, I will help manifest this, boosting our employability.

Already I’m helping BU/SUBU’s food become greener, while more inclusive of dietary needs. I’m lobbying BU to stop funding fossil-fuels by switching from Barclays.As President, I will continue enhancing sustainability.

Community

Listening to marginalised groups is key, I’ll work alongside Liberation Campaign Officers to value The Student Voice.
Poor communication makes you miss out on events & opportunities related to your degree. I will work alongside the Events Teams to streamline the right information to maximise your opportunities.
During lockdown, we trialled 5-day take-away exams. These generally increased wellbeing compared to written exams in exam-hall conditions. I want to give you the power to vote on which style your exams should be. As President, I’ll support Full-Time Officers ensuring student voted policies are fulfilled.

VOTE
Tanya Bellows
Amplifying Your Voice
Follow: @vote4tanya_subupresident

Aaron Mason

I am Aaron Mason; I am Running for Students’ Union President. I currently study BA Finance and Economics and work at The Old Fire Station alongside my studies. I aim to bring positive change to Bournemouth University while representing all students. If elected I will:

  • Ensure that The Old Fire Station continues to be the safest club for all students by making sure that anti-spiking materials are always available. Furthermore, money needs to be allocated to TOFS to carry out maintenance. TOFS provides jobs for students, everything possible should be done to ensure that TOFS can continue to put on the best events and support students.
  • Put the currently out of use catering areas on campus to use. These are wasted spaces on campus that could be repurposed. I would like to see the areas used, be that as shops to purchase food and drink or for them to open for student use. This could create more jobs for students on campus as well as creating more social space.
  • Lobby the Government to increase and unfreeze the tuition fee repayment threshold and increase it in line with real wages. The government announced plans to change how tuition fees are repaid. These changes impact middle and lower earners more than high earners and ultimately leave most with less money to spend or save.
  • Lobby with the University and the Government to issue tuition fee rebates for those enrolled 2020/21. Online teaching was no substitute for in person learning, especially for those with practical elements on their course.
  • Engage more with students and improve SUBU communication. SUBU could do more to be in touch with students. More could be done to engage with students. Perhaps being more active on Instagram, doing Q&A sessions and engaging more with students on campus.

Durga Prasad

Hello everyone.

I am delighted to apply for the role of SU President at SUBU. To give you a background about myself, I am doing my masters at BU in MSc International Management. While being a BU student, I have worked as an international student ambassador for the Faculty of Science and Technology. Later on, I got elected as the cohort representative and President for the BU Indian Society. As a student, I have worked with admission and marketing teams which provided me with excellent exposure at various levels. These experiences, my learnings and the network that I gained during this period has provided me with the ability to help and understand my fellow peers in a better manner during these dire times

My previous work experience and connection with the students allow me to make ideas into reality. So, I believe I am a suitable candidate for the role of SUBU President. If I am elected, my priority will be to ensure everyone receives a quality education and provide them with tools to excel during and after university life. All this while making sure you enjoy your university life to the fullest.

My Goals:

  • On-Campus placements fairs for students from different sectors to ensure every student has an equal opportunity.
  • Work with other student bodies to organise interdisciplinary activities and networking to improve university afterlife.
  • Creating awareness and implementing sustainable development programs.
  • Ensure fair treatment of students irrespective of their nationality.
  • More awareness campaigns for the students on stereotype topics, sexual education, wellbeing & mental health.

A vote for me is a vote for a representative with a proven track record, a vote for your voice to be heard and acted upon and a vote to make this University really become your second home! Thank you.

Vice-President Education

Tiffany Carrington

Hello, my name is Tiffany Carrington, and I’m running for VP Education because I believe all students should get the education they deserve. I’m currently the student representative for MA Creative Writing and Publishing, meaning I’ve already been working with SUBU, and I have experience in representing students and their educational needs.

I plan to support you by:

  • Opposing the governments new repayment plan
    Do you know the government’s new plans to extend the student repayment period to 40 years and lower the repayment threshold to £25,000? Also scrapping what they call “low value” courses. This will seriously impact on all graduates and with the price of living increasing, this will make it unmanageable for graduates to make a living. I’ll tackle this issue by organising peaceful protests and petitions against this plan as students should not penalised.
  • Ensuring teaching days and lesson lengths are fair
    There’s an increase of students who feel that teaching days are unbalanced, with some days being too long or too short. Students’ concentration will lack on days that are too full-on and days that are too short may deter students from attending lessons. I aim to tackle this issue through monitoring the schedules/timetables closely, ensuring it’s well-balanced.
  • Socializing
    It’s important for students from different courses to mingle. SUBU hold events where students can meet, but I want to get more students from different courses working collaboratively on projects. I’ll achieve this through hosting more events and give students the opportunity to work collaboratively with other courses within their studies. Education doesn’t need to be isolating especially after the last two years we’ve had!

Please make sure you remember to go out and vote. My name is Tiffany Carrington, please consider voting for me as your next VP for education. Thank you.

Norah Deka

My name is Norah Deka, I am your next VP education, let me tell you why. I am a third-year psychology student and currently a student ambassador that represents the university, now it is my time to represent YOU!

One of the main reasons people come to university is to enter the world of higher education; to expand their skills, knowledge, and job prospects. Us students deserve education of the best quality and for our voices to be heard by the university. Our education needs to be tailored for us by us, so this is your time to make the right choice to vote for me.

In line with my beliefs, if elected I will:

  • Boost an active community by tackling student loneliness, through the maintenance of the student buddy schemes.
  • Improve staff-student rapport, encourage students to feel open to communicate with staff and increase frequency of academic advisors’ meetings
  • Ensuring education is accessible for all students: This includes lobbying for all recorded lectures to be subtitled and students having early access to all supplementary material
  • Work with the library, to ensure all library books are available online and for students to be explicitly taught on how to write research papers and essays.
  • Ensure that a high level of academic quality will always be met especially during the transitional period from online learning back to face-to-face learning (including timeliness of assessment feedback and streamlining the process of exceptional circumstances)

With your support I can be the microphone to amplify your voices. Vote Norah Deka number 1 for Vice-president education! #ND4VP #No1ND #VPN

Manshi Gurung

Hello! My name is Manshi Gurung and I am running to be your Vice President of education. I am running for Vice President of education because going through university in a pandemic has made me realize there’s a lot of room for improvement in Bournemouth University. I am running because I want to help make these improvements and improve your university experience and education. You should vote for me as I have been involved with SUBU since my first year! Been student rep for my course in first year, treasurer for my society for second year and president of my society in third. I have also worked for The Old Fire Station, Student Café and Dylan’s bar as well!

If elected, I will make printing free, the university makes us pay a minimum amount to print anything, but it should be free as we pay 9250 a year for tuition! I will push for a partial refund of tuition for all who suffered from the hardship during COVID. I want all lectures to be recorded and put online so more students can have access to revisit them. I will also request for flexibility with deadlines as being capped at 50% because you were 2 minutes late due to valid reasons is unfair. The class timetable for university is also very tedious to get to, I will bring back something similar to MyBU so we will not have to keep on using double authentication to log into our lecture timetables.

If you want any of these or more ideas to be represented from your student union, vote for Manshi Gurung!

Barny (Barnabas) Madu

I am Barnabas Madu (Barney)-VP Education SUBU. I am running because I have a desire to improve students' academic experiences and ensuring that they receive the quality of education they deserve. I have the leadership experiences that I could use to benefit student. I have served as Regional Digital banking Rep and Digital Virtual Acquisition manager which has equipped me with the required skills to achieve positive outcomes at the BU/SUBU management engagements.

I have been and currently involved with SUBU through my role as the student representative for the department of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. As a student rep who has experienced the existing learning environment, I have observed areas of improvements that can enhance education quality of amongst students. If elected, I will propose solutions with the school authority to improve:

  • Practical labs- It has been observed that post covid-19, the quality of lab sessions have not fully picked up. I will get feedbacks from all Undergraduate and PG students on how realistic they desire the labs session to be. The data will be critically analyzed for decisions on changes to be made to a more effective practical approach.
  • Hybrid Learning - I will work to achieve hybrid learning to suit the general needs of Post graduate students without compromising quality of education.
  • Unit Student Evaluation -I would work to implement student evaluation of the units for all undergraduate and PG students early in the semester so that changes desired by the students are made early in the semester to add to the quality of education they get.

To get the desired changes, let us all remember to vote for the right candidate who can effect these changes. My name is Barnabas Madu (Barney) your VP Education aspirant.

Chris McGonigle

Hello, my name is Chris. I am running for VP of Education. The reason I am running is because I want to make BU the number 1 place for all students. When I was in college, I was the mental health officer where I organised event to promote mental health. I have been a class rep when I was in first year and now in my final year at university

If I am elected as your VP of education

  • I will get more help for ALS students including;
    • Access to apps like Speechify which will help ALS students with access academic resource such as books and E-books.
    • Work with the university is to promote ALS training for all heads of departments.
    • Work with the university to develop better support system to support ALS students.
  • Better access to resources including;
    • Printing allowance and better liberty resource for all students
    • Better online platform
    • Better feedback time
  • Work with the university to provide better catering facilities
    • Bring back cash payments
    • Reduce the cost of food where possible

These issues are important to me because I am an ALS student and I know how it feels to not get the support you need, and I never want anyone else to feel the way I have felt the past 3 years. I also believe that the university can provide better resource for all students.

I will achieve my aim by educating people on what are learning disabilities and why this is so important. I will work with the university to enhance the overall student expectance. I believe that my three main points outlined above will provide this.

Thank you for reading my manifesto please vote for me to make Bournemouth university a better place for all

#votechristobeheard

Lenette Pellow

Hi, I’m Lenette, final year Ecology and Wildlife Conservation student rep, running for Vice-President of Education office. Throughout my study issues have existed issues with the given timetables PAL/Department seminars on days off, or single-hour lecture days. Traveling for one hour seems pointless but all sessions are important.

  • I’d like to re-evaluate the timetable scheme to give minimums of 2-hour sessions aiming to improve attendance and learning across the board.

Word count. Two words us students hate when it comes to assignments. In how little do we have to word our knowledge?

  • I would like to see larger but more adaptive word counts along with wider minimum limits, ie upto 3000 words, minimum of 1500.

Alongside this in-text citations for master's students' needs reviewing.

  • Changes to number format instead of current referencing could make all the difference.
  • 3-5 words for each reference is too much in only 300-word short answer questions – every word really does count!

Exams and assignments are the main ways of grading students, but these can be outweighed, and some think outdated. Maybe you're better at exams or prefer assignments but how would mini-tests and short-answer assignments throughout the semester suit you?

  • know I’d prefer that to end of semester test stress, we could make this a chance for the better with at least a 50/50 split on all tests and assignments.

As students we pay a lot for our education, covid has shown us how beneficial recorded/live streamed lectures are.

  • For revision, students with mental health or disability, illness or injury

There are many ways zoom streams or Panopto recordings could improve our experience.

  • We are the ones paying for our education, why should we not have teaching methods that support us in difficult and unexpected circumstances

Vote Lenette – for Vice-President of Education

Tushar Sharma

Your Education, Your life, Your university, our time is now.

Hello my name is Tushar Sharma, I am a software engineer and entrepreneur pursuing a master's degree at BU Business School. I am running for Vice President Education in the forthcoming elections because I believe I have the most practical and realistic solutions to the problems I have seen as student representative and heard on campus. I have three main goals:

  • #PromoteBUStartups
    I will endeavor to boost funds and support to help you start your business. Why not design a 12-month specialized programme supporting the young generation with their entrepreneurial ideas, given that 81% of BU students are aged 20 and under? I pledge to stick with it and help it grow.
  • #LearnFromHome
    After the Covid-19 outbreak, I hold-up on flexible learning, as online lessons were the new normal and cannot be replaced by on-campus classes all at once. I understand that you, like many of us, desire recorded lectures that assist us retake our classes. As a result, I guarantee that all lectures will be recorded and archived for future reference.
  • #AvoidSelfSegregation
    The natural isolation of a religious, ethnic, or racial group from other groups in a community is referred to as self-segregation. As a result, there are less social contacts. Despite the fact that BU has over 100 clubs and organizations, our classrooms are still divided into groups. I'll engage with programme representatives and leaders to remove this by incorporating more social activities into the classes and improving coordination amongst BU's clubs and societies.

Follow me on Instagram @tusharvpeducation for additional information, and please vote for me if you believe I am suited for the job.

Thank You, Tushar Sharma

Vice-President Student Opportunities

Fiifi Asafu-Adjaye

My name is Fiifi Adjaye, I am a 2nd year Sports Management student and I’m your upcoming Vice president of Student Opportunities. During my time at Bournemouth, I have not only found a new perspective on the ways of life but have also built a foundation of skills that I believe have enabled me to take on this prestigious role. Sports has been a prominent aspect of my life as it has reinforced qualities within me such as perseverance, leadership and initiative. The importance of teamwork has empowered me to go above and beyond for my teammates which is what I plan to do for you; my fellow students which can be illustrated through my proposal:

  • In 2018, the overall satisfaction percentage within BU was 91.1%. Unfortunately, due to the tough 2-3 years we have experienced it has decreased to 71.6%. I plan to work closely with the clubs and societies to increase the overall satisfaction of students at BU.
  • It is vital for students to be offered wider opportunities, which will give them the advantage they need to thrive in a workplace. Therefore, I intend to support employability opportunities through working with the skills development program to foster placement and workplace progress amongst BU students.
  • I will bridge a sustainable relationship with SportBU in order to create an injury support hub for all BU Students in order to create an instant response to our students, allowing you to recover faster and presume your activities.
  • I will also aim to improve sports accessibility through funding opportunities for students who may not have the resources, giving students a chance to strive whether it may be in BUCS, the gym or yoga.

#Fii4VP #1

Hannah D'Urban Jackson

Hello, I'm Hannah D'Urban Jackson, aka Hannah DJ, and I am running for VP Student Opportunities. Whether you are an international student, full time, part-time, undergraduate, or postgraduate, I am passionate about making students like you feel connected, included, and cared for.

If elected, I will implement:

  • SUBU events at the Gateway Building.
    Speaking with my friends at the Gateway Building campus, I noticed that, except for the Fire station, Talbot offers frequent SUBU events, but Lansdown doesn't. I will implement monthly SUBU events on the Lansdown campus by ensuring the University provides additional staff and creates a designated space for events to encourage equal convenient opportunities for students.
  • Safer Clubbing
    Safer clubbing is a priority; it is upsetting that my girlfriends voice their fear about clubbing and feeling uncomfortable. I plan to hold girls-only events at the fire station at least once a month. Furthermore, I will seek collaborations with organisations that manufacture drink topers to ensure your safety.
  • Improve communications
    In 2021, 119 students said SUBU should maintain and improve its communications. I will campaign to raise awareness of the current services and events offered by providing better communications online and in-person with you to promote events across the campuses.

My degree in Marketing Communications and PR has equipped me with the necessary skills to implement these objectives and my experience with the marketing society which held the winter ball. This opportunity would provide an excellent placement to create and implement positive changes that benefit communities striving for social change.

These things combined will positively impact your university experience by creating a safer, integrated communication environment to include you in the social aspects of Bournemouth University. Thank you for your time, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions at s5222468@bournmeouth.ac.uk.

Akporoghene Charity Omoduemuke

Hello, my name is Akporoghene Charity Omoduemuke. I’m a level 5 business and management student. I am running for the post of the VICE PRESIDENT STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES.

I decided to run for this post because:

  • I believe that students need to develop skills and enhance their experiences outside their course of study.
  • I believe this is valuable to them and further enhance their employability when applying for jobs both in their placement year and after graduating from university.

My experiences as an administrative clerk in a contracting Firm years back, coupled with my study in the BUSINESS MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT at Bournemouth University, have made me to understand the need for students to develop skills such as communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, social intelligence, and other valuable skills needed to be effective in the workplace, especially in the 21st century can never be overemphasised.

To achieve this goal, I will be organising free employability workshops at Bournemouth University BU. As a student at BU, I have discovered most students are not aware of these opportunities. Hence, I will make sure that these events are displayed on Brightspace and the BU website and all available social media handles. I believe I can make all these positive change happen, if you Vote me as the next VICE PRESIDENT STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

I ENCOURAGE You to go out and vote. Your vote is your VOICE, your Vote is important for the Excellent future of SUBU and Bournemouth University.

My name is Charity. Give me the opportunity to serve. Thanks for your support.

Harry Tuck

My name is Harry Tuck, I am currently enrolled in the Business and Management course here at BU. The position I am standing for is VP for Student Opportunities.

Students across the globe come to BU. Having a diverse range of students within our university is something we should be proud of. My purpose is to unite BU through sport, clubs, and societies. Creating a sustainable campus with active communities where you live your dream and share your passion.

I have four main priorities for change;

  • Gaining an increase in awareness for clubs and societies, while also providing regular updates from societies and clubs highlighting achievements your fellow students have earned. Also, encouraging students to attend taster sessions to determine if the society/club is suited to them prior to paying the entry fee to the society. Networking among students has been difficult during the pandemic, more needs to be done to boost society attendence.
  • More paid student job opportunities on campus. This is your time at university. You pay a tuition fee of >£9000 each year you attend, having more jobs on campus is our way of giving back to you. By reaching out and connecting to small local businesses within the Bournemouth area that are easily accessible for students, all parties will benefit.
  • Ensuring sustainability practices are at the heart of all clubs and societies, from rewarding lift shares between students and encouraging and promoting the use of coaches and buses when students travel long distance to enhancing the sustainability knowledge of every society president.
  • Job fairs that meet the needs of students. Some job fairs hosted by the university often have business who aren’t actually hiring students. I want the university to partner with and promote more local businesses who will accept student placements.

Vice-President Welfare & Community

Leon Cambray

Hi I’m Leon! (they/them) & I’m running for Welfare & Community because I think that some of the most important parts of university are community and safety. My goal is to ensure all students get the most of university and are safe during it. I have experience working with SUBU through running the LGBTQ+ society the last two years and collaborating with Campaigns on accessibility and social events.

If elected, my focus will be on the following things, improving the universities emergency housing provisions, as having to worry about where you are living during studies can be a distinct worry nobody should have to go through. I will address this issue through ensuring the qualifiers for needing emergency housing are fair, as well as trying to ensure the process to get housing are as short as possible

I will also focus on ensuring the communications between the Student Union and students are improved, as when discussing with people across the university, I found largely, people find that events they’d benefit from can be hard to find out about By encouraging the university and SU to improve their communication measures, I feel this is a way to ensure people can find their communities and benefit from existing and new events. Better communication also means it is easier for students to have a voice.

Finally, I want to investigate the way SUBU campaigns run to ensure they best represent communities, by encouraging the greater use of committees and acquiring feedback. This is important because I have heard people say the campaigns cannot do anything for them and this is often through people not knowing how to get involved, or feeling unspoken for, both aspects I believe if elected, I could investigate reworking to prioritise student voice.

Tarun Chandrashekar

  • I would like to work hand in hand with BU to ensure that every student is equipped with the practical skills they need to excel in their future careers, whether this is facilitated through online or in person learning.
  • Tackle any housing and accommodation issues the students might come across by establishing a strong medium of communication and help provide the students with more information regarding the same by working in tandem with the accommodation department of the university.
  • I would like to ensure that all the students of BU get easy access to the gym and other sports facilities.
  • Work closely with the CareerHub of the University in order to keep the students updated on summer internships and other part time opportunities not only to advance the students’ career but also to ensure that they are working with legitimate organisations.
  • As students are coming to in person classes during the post lockdown stage, it is understandable that it will be difficult to adjust and get used to fast paced life again and so in order to help ease the worries and anxieties of the students, the focus will be on conducting mental health workshops, organising support groups and encouraging student led initiatives for the same.
  • Encourage enrolment for student-initiated clubs and societies and help funding the activities organised by these clubs and societies through modes of fundraising events. Also, to provide support to help run already existing clubs and societies and be a healthy medium and coordinator between the university and the students
  • To also ensure student’s safety, especially women, by working with the university to take up extra and necessary measures.

Chike Dike

I am Chike Dike, your next VP Welfare and Community. After obtaining my first degree in International Relations from Nigeria, I am in the process of attaining my Master’s degree in Political Psychology here at BU.

Throughout my academic journey I have held positions of leadership and championed effective mental health initiatives within my university, including a mentorship programme which successfully created a community of support for struggling student and a radio show called “The Candid Generation” which served as a platform for open discussions of issues peculiar to the African youth in order to effectively navigate and overcome those obstacles. Having been a student representative for four years and working closely with the university faculty to ensure students were getting the best university experience possible, running for VP Welfare and Community at BU aligns perfectly with my passion and past experiences.

I have occupied leadership roles in every academic space I have been in which grants me a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of not just what good leadership is, but what good leadership should look like. It is upon this premise I guarantee if elected I will:

  • Work with BU Residential Services to effectively improve the students’ housing experience by making it more accessible
  • Further develop SUBU’s allyship programme to represent more marginalised communities
  • Work with BU to prioritise student safety on and off campus
  • Collaborate with the BU wellbeing team to reintroduce students to wellbeing services that champion healthy mental health practices
  • Introduce new International Student’s welfare programmes to enable easy integration into the BU community

VOTE ME #1 for SUBU’s VP Welfare & Community because every decision, programme I will develop towards the welfare of BU students will always represent their feedback, needs, wants, and lived experiences. #CDforVP #purplereign

Christopher Ikejiofor

Christopher, U.N. Ikejiofor’s 14points Agenda…

  • Housing/Accommodation Challenge:
  • Placement Assistantship/Jobs:
  • Research Guidance:
  • Awareness/Protection of LGBT Community:
  • Mental Health Awareness/Wellbeing:
  • Restructuring Of SUBU Representation to Include the Council of Reps
  • Forming Alliance with Dorset Race Equality Council to Address Equality Issues and Other Related Challenges Facing the Minority Race and Group Especially Students Who Are Poorly Treated at Their Workplace:
  • Renegotiation Of Tuition Fee Payment Structure
  • Transportation Solution.
  • Railway Card for All Interested Students of Bournemouth University
  • Forex Payment Solution
  • Dating Site for Matured Students Who Are Open to Culture.
  • Presenting A Vaping Alternative to Students Trying to Quit Smoking.
  • Setting Students Up on NHS Operations/App.

Emily Jess

Dear voter,

I am running for Vice-President of Welfare and Community because I know how challenging university can be and when searching for support you may not always see it. I’m here to help you find it.

  • SUBU offers a wide range of student services and advise, but in 2021 there was a reduced student engagement with SUBU due to lack of awareness. To tackle this, I propose increased promotion of student services so more students can benefit from them.
  • I will advocate for a higher SUBU presence on Lansdowne campus, so services are equally available to the 4400 students that study there and 5750 students that live there.
  • I will endorse the continuation of SUBUs focus to make BU an inclusive, diverse, and ethical community that is accessible and welcoming to all.
  • Students should feel comfortable and appreciated in all areas of SUBU and the university, to achieve this student wellbeing, mental health and inclusivity will be utmost priority.

I have previous experience within SUBU from being a student rep for my course (Sociology and social Anthropology) in 2020/2021. This allowed me to further my communication skills by representing my fellow course mates on a number of different levels including welfare and community issues.

Furthermore, coming from a social science background I have a tailored set of social skills and subject knowledge that would benefit my role of Welfare and Community FTO.

I am a fair, understanding, and open-minded person but am also determined and strong willed. I am not afraid of obstacles or challenges and if I am elected will be persistent in fighting for the change you want to see!

Vote now for Emily Jess!

Bernard John

Hi, my name is Bernard John. I am studying MSc Management with Business Analytics and currently serve as a faculty officer for the Business School. I am a candidate for Vice President of Welfare & Community. The role I am currently in has enabled me to better understand the importance of students developing beyond the classroom, their mental health, their wellbeing, and gaining valuable skills while studying at the university. As a result, I have decided to represent all students within the university and students' union to help a lot of students.

Sumanth Moparthi

a Voice for EVERY Student

Hi, I'm Sumanth Moparthi, I am standing to be your next welfare and community officer. I was spending my most of time with Sustainability thinking and I am working as Sustainability Ambassador, these areas focus on listening to, and acting in the best interests of, students to constantly move the university forward on the welfare agenda.

So, what will I do?

  1. We are Not Just Numbers
    • I will enforce the fact that we, as students, are humans and individuals and not just a number, percentage or figure.
    • I will campaign for students to be as little affected as little as possible when it comes to discussing budget cuts. Your welfare is way more important than saving money.
  2. Every?Student
    • I will always think about every student.
    • I will always consider race, sexuality, gender, age, disability and religion to ensure that everyone has equal opportunities.
    • I will continue my work making the university more LGBT+ friendly
    • I will continue the Students Union amazing work on mental health awareness and support. As I have personal experience of the benefits from the support and increased awareness on these issues, I understand the importance of providing information and support to all.?
  3. Student Voice
    • I want everyone to be able to speak up and not only to be?listened?to, but also?heard.
    • I will do everything I can to help tackle any problems and to direct you to the best support.
    • This also means continuing the things you guys’ love!

Be Green Stay Green with Sustainability

If elected, I will be YOUR welfare officer and my work will be directed by you

NUS Delegate

Taiwo-Adekeye

As your NUS delegate representative, we will amplify a campaign to ensure that all students have the right to education that is free or subsidized through adequate funding. Student mental health is prioritised in our institution. Lastly, students’ voices are heard and respected without judgement, criticism, or bias. Thank you.

Toluwa Atilade

Hi, I’m Toluwa Atilade your current Vice President Welfare & Community since 2020. I am re-running to be your NUS Delegate for 2022. I have been your NUS Delegate for three years now. I am the person for the job, check the credentials. RE-ELECT TOLU #1 NUS DELEGATE #CITYGIRLVP

Olalekan Ayodeji O

Hi, my name is Olalekan Ayodeji O. I am presenting myself to be voted for as one of the DELEGATE to the annual NUS conference. As your delegate, I hope to facilitate an Increase in Awareness of the NUS policies and how it affects & benefits you.

 

Ayomoto Omuwa

#AN AUTHENTIC LEADER!

  • To urge NUS to tackle rental income increase around accommodation and how can the university support post graduate students in these situations.
  • To continue to expand support on ALL Employability Opportunities for ALL STUDENTS.

VOTE AYOMOTO OMUWA #1 NUS DELGATE

Ebube Michael Christian

I am running for the NUS delegate because of the need to covey the students’ voices through a competent representative and ensure that their demand for a better education is addressed in the national union of student’s body. Vote for Ebube Michael Christian, Vote for a better students’ experience.

Olu Okunnu

National Union of Students (NUS) offers students across the UK an incredible opportunity to speak with one voice. As your SUBU delegate, I pledge to represent and amplify your voice as loudly as possible, for the change we collectively need to make higher education work for all.

Ose Osadolor

Hi, I'm Ose, Msc Digital Health. I've been involved in unionism since my undergrad, serving in the motion, policy and constitution working Committee of IPSF. As your NUS delegate, I will listen to what you have to say and vote accordingly, while focusing on issues that affect Us as students.

Rita Chikeru Owhonda

My name is Rita Chikeru Owhonda and I am running for the position of a NUS Delegate. Please consider voting for me because I am the spice that will contribute to making your stay in Bournemouth University a pleasant one and provide the satisfaction you desire.

Lenette Pellow

Vote Lenette - NUS womans delegate.
We have the opportunity to get the voice of our 17,000 students heard
To discuss
To debate
To argue
Topics relevant to us, submit motions, cause changes and ensure that our voices are heard, this is our chance.
Vote Lenette for NUS delegate!

 

The voting process explained

The Roles

These Elections are for SUBU's Full-Time Officers:

SU President

Vice-President Education

Vice-President Student Opportunities

Vice-President Welfare and Community

NUS Delegates x 5

 

 

 

 Download the Full-Time Officer Role Descriptions here

 

 

The NUS Delegates represent Bournemouth students at the annual NUS Conference. At this conference you'll get to decide the policy and campaigns for the National Union of Students for the next academic year. You''ll also be able to attend workshops, events and networking opportunities that relate to the student movement. The conference is set to take place online from the 28th-29th of March 2022. You'll also need to be available to attend briefing sessions beforehand.

 

NUS Delegate x5

  1. Represent Bournemouth students at the annual NUS Conference from the 28th-29th of March 2022
  2. Decide the policy and campaigns for the National Union of Students.
  3. Attend workshops, events and networking opportunities that relate to the student movement.
  4. Attend briefing sessions beforehand.

Please note, NUS require that 50% (rounded down) of the delegates we send to the National Conference must self-define as women. 

How Voting Works

FAQ's

The Students Union at Bournemouth University represents the student voice here at BU. Every BU student is automatically a member. As a student led organisation, you set the direction an make the big decisions about what we do, whether this be by running or voting in an election or participating in one of our other democratic forums such as the SUBU Summit, or even talking to your Student Rep.

Every year you elect current students who are then responsible for representing 17,000 students' views to the University. The Full-Time Officers lead this network of student volunteers and work full-time to ensure that your student life is the best it can possibly be- from campaigning on issues that you are facing on your course, locally and nationally. Whether you’re passionate about welfare and student rights, creating positive change, holding the University to account or just voting for the students who you want to represent you, this election is an opportunity to get your voice heard and make an impact on what matters to you at University. In these elections you’ll also be voting for your NUS National Conference Delegates, these are the individuals who will be representing you on a national scale, voting for the future NUS President and Vice Presidents, as well as voting on NUS Policy.

There are four officer positions, click here to find out more about them!

  • President
  • Vice-President Education
  • Vice-President Student Opportunities
  • Vice-President Welfare and Community
  • NUS Delegates

You cannot nominate yourself for more than one full-time officer role

Any current BU student, so it doesn’t matter whether you are an undergraduate, postgraduate or part time of full time student.

Yes, full-time officers are remunerated. Their annual salary is £22,254. They also receive 24 days holiday, bank holidays and an additional 3.5 days over Christmas.

SUBU is there to represent all students, and HSS students are no different!

Breaks in all courses can be managed, although regulatory body practice requirements may need to be revisited on certain courses. You also have up to two years to register with the NMC and HCPC after finishing your course.

If you are interested contact subudemocracy@bournemouth.ac.uk to discuss further.

International Students are able to be a Full Time Officer and you are able to get a visa extension while you are in office. You can find out more information here.

You can find out more on the UKCISA website
If you are an international student who is interested in running please contact subudemocracy@bournemouth.ac.uk as soon as possible.

It’s really simple, all you need to do is submit your application by the 18th of February!

Yes, there are training opportunities during the elections period which will provide you with insights into SUBU and what it is like to be a full-time officer.

There are a range of other training opportunities throughout the election period, so head to the candidate hub to find out more.

If you are elected you will be provided with full training and induction programme organised by SUBU including a handover and external training. There will also be opportunities for further training throughout your year in post.

A manifesto is how candidates sell themselves to students; it sets out their aims and priorities. A candidate's manifesto becomes their promise to students about what they want to achieve if they are elected.

As a candidate you’ll be asked to submit a 300 word manifesto and a 50 word condensed manifesto. You don’t need to submit your manifesto when you submit your application but it must be submitted by the manifesto deadline on the 2nd March 12 Midnight

In the context of elections, campaigning is what candidates do to get votes - it's not just handing out leaflets though! Successful candidates take time to listen and speak to students, find out about the current issues relevant to the role they're standing for and persuade voters with ideas and enthusiasm, not just trendy slogans or avalanches of tweets.

Check out the Candidate Hub to find out more information about campaigning.

You will spend one year in office beginning early July, you will then be entitled to run in the election for the following year. You are unable to be a full-time officer for more than 2 years.

Voting will take place online via the SUBU website. SUBU uses the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system which provides voters with much more choice and influence. STV means that candidates do not need to win a majority, but instead must reach a quota/proportion of the vote. The quota is determined by the number of votes cast and the number of positions to be filled. For roles where there is only one position available the quota is half the total number of votes cast + 1

When voting students select their candidates in order of preference and are able to vote for as many or as few as they like. When the voting has closed, Candidates are excluded if it is impossible for them to reach the quota, their votes are then transferred in order of preference, this ensures that fewer votes are wasted.

In addition to the candidates in the election, students are also able to select ‘reopen nominations’

The Returning Officers and Deputy Returning Officers have the responsibility to uphold the Elections Regulations. The Returning Officer will be a representative from the NUS, and the Deputy Returning Officer is Charlotte Morris-Davis.

The Deputy Returning Officer will be the person you deal with on a day to day basis and they will be in contact with the Returning Officers as required.

If you need to get in touch contact subudemocracy@bournemouth.ac.uk

A complaint can be made about the action of a candidate, supporter or election official. Complaints must be submitted via the online form.

More information about the complaints process can be viewed in the Rules and Complaints section here

Events

There are currently no events scheduled

Candidate Hub

The Candidate Hub is the essential place to head to for all the information that candidates need to run in this election! You'll find resources on campaigning, writing a manifesto and much much more

Candidate Hub

 

Which Officer Are You?

Regulations and Complaints

All SUBU elections should be free and fair, which is why we have rules which govern our elections. You can find out more about election regulations as well as viewing the complaints process here.

 

These Elections are overseen by:

NUS - Returning Officer who is an external, independent advisor, appointed to ensure that the election is run with third party scrutiny and expertise.

Charlotte Morris-Davis (SUBU) - Deputy Returning Officer who is the first point of contact, responsible for candidate engagement, day to day supervision and management of the election. The RO will be consulted by the DRO whenever they see necessary throughout the process.

Tiffany Burnett (Winchester SU) - Independent Elections Adjudicator who is an external appeals body that is responsible for ruling on appeals.

 

Regulations

The guiding principles of all SUBU elections are:

1. The law, University Policies and Union Regulations are all in full force and shall apply to SUBU elections

2. Students must be free to cast their vote without undue pressure or influence

3. Candidates must treat other candidates, students, staff and members of the public with respect

4. Candidates must not undermine the fair and democratic running of elections

5. Candidates must not do anything to gain an unfair advantage

6. Candidates must respect the campus environment and the community

 

Complaints Process

1. Complaints should be made in a timely manner and as close to the alleged rule break as possible

2. Complaints will be accepted up until one hour prior to the commencement of the count

3. Complaints must be submitted in writing, with additional evidence attached

4. Complaints made informally and without evidence shall not be heard

5. Once a complaint has been received the Returning Officers shall aim to investigate and resolve the complaint by 12pm the following working day

6. A complainant may appeal the decision of the Returning Officers. More information about complaints and appeals may be found in the Union’s bye-laws.

You must submit an elections complaint via this form. 

Contact info

 If you have any questions about the election process get in touch with the Elections Team at SUBUdemocracy@bournemouth.ac.uk