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Your Full-Time Officers 2021/22

SUBU
President

PR

Naomie Lebe

Still getting it done - RE-ELECT Naomie #1

It comes with no surprise that Covid-19 has presented many a challenge for BU students, from housing uncertainty, to financial hardships. As your current president, I have worked tirelessly to fight these challenges and successfully challenged the university in ensuring that you, our students are not disadvantaged.

But there is still more to do.

With your support as the current SUBU President, I have successfully lobbied BU for academic mitigations such as the revamped exceptional circumstances policy, for financial support through an expanding hardship fund and rent rebates and for comprehensive support for ALL students.

I have not stopped making sure that your voices are being heard and what you need done, is getting done. We’ve achieved so much together through such a tough time and I’m not done fighting for you. We have got so much more to do to make sure you are getting the University experience you deserve.

Re-elect Naomie #1 and I will:

  • Secure COVID safe (in-person) events and graduations can happen again - making sure they are accessible and affordable
  • Ensure a full and quality-led student experience throughout your time at BU
  • Obtain targeted financial and academic support is provided for all students - especially parents, carers, healthcare students and international students
  • Build a Post COVID strategy for a strong, transparent and sustainable SU

For a President who will continue to not back down to the University and Government, and who will ensure that you get the University experience you deserve!

RE-ELECT Naomie #1 TO CONTINUE AS YOUR SU PRESIDENT AND LET’S KEEP GETTING IT DONE!

#Naomie4Pres #ReElectNaomie4Pres
Yes

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VP
Education

ED

Chiko Bwalya

The past year has been challenging to no end and the resilience I have seen students display during this time is unmatched. You deserve to have access to the academic experience you signed up for and I want to continue as your Vice-President Education to make sure you get it.

I have consistently displayed unwavering confidence when approaching the university with demands for further support. From achieving uncapped reassessments for all, to raising issues about digital poverty, to fighting for the improvement of academic quality and support for all. My experience as a full-time officer, part time officer and a student rep has equipped me with the skills to both hear you and represent you to the best of my ability.

If re-elected, I will:

  • Lobby the university to provide extra support and safeguarding for healthcare students both during study and placement
  • Work with BU to ensure that students are equipped with the practical skills they need to excel in their future careers, whether this is facilitated through online or in person learning (practical work, use of software, creating of portfolios)
  • Continue to create and maintain support groups for students in minority groups (parents, carers, international, part time etc)
  • Work with BU to ensure that academic quality is maintained both online and in-person
  • Maintain the work of the #SAYMYNAME safety pledge campaign, mandating all staff to correctly acknowledge and pronounce students’ preferred names and pronouns

You deserve to leave university with a degree that you are proud of and reclaim the experience of which you were robbed. Vote Chiko #1 VP Education #CB4VP

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VP Student Opportunities

SO

Omuwa Ayomoto

Introduction

My name is Ayomoto Omuwa. I am a M.sc Management with business analytics student. I am your candidate for Vice president student opportunities, I have the skills and competences to contribute to the upliftment of the optimal welfare and wellbeing of students in Bournemouth University. My passion for this position emanated from my experience during my undergraduate days when I was studying for my first degree in Accounting. At the university, I served as part of the electoral committee for two-years where I worked with a team to facilitate the candidate selection process. This experience will afford me the opportunity to effectively work with Bournemouth University to increase student engagement and equality amongst students. I have been a member of Students’ Union Bournemouth University (SUBU) for more than a year. I am an active member of STEM WOMEN UK and I belong to a body that promotes networking amongst professionals “Institute of Directors (IoD)”.

Key Campaign Objectives

  • Advanced placement guidance

Facilitating the development of relevant job fairs by encouraging Bournemouth university to advance their existing relationship with companies for potential graduates. The main aim of this objective is the fact that most job fairs and seminars set up haven't necessarily provided the guidance students need in terms of testimonies given afterwards, because most of the seminars had employers who weren’t hiring. Therefore, working closely with Bournemouth university to evaluate the relevance of these professional organizations like Stem women and Institute of directors.

  • Facilitating Activities That Promote Networking Amongst Students

One major issue BU students have faced this year is struggling to maintain an active outdoor life. The balance between trying to have a successful academic career and also have a healthy living is important. Furthermore, to implement this policy I will be working with SportBU to foster activities.

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VP Welfare & Community

WC

Toluwa Atilade

Covid-19 has undoubtedly shaken up everyone’s world and university students have been given the short end of the stick. What was meant to be a time for cultivating new experiences and expanding your knowledge it turned into a year of intense emotional distress and disappointment for students. From the very beginning I have wanted every student to experience a student union that is inclusive, allied together and a union that puts the student’s wellbeing at the centre of its work. Starting this role & fulfilling my duties in this pandemic for the past six months has made me realise that the work is far from over & that is why I am re-running to be your Vice-President Welfare & Community for a second term.

I have achieved rent credits & rebates for majority our students, promoted diversity and inclusion amongst the student community, created & hosted events around sustainable lifestyle changes, lobbied for my transparency between BU & their students. I am of the strong belief that I am best suited for the job. I am not done fighting for student’s needs!

Re-elect me and I will:

  • Create campaigns & events championing allyship and support for marginalised groups
  • Continue work on providing local & national accommodation support for students during the Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Continue to work closely with the BU Wellbeing Service to improve quality & accessibility of services. I will also look at implementing Post-Lockdown wellbeing support.
  • Work with BU & Dorset Police to combat rises in sexual assault/misconduct cases against students.
  • Organise an open forum for International students to bring forth any concerns and ideas for implementation.
  • Nothing, not even a global pandemic will stop me from fighting for a better student experience. Re-Elect me and I will get us through these difficult times as one. 

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NUS Delegate

Chiko Bwalya

The past year has been challenging to no end and the resilience I have seen students display during this time is unmatched. You deserve to have access to the academic experience you signed up for and I want to continue as your Vice-President Education to make sure you get it.

I have consistently displayed unwavering confidence when approaching the university with demands for further support. From achieving uncapped reassessments for all, to raising issues about digital poverty, to fighting for the improvement of academic quality and support for all. My experience as a full-time officer, part time officer and a student rep has equipped me with the skills to both hear you and represent you to the best of my ability.

If re-elected, I will:

  • Lobby the university to provide extra support and safeguarding for healthcare students both during study and placement
  • Work with BU to ensure that students are equipped with the practical skills they need to excel in their future careers, whether this is facilitated through online or in person learning (practical work, use of software, creating of portfolios)
  • Continue to create and maintain support groups for students in minority groups (parents, carers, international, part time etc)
  • Work with BU to ensure that academic quality is maintained both online and in-person
  • Maintain the work of the #SAYMYNAME safety pledge campaign, mandating all staff to correctly acknowledge and pronounce students’ preferred names and pronouns

You deserve to leave university with a degree that you are proud of and reclaim the experience of which you were robbed. Vote Chiko #1 VP Education #CB4VP

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NUS Delegate

Toluwa Atilade

Covid-19 has undoubtedly shaken up everyone’s world and university students have been given the short end of the stick. What was meant to be a time for cultivating new experiences and expanding your knowledge it turned into a year of intense emotional distress and disappointment for students. From the very beginning I have wanted every student to experience a student union that is inclusive, allied together and a union that puts the student’s wellbeing at the centre of its work. Starting this role & fulfilling my duties in this pandemic for the past six months has made me realise that the work is far from over & that is why I am re-running to be your Vice-President Welfare & Community for a second term.

I have achieved rent credits & rebates for majority our students, promoted diversity and inclusion amongst the student community, created & hosted events around sustainable lifestyle changes, lobbied for my transparency between BU & their students. I am of the strong belief that I am best suited for the job. I am not done fighting for student’s needs!

Re-elect me and I will:

  • Create campaigns & events championing allyship and support for marginalised groups
  • Continue work on providing local & national accommodation support for students during the Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Continue to work closely with the BU Wellbeing Service to improve quality & accessibility of services. I will also look at implementing Post-Lockdown wellbeing support.
  • Work with BU & Dorset Police to combat rises in sexual assault/misconduct cases against students.
  • Organise an open forum for International students to bring forth any concerns and ideas for implementation.
  • Nothing, not even a global pandemic will stop me from fighting for a better student experience. Re-Elect me and I will get us through these difficult times as one. 

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NUS Delegate

Elliot Cooper

We have all been adjusting to life with zoom calls, paying rent for places we cannot use and still paying nearly £10,000 for the experience. I vow to have NUS campaign not just for the students who make a fuss but for those quiet masses who have struggled without help.

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NUS Delegate

Luci Phalp

I’m Luci and my focuses are sustainability, improving support services, mental health, sexual health, wellbeing, creating green opportunities, accessibility and liberation, supporting green and wellbeing focused societies, and working with students of faith. I’m experienced in SUBU roles through societies and as a Part-time Officer, and I am confident I can make real change.

Sustainability policies include addressing the climate crisis and implementing a plastics policy by transitioning to alternatives and increasing plant-based options in commercial outlets. 

Supporting all green focused societies with regular inclusive meetings, encouraging collaborative events, aiding in funding, promotion, volunteer recruitment and giving green leaders a platform.

Mental health and physical wellbeing means free period products and lobbying SUBU to provide free drug testing kits. Improving BU Wellbeing, wellbeing campaigns and events, and fighting mental health stigmatisation. Supporting wellbeing related societies such as yoga, first aid, meditation, sports clubs, dance, and flow arts.

Sexual health and wellbeing includes free sexual health testing, condoms, and dental dams, destigmatising and promoting awareness of safe kink, running campaigns on consent, and supporting student sex workers.

Green engagement equals creating volunteering opportunities, lobbying SUBU to provide additional funding to clubs for volunteering, and creating a resource of online virtual green volunteering.

Accessibility means regular liberation meetings with all liberation officers, intersectional events, addressing accessibility issues, and creating materials about how to be a good ally. 

Green spaces is creating and redesigning green spaces on campus and in halls and introducing more living interior landscaping.

Holistic wellbeing means improving efficiency and accessibility of support services, making services work more closely and improving communication, and making information easy to find and access. 

Working with students of faith to create an outdoor prayer space and combat religious discrimination via campaigns. Supporting faith societies and their events, highlighting significant festivals, and holding interfaith events.

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NUS Delegate

Sonia Sharma

Hello everyone,

My name is Sonia Sharma. I am a current postgraduate student of MSc International Management in BU. I am applying for the ‘VP Student Welfare and Community’ position in SUBU because I strongly believe that I can provide students with a common platform where we can all genuinely and freely talk about student wellbeing. My practice and experience of more than 15 years in yogic and meditative disciplines, which essentially started as a hobby and took me national as well as international stages, is evidence that I strongly advocate mental and emotional health and can help people cope with it.

I have also worked in a corporate position with a leading Investment Bank (JP Morgan Chase), as a Software Engineer for 3 years and have thoroughly experienced and understood the importance of staying calm and composed while working in fast-paced, demanding and immense pressure conditions.

I want to provide a community platform where we can all meet up virtually in COVID pandemic situation and in-person post this challenge. This platform could be a potential digital page where all kinds of financial, emotional, mental wellbeing and placement/work-related issues can be discussed, privately or in groups as convenient. Additionally, if elected, I will ensure that there is awareness and education on lifestyle choices and mindful living as part of students welfare in BU.

I believe my professional industry experience and personal yoga practice of years together make me an understanding and suitable candidate for this role.

I hope to see you guys soon!

Sonia Sharma
MSc International Management Bournemouth University

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Key Dates

 

Applications Open

25th January, 9am

 

Applications Close

28th February, 12 Midnight

 

Manifesto Deadline

7th March

 

Start of Campaigning

10th March, 9am

 

Candidate Q&A

12th March, 6pm

 

Polls Open

15th March, 10am

 

Polls Close

18th March, 5pm

 

Announcement of Results

19th March, 7pm

Candidates

SU President

PR

Barinua Kpowugah

INTRODUCTION

Hello, I am Barinua Kpowugah, a level 7 student of Organisational Project Management and I am running for the position of SUBU President.

I am running because I wish to bring a positive impact to the student experience here at Bournemouth University and I believe that the best way to do that is by implementing changes through SUBU. I have experience working as an administrative officer, operations manager and as an event organizer. Each of these roles have imparted certain skills and leadership qualities in me that I believe will be immensely beneficial in running the student Union.

KEY CAMPAIGN POINTS

If elected, I will:

Tuition fees

Work with the NUS to lobby the government and the University to implement tuition fees rebate for the academic years affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Students’ Welfare and Wellbeing

Work with the University to implement a cashless wallet to enable international students deposit money from their home countries that they can use to settle in upon arrival to the UK.

Promote the voices of the students by creating a digital platform that will allow students to nominate and vote on the issues and needs that they consider most important, to ensure that the support provided by the university is specifically tailored to the needs of the students.

Communication

Work to improve communications between the University and the students by optimizing social media engagements and utilizing Nerve Tv and Nerve radio to disseminate information and promote activities across Bournemouth University and the local area.

Academics

Lobby Bournemouth University to adopt the academic coaching program into its curriculum as this method of learning has been proven to be effective in enabling students achieve goals and objectives, they set out for themselves.

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Naomie Lebe

Still getting it done - RE-ELECT Naomie #1

It comes with no surprise that Covid-19 has presented many a challenge for BU students, from housing uncertainty, to financial hardships. As your current president, I have worked tirelessly to fight these challenges and successfully challenged the university in ensuring that you, our students are not disadvantaged.

But there is still more to do.

With your support as the current SUBU President, I have successfully lobbied BU for academic mitigations such as the revamped exceptional circumstances policy, for financial support through an expanding hardship fund and rent rebates and for comprehensive support for ALL students.

I have not stopped making sure that your voices are being heard and what you need done, is getting done. We’ve achieved so much together through such a tough time and I’m not done fighting for you. We have got so much more to do to make sure you are getting the University experience you deserve.

Re-elect Naomie #1 and I will:

  • Secure COVID safe (in-person) events and graduations can happen again - making sure they are accessible and affordable
  • Ensure a full and quality-led student experience throughout your time at BU
  • Obtain targeted financial and academic support is provided for all students - especially parents, carers, healthcare students and international students
  • Build a Post COVID strategy for a strong, transparent and sustainable SU

For a President who will continue to not back down to the University and Government, and who will ensure that you get the University experience you deserve!

RE-ELECT Naomie #1 TO CONTINUE AS YOUR SU PRESIDENT AND LET’S KEEP GETTING IT DONE!

#Naomie4Pres #ReElectNaomie4Pres
Yes

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Ochuwa Ayomoto

Hello Colleagues,

OCHUWA AYOMOTO: ASPIRANT FOR THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT (SUBU)

I’m studying MSc. in Management with Business Analytics in BU Business School. I’m passionate about being impactful and making a difference, especially as the role allows my being responsible for and communicating the views, ideas, and challenges faced by such a diverse number of students in Bournemouth University. It is clear to me that I will not only be representing students, but I shall also be running an independent organization with rules, regulations, values, and standards that come with very significant responsibilities and making consequential decisions.

I remain humbled at the opportunity to serve as I am confident that I possess the requisite skills to be efficient when elected. Emanating from an Accounting background where I worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), I have a good understanding of what it takes to be a Team player, accountable, transparent, communicate clearly, the importance of networking and building meaningful relationships.

KEY OBJECTIVES IF ELECTED

ENHANCED FLEXIBLE LEARNING

Engage and work closely with the university management, lecturers, and course representatives to enhance a more flexible learning through in increment in student engagement and participation.

MENTAL HEALTH/ SOCIAL ANXIETY

Work closely with Student Counselling and, Wellbeing centres to support mental health campaigns aimed at students going through social anxiety due to the COVID pandemic. It is important to revisit any consequence for non-physical class attendance.

STRONGER SUBU PRESENCE

Build an effective SUBU presence by giving more access to executives through live Q&A sessions, social media meet & greet, or in-person engagements when the world transitions out of the pandemic, involving games and social activities. Engaging clubs and societies to push the interests of students beyond schoolwork.

“When you become a leader, success is all about growing others”- Jack Welch

PLEASE VOTE OCHUWA AYOMOTO FOR PRESIDENT

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PR

Ahmad Milhem

Hi, my name is Ahmad Milhem, as many of you I am proud to be a student at Bournemouth University. I have completed my first degree in civil engineering. Besides my study, I was involved in many activities from voluntary jobs to normal jobs. This resulted in shaping and improving my skills to run for the position of Student’s Union president. In all organization that I worked with, I started as just a normal member and started to improve my skills and knowledge to move to the next level. The key to my succeed lied behind:

  • Mastering planning and implementation
  • Tackling problems and finding different solutions
  • Also teaching other team members how to tackle the problem and avoid it in the future created a big advantage.

About my experiences, in my previous university I worked with the orientation team to guide new students. I was responsible to find suitable accommodation within their budget, after that helping them to complete their registration process, guiding them on campus and around the city to get familiar with it. During the semester I was tracking students and help them to tackle problems related to their health, study, travel and even fees. Later on, I started to join the activity centre to plan their future events like:

  • Welcoming party with live music.
  • Spring and colour festival.
  • Women rights.
  • Trips and tours.
  • Beach activity.
  • World Cancer Day.
  • World Book Day.
  • International night. Etc

A significant part of my voluntary was with an organization called AIESEC, where I learned about sustainable development goals and I worked to achieve them. I was a project manager in deferent countries, then a team leader and vice president. Later on, I have been elected as AIESEC community president in Cyprus.

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Alexandra Cazacu

Hello guys, my name is Alex and I'm running in this year's election to represent you as the Union President!

WHY ALEX

I am one of the most reliable people you'll ever elect. I've worked with students for 3 years now and I believe I have a good understanding of what you'd need. I love to stand up for people and what matters. I will not only ensure that we lead the Union towards a better place, but you can count on me to be there for you every step of the way!

  • Proactive solidarity
  • Respond effectively to the local and global crisis.
  • Campaign nationally on behalf of the Union and work collaboratively with the University to secure International and EU student rights.
  • Increase awareness of opportunities available to international students to integrate them in our university community
  • Your degree in practice
  • Create more opportunities to practice your degree through connections with both local and national organisations.
  • Work towards assisting and supporting our healthcare students with their current placements.
  • Create a scheme that will offer recent graduates support after they finish their studies at BU, 2 years post graduating.
  • Academic support
  • Work with BU on improving academic materials and delivery of seminars and lectures during the Covid-19 period.
  • Lobby BU to adapt the curriculum across all faculties to reflect wider issues.
  • Ensure mature and post-graduate students are engaged and better represented.
  • Wellbeing
  • Create a wellbeing space at the university to relax and de-stress.
  • Introduce a ‘Acts of Kindness’ Scheme to support students struggling for various reasons.
  • Create a space where home students can buddy up with international students to improve their sense of belonging.

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Vice-President Education

ED

Ndidi Okitikpi

I am here to represent your interest in value for your tuition, clearer course contents, sustainable placement for practical students. We need to be agile in action. When I get chosen, I hope to believe it as a sign of trust, your confidence in my shared objectives and goals, and not fail you.

I plan to promote quick recovery from the lost taste of real education, which the COVID’19 had created in our midst. This need to be addressed. My action Plans start with various negotiations and lobbying parties that matter. I will improve students experiences and ensure a consistent positive impact here at the university. My plans include creating an enabling atmosphere that breathes and guarantees each of us value for our tuition, clearer communications with interest, and a lasting reference factor for our future.

I understand the need for lobbying capabilities to drive our request in policy discussions. My experience means ease in relating with all the multi-lateral negotiation among different groups like the government, exam board, teaching/academic staff and the community we exist within. Your VOTE is needed for this to happen!

The need to form consensus only comes with smart negotiation skills, and it means nurturing a trusting relationship and a clear understanding of requirements. I promise to bring these forth on our behalf. My driving force is to build that trust between us and the various governing bodies; We are not just students. We are the future.

I am politically aware and have managerial capabilities from my working background. I aim to ensure the most marginalised have their academic rights maximised and reach their full potential.

I can form a consensus for collaboration. I am hands-on- am a doer, result-driven and solution-thirsty, solution-oriented, and a pragmatic person.

Please VOTE for Didi-VP Education!

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Lauren Francis

Hi, my name is Lauren and I’m running for the position of VP Education. During my time as a BU student, I’ve taken an active role in representing the voice of students in SUBU through being both a student rep and a part-time faculty officer. As a faculty officer, I’ve been representing the voice of students within my faculty though sitting on the SUBU executive committee and various academic boards with university leaders. Undertaking these roles has taught me how to effectively represent student’s voices at a university level and I now know how to work with BU staff to improve the educational experience that students are receiving. Now, I am hoping to be able to use this experience to represent students from across BU to ensure that they are receiving a fair, high quality and accessible education both during and following covid-19.

If elected, here is what I’m hoping to achieve:

  1. Continue SUBU's lobbying to ensure that remote teaching and marking are being approached fairly and consistently across courses during remote learning through the extension of current schemes such as uncapped reassessments and flexibility around extensions. I will also continue lobbying for reduced tuition fees for students whose course content has been affected by remote learning.
  2. Collaborate with BU to work towards closing the university's attainment gap
  3. Lobby for all future lectures to be recorded and accessible online during and following remote learning
  4. Streamline online communication between staff and students through the creation of combined student comms emails between BU and SUBU
  5. Build on the existing PAL system to offer more opportunities for first-year students to get support from students in higher years

Feel free to contact me with any queries at s5105777@bournemouth.ac.uk and I hope you consider voting for me. 

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Durga Prasad Juturu (Durga)

I am delighted to apply for the role of VP Education at SUBU. To give you a background about myself, I am doing my placement year for MSc Data Science. 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 treasurer for the BU Indian Society. As a student, I have worked with admission and marketing teams and provided me with excellent exposure at various levels.

These experience have helped me understand the needs of my peer in a better manner. My learnings and the network that I gained during this period has provided me with the ability to help my fellow peers 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 VP Education. If I am elected, my priority will be to ensure everyone receives a quality education worth every penny 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:

  1. Partial tuition fees refund for students who didn't have on-campus teaching experience.
  2. On-Campus placements fairs for students from different sectors to ensure every student has an equal opportunity
  3. Work with VP Opportunities to organise interdisciplinary activities and cross networking to improve university afterlife.
  4. Ensure fair treatment of students affected by covid-19 irrespective of their nationality.
  5. More awareness campaigns for the students on stereotype topics, sexual education, wellbeing and mental health.

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Timothy Jaya

WHO REPRESENTS YOU?

WHO STANDS FOR STUDENTS?

IF ELECTED I AIM TO STAND AND BE A VOICE FOR EVERY STUDENT.

My name is Timothy Jaya , I will be running for Vice-President of Education

Agenda 1

If elected I firstly aim to make resources more available to all students,  not only on the basis of physical resources but digital resources and key resources to successfully completing ones degree. In addition this is due to the fact that gaps often exist in regards to what students have done to expect and what they had been taught in previous tertiary institutions. I intend to make the alumni a stronger part of the community to share their experiences and aid current students with similar experiences both in post and undergraduate level.

Agenda 2

Keeping on with Alumni I intend to establish and lobby for the creation of social events between current and former students to not only aid the educational experience but to gain key contacts for students in regards to students within the field as often experience is key issue when trying to apply ones education skills in a practical environment. Furthermore this will aid the practical research process in regards to the university establish strong connections to key stakeholders for research projects, and degrees.

Agenda 3

I in addition aim to pursue and in corporate students options and voices within their learning experience. This involves listening and being a bridge that lessons the gap being the organizer structure and students needs. Being an internal management masters students my experiences may vary but I aim to bring about equality to students of all background and origins in the educational context.

In closing please do remember to go and vote for Timothy Jaya.

Instagram- Tjaya_1

Facebook- Timothy Jaya

LinkedIn- Timothy Jaya

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Chiko Bwalya

The past year has been challenging to no end and the resilience I have seen students display during this time is unmatched. You deserve to have access to the academic experience you signed up for and I want to continue as your Vice-President Education to make sure you get it.

I have consistently displayed unwavering confidence when approaching the university with demands for further support. From achieving uncapped reassessments for all, to raising issues about digital poverty, to fighting for the improvement of academic quality and support for all. My experience as a full-time officer, part time officer and a student rep has equipped me with the skills to both hear you and represent you to the best of my ability.

If re-elected, I will:

  • Lobby the university to provide extra support and safeguarding for healthcare students both during study and placement
  • Work with BU to ensure that students are equipped with the practical skills they need to excel in their future careers, whether this is facilitated through online or in person learning (practical work, use of software, creating of portfolios)
  • Continue to create and maintain support groups for students in minority groups (parents, carers, international, part time etc)
  • Work with BU to ensure that academic quality is maintained both online and in-person
  • Maintain the work of the #SAYMYNAME safety pledge campaign, mandating all staff to correctly acknowledge and pronounce students’ preferred names and pronouns

You deserve to leave university with a degree that you are proud of and reclaim the experience of which you were robbed. Vote Chiko #1 VP Education #CB4VP

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Vice-President Student Opportunities

SO

Hemant Sain

Hello, my name is Hemant I am running for the student opportunity, vice president position.

Being an entrepreneur, I always believe in the community and realized the fact that how Being a part of a community can make us feel that we are a part of something greater than ourselves. It can give us opportunities to connect with people, learn from people and work with people. I want you guys to feel the same so my vision is to work closely with different clubs and societies and establish better communication so that together we can create and leverage entrepreneurial activities.

  1. I'll lobby BU to provide additional funding for societies to ensure that more students involvement in clubs and societies. This issue is important because communities help students to connect with like-minded people to learn and grow together in life. I will achieve the aim of this by organizing frequent inter-university events and collect funds.
  2. I'll lobby BU to provide additional resources to students for their ideas which have the potential to develop further.Given exposure to entrepreneurial opportunities to the student are not only beneficial for the individual also will give motivation to fellow students and promote out-of-the-box thinking culture. I will achieve the aim by creating a new committee that will work as an incubation center.
  3. I'll lobby Bu to ensure diverse healthy food options and fitness centers in student friendly budget healthy lifestyle should be accessible to everyone and should be promoted. I will achieve the aim of this by reallocating the funds.

if you are an individual who has a dream and passion to pursue it, come with us.Again my name is Hemant and I am running for the student opportunity, vice president position don't forget to vote.

Hemant Kumar Sain - Data Scientist

Mob: 8058589200

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Omuwa Ayomoto

Introduction

My name is Ayomoto Omuwa. I am a M.sc Management with business analytics student. I am your candidate for Vice president student opportunities, I have the skills and competences to contribute to the upliftment of the optimal welfare and wellbeing of students in Bournemouth University. My passion for this position emanated from my experience during my undergraduate days when I was studying for my first degree in Accounting. At the university, I served as part of the electoral committee for two-years where I worked with a team to facilitate the candidate selection process. This experience will afford me the opportunity to effectively work with Bournemouth University to increase student engagement and equality amongst students. I have been a member of Students’ Union Bournemouth University (SUBU) for more than a year. I am an active member of STEM WOMEN UK and I belong to a body that promotes networking amongst professionals “Institute of Directors (IoD)”.

Key Campaign Objectives

  • Advanced placement guidance

Facilitating the development of relevant job fairs by encouraging Bournemouth university to advance their existing relationship with companies for potential graduates. The main aim of this objective is the fact that most job fairs and seminars set up haven't necessarily provided the guidance students need in terms of testimonies given afterwards, because most of the seminars had employers who weren’t hiring. Therefore, working closely with Bournemouth university to evaluate the relevance of these professional organizations like Stem women and Institute of directors.

  • Facilitating Activities That Promote Networking Amongst Students

One major issue BU students have faced this year is struggling to maintain an active outdoor life. The balance between trying to have a successful academic career and also have a healthy living is important. Furthermore, to implement this policy I will be working with SportBU to foster activities.

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Balaji Gundlapalli

Manifesto pending

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Jaykumar Prakash

Hello, my name is Jay Kumar Prakash.

I am running for vice president of student opportunities.

I am running because several students like me are missing many opportunities which need to be grabbed to shine in their carrier.

I was a part of an NGO which strives to ensure that even the most vulnerable children in shelters can realize their dreams and break the vicious circle of poverty, through its interventions which Empower Children, Improve the Ecosystem, and Enable the Sector. Volunteers provide educational and mentoring support and help build the children’s emotional health.

KEY CAMPAIGN POINTS

If elected I will campaign for the following:

  • I will work for 100% placement.

    Due to a covid-19 huge impact in batch 2020 placement since everything has been given online, there will be a knowledge gap. So there will be a special training & placement program given to them to get placed. And the same rule will be followed for the 2021 -2022 batch.

  • The amount which is been paid to the club/society/gym will be campaigned to reimbursed for the non-usage during the covid-19.
  • Classes have been delivered online for 2021-2022 there Is no communication and entertainment between the students so a separate get to gather session will be conducted for the students.

And finally, remember me for voting, my name is Jaykumar Prakash and I'm running for Vice President student Opportunity, Please Vote for me and I make your Student life balanced with career and entertainment

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Krishna Gadhe

I am Gopi Krishna Gadhe, and I am running for VP Student Opportunities because I believe I have the most pragmatic and realistic ideas that deal with the concerns that I have seen and heard from across campus.

If I am elected as VP Student Activities, I would really like to work on these areas.

  1. The faculties are there to help you and they also design the courses which you study at the university, but they do lack sometimes in getting students engaged. So, I would love to work with the university to have more events hosted by faculties, where students can get involved. It would enable students to engage with each other and therefore make faculties more exciting.
  2. I would also like to have more events in the summertime. To allow everyone to really wind down at the end of that stressful exam or coursework period. So being able to work with university would be great because it means we can organise activities where students can have a good break but also have some fun in addition.

Key Manifesto Points:

  • Increase recognition for Sports and Societies
    • Monthly student achievement newsletter
    • Monthly induvial awards
  • Inter Hall/Institute competitions
    • Increase the student participation in extracurricular activities
  • Raise the interest in academic societies, art culture and music societies.
  • Increase awareness of the volunteering opportunities and volunteering projects run by University and Students Union
  • Provide opportunities for students to get involve with BU events. Create more fundraising events with students.
  • Maintain a key focus on the major calendar events/holidays throughout the academic year.
  • Continue to be working with the University to build a bigger profile for Women In Sports and Exercise (W.I.S.E)
  • Work with Sports, Societies and Volunteering projects to contribute

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Ugo Andy-Eke

In my first term, I lobbied Subu and BU for a hardship fund to help widen participation in clubs and societies to make it more accessible for all students. My determination and perseverance led to gaining sponsorship for this to happen. If re-elected, I aim to continue this fund for my next tenure and making it a landmark for years to come.

I kickstarted the march towards ensuring international students get all the support they require to help ensure they get post study employability. I have worked with Careers Bu and student voice and policy to put forward events, support and surveys to ensure international students get all the support they require. If re-elected, I plan to continue this and be a voice for international students.

Due to Brexit, EU students need more support ensuring that they are not neglected. I worked to lobby BU to help support EU students in my first term and if re-elected, I plan to continue lobbying Bu to provide support for EU Students.

If re-elected, I plan to help improve the accessibility of all clubs and societies to all students to ensure no one feels left out and unable to participate. Also, help integrate students into clubs and societies.

Due to the unique situation of last year, SUBU could not put together events to help facilitate connections for students. If re-elected, I aim to ensure that SUBU provides as many face to face events as possible following the guidelines.

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Harsh Bhardwaj

Hello everyone. I’m Harshit Bhardwaj or you can simply call me “Harsh”. I’m an international student doing my Masters’ in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. I’m running for the position of VP Student opportunities.

My main agenda about contesting in SUBU Elections 2021 is to increase the involvement of students by involving them in various activities in and around the campus which would help them build themselves both personally and professionally.

I would like to emphasise on increasing the social activities so that the students can meet many others and build their network. It would give an exposure to them to learn new culture, have fun and make some new friends!

I would like to improve the way the opportunities are presented to us in our university by making more students aware about them and also make them easily accessible.

Since there are a lot of students running for the same position, please read the manifesto provided by every candidate. Find out what they have got to offer you and vote for a candidate that suits your expectations.

If you feel that I’m up for this role and you would like to me to represent you, please vote for me.

Thank you for reading my manifesto and feel free to getting in touch with me by dropping a text on Facebook (fb.com/hb4722) or on Instagram (_._.harshh._._).

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Jake Hill

Hello, my name is Jake Hill, I’m running for Vice president of Welfare and Community.

Throughout my time at BU, I have engaged in more SUBU events than I’ve had hair styles. I’ve led the Sustainable Action Hub, been president of a society, organized outreach stalls, set-up and managed BU’s own polytunnel and allotment and won awards at the SUBU Community Awards. All these factors have given me the skills and understanding I need to represent you as the Vice President of Welfare and Community.

So what are my policies? Well, I believe the key to improving the welfare of BU students is S.E.X. and lots of it!

S.E.X. is an acronym for the three aims of my manifesto.  Sustainability, Equality and Xylophones? I believe that if we focus on these three aims, we can vastly improve the sense of community and welfare within the student union.

Improving sustainability will not only benefit Bournemouth University but will have profound affects on you- the student body. I will aim to make the university greener and happier by improving plant-based options, creating more green areas, and engaging in greener community activities.

Equality is the heart of community values it draws people together and allows for celebration of the diversity in mindsets and lifestyles. As VP of welfare, I will aim to improve equality across the university giving a voice to students of every age gender and faith.

Finally, Xylophones? Xylophones represent what we all need in life, they spread joy with their beautiful sounds, create humor and offer zero judgement. I will work towards improving welfare by focusing on mental health within the student body and creating a fun and enjoyable judge free environment.

Remember voting for me is voting to improve BU’s S.E.X life.

Vote for S.E.X. Vote for Jake Hill

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Christopher Ikejiofor

CHRISTOPHER IKEJIOFOR 5 POINT POLICY AGENDA (275)
NAME: Christopher Ikejiofor
Candidate: Vice President Welfare and Community
Course: Marketing Management Digital
Degree in-view: MSc
Nationality: Nigerian
Gender: Male
Age: 33

Dear Students,
I’m most excited to announce to the electoral board and the entire students of my intention to join other students of diverse capabilities to run for the office of the Vice-President Welfare and Community, Student Union, Bournemouth University
My interest to join this race is mainly because I want to use my key leadership experience than span over 3 years in both student leadership positions and that of the wider society in Africa, to make a mark at the Union and offer quality representation to the well deserving students of Bournemouth University at both Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Post-doctoral research level.
I will pay special attention to gender awareness and the protection of key interest groups on campus. In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, I have resolved to promote the best pattern of living that protects our planet and ecosystem; therefore Bio-diversity will be the watchword of this leadership.
LEADERSHIP
2009-2010: DEPUTY SPEAKER FABSA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
2010-2011: Ranking Member of the Senate, Student Union, University of Nigeria.
2013: Leader, Platoon 5 of Iseyin NYSC camp military training exercise Unsuccessful Leadership Attempts: President, Faculty of Business Student Association

Key Points Agenda:

  1. Students' welfare/wellbeing
    • Mental health awareness/support
    • Gender awareness
    • LGBTQ support
  2. Partnership
    • Jobs and Entrepreneurship
  3. Sports
  4. Sustainability/ Communication /Research.
    • Responsible Consumption
    • Campaign against the Consumption of non-recycling products
    • Campaign for a greener means of transportation in BCP
  5. Charity
    • Fundraising
    • Awareness

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Toluwa Atilade

Covid-19 has undoubtedly shaken up everyone’s world and university students have been given the short end of the stick. What was meant to be a time for cultivating new experiences and expanding your knowledge it turned into a year of intense emotional distress and disappointment for students. From the very beginning I have wanted every student to experience a student union that is inclusive, allied together and a union that puts the student’s wellbeing at the centre of its work. Starting this role & fulfilling my duties in this pandemic for the past six months has made me realise that the work is far from over & that is why I am re-running to be your Vice-President Welfare & Community for a second term.

I have achieved rent credits & rebates for majority our students, promoted diversity and inclusion amongst the student community, created & hosted events around sustainable lifestyle changes, lobbied for my transparency between BU & their students. I am of the strong belief that I am best suited for the job. I am not done fighting for student’s needs!

Re-elect me and I will:

  • Create campaigns & events championing allyship and support for marginalised groups
  • Continue work on providing local & national accommodation support for students during the Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Continue to work closely with the BU Wellbeing Service to improve quality & accessibility of services. I will also look at implementing Post-Lockdown wellbeing support.
  • Work with BU & Dorset Police to combat rises in sexual assault/misconduct cases against students.
  • Organise an open forum for International students to bring forth any concerns and ideas for implementation.
  • Nothing, not even a global pandemic will stop me from fighting for a better student experience. Re-Elect me and I will get us through these difficult times as one. 

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Sonia Sharma

Hello everyone,

My name is Sonia Sharma. I am a current postgraduate student of MSc International Management in BU. I am applying for the ‘VP Student Welfare and Community’ position in SUBU because I strongly believe that I can provide students with a common platform where we can all genuinely and freely talk about student wellbeing. My practice and experience of more than 15 years in yogic and meditative disciplines, which essentially started as a hobby and took me national as well as international stages, is evidence that I strongly advocate mental and emotional health and can help people cope with it.

I have also worked in a corporate position with a leading Investment Bank (JP Morgan Chase), as a Software Engineer for 3 years and have thoroughly experienced and understood the importance of staying calm and composed while working in fast-paced, demanding and immense pressure conditions.

I want to provide a community platform where we can all meet up virtually in COVID pandemic situation and in-person post this challenge. This platform could be a potential digital page where all kinds of financial, emotional, mental wellbeing and placement/work-related issues can be discussed, privately or in groups as convenient. Additionally, if elected, I will ensure that there is awareness and education on lifestyle choices and mindful living as part of students welfare in BU.

I believe my professional industry experience and personal yoga practice of years together make me an understanding and suitable candidate for this role.

I hope to see you guys soon!

Sonia Sharma
MSc International Management Bournemouth University

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Emily Tegg

Hello! I'm Emily (she/her), a final year Biological Sciences student and I am running to be the next VP Welfare and Community!

If elected, I will continue to fight for no detriment policies/loan refunds/catch up on practical courses. I understand that the reopening of the university and 'normal life' is going to be daunting. Therefore, I will open up an anonymous google form and arrange a bi-monthly meeting where you can discuss current issues with myself.

BU has made outstanding progress with sustainability pledges, but there is room for expansion. I plan to introduce a zero single-use plastic pledge across both campuses by:

  • Identifying areas of single plastic use and reduce this by offering competitively priced recyclable/plastic free ethically sourced alternatives.
  • Implementing further recycling opportunities, e.g Terracycle.

Wellbeing support is more important than ever, and I believe it should be more accessible. I aim to tackle this by:

  • Lobbying for additional funding for BU wellbeing services, e.g increased staff to eliminate the 6-week limit.
  • Working with the wellbeing team to explore more flexible options (e.g monthly vs. weekly sessions, closing support and reopening easily)

I think it is important to highlight the talents of BU students outside of their course and support students with their side hustles! Whatever you create, I want to organise a space where you can showcase and sell your products on campus on a termly basis. This is a great opportunity to collaborate with the VP Student Opportunities. 

It’s important to consider sexual health and continue to break the stigma. I want to support this by:

  • Introducing a monthly pop-up testing facility
  • Providing DIY tests in halls of residence

Please exercise your right to vote and consider voting Emily #1 for VP Welfare & Community! X

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Luci Phalp

I’m Luci and my focuses are sustainability, improving support services, mental health, sexual health, wellbeing, creating green opportunities, accessibility and liberation, supporting green and wellbeing focused societies, and working with students of faith. I’m experienced in SUBU roles through societies and as a Part-time Officer, and I am confident I can make real change.

Sustainability policies include addressing the climate crisis and implementing a plastics policy by transitioning to alternatives and increasing plant-based options in commercial outlets. 

Supporting all green focused societies with regular inclusive meetings, encouraging collaborative events, aiding in funding, promotion, volunteer recruitment and giving green leaders a platform.

Mental health and physical wellbeing means free period products and lobbying SUBU to provide free drug testing kits. Improving BU Wellbeing, wellbeing campaigns and events, and fighting mental health stigmatisation. Supporting wellbeing related societies such as yoga, first aid, meditation, sports clubs, dance, and flow arts.

Sexual health and wellbeing includes free sexual health testing, condoms, and dental dams, destigmatising and promoting awareness of safe kink, running campaigns on consent, and supporting student sex workers.

Green engagement equals creating volunteering opportunities, lobbying SUBU to provide additional funding to clubs for volunteering, and creating a resource of online virtual green volunteering.

Accessibility means regular liberation meetings with all liberation officers, intersectional events, addressing accessibility issues, and creating materials about how to be a good ally. 

Green spaces is creating and redesigning green spaces on campus and in halls and introducing more living interior landscaping.

Holistic wellbeing means improving efficiency and accessibility of support services, making services work more closely and improving communication, and making information easy to find and access. 

Working with students of faith to create an outdoor prayer space and combat religious discrimination via campaigns. Supporting faith societies and their events, highlighting significant festivals, and holding interfaith events.

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Sumanth Moparthi

Hi, I am Sumanth Moparthi, studying master’s in engineering project management. I am pleased to take the position of Vice President in the Welfare and Community.

At Graduate level, I worked as NSS (National service scheme) Coordinator, where I have lead team of students for Volunteering social and Extracurricular activities .

I believe that I can confidently and with great motivation work towards making BU a place where all student problems are addressed and feel welcomed like home.

Wellbeing means being comfortable, healthy, and happy with good mental health and mindfulness. I am very passionate about making Bournemouth University a place where everyone’s wellbeing is a priority.

Improving relations between the union and students by creating focus groups and concentrating on wider issues such as sustainability, student equality and inclusion. If I am elected I want to focus on:

  • Making it easier to access hardship funds . I will try to raise new funds for student wellbeing, and to make sure that funds will reach to every student who are eligible for it.
  • Education is a right not a privilege, therefore, I will create a diverse student-led campaign to tackle this. I aim to increase library study spaces by introducing a system showing the amount of spaces, computers, and laptops available.
  • Improved accessibility training for societies
  • Making campus more physically accessible.
  • Making Covid 19 vaccine is reached to every student asap
    • Improving Wellbeing Services:
    • Introducing a complaints system for problems with wellbeing services
    • Consistency across departments for Inclusion Plans
    • Ensuring private rooms for meetings with support workers

Liberation is at the heart of welfare. I will work with liberation officers to make sure all voices are heard. I want to be there for all students, ready to listen to all your concerns 

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Douglas Eli

Hello, I am Douglas Eli. Running for Vice President Welfare and Community. I am running because I want to bring better welfare to SUBU.

If elected, I will promote:

ACCOMMODATION RENT CREDIT
I will achieve the aim of this by ensuring that students, whose accommodation contracts are with BU, will benefit from BU's 50% accommodation credit. Whereas, I will linkup other students with private housing providers in partnership with BU to facilitate rebates in rent charges as post-COVID-19 welfare support.

STUDENTS SUPPORT
I will achieve the aim of this in consonance with the President and other excos by introducing an open door policy approach and bringing up suggestions boxes for students to bring in their creative ideas and suggestions for better ways to achieving greater landmark results.

STUDENTS CAREER
I will organise a CAREER FEST to encourage innovation and creativity amongst students like paper work presentations on laudable business plans that could be funded in a bid to foster self reliance. Through my office I will write to international organisations to possibly attract grants or even outright funding for some students with brilliant business proposals and innovative ideas

STUDENTS WELL-BEING
This issue is important because of students' health and emotional balance.

I will achieve the aim of this by organizing post-COVID-19 campus extracurricular activities like Book Club and Double-dutch with social distance practices as to assuage the feeling of academic stress and boredom. And bringing to fruition more cohesive intra students relationships

CULTURAL DIVERSITY
This issue is important because one major challenge caused by cultural diversity is overcoming xenocentrism, ethnocentrism and racism.

I will achieve the aim of this by introducing a ‘BU Harmony Day’. A day students will be in groups to promote social cohesion, community participation and inclusiveness...

Together we can achieve more. Kindly vote for Douglas Eli.

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Simeon Oluyemi (Sims)

Hi, my name is Simeon Oluyemi (Sims). I am a postgraduate student and I would be honored to be your next Vice President of Welfare and Community. I am running for the position of VP for Welfare and Community because there is always room for improvement and I value the welfare of students so much. During my undergraduate studies, I was the Class Representative and I played a major role in seeing to the welfare of students. I have developed skills like good communication and interpersonal skills needed to establish communication between the university authorities and students to provide excellent welfare and support for students of Bournemouth University. I would do my utmost to improve student welfare here by listening and acting upon students' suggestions on what is believed to be vital to changes students need to see hereby constantly moving the University forward on welfare and community affairs. Hence, my main objective is to work with the university authorities and student union team to provide excellent welfare and support for all students irrespective of their background. I believe this makes me an ideal candidate. If elected as your next VP Welfare and Community I plan to:

  1. Lobby SUBU to provide hand sanitizer and nose masks in strategic places in the school.
  2. Work together with SUBU to assist students in securing affordable accommodation
  3. Work with the Liberation campaigns, making it helpful especially during this post covid period.
  4. Make fitness classes, team sports, extreme sports, and martial arts accessible to students.
  5. Elevate students' wellbeing by providing group counseling to tackle issues like mental health and stress.

I want to promote the rights and well-being of all students in order to positively improve their university experience. Vote for Simeon Oluyemi (Sims) #1 VP Welfare and Community.

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Dee Walsh

Hi, I’m Dee and I’m running for Vice President of Welfare and Community. As a student representative, I have great relationships with students. I’m confident that I can lobby to provide necessities and much more to those in need. I’m passionate about raising money for charities like Doctors Without Borders and Mind. These experiences have given me empathy and compassion. If given the chance, I will use my platform to better the welfare support for students and existing communities at BU. If elected, I will fight to accomplish:

  • Creating a support network for students suffering from isolation within and out of halls. It’s essential that all students feel seen, so in addition to more mental health training, I suggest handbooks to support Reslife staff, and secondly, creating an online platform where staff can chat with students in all accommodations.
  • Improvement made to spaces across campuses, making them more inclusive and accessible to our trans and disabled students. These changes are essential in fostering a safe and non-discriminatory environment. I will do this by lobbying for more gender-neutral bathrooms and facilities, and updating Dylan’s floorplan to create wheelchair routes to the fire exit.
  • The safe return of activities with SportsBU, encouraging students to keep our bodies healthy. Covid-19 restrictions mean that now more than ever it’s important to treat our minds and bodies with care. I suggest temporary discounted gym-membership fees and a free comprehensive online guide on how to keep healthy.
  • An eco-conscious committee to tackling the climate crisis. It’s important we implement changes now to lower BU’s carbon footprint. I suggest working with the Sustainability Challenge 2021 participants, putting ideas (such as a refill shed and helpful guides), into action.

I’m Dee, consider me to be your Vice-President Welfare and Community. Vote here https://www.subu.org.uk/ before 5pm March 18th!

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NUS Delegate

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Ahmad Milhem

As NUS delegate we aim to represent your voices, thoughts, needs and problems on the national level. We believe that communication is the key to success. We will focus on representing the points that make your student’s life better and lead our university to the highest level in the U.K.

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Ochuwa Ayomoto

NUS DELEGATE CANDIDATE

  • Focusing on building a sustainable environment
  • Increasing efforts to support Liberation campaigns
  • Speaking out and making sure the voice of students’ is being heard
  • Representing and speaking on policy matters concerning International students

PLS VOTE OCHUWA AYOMOTO AS NUS DELEGATE BECAUSE YOUR VOICE MATTERS.

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Barinua Kpowugah

Hi there, My name is Barinua Kpowugah and I’m running for the NUS Delegate position.

If I’m elected I will;

  • Work with the Union President to represent the needs of Bournemouth students at the national union.
  • Lobby to implement a cashless wallet for international students within universities across the UK.

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Chiko Bwalya

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Sonia Sharma

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Joshua Truksa

Points that must be fought at this year’s annual National Union of Students meeting:

  • Partial fee refunds for students as a result of online learning
  • Reinforce protections for freedom of speech
  • Reassessment of No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) rules for international students

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Omuwa Ayomoto

I am Ayomoto Omuwa, running for NUS Delegate representative.

I will impact the union through working with other executives to advocate and strategize on policy decisions that are Beneficial to YOU. And also facilitating the activities that promotes students’ feedback to improve on issues directly Affecting YOU.

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Krishna Gadhe

Hi, my name is Gopi Krishna and I want to represent the students at the Bournemouth University at the NUS national conference. I am committed to the following 1. Rent relief for students: As most students are now studying from home, it is crucial that the NUS lobby the government

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Elliot Cooper

We have all been adjusting to life with zoom calls, paying rent for places we cannot use and still paying nearly £10,000 for the experience. I vow to have NUS campaign not just for the students who make a fuss but for those quiet masses who have struggled without help.

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Ugo Andy-Eke

Manifesto pending

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Simeon Oluyemi (Sims)

Hi, my name is Simeon Oluyemi (Sims). I am running for the opportunity to attend the NUS National Conference 2021. I plan to see an NUS that lobbies for paid placements and cuts down tuition fees for students especially International students. Vote Simeon Oluyemi (Sims) #1 for NUS Delegate

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Balaji Gundlapalli

Manifesto pending

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Luci Phalp

I’m Luci and I’d love honour of being your NUS Delegate. I’m experienced at campaigning, great at networking, and I know what it is like to represent a group of students due to committee and Part-time officer roles, and I truly care about the wellbeing of my fellow students.

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Toluwa Atilade

Elect Toluwa to be your NUS Delegate!

When I used to be a liberation officer at SUBU I had the amazing opportunity to be an NUS delegate. I have much experience in attending NUS events and speaking up for the students. I’ll advocate for you all & put you first!

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Ndidi Okitikpi

I have the attributes needed to project your voices as VP Education. As a leader with purpose and focus, I plan to ensure students' ideas and aspirations form subject matters of the university's strategic decision-making process. My persistent nature is handy lobbying wider governing bodies to earn our interest.

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Christopher Ikejiofor

CHRISTOPHER IKEJIOFOR 2 POINT POLICY AGENDA
NAME: Christopher Ikejiofor
Candidate: Delegate
Course: Marketing Management Digital
Degree in-view: MSc
Nationality: Nigerian
Gender: Male
Age: 33

Key Points Agenda:

  • Gender Awareness/ LGBTQ support at National Level
  • SUSTAINABLE, Responsible Consumption

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Sumanth Moparthi

It’s vital the NUS fight to scrap tuition fees for students ‚ this is an even more prominent concern given the current COVID-19 pandemic. Most in-person teaching has been suspended, and it is unfair for both home and international students to be paying full tuition fees for a dampened experience.

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Elections Information

Who can run?

Any current BU student, who is a member of SUBU can run to be a Full-Time Officer and NUS Delegate but you’ll need to be able to start full-time employment on the 15th June 2020 for Full-Time  Officer roles, so if you will still be enrolled in a programme at this time you will be expected to suspend your studies.

To run for an NUS Delegate role you'll need to be able to attend the online conference between the 6th and 8th of April.

How do I run?

To run for one of the roles:

  • Head over to the Candidates Hub  to find out more about being a candidate in the elections
  • Take our 'Which Officer Are You' Quiz below.
  • Attend one of our 'Want to be a Full-Time Officer' sessions, read the role descriptions and decide which you would like to run for.
  • APPLY!
  • Attend training and write and submit your amazing manifesto by the 7th of March
  • CAMPAIGN!
  • Attend the online Elections Results Night 
 

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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 evening talking to your Student Rep.

Every year you elect current students who are then responsible for representing over 16,000 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 £20,815. 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 you can register you interest now to keep in the loop with what is going on and then when applications open on the 25th of January all you need to do is put yourself forward!

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.

Your manifesto is how candidates sell yourself to students; it sets out their aims and priorities. Candidates manifesto becomes their promises 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 7th 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 on the 28th of June, 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.

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.

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 ‘no suitable candidate’

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

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Candidate Hub

The Candidates 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

The Roles

In this election you’ll be electing your Full-Time Officers and NUS Delegates.

The Full-Time Officers are four elections students who represent all students at BU. Each role has a specific remit (area they are responsible for). This is a Full-Time paid position, where if elected you'll are in post for one year from June/July 2021 to June/July 2022. The roles available are SU President, Vice-President Welfare and Community, Vice-President Student Opps and Vice-President Education

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 6th-8th of March 2021. You'll also need to be available to attend briefing sessions beforehand.

Budgets

 

To ensure all candidates have the same opportunities there are strict budgets that candidates must adhere to. At the end of the campaign period you will need to submit your budget along with receipts and the costs for all expenses incurred throughout the process. You must do this by completing the candidate expenses form that will be uploaded here shortly. In the resources section you'll also be able to find an expenses tracker to help you keep a log of what you've spend as a part of your campaign.

Full-Time Officer Candidates can spend up to £50 and NUS Delegates can spend up to £20 which will be refunded by SUBU at the end of the election period. You can spend your budget on sponsored posts but also more creative campaigning materials just make sure you keep a proof of what you have spent

It is worth thinking out your campaigns expenditure early on so that you can plan you main areas of spend, but also remember that it is not always the candidates who spend the most that win- so use your budget effectively.

You must declare you election expenses to SUBU between 9am and 2pm on the 19th of March, this is when you will be reimbursed. You must submit proof of expenses (photos of receipts or screenshots) with you or be subject to disqualification.

Nominal costs will be applied to items you already own but use primarily for the purpose of the election, or is you are using free items that others do not have access to. Please contact subudemocracy@bournemouth.ac.uk with any queries about nominal costs

If you are experience any financial difficulties get in touch with one of the team to discuss how we can support you.

 

Expense Tracker

Expenses Submission form

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:

Peter Robertson (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.

Laura Greenwood-Pearsons (Brighton SU) - Independant Elections Adjudictaor who is anexternal 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