Over a week ago Live! reported on the complete lack of advertisement of CGCU elections. Held at the same time as ICU council elections, the Guilds elections looked to fill positions not only in the individual Departmental Societies, but also the central CGCU, notably the key positions of Honorary Secretary and Sports Officer - candidates for which were uncontested.
Students and candidates never received notification of the elections or their start after nominations closed, meaning that all candidates ran with no manifestos. Some more resourceful Departmental Societies took the initiative, collecting manifestos off of candidates and forwarding them to the student body - a far from ideal situation and a very poor situation for those positions that were contested.
With voting closing a week ago, students never received notification from Guilds' Returning Officer, and President, Tris Sherliker of either the start or end of voting. The ICU elections that ran alongside the faculty union elections have already announced results.
With the ICU elections running on the same computer system at the same time as their CGCU counterparts it is hard to understand why the Guilds weren't announced five days ago when the ICU results were. It is thought that results have been revealed to Departmental Societies and those candidates running for CGCU positions although Live! is still to receive confirmation whether the turn out was poor, or downright dreadful.