Updated at 17:34 on 26th October 2008 to include photo of Alistair Garner.
Updated at 13:38 on 27th October 2008 to include photo and manifesto for Ruth Archibald.
Students in the Faculty of Engineering are battling it out for places within CGCU and DepSocs. Below they tell you why you should be voting for them over the other competitors. We met some of them earlier in the week when they gave us a quick introduction to themselves and their background.
The Chairman of City & Guilds has the role of making sure that all meetings run smoothly and has to guide everyone towards an agreement, even though they will have many different views and interests in the matter under discussion. At the same time the Chairman has to make sure that the constitution is upheld, while remaining an impartial judge of the matter.
This will require a firm but gentle touch, and I believe that I am the person to do this. I will make sure that all changes and issues are fair, and that City & Guilds acts in the best interest of the students.
Last year I was the chairman of Team Bo? and thus I already have the knowledge of how to impartially lead discussions, and due to my involvement with City & Guilds so far, I am ideally placed to Chair meetings.
Ton van den Bremer
My name is Ton van den Bremer, I am a fourth year undergraduate student in Civil Engineering, and I am standing for the position of CGCU chair.
In my previous roles as treasurer and vice-chair of the civil engineering society I have become familiar with the way CGCU is run and should be run from the perspective of the members of its clubs and (departmental) societies.
I aim to contribute competent and efficient chairmanship enabling the CGCU executive committee and CGCU?s different societies to successfully achieve their aims and objectives for this year.
I would like to fulfil the position of CGCU chair with much enthusiasm and dedication and I would therefore appreciate your vote !
Mechanical Engineering Society
Let's be honest. MechSoc is almost dead. No-one stood in the original elections in the summer and now term is well underway and nothing has happened. I'm not going to promise to change the world, but, if I was Chair of MechSoc, I think it could serve a useful purpose for us, the mechanical engineers. My aims are to organise several social events of both the alcoholic and non-alcoholic kind. I have already spoken to several companies who are interested in providing us with beer/freebies/money. I would also like to use these links to organise engineering-related trips to interesting sites/F1 factories/oil rigs!
So unless you think MechSoc is a complete waste of time and should be left to rot in a dark corner, vote for me and all the others standing for MechSoc positions, and we will try are best to make something good of this society.
Mech Soc currently only has one commitee member and is not actively being run by anybody, i aim to help bring Mech Soc out of hiding and make it a real, event running society once again. I'd like to organise more mechanical engineering based events such as industrial visits as well as a few bar nights and the good old usual events such as paintballing and carting. As all mechanical engineers are members of this society, they should all benefit from its existence and i would like to make sure that there is something for everyone and that everybody has the opportunity to be involved.
I?m now a second year Mechanical Engineer, having spent the past year working in industry. My year spent in industry has given me experience of attending meetings and communicating with a range of people, as well as having to keep records and organise my activities to meet deadlines.
During my time at Imperial, I have been involved in a number of clubs and societies; this experience means I am familiar with procedures, and organising events, within college.
As honorary secretary, I will work to ensure the smooth and efficient running of Mech Soc, focussing particularly on keeping clear records of Mech Soc activities and meetings and ensuring good communication across the committee.
Honorary Junior Treasurer
Civil Engineering Society
Civsoc needs a vice-president who is organised and committed to his role, whatever the job entails. That person needs to be organised and responsible so that he can work with the president helping him complete tasks efficiently to allow a smooth running of the society. I believe I am that person. I have strong friendships with many of the committee members and friends throughout the 4 years of undergraduate studies. My closeness to the president, both in position and friendship allows me to advise him on all decisions. As vice-president I will make sure I am the voice of students, bringing to the committee what the students want to achieve from the society. I will make sure the committee spends its money wisely on events that are fun, events that involve everyone.
Vote Paul Hofmeyr for Vice-President. My aim is to give as much back to the students as possible.
Mona Haghani and Alistair Garner
Having a newsletter like LIVIC makes Civ.Eng. stand out from all the other IC departments & helps make Civ.Eng. a society that everyone in the department feels involved with. As third year Civ.Eng. students, the co-candidates Alistair & Mona would bring hardwork, committment & previous experience to Livic & having already known all the other Civ.Soc. members is a great advantage towards better teamwork & communication within Civ.Soc.
Mona is the ex-Sports editor of Felix (06-07), a member & ex-committee member of ICU women's Football Club (carrying the positions of social sec. & tour sec. -06/07, 07/08) & ex-publicity officer of ICSM London Fashion show. Her previous experiences & passion for writting help toward a full dedication to Livic.
Alistair has recently started writting for the Felix music section so he can steal their experience. His enthusiasm & fun ideas would make Livic well worth the 10 minute it takes...
Cut short as it exceeds the 150 word limit
Although my writing receives few complaints I often annoy friends by replying to their emails with grammatically improved versions. I know how annoying that is since my mother, an English teacher, has done the same to me for years.
Nevertheless, one of the few activities in which this is desirable is in writing for an audience, hence me running for editor. The position would permit me to augment my fondness of literature with my devotion to Civil Engineering. Addressing an audience with such a range of topics available is an undertaking I feel adept to due to my varied interests which have seen me interact with a variety of individuals and challenges. A paramount aspect of my agenda would be to raise awareness of some lesser known projects, particularly those in developing nations, which are often less widely publicised. Such insight is essential in maintaining a unique yet informative newspaper.