Elections for Imperial College Union are taking place next week. The manifestos for each position are below, with more information available on the voting website.
Voting opens 19th May 00:00 and closes 22nd May 23:59.
Chairing Council is a tough role because it requires complete emotional detachment from any situations posed. It requires the ability to process large amounts of information and maintain an assertive stance during the meetings. Most importantly, it requires the utmost respect for the role the Council plays in the College. I would not dare walk out of a Council meeting, no matter how tough the going gets.
I believe I have the decisive authority needed for a role like this. My highly relevant past experience having previously chaired Model UN conferences and debating championships will stand me in good stead. In addition I have founded and ran a company that has helped shape the lives of thousands of students. I intend to keep doing the same as Council Chair.
Above everything, I actually do care. I care about our university, and I care about how it's run.
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Elect me as Council Chair as I have the experience to do a first-class job. I have been a vocal member of Council this year and I am not afraid to say exactly what I think. As well as presenting papers to Council I have sat on various committees this year as RSM President. I have also chaired a variety of union meetings in the three years I have been at IC.
I am committed to the union and want to see it thrive. Council is one of the chief decision making boards that affects the way the Union works and a dedicated and experienced person is needed to chair it?
Community Action Group (CAG) Chair
The Community Action Group is a charitable students? society. We organize soup runs for London?s forgotten members of society, people who because of a variety of unfortunate circumstances are forced to live in the streets. Besides satisfying elementary needs our soup runs try to bring a relief from the daily routine to the homeless. Conversations with those who are usually ignored by society are a central part of our work.
I am an active member of CAG. I am fully committed to our cause and will put all energy necessary to maintain and improve our services in the coming year. I am the only candidate that is supported by the members of CAG. I have been elected unanimously to stand for CAG chair by all active members of the Community Action Group in our AGM. CAG deserves a dedicated chair - VOTE ME for CAG chair.
Equal Opportunities Officer
As a member of the Welfare Committee, I will ensure that the Equal Opportunities Code is adhered to by the Union. I will endeavor to fulfill this role by:
- Voicing my opinions in the best interest of all Imperial students at all committee meetings
- Liaising efficiently with the Education & Welfare Sabbatical Officer on equal access to welfare for all students
- I will try to make myself accessible by ensuring that students know who I am and how to approach me - I pledge to listen and respond to all queries, suggestions, comments or complaints made by students
- Participate actively at every opportunity to provide a platform for Imperial students to have their opinions heard on relevant issues by those who have the resources to implement improvements
Through this I hope to help build an atmosphere where we can all live, work and relax together
Welfare Campaigns Officer
Hi I?m Tim Barrett, a Chemistry student running to be your Welfare Campaigns Officer.
So why am I running? I could give you lots of great soundbites but if I?m honest it was because I was annoyed with the wasted potential of our Union.
For example I believe our Union should be at the forefront of helping students with housing- not just after things have gone wrong. We should have a week focused on housing, making the landlords come to us- not us to them and giving advice- especially guidance on contracts before we sign our souls away.
We need to bring campaigns to you, not expecting you to come to us- I would create ?Campaign Champions? who would be the active leaders of campaigns within their halls and departments.
That?s the basics, please email me: [email protected] if you want to know more about my ideas (or to express yours!).
Life at university is quite an experience for the uninitiated - it?s a fantastically frightening and fascinating time. Unfortunately it?s also a period that?s riddled with challenges and obstacles; so it?s essential to have a welfare system that makes students lives as easy as possible.
Below are just some things that I aim to achieve:
· Financial support for international students and co-ordinate welfare with international societies
· A campus video for incoming students to aid the transition into Imperial - making integration into university life easier and less of a shock
· Increase mental health and bike crime awareness
I?m actively involved in many societies, have attended the NUS regional conference and have been Publicity Officer for PakSoc. I?m very enthusiastic and wish to take on a more active role. I believe that I have the skills necessary to engage people, get word out and get the job done.
For a long time ICU RAG has been run be a small committee with relatively little participation from ICU students. This has to change if RAG and the traditions associated with it are to survive at IC. If elected for the year I will make changes and put ICU RAG back into the minds of students.
- Work with faculty union presidents (RSM / RCSU / CGCU) to run events among and across their student basses.
- Engage re-apps in halls to encourage fresher participation.
- Keep the RAG office open at least one lunch as a resource for students.
- Communicate with other charity groups at Imperial about relevant issue of fundraising at IC.
- Build up ties with other London RAG committees to initiate joint events..
Get involved. Vote Jon!
RON (Re-open Nominations) is standing for all positions
RON If you think that lot are rubbish, vote for me, RON!