The election results for the new part-time officers of the University of Sussex Students’ Union came out on Thursday 19 May.
Voting was conducted online, at Falmer House and the library, with the alternative vote system to rank preferences of candidates.
Positions available included Community Engagement Officer, Ethical and Environmental Officer and Media Development Officer. The Community Engagement Officer and Media Development Officer positions each had three candidates standing for the position, while the Ethical and Environmental Officer position had one candidate.
The results were announced on the 19 May. Tom Bucher is the new Community Engagement Officer.
He received 212 votes from a valid ballot of 440, winning after second preference votes were redistributed after the first round did not reach quota initially.
Tom is currently a second year English Literature undergraduate, who offered in his manifesto to increase opportunities with promotion of greater connections to local services and community, integrating of students with cultural events and greater support for students financially and socially.
The new Ethical and Environmental Officer is Bobby Treweek, currently a second year Law, Politics and Sociology undergraduate.
Bobby stood alone for the position receiving 281 votes from the counted ballot of 338.
In his manifesto Bobby highlighted various ideas to campaign and raise awareness on relevant environmental and important ethical issues plus to improve the campus’ environmental features.
He also has experience actively at the university in the Union Council and some societies and committees.
The position of Media Development Officer has been won by Alex Anpilogov. In the vote Alex got 164 votes out of 376 counted votes, and reached quota following two redistributions of second preference votes.
Alex used the slogan “dedication, quality, reliability” and his manifesto offered to improve and actively promote student media.
Alex is also the founder of UniTV, the University of Sussex’s television station.
Part time officers hold unpaid elected positions in the Students’ Union at University of Sussex, with a specific portfolio of responsibility to promote activities in their area.
They are members of some committees in the Students Union including the Union Council and Operations Committee, and can commit several hours to the student union per week alongside their regular studies.
Sol Schonfield, Communications Officer said: “The candidates ran great campaigns for all the positions, next year looks like it’s going to be really exciting.
For a full list of the results, visit: http://sussexstudent.com/democracy.