Sam Fearnley reports on the latest in UCLU’s spring elections
Candidate nominations for the UCLU spring elections closed at 10am today. Students that are registered members of the College’s Union were eligible to self-nominate on the UCLU website from the 18th of January 2016.
Those candidates who are standing will now prepare to organise campaigns and publicise themselves and their manifestos to UCL students.
A ‘Candidates in the Quad’ event, organised by current union staff, will likely take place. This will allow students to ask the candidates questions.
Online voting for candidates will commence on the 25th of February, giving candidates at least two weeks to tout their campaigns. Last year’s voting was marred with controversy after several students deemed a certain candidate’s tactics undemocratic.
A myriad of positions have been open, including all seven full-time sabbatical officers, and numerous other part-time positions, including the LGBT+ Officer, the Disabled Students’ Officer, the Union Chair, and the Halls Accommodation Representative. UCLU has been actively marketing the sabbatical positions across campus, notably lauding the roles as the ‘grad job like no other’.
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