The campaign has ended, the results are in. Meet your Bristol SU Officer team for 2021.
First year student Muazam Tahir was one of seven SU Officers to be elected tonight after a week of digital campaigning that saw a record number of votes cast.
17 Chairs of Networks, two student Trustees and representatives for each Faculty and course were also elected.
Full Results (click on the arrows to see your new Officers, Network Chairs and Faculty Reps. Best viewed on desktop):
Full-Time Officer Team
|Equality, Liberation and Access Officer||Leah Martindale|
|Student Living Officer||Ruth Day|
|Union Affairs Officer||Ifrah Farooq|
|Undergraduate Education Officer||Seb Key|
|Postgraduate Education Officer||Lu Macey|
|International Student Officer||Muazam Tahir|
|Sport and Student Development Officer||Obafemi Alabi|
|Chair of BME Network||Zara Shamayal|
|Chair of Black Students’ Network||Ijeoma Egbarin|
|Chair of Care Leavers and Estranged Students||Aura Townsend|
|Chair of Disabled Students Network||Helena Thornton|
|Chair of International Students’ Network||Siddharth Sreekanth (Sid)|
|Chair of LGBT+ Network||Joe Fearon|
|Chair of Mature Students, Parents & Carers Network||Jessica Gould|
|Chair of Multifaith Network||Sumaya Hussein|
|Chair of Societies Network||Kristen Pham|
|Chair of Sport Network||Tiegan Ball|
|Chair of Student Council||Chandler Jeon|
|Chair of Sustainability Network||Carlos Shanka Boissy Diaz|
|Chair of Trans Network||Marten Payne|
|Chair of Volunteering and Fundraising Network||Tala Youhana|
|Chair of Wellbeing Network||Ellie Spenceley|
|Chair of Widening Participation Network||Sai Ashraf|
|Chair of Women's Network||Leen Ayesh|
|Faculty of Arts - PGR Rep||Gina Walter|
|Faculty of Arts - Undergraduate Rep||Guneesha Chowdhry|
|Faculty of Engineering - PGR Rep||Duc H. Nguyen|
|Faculty of Engineering - Undergraduate Rep||Rowan H|
|Faculty of Health Sciences - PGR Rep||Daisy Gaunt|
|Faculty of Health Sciences - Undergraduate Rep||Lucy Willis|
|Faculty of Life Sciences - PGR Rep||Darrian Paul|
|Faculty of Life Sciences - Undergraduate Rep||Darya Klymenko|
|Faculty of Science - PGR Rep||TBC|
|Faculty of Science - Undergraduate Rep||Shiv Gupta|
|Faculty of Social Sciences and Law - PGR Rep||Liam Davis|
|Faculty of Social Sciences & Law - Undergraduate Rep||Cody Lai|
Obafemi Alabi successfully fought off three challengers in one of the most competitive races of the election, and has now been confirmed as the new Sport and Student Development Officer.
Ifrah Farooq, the outgoing Chair of Student Council, likewise ran and won in a hard-fought race for the position of Union Affairs.
Incumbent Student Living Officer Ruth Day was re-elected to the role. They were the only candidate in the running after their original opponent dropped out of the race.
Leah Martindale, the only other incumbent to run (as outgoing Postgraduate Officer), successfully ran for Equality, Liberation and Access Officer.
The other elected Officers were Lu Macey for Postgraduate Education and Seb Key for Undergraduate Education.
Upon receiving the result during Bristol SU’s announcement on Instagram Live, Seb said: ‘I’m absolutely ecstatic. Earlier, I just about started crying. I’m so excited about what we’re going to do. We’re going to do some great things next year.’
On receiving his award Muazam said: ‘I want to send a message out to first years that creativity has no age, so stand up for anything possible and make good out of them... It’s a big deal for me and I’ll make sure it's a big deal for you too.’
The new Sports and Student Development Officer, Obafemi Alabi, said: ‘I just want to say I’m here to represent the unrepresented. Thanks to everyone who voted.’
Ifrah Farooq, meanwhile, closed the announcements by singing: ‘I was student Council Chair, now I’m Union Affairs,’ in reference to her SU election campaign video, which has so far reached 125,000 views on TikTok.
‘Thanks to everyone so much for voting and I’m so excited,’ she added.
This was the SU’s first completely-online elections campaign, after last year’s election escaped the first lockdown by a matter of weeks.
Turnout was at 23.5% and a reported total of 58,838 votes were cast.
A full vote breakdown will be released on Monday.
Featured Image: Siavash Minoukadeh / Patrick Sullivan
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