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Trinity Laban Students' Union
VP of Dance:
Keith Corprew – 22 (95.65%)
RON - 1 (4.35%)
VP of Welfare:
Emma Gerrett - 28 (93.33%)
RON – 2 (6.67%)
UG Music Officer:
Lewis Chinn - 26 (89.66%)
RON – 3 (10.34%)
PG Music Officer:
Nivanthi Karunaratne — 26 (86.67%)
RON – 4 (13.33%)
Jesse Musson – 30 (90.1%)
RON – 3 (9.09%)
As well as writing a manifesto, you’ll also need to run a campaign – in other words, interact with voters and convince them to vote for you.
Everyone has a different way of running an election campaign – some people run it by themselves, and some people run it together with their friends in a “campaign team”.
Remember, the more innovative and unique you are, the better. If you have a creative idea that’s not listed here, do use it – as long as you stick to the election rules!
|Nominations Open||Monday 3rd October – 9am|
|What is the SU and why should I care?||Wednesday 5th October – 7pm|
|What are the jobs and how do I campaign?||Tuesday 11th October – 7pm|
|Nominations Close||Monday 17th October – 10pm|
|Candidate Briefing||Tuesday 18th October – 8am|
|Campaigning Begins||Tuesday 18th October – 9am|
|Hustings||Wednesday 26th October – 7pm|
|Campaigning Stops||Saturday 29th October – 10pm|
|Polls Open||Monday 31st October – 9am|
|Polls Close||Tuesday 1st November – 9pm|
|Results Counted||Wednesday 2nd November|
|Results Declared||Wednesday 2nd November – 4pm|
Nominations are now closed!
We’re looking for individuals to come forward and run TLSU for another year. There are 15 positions to run for so that every student at TL is represented and has a voice as best as possible. The winning candidates will form part of the TLSU Executive Committee and hold their positions from August 1st to July 31st 2023.So let’s get straight into the details!
The President (not open in this election)
There’s one full time, paid position – the President. The salary for the year is around £20,000. This is a crucial role that brings all of TLSU and the team together. If you’re looking to make a difference for a year, you have some great ideas, love a party or organising stuff (or preferably both!) and want to get paid at the same time – this is the position for you.
Vice-Presidents & Officers
There are also four Vice-Presidents and ten Officers who make up the ‘Academic’ and ‘Student Experience’ teams. Of course everyone can pitch in and come up with great ideas, but it’s good to have an area to focus on that’s all yours. Those areas are as follows:
The Academic team has two Vice Presidents – of Dance and Music (Music not open in this election). You could think of yourselves as head student reps, or student course leaders. It’s the VPs job to bring together the views of all the students and try and make our education better. Because, let’s be honest, TL don’t always get it right and how can they improve without our feedback?!
Reporting to the academic VPs are the:
The Student Experience team also has two Vice Presidents – of Events (Events not open in this election) , and of Welfare. Party planning will be important for you, but so will sitting on a couch having coffee and talking about problems, signposting students-in-need to help and much more. You’ll be leading a team of officers that represent the amazing diversity of TL students.
Those positions, reporting to the Student Experience VPs are:
All officer positions are critical to the smooth operation of the SU, and perfect for someone that feels like they’re not able to commit as much time and effort as a VP role but still want to make a difference. You’ll liaise with your fellow students to get feedback on how everything is going and report back to the rest of the TLSU. Together, you’ll make a plan to run events, parties, classes and anything you can think of.
Here is a recap of all the positions up for election:
The President (not open in the extended period)
• President of TLSU (full-time & paid a salary of approx. £20,000 for the year)
• Vice President of Dance
• Vice President of Music (not open in the extended period)
• Musical Theater Officer (not open in the extended period)
• Postgraduate Dance Officer
• Postgraduate Music Officer
• Undergraduate Music Officer
• Undergraduate Dance Officer
Student Experience Team
• Vice President of Events (not open in the extended period)
• Vice President of Welfare
• Disabled Students’ Officer
• Diversity Officer
• International Officer
• LGBTQ+ Officer
• Societies Officer
Vice-Presidents and Officers are voluntary positions but are eligible for a performance-based honorarium every term. This is £350 for VPs and £100 for Officers each term.
Sound Good? Get Involved: Run for a Position
Nominations are open from Monday at 9am and you can submit an application and manifesto to run for a position on the SU. Download the Election Pack to read all about the positions in more detail. This pack has a wealth of information including how the elections work and some advise on writing a manifesto.
Once you’re ready – submit your nomination form, a headshot and a manifesto to George Lewis (TLSU Administrator) at email@example.com.
You’ve got until Monday the 9th May @ 10pm to submit everything and stand for a position in this election!
Late entries may not be accepted, and is at the discretion of the returning officer.
➡️ Want to join the SU team?
➡️ Think you can do a good job?
➡️ Like helping students?
➡️ Think of yourself as a party planner?
➡️ Want to improve TL for everyone?
➡️ Want to earn some money for a year?
➡️ Want to take advantage of SU perks like free printing, cheap drinks, merch, office space?