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Union Elections 2021 announced

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The Students’ Union has announced the commencement of the 2021 election for paid and voluntary positions.

The annual elections are to select four Sabbatical Officers for paid, full-time positions. They will represent the students’ voices, along with working together and independently on campaigns and projects.

The four roles students can run for are: Union President, Sports President, Vice President Education and Vice President Communities.

The current VP Education Lexi Ehresmann reflects on the role: “This year has seen a lot of change, and as a student officer I got to see a lot of how that plays out, and it really showed how important it is to have students within that process of change.”

As well as the paid jobs, students also elect a team of 12 Executive Officers – part-time volunteers working on projects and campaigns.

Within the 12 positions of Executives are four Equalities Officers. They are chosen separately from the other roles, during the spring Equalities Zone.

The Union states every current student no matter their year of study or country of origin can run for election. Moreover, they encourage students from minority groups to run, in order to represent the diverse student population.

VP Education also motivates others to run for the elections: “We need to be partners in our learning, and there’s no better way to do that than to be a student officer! I definitely encourage anyone who is driven and passionate about improving the student experience to run in the upcoming Students Union elections!”

The nominations open on Monday, February 8 at 09:00AM and close on Friday, February 19 2021 at noon.

The voting opens on Monday, March 8 at 09:00AM. and closes on Tuesday, March 9 at 18:15PM. The results will be published the following day.

More information is available on the Students’ Union’s website.

Featured image credit: The University of Stirling Students’ Union

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