WGSU Bye Elections 2018 Results
Mae’r canlyniadau i fewn! Llongyfarchiadau i’ch swyddogion Cyngor Myfyrwyr sydd newydd eu hethol ar gyfer 2018/19 ac hefyd eich Cynrychiolwyr Cynhadledd UCM
The results are in!! Congratulations to your newly elected Student Council officers for 2018/19 and your NUS Conference Delegates.
Swyddog Myfyrwyr Aeddfed
Mature Student’s Officer
Swyddog Regent St
Regent St Officer
Cynrychiolwyr Cynhadledd UCMC
NUS Wales Conference Delegates
Kieran Irwin, Aoife Dunne, Molly Jenkins
Cynrhychiolwyr Cynhadledd UCM y DU
NUS UK Conference Delegate
MEET THE CANDIDATES
Voting opens Monday 15th October 2018 9am
Voting closes Tuesday 16th October 2018 5pm
Results are announced at 5:30pm in the Lazy Lion Bar on Tuesday 16th October 2018
NUS Wales Conference Delegate
Hi, my name is Molly Jenkins and I am running to be your NUS Wales Conference Delegate. I am currently in my third year of the Equine Science & Welfare Management course. I am passionate that every student has the right to access higher education. We need an NUS that is able to influence senior leaders into taking us seriously. If elected, I will ensure that I vote for policy that will benefit the students of Glyndwr. I want to make sure Welsh issues are taken seriously at a national level and we get every opportunity other UK students are given. Vote for me and I will ensure that the elected officers that I vote for put all students at the heart of their work.
Hi! My name is Aoife Dunne. I am a 3rd year forensic science student and current International Students Officer! I am running to be NUS Wales conference delegate because i want to be able to represent Glyndwr students at the NUS Wales conference and in the vote for the new NUS Wales president, vice president and the future NUS policies that will affect students in Wales.
My name is Kieran Irwin and I am currently the Vice President for Wrexham Glyndwr Students’ Union. After three months into my role I have been able to engage with both NUS UK and NUS Wales on several occasions. This has involved attending the NUS National Conference, NUS Wales Tarwyn, NUS Lead and Change and Governance Training to name a few. This has enabled me to already gain an insight into how we as students input into the NUS. The opportunity has allowed me to network with other students’ unions and receive the thoughts of other elected sabbatical officers in regards to how the NUS represents students. Taking this information away and aligning it with my own current opinion, I am confident that NUS Wales is striving to ensure that students are being inclusively represented.
If elected I will use my position to encourage that NUS Wales proceed in this positive manner and build even further upon the values and expectations of students. Current campaigns and values being ran by NUS Wales include student transport, period poverty, mental health, promoting diversity and treating people with respect. These campaigns to name a few, certainly echo the thoughts of our student’s at WGU. After speaking with both new and returning students over the last few weeks I have been able to gain some ideas in moving forward. Currently I am working on projects with students that involve mental health, the LGBT+ community, sustainability and the continuation of period poverty.
When elected as Vice President one of my goals was to encourage sport participation and boost player development. After only a few weeks into this I was able to ensure our sports teams are covered weekly in the local press and implemented voluntary roles within the teams. So far this campaign is moving forward in an effective manner with student photographers, journalists, assistant coaches, analysts and future student physio’s all set to be involved with WGU sport’s teams. I hope that this quick and swift movement highlights my commitment in getting things moving off the ground and put into action. The current mental health campaign will focus on a range of areas and kick starts on Wed 10th Oct with members of our societies and Sports teams holding stalls and talks in our new lazy lion bar.
As your elected Vice President, I am also a governor of the university and sit on both the board of governors and academic board meetings. This means that I am already in a key position to make change and vote on key aspects within WGU. If elected, I am able to bring forward any motions or campaigns from NUS Wales to the board and potentially gain their backing to make sure that the student’s voice is being heard and acted upon. Finally, as previously mentioned my office is always open and I will strive to ensure that WGU students are represented to a high level with the support of Wrexham Glyndwr Students Union.
NUS UK Conference Delegate
Hi! My name is Aoife Dunne. I am a 3rd year forensic science student and current International Students Officer! I am running to be a NUS UK Conference delegate because I want to be able to represent Glyndwr students at the NUS UK conference and in the vote for the new NUS UK president, vice presidents and the future NUS policies that will affect students in the UK.
Hi, my name is Molly Jenkins and I am running to be your NUS Wales/UK Conference Delegate. I am currently in my third year of the Equine Science & Welfare Management course. I am passionate that everyone has the right to access higher education. We need an NUS that is able to influence senior leaders into taking us seriously. If elected, I will ensure that I vote for policy that will benefit the students of Glyndwr. I want to make sure Welsh issues are taken seriously at a national level and we get every opportunity other UK students are given. Vote for me and I will ensure that the elected officers that I vote for put all students at the heart of their work.
Mature Students Officer
Hi, I am a second year Social Work student. You can certainly tell from the picture that I am classed as mature!
So, why do I want to stand for this role? I have asked myself the same question. When will I find time to fit in with my family, my uni work and working part time? The answer in short is that I want to give something back in appreciation of the opportunity I have been given being a student at Glyndwr.
I spent my career working within the social security system, so, even though I have a number of neuro diversities (including autism and ADHD) I am comfortable dealing with people's issues. I have, on occasion been asked to advocate for other people.
I am not infallible and I am a total geek however, if elected I will do the best job that I possibly can. Thank you for taking the time to read my manifesto.
Regent St Officer
Hello. My name is Charley Wiles and I am a 4th year student here at Wrexham Glyndwr Univeristy. I am currently studying Graphic Design and Mulitimedia at the School of Creative arts based at the Regent Street Campus.
I have been Regenet Street Officer for 2 years now and over those years, I ahve been working along side the Student Union to enhance Student Priorities in Regent Street and get them across to the main campus. This has been a long yet progressing challenge, but the results will be worth the wait.
I'm running for the role of Regent Street Officer again because I want to push the development of Student Priorities as well as the communication between both campuses. I also would like to improve on the communication between staff and students within the campus itself this year. Lastly, I would like to work alongside the students studying at Regent Street to create a more creative working and social envirmoment that everyone can enjoy to the fullest.
I really enjoyed being Regent Street Officer. It has introduced me to so many wonderful and talented people who become life long friends that I will forever treasure, as well as gained me more confidence in communicating any problems across to the Student Union without any fears of doubt and has made me much better at working as a team member. Overall I feel that all the hard work we have put in as a team has paid off in a great deal, even though there is still a long way to go.
So, I really would appreciate carrying this role of Regent Street Officer on for the third year. This will allow me bring the best opportunities to all the students and staff at Regent Street, as well as build my communication and team building skills.
P.S.... If you have any questions to ask me, you can find me at main campus working at Main Reception or down in Regent Street campus in room 42. Thank You xx
I am studding Renewable and Sustainable Engineering, as I am concern about wellbeing of planet. I believe that my passion and knowledge can make positive impact on environment and can be greatly magnify by cooperation with others. Been Officer would be great opportunity to represent Union in all maters than can make University eco-friendly.
I have been introduced to aspects of this position by Maryam few months ago, I have been attending related meetings with University Sustainability Action Groupe and even worked outside Uni cooperating with Wrexham Plastic Free team.
Hayden Emmett - Bird
Hi, my name is Hayden Emmett-Bird. I am a 2nd year TV Production Student and I am running for the position of Welfare Officer.
I am running for this position to ensure that student welfare and mental health is kept at the forefront of conversation within both student council as well as the wider university.
No student should be suffering while at university whether it be a personal issue or as a result of a policy within the university.
I believe that welfare is one of the most important issues in university today and should always be kept on the minds of this representing students, and I hope I can be that representative.
Mature Students’ Officer
Equal Opportunities Campaigns Officer
Welfare Campaigns Officer
Sustainability Campaigns Officer
Regent St Officer
Northop Campus Officer
NUS Wales Conference Delegate x3
NUS UK Conference Delegate x 1
NUS UK & Wales Conference
NUS Delegates represent our SU at a national level. This is an amazing opportunity to influence the national student movement by voting on motions at national conferences as well as electing NUS Officers who work full time, campaigning on the issues that you’ll vote on at conference. Elected delegates will recieve free transport and accomodation and will be supported throughout the conferences by the WGSU President. If you are running for a delegate position, please ensure that you are available on the following dates:
NUS National Conference - 9th April - 11th April 2019, SECC Glasgow, Scotland.
NUS Wales Conference - 26th -27th March 2019, Principality Stadium, Cardiff.