The opportunity to bring forth improvements for you and your fellow students is here! A month-long event, the Student Association General Elections for 2017/2018 will be open for nominations on Monday, 20th February 2017.
If you think you are capable of making a positive impact for yourself and fellow students at UNMC, step up and run for the elections and be part of the team. The Student Association Executives will work to ensure that the students’ voices are heard and that their interests are taken seriously with regards to life at UNMC.
The role of the Student Leaders is to represent the student body on various issues, from welfare concerns to academic issues and much more. Multiple positions are open for the 2017-2018 election cycle.
The following 8 positions are available for you to run for:
1) SA President
2) SA Vice President
3) Activities Officer
4) Sports Officer
5) Home Students Officer
6) International Students Officer
7) Education Officer
8) Sustainability Officer
How does it work?
After the nomination process, each candidate in the Student Association general elections will need to attend a candidate briefing to have a further understanding of the rules and regulation. There will be an on-going period of campaigning for 2 weeks. The final showdown, the hustings, will be held later in which each candidate will need to deliver his/her manifesto, outlining what that candidate would aim to do and how to achieve if elected into their chosen position. Voting by the students starts after that. The result of the voting would be announced on 20th March 2017.
The SA General Election 2017/2018 timeline is as below:
Nominations: 20th Feb to 1st March 5:00 pm
Candidate Briefing: 1st March 2016 7:30 pm
Campaign Period: 2nd March – 16th March
Hustings: 10th March – 16th March
Voting Period: 17th March – 20th March 5:00 pm
Results Announcement: 20th March 7:00 pm
Whether you are interested in running for the elections or not, the annual SA General Elections are important because it is vital that you have the chance to vote for, and elect into position, the candidate that you feel most reflects your views and is committed to doing the things that would benefit you as a student the most.
Your voice matters, your vote counts.
For more information and updates, kindly visit the SA General Elections Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SAGeneralElections/
Article by: Yap Jia Ming (SA Marketing and Communication Team)