Student Elections 2018

Meet this year’s Student Elections candidates

Each year students elect five Sabbatical Officers to work for the Union and represent the views of the student body.

Candidates have been announced, running for the positions of President, VP Activities, VP Education and Democracy, VP Sports and VP Welfare and Community.

Voting opens from 10am 26th February and the candidates' manifestos will be available from 16th February.

Learn more about the elections

1. President 

The President is elected to lead the Sabbatical Team and assume ultimate responsibility for the work of the Union and in creating a positive impact for all Portsmouth students.

Ed Joseph

Violet Karapaseva

Reuben Lea-Carnell

Farhan Ali Mir

Chris Ball

Immanuel Busam-Adah

Anita Butler

Rochelle Coghiel

No Suitable Candidate

When you come to cast your vote, you will see “No Suitable Candidate” (NSC) featured within the choices. If you do not wish to vote for some or any of the candidates in a particular election, you may vote NSC instead. If NSC is the most popular candidate in an election, the nomination for the position will re-open and the elections process will start over. 

2. VP Activities 

The role of VP Activities is to support Union Societies, RAG and Student Media, and to encourage other students to get involved, signup and to start new groups. They also help student-led groups to develop key skills, run events and achieve national recognition.

Moises Frias

No Suitable Candidate

When you come to cast your vote, you will see “No Suitable Candidate” (NSC) featured within the choices. If you do not wish to vote for some or any of the candidates in a particular election, you may vote NSC instead. If NSC is the most popular candidate in an election, the nomination for the position will re-open and the elections process will start over. 

3. VP Education and Democracy 

The role of VP Education and Democracy is to represent the academic needs of all students at high-level University meetings. They help to ensure the Union and Sabbatical Officers are democratic and student-led in their decisions.

Omar Mahmood Lagares

Louie Pattenden

George Pykov

John Anderson

Tichaona Farirayi

No Suitable Candidate

When you come to cast your vote, you will see “No Suitable Candidate” (NSC) featured within the choices. If you do not wish to vote for some or any of the candidates in a particular election, you may vote NSC instead. If NSC is the most popular candidate in an election, the nomination for the position will re-open and the elections process will start over. 

4. VP Sports

The role of VP Sports is to support the development of sports clubs and recreational activities at the Union and encourages student engagement. They represent the student voice on sporting issues both locally and nationally.

George Hibberd

Stevie-Marie Jones

Helder Araujo

Steph Barker

Charlotte ‘Bean’ Beaney

Mychaell Da Silva

No Suitable Candidate

When you come to cast your vote, you will see “No Suitable Candidate” (NSC) featured within the choices. If you do not wish to vote for some or any of the candidates in a particular election, you may vote NSC instead. If NSC is the most popular candidate in an election, the nomination for the position will re-open and the elections process will start over. 

5. VP Welfare and Community 

The role of VP Welfare & Community is to support student welfare by raising awareness of support services whilst working with the University on issues affecting student wellbeing. They also support volunteering projects whilst helping to build relationships between students and the local community.

Rebecca Jarrett

Sophie Kecsmar

Amy Bowles

Sophie Butler

Anca Dunavete

No Suitable Candidate

When you come to cast your vote, you will see “No Suitable Candidate” (NSC) featured within the choices. If you do not wish to vote for some or any of the candidates in a particular election, you may vote NSC instead. If NSC is the most popular candidate in an election, the nomination for the position will re-open and the elections process will start over. 

Candidate manifesto's will be available from www.upsu.net/elections on Friday the 16th of February.

Voting is due to open at 10am on Monday the 26th of February and closes at 6pm on Thursday the 1st of March



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