Posted on Wed 16 Oct 2019 at 11:40 by Christopher Carter
As you may well have gathered from the barrage of digital pollution on Facebook, voting is now open for a whole host of positions in our SU Autumn Elections - but why, I hear you ask, should you bother voting…?
Put simply, your Students' Union is one of the biggest in the country, with a large commercial arm running 6 food and drink outlets, alongside a whopping 237 societies and 65 sports clubs. There are tonnes of conversations to be had, decisions to be made and opportunities to make change.
So, why does your vote matter? Because students really do lead the SU! The people you elect will be responsible for having these conversations and making the important political decisions which affect all students. Tasked with important duties, ranging from campaign work to the acceptance of funding bids and student motions for change, it's crucial that we get the best people for the job. This is your only chance to select these teams, so make your voice heard!
We have an incredibly diverse student population at Warwick, and representation of the countless communities within this is integral to our success as a political organisation which is designed to speak and act on behalf of the collective student body. Likewise, the candidates standing for election represent different perspectives, political outlooks and views on what your Students’ Union is, or should be - so your vote will play an essential role in ensuring all students are accurately and fairly represented. Please take the time to read their manifestos online HERE and be sure to ask questions, debate their ideas and find out what their thoughts are on the issues you care about.
Our Union has already achieved a lot - from the 24-hour Library, to a lecture-free Welcome Week - but what we fight for next is up to you. Voting only takes a few clicks - just head to warwicksu.com/elections-vote to cast your vote before polling closes at 1pm this Friday!