Marjon Student Union (MSU) has you, the student, at its heart. Offering support, guidance and advice, MSU hosts societies, sports clubs and regular events to enrich students’ experience both academically and socially. True to its ethos, the MSU is run by people elected by the students.
Elections take place every year in March and all students are invited to put themselves forwards. The team comprises permanent members of staff and part-time volunteers. MSU exists to make sure your university experience is as rewarding and positive as possible. Although obviously linked to the main University, the MSU is an independent charity and remains impartial when it comes to academic issues and more personal matters.
Our first round of elections have now ended and we are pleased to announce the election of our President and Deputy President for the academic year of 2021/2022.
Nominations for the unfilled positions will reopen after the Easter break on the 21st of April at 12pm until Friday the 12th of May at 12 noon, after which another round of elections will take place if more than one person goes for a position.
Lauren Edwards was duly re-elected President of Marjon Students' Union. Lauren will continue in her role through to July of 2022.
Will Mintram was duly elected Deputy President of Marjon Students' Union. There will be a dedicated hand-over period in June for Will to ensure he has everything he needs to start his role in the best possible way alongside Lauren.
We want to say a massive congratulations to both our elected officers and everyone who came forward for our elections this year, it may have been different than usual but it was incredibly successful
A total of 437 votes were cast during our elections this year and both candidates met the minimum threshold of votes in the first round and so were duly elected without a need to progress to further into another round of voting through our voting system.
During elections week, we have also elected many of our part-time voluntary officer roles who each have their own area of focus within the Students' Union. Of the candidates who came forward for these positions, all stood unapposed and so were duly elected on Friday 26th of March alongside our sabbatical officers.
Georgia Large has been elected as the Media Officer for 2021/2022 following on from Amana Green
Isabel Astill has been elected as Women's Officer for 2021/2022 following on from Lizzy Miller
Red Lindup has been elected as Diversity Officer for 2021/2022 following on from Scarlet Potter
Mature students’ Officer
Gerri Gillies has been elected as Mature Students' Officer for 2021/2022 following on from Jayne Frost
Alice Boulton has been elected as Sports Officer for 2021/2022 following on from Luis Costa
Three of our part-time voluntary roles were left unfilled during our nominations process and so we will be re-opening nominations after the Easter break for any student to come forward for them. These roles are: International Students' Officer, Campaigns Officer and Entertainments Officer.
If you would like to know more about any of these roles, the job description for each can be found below or you can contact Mick Davies (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Joe Lynch (email@example.com) to have a chat or are interested in running for any of them.