Student ElectionsDate Posted: 02/05/2017 | Posted In: Latest news
In a year of elections, students at QE have recently voted for a new President and Vice President of their Student Association.
This year’s election saw five candidates competing for the prestigious position of Student Association President. The candidates produced short videos to highlight their ideas, and also took part in a hustings within College. All did superbly well, proposing changes and policies to enhance the student experience. The entire student body then voted to elect their President and Vice President.
The new President of the Student Association Executive is Isobel Joyce. QE’s new President says “Running for SA President was an incredibly worthwhile experience that allowed me to learn about numerous aspects of campaigning and policy-making. Being elected SA President is an absolute honour and I’m very excited to discover what the next year will bring”
Isobel joined QE from English Martyrs in Hartlepool, and is studying Politics, Economics, History and English Literature and in the future she hopes to study Politics at university and work in that field in some capacity.
QE’s new Vice President is Tom Weston from Northfield. Tom is a Politics and Sociology student at QE, and aims to study Sociology and Social Policy at university, with the intention to enter the world of Politics.
Tom adds: “The election process was a learning experience. QE is a great college with great people and I intend to make vast improvements to college life.”
The President and Vice President of the Student Association become Governors of the College, meet regularly with the Principal and senior staff and, along with their Executive, organise social and charity fundraising events. Their leadership skills are vital in representing the views of the student body and affecting change.
Beccy Stannard, Student Services Co-ordinator, concludes:
‘Next year promises to be really exciting. Isobel and Tom seem to be passionate students who are determined to succeed. I’m very much looking forward to working with them.’