As a first year at Falmouth University, I was fairly unaware of the presidential team and their roles until they took part in a conference as an exercise for us first year journalists. Since then, I have been following their work closely and have seen the positive changes Isis, Chaz, Frankie and Oli have made in the short time they have been in their positions.
After reading the manifestos from the candidates for the 2014/15 presidential roles I knew I wanted to get involved because, after all, this is my learning institute for the next three years. I also attended the candidate speeches in The Stannary last Monday (24th February) which saw the opening of the online voting.
Being a Falmouth student, I could only vote for Falmouth President, VP Participation and VP Welfare; I had already decided who I was going to vote for once I had read their individual manifestos and the election speeches confirmed my decisions.
I followed the FXU Twitter account throughout the week while voting was open and encouraged peers on my course to vote, stressing the importance of voting, as these four people are going to be our voices. I also tweeted with the voting link to remind people to vote. I found out the results of the new presidential team on Twitter late on Friday night and was very pleased with the outcome.
Ellie Scouller (Falmouth), Rhun Davies (Exeter), Cat Thornhill (Welfare) and Roger Auster (Participation).
Congratulations to all the candidates and new Presidents starting in September. I throughly enjoyed following and participating in the election process – and what amazing figures in comparison to last year! Here’s to even more votes next year.