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Elections 2019 - Your New Officers!

Friday night saw our 2019 elections come to a close, with a dramatic results night that not only announced your winning candidates but also the outcome of a referendum that will affect the Students' Union for years to come. A massive thank you to the thousands of you who voted - every vote makes us a more democratic organisation that can better represent and support Hallam students. And here's what you voted for.

Your Officers

Sheffield Hallam Students' Union is led by five students taking a year out from their studies to work full-time for you.

We had a fantastic field of candidates campaigning to be a part of next year's officer team, and some of the results were nail-bitingly close. Unfortunately, only five could win, and we're proud to announce that from 7695 individual votes cast your Officer Team for 2019-20 is:

President: Sheriff Muhammed

Education Officer: Andrew Ademola Adegbola
Activities Officer: Muhammad Faizan Sajid
Sports & Physical Activity Officer: Ellis Clark
Welfare & Community Officer: Lauren Kaye

Change is coming

We're excited to announce that the referendum, with a total of 1557 votes, not only met the threshold to be valid, but that over 90% voted YES - which means the referendum overwhelmingly passed.

This means next year will see the introduction of a Trans Students' Rep, a Student Parents and Carers' Rep, separate reps for PGT and PGR students, Officer Accountability Panels, more ways for students to influence change at the SU - and that's just the start. Find out about more of the changes below.

Your Representatives

Working with the Officer Team are elected students who work alongside their studies to represent specific student groups. We're excited to announce the following winners who will be representing you in 2019/20:

BME Students' Rep: Temi Labinjo
LGBT+ Students' Rep: Ben Roberts
Women's Rep: Jade Swift*
International Students' Rep: Theo Nwankwo
Mature Students' Rep: Kaz Gipson
SBS Faculty Rep: Jingze Liu
STA Faculty Rep: Jennifer Chisom
HWB Faculty Rep: Charlotte Ellender
Union Council Chair: Claire Storey

The following positions were not filled in this election (or have only just been created by the referendum) and so will be open for election in Autumn 2019. If you might be interested in any of these roles, register your interest now and we'll keep you updated:

Postgraduate (Taught) Rep
Postgraduate (Research) Rep
Trans Students' Rep
Student Parents and Carers' Rep
Social Science and Humanities Faculty Rep
Part-Time Students' Rep
Disabled Students' Rep

*The original winner declined the position - congratulations to Jade for winning in the revised vote count!

To read more about your winners and see their manifestos in full, click here.