Confirmed: here are the new SU officers that YOU elected
Democracy. Get it in my veins.
After a week of posters, pisstakes and incessant pestering, the Bristol SU elections have come to an end.
And, in a lavish ceremony at the Balloon Bar tonight, the successful candidates have been announced.
So, who are the new elected officers, duty bound to make 2019-20 the best year yet? We give you the low -down.
Union Affairs – Julio Mkok
Final year Law student Julio is promising free washing for all students in University accommodation. In his victory speech he said: "Congratulations to the other candidates who gave me a real run for my money. Thank you. I look forward to working with everyone next year. I'm very honoured
Equality, Liberation and Access – Jason Palmer
Following his final year of Politics and International Relations, Jason hopes to overhaul the University sexual violence policy. Speaking after winning he said: "We are looking at diversifying councillor backgrounds, reducing clashes with religious holidays – ultimately diversity is the lifeblood of this university so thank you to everyone who trusted me with that."
Undergraduate Education – Hillary Gyebi-Ababio
Hillary studies Social Policy and swept to power with promises of a shiny new UoB app. She said tonight: "Oh my gosh. I don't wanna cry. I'm truly honoured. Genuinely, from the bottom of my heart, I cannot wait. We're gonna change this place up."
Postgraduate Education – Chris Brasnett
Chris is working towards a PhD in Physics and is aiming to revamp post-grad wellbeing. He said tonight: "Thank you to everyone who voted for me. I first arrived here in 2012 and I want to be a post-grad officer who makes sure the University delivers for all students."
Sport and Student Development – Amy Brook
Third year Geographer Amy is pledging to widen participation in sport for all students. On winning the vote, she said: "Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me. I'm looking forward to carrying on some of the great work being done by the SU on sport. I can't wait to get started!"
Student Living – George Bemrose
After three years of Physics, George is looking to increase the number of Student Wellbeing Advisors from the SLO role. Basking in the glow of victory, he said: "Thanks to everyone who voted. Amazing. I really can't wait to get started working with everyone in the student body next year."
International Students – Julius
Julius is the first incumbent of the new International Student Officer role. He said: "I'd like to express my gratitude. Even though I was running for the International Students Officer, we are all students and that unites us. I look forward to working with my colleagues to make the University of Bristol a truly multinational institution".
So there you have it folks. Congrats to everyone who ran. Now roll on September.