Dorothy Chirwa has been voted as the new NUSU president
The current officers announced the results via video
Dorothy Chirwa has been voted the newest President of Newcastle’s Students’ Union!
NUSU released a video to announce the results of this year’s elections, in lieu of the regular event the union put on.
Chirwa beat out two other candidates, taking over as NUSU President from Katie Smyth.
Dorothy told The Newcastle Tab: “I just want to say thank you to everyone who voted for me. It feels very weird at the moment but I can’t wait to start. Hopefully, we won’t be living in such a weird and unprecedented time.”
The rest of the full-time sabbatical officers for 2020/21 are:
Activities Officer – Hannah Finney
Athletic Union Officer – Benthe Tanghe
Education Officer – Sian Dickie
Editor of the Courier – Ella Williams
Postgraduate Officer – Charlotte Boulton
Welfare & Equality Officer – Nadia Ahmed
The new part-time officers are:
BAME Officer – Sohum Pandya
Disability Officer – Kate Bennetto
LGBT+ Officer – Ben Marshall
Chair of Council – Christopher Winter
Chair of Scrutiny – Jamie Hampton
Commuting Students’ Officer – Kieran Peel
Marginalised Genders Officer – Jennifer Mills
International Students’ Officer – Ali & Hussnain
Students with Faith or Belief Officer – William Hayes
Student Parents, Carers or Guardians Officer – Harriet Stanway-Gordon
3072 students voted in this election, meaning NUSU raised £1536 for their three chosen charities.
Congratulations to all who won! We’re looking forward to seeing how this new set of representatives will improve our university in the coming year.