Posted on behalf of Patrick Stillman, Kent Union VP Postgraduate Experience
I’m sure you’ve all heard by now, its election season at KU, and this Thursday you have a chance to shape your student leadership team for next year! The VP Postgrad position was introduced in 2019, and in the last two years it has been essential in ensuring that the voices of PGTs and PGRs are heard within the Union, in terms of events and campaigns we run, and that PGs have a seat at the table at all levels of University governance as well.
With the challenges that this year has thrown up, it’s more important than ever that PGs show up to vote in these elections, as your votes help give the officers the backing they need to make change and ensure your voices continue to be heard.
Every candidate is determined to improve the PG experience, when asked for their main reason for standing, here’s what they said:
“Hi, my name is Laura and I’m running to be your VP Postgrad Experience Officer because your voices need to be heard.
I’m the person who has the passion and drive to make sure that you are not forgotten about.”
“Hi, I am Atchana and I am running as your next VP Postgraduate Experience in this year’s election. I am aiming to break the stigmas around PG students and make sure these students are full incorporated into student life! Whether it is Canterbury, Medway or one of our European location, PG students should get the attention we need!”
“Hey, I’m Tobi-Temple and I’m running for your next VP Postgraduate Experience. I desire to create better engagement between postgraduates (including international students and part-time students) and the SU. Great steps have already been taken by previous officers and I want to take things to the next level!”
“Hi, my name is Nelly and I’m running to be your next VP Postgrad Experience because I’m really passionate about making a difference to the student experience, be these tiny but annoying issues or wider national campaigns.”
All voting will be online on the KU website on Thursday 11th March, and you can find out more about all of the candidates standing in the leadership elections here.