At the close of nominations, for the Flinders University Student Association (FUSA) Election of Student Council and the Empire Times Editorial Team for a term of office from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015 and for positions for National Union of Students Delegates to hold office from the 11th of October 2014 up until the beginning of the Annual FUSA Elections in 2015, the following candidates were elected unopposed:
POST-GRADUATE STUDENTS OFFICER
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OFFICER
EMPIRE TIMES EDITORIAL TEAM
Jess Nicole, Jade Kelly and A (Jennifer) Matters
Congratulations to them all.
For the remaining positions, which include the following:
- Student President
- General Secretary
- Education Officer
- Welfare Officer
- Indigenous Students Officer
- Women's Officer
- Environment Officer
- Accessibility Officer
- Social Activities Officer
- Ordinary Council Members (six positions)
NATIONAL UNION OF STUDENTS
- Conference Delegates (six positions)
more nominations were received than there are positions and therefore a ballot will now be held.
The ballot will be conducted electronically on the University’s website, commencing at 10:00am (Australian Daylight Saving Time) on the 7th of October 2014 and closing at 3:00pm (Australian Daylight Saving Time) on the 10th of October 2013.
The election web page contains an electronic ballot form and the candidate statements provided by each of the candidates. To visit election page and vote please click the link here (candidate statements are available from this page). To view a PDF of Candidate Statements with photos of the candidates and to read clear instructions on the voting process, please link here.
We are strongly encouraging all students from across the University to take the time to vote in the 2015 FUSA Elections. The Student Council plays a crucial role in making student life a vibrant, exciting and safe experience. The Student Council has some significant funds and resources at its disposal (part of your student fee!) and we are very keen that as many students take part in this important act of democracy.
A vibrant and strong Student Council needs your vote and support!
Student Presidential Debate
A ‘Student Presidential Debate’ will be held between the two candidates who have nominated for Student President on The Plaza (Scholars Bar if the weather is inclement) on Tuesday the 7th of October 12:30pm – 1:30pm. This will be a chance for you to hear directly from the candidates and there will be time for questions from the audience. This is a great chance to talk with other candidates running for other positions so please come along!
There will be free haircuts, free BBQ, free pizza, free massages and live music !
Assistance with Voting
If you are unsure of how to vote or finding it difficult to navigate the voting page or need any other kind of assistance in casting your vote, please visit the FUSA Hub (Open from 9:00am-5:00pm) and the friendly staff there can take you through the process step by step. Alternatively, you can call us on (08) 8201 2371 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Rob Manwaring