The race has begun, and everyone is competing over your vote! However, in the midst of all the excitement and campaigning, you might be thinking, "Why should I vote at all?" So, here are a few reasons why voting in the SU elections is so important.
1. The SU Officers represent your voice
The candidates you vote for will act and speak on your behalf for the entire academic year. As a result, it's important that you choose a candidate who wants to develop and change the things that matter to you.
2. Have your say in the direction of the University and the Students' Union
The elected candidates have an influence on your experience as a USW student. For example, this year, the SU Officers were heavily involved in the development of the university's no detriment approach. That's why it is important to read through the manifestos and vote for the right candidate. You can find out more information about the candidates here.
3. You are in charge of the officers
The SU officers are accountable to only you, the students. You are the boss and have democratic control, it is up to you to make sure that the officers are doing the job that you elected them to do. Everything is purely in your hands and what shift you want the university to undertake.
4. The SU Officers Work Hard to Improve the Student Experience
SU Officers have a lot of power in ensuring that you and your opinions are heard at the University and in the Union. The officer’s campaign on a variety of topics that will improve the lives of students; these issues revolve around housing, welfare, academic and extracurricular activities. You can read more about some of these campaigns here.
Taking engagement a step further, this year, the Officers had an incredible opportunity of meeting the Royals to discuss well-being provisions during lockdown!
We encourage you to vote for someone who has a good understanding of what is best for students, and how they can improve your student experience and University of South Wales. Take part and vote and have your students voice heard!
Voting will be open from the 15th - 18th March.