Nominations open for 2020 De Montfort Students’ Union elections

By Samuel Gill

The nominations are now open for the yearly De Montfort Studens’ Union elections with students urged to get involved.

Twelve roles are set to be decided in the coming months for the 2020-2021 academic year.

There will be five new full-time Executive Officer roles and seven part-time Liberation Representative roles to run for with them ranging from Mature Students’ Officer to Student Opportunities and Engagement executive.

DSU Governance Co-Ordinator Mu-Hamid Pathan spoke in the run up to the election and urged students whether they are running for a position or voting to maximise their democratic right.

“It’s really important that students get involved in the election process to help elect who they want to represent them for the year.

“When you’re a student you come across many issues which you or your peers face and you don’t know how to address them or how to get your message across. This is the perfect way for you to get involved.”

DSU Student Voice Manager, Molly Knight spoke also about the effect of holding one of these positions not only as a student but also professionally.

“I think it’s a key time to change your student experience so if there’s something that you feel passionate about this is your direct democracy time to really shape your student experience.

“It’s an amazing experience, you get to develop your professional skillset while you’re here, there’s lots of opportunities.”

Nominations will take place through the DSU website and will close on Friday, February 14, at 11:59pm. Voting will then take place at booths across De Montfort University during the voting period.

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