Since the last update, a number of candidates have announced their campaigns. Here’s some background information about some of them candidates (more candidate information to follow).
Lucy Gault has announced she is running for Education Officer. Lucy has been involved within her school for her duration at QUB. She has been a Peer Mentor for two years, and she is the first school rep for the newly merged School of Arts, English and Language, in which she has organising a number of events including a referencing workshop and an Alternative Careers Fair. She was also a prominent activist for a ‘Yes’ vote during the recent Student and Staff Alliance Referendum, and helped to organise the musical theatre performance that took place in the PFC and MBC.
Lili has been involved in societies throughout her time at QUB. She has been involved with: the Literifric Society (the debating society at QUB), serving on the committee for two years; the QUB Players Society, acting in One Man, Two Governors; RAG, serving on the committee for three years (helping to organise the famous pub crawls); the Quiz Society; the English Society; and the Anthropology Society. Outside of University, she is involved with Child Reach International, and is currently fundraising for a climb up Kilimanjaro. The fundraising includes a 5K run and an abseil down the Europa Hotel.
Running for Student Activities Officer. More to follow.
Rachel is running for Equality & Diversity Officer. She is a postgraduate student in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, with a research focus on equality and discrimination law, queer theory and the intersectional impact of populism in the US on women’s rights movements. She sits on the SU Council, and works at Volunteer SU. She has been a delegate at a number of student conferences, and campaigned for a ‘yes’ vote in the recent Take Back Queens referendum. She was on a team that created a policy paper to promote greater representation for women, young people and ethnic minorities in politics. She was also a producer on the Northern Ireland Assembly initiative with Cinemagic named ‘Reel Politics’, which made a movie for International Women’s Day outlining the shortage of women in STEM subjects and industries. She is a volunteer for TZ Rising and the current social media manager. This is a charity based in Queen’s Students’ Union Hatch that creates sustainable funding and sends scholarships to girls in Tanzania to go to school, as only 7% of girls in Tanzania attend secondary school.
Running for Welfare Officer. More to follow.
Running for Education Officer. More to Follow