Goldsmiths SU falls short of candidates for upcoming elections

Goldsmiths Students’ Union has not received nominations for several high profile positions in its upcoming elections. 

Both the Students’ Union and the nominees are now preparing for elections that will be held from 8-11 March.

Students could run for 23 part-time roles or for one of the four full-time sabbatical officer positions. The majority of the sabbatical officer positions have several nominees – with three for campaigns & activities, five for education and another five for welfare & diversity.

However, there has been only one nomination for the role of SU president. Goldsmiths current education officer and acting president, Danny Nasr, is the only candidate and is campaigning to be re-elected for his second year at the Students’ Union.

Apart from Wired radio, there are also no candidates standing for part-time roles at the union’s student media outlets. This means that there are no candidates running to be editor-in-chief of either The Leopard newspaper or [smiths] magazine. Other part-time roles, such as the housing officer and volunteering officer, have also not attracted any candidates.

Earlier in the academic year, London Student reported that the college was faced with three sabbatical officer resignations – including its president Adrihani Rashidand welfare & diversity officer Bahar Mustafa. The resignations followed allegations of “bullying and harassment” and lead to the launch of an investigation by Goldsmiths Students’ Union.

A full list of the candidates and their manifestos can be found here.

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