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BUCS Officer Elections

BUCS Officers are elected by the membership each academic year.  Four Student Officers are elected annually with Staff Officers elected for specific portfolios every 2 years, with the Chair of Disciplinary Committee also elected for a 2 year term.

Elections for the 2019/20 season took place on the morning of Thursday 11 July 2019 during BUCS Conference at the University of the West of England.  The results are available below.

Further information on the posts available this year and the candidates can be found below.

Please use the election results tabs on the left for information on previous elections.


Election Results 2019

 


Student Officers

There were four student officer posts open for election.

No nominations were received for Student officer roles by the original deadline of 5pm Wednesday 3 July and a by-election was ordered.  Six complete nominations were received by the deadline of 9 July and the following candidates were elected:

Name: Mia Nembhard – University of Leicester

Name: Evie Adams – University of Salford

Name: Lauren Durkan – Loughborough University

Name: Christina Demetriou – Buckinghamshire New University

Please click on the candidate name to see their election statement.

Mia Nembhard received the most votes and is therefore also appointed as Student Director and will sit on the BUCS Board. 


Staff Officers

There were 3 staff officer vacancies open for nomination this year: Chair of Competitions Group; Profile & Influence; and an Open Portfolio.

Chair of Competition Group: for this role, one complete nomination was received before the deadline of Wednesday 3 July 2019:

Name: Ross Simpson – University of Edinburgh

Proposed by: Cathy Gallagher – University of Stirling

Seconded by: Dan Tilley – University of Nottingham

As a single nomination was received for this role, the Returning Officer has declared, under rule 29, that the above candidate is automatically elected.

Signed: Dave Fletcher sig
Dave Fletcher - Returning Officer
 
No nominations were received for remaining staff officer roles of Profile and Influence, or the Open Portfolio by the original deadline. 
 
The deadline was extended to 5pm Tuesday 9 July 2019 to allow for further nominations for these roles to be filled by a by-election.
 
One complete nomination was received for the Open Portfolio role by the extended deadline of 9 July:

Name: Megan Beddoe – Royal Holloway, University of London 

Proposed by: Allie Nelkon – Royal Holloway, University of London
Seconded by: Katie Sykes – UCL

As a single nomination was received for this role, the Returning Officer has declared, under rule 29, that the above candidate is automatically elected.

Signed: Dave Fletcher sig
Dave Fletcher – Returning Officer


No nominations were received for the Profile and Influence staff officer role by the extended deadline.  Therefore, in accordance with rule 43, the role shall be filled by co-option.

 


 Voting

Voting for the elections will take place on the morning of Thursday 11 July during BUCS Conference at the University of the West of England.

The two member representatives of each BUCS member institution are entitled to vote.  The list of current member representativees can be found on the Member Admin page here.

If a member representative is unable to attend in person to vote, a proxy may be appointed.  Please use the proxy voting form (below) to advise us of this change. 

Only named representatives or listed proxies will be permitted to vote.  If appointing a proxy, please ensure the form is completed accurately and in full.

Proxy Voting Form

 

 The Election Process

For full details of the election arrangements and procedures please use the following links :

Election Regulations

Election Arrangements 2019

 


Staff Officers

Staff Officers serve as members of the BUCS Advisory Group, working in dedicated areas of the Company’s portfolio. As well as having responsibility for specific areas of the Company’s portfolio, they contribute to the wider policy and strategic direction of BUCS, and are responsible for representing the views of the professional staff across the sector on the various issues that arise.

Student Officers

Student Officers also sit on BUCS Advisory Group and provide input into the internal strategy of BUCS, with particular focus on areas relating to the student sporting experience. They act as the main point of contact for regional student chairs, lead on engagement with the Student and Sabbatical network, and subsequently represent students’ needs, concerns and aspirations to BUCS. Student Officers also have the opportunity to work within and across the areas of BUCS' business.


 

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