Meet your Student Association President candidates

Posted: 24-04-2018 - 1,373 view(s)

This week students across the College are invited to vote for the next Student Association President.

And with six candidates in the running, this is a chance to make your vote count.

Representing the College and all of its campuses (SRC, SRC Bede Sixth Form, NETA Training and The Skills Academy), the Student Association President offers a voice for all of our students, with the opportunity to play a part in making student life the best it can be.

Voting takes place online this Thursday and Friday (April 26-27).

To help you decide we caught up with each of the candidates to find out a bit more about them and what they can do for students across the College.

Cast your vote here. Voting closes 3pm on Friday (April 27, 2018)

 

Terrence

Name: Terrence Walters
Studying: Childcare

Why have you decided to run for Student President?

“I want to be the voice for students and make positive changes to the College. I am keen to promote the #Be Kind campaign.”

What would you hope to do for the students across the colleges?

“Get smoking shelters. I want to create more clubs for students to get involved in, like reading and film clubs, and I would like to host more fundraising events for charity and also for student clubs and activities.”

How would you achieve this?

“I will go around talking to students and asking for their opinions.”

Why should people vote for you?

“Because I have experience. I have been in the Student Association this year. I am also a student ambassador.”

Why is it important to be a voice for the students?

“It is important so everyone can bring their ideas together.”

 

Liam

Name: Liam Maroney
Studying: Health and Social Care

Why have you decided to run for Student President?

“This would be a new challenge for me, I like being a leader and it would be fun interacting with students.”

What would you hope to do for the students across the colleges?

“I would like to make the colleges better and listen to what students think needs to be changed.”

How would you achieve this?

“I would speak to people about the changes and do what I can to make these happen.”

Why should people vote for you?

“I am a confident person and believe I can make a change.”

Why is it important to be a voice for the students?

“It is important that students have someone there to talk to that isn’t a teacher and I want to help with problems.”

 

Isac

Name: Isac Iordache
Studying: Multi-skills Construction

Why have you decided to run for Student President?

“I believe I will be a good president and represent the students at College well.”

What would you hope to do for the students across the colleges?

“I want to improve the common room, maybe add a pool table. I also want a smoking shelter for smokers at College.”

How would you achieve this?

“I would talk to students to see what they want and arrange meetings.”

Why should people vote for you?

“Because I want to make good changes in College for the students.”

Why is it important to be a voice for the students?

“Because students need a president to represent them.”

 

Will

Name: Will Stobbs
Studying: A level Maths, Physics, Chemistry

Why have you decided to run for Student President?

“Being student president will be something productive and useful to do within my free time at College. It is a good opportunity to get involved.”

What would you hope to do for the students across the colleges?

“I would like to unite all the colleges and be a voice for all of the students.
“Offer better facilities for students including computers.”

How would you achieve this?

“I would listen to students and their needs. I would host regular meetings with students and not just assume what they need.”

Why should people vote for you?

“I can represent all of the students and I can commit to the role within my free time and visit all of the College sites.”

Why is it important to be a voice for the students?

“Because if nobody leads the voice, problems will not get fixed, someone has to step up to help students at the College.”

 

Toni

Name: Toni Gatenby
Studying: Business Studies

Why have you decided to run for Student President?

“I believe I am a good person for this position because I am passionate about being successful as an individual and as a college. I am honest and will take into consideration the thoughts of others. I am confident, I will be good in this position as I already represent the College at open evenings which helps others to focus on education and wellbeing.”

What would you hope to do for the students across the colleges?

“I would hope to listen and voice all thoughts from students to make it successful.”

How would you achieve this?

“By listening to the students and staff, as they have opinions too. I would listen to visitors as their views are important so we can improve the College.”

Why should people vote for you?

“Because I am amazing, honest, confident and enthusiastic about being successful.”

Why is it important to be a voice for the students?

“Because I will provide equal opportunities so that everyone is heard from all courses. It is important for a younger learner, in my opinion, to be a student voice as I am aware of the current generation and can relate to what other students think.”

 

Name: Hassan Maqsood
Studying: IT

Why have you decided to run for Student President?

“So I can contribute to society and be more useful in College.”

What would you hope to do for the students?

“Try to improve student satisfaction and have higher standards. I would like more facilities including water fountains and more catering.”

How would you achieve this?

“I will do surveys of what students want and maybe do competitions.”

Why should people vote for you?

“Because I will be the best choice. I will make sure I live up to what I’m saying. I’m trustworthy and dedicated.”

Why is it important to be a voice for the students?

“So we can have a say in College and so students can have a voice and be heard.”

CAST YOUR VOTE HERE!