Election Results 2019

The SOAS SU use the Alternative Vote system where people rank their votes in order – and candidates are eliminated until the quota (50% of potential votes) is achieved. This came into play in a few elections below. Full-time Positions: Post Names Votes round 1 Votes round 2 Co-President Democracy & Education Krish Aurora 319 […]

SOAS Decides: The New Faces of the SU

Jude Omidiran BA Economics and Development After a season of hard-fought campaigns, the Students’ Union’s new executive team has been decided. The student body chose Maxine Thomas-Asante as their co-president for Democracy and Education while Peadar Connolly-Davey won his campaign for Activities & Events. The Welfare and Campaigns role went to Valeria Racu, and Youssra […]

Students Union Election Low Down

For this year’s election campaign, The SOAS Spirit provided coverage of all the major moments. We filmed hustings, interviewed candidates, and live-streamed the results. In this Features piece, we have brought together all the highlights from this year’s election. Voter turnout: This year: 1364 2018 (last year): 1207 Record turnout: 1920 Interviews with your Selected Candidates – Interviewed by Jude Omidiran What are your […]

Welfare & Campaigns

This year The SOAS Spirit decided to go further in our election coverage. The SOAS Students’ Union elections can be intimidating, whether you’re a candidate or just a regular student voter. Campaigning is intense, with much of candidates’ success being weighted on who has the widest friendship circle or the best ability to produce a fun video, catchy hashtag or flashy poster. With all of this considered, we decided that the best way for students to get to know their Co-President candidates would be through interviews

Equality and Liberation

This year The SOAS Spirit decided to go further in our election coverage. The SOAS Students’ Union elections can be intimidating, whether you’re a candidate or just a regular student voter. Campaigning is intense, with much of candidates’ success being weighted on who has the widest friendship circle or the best ability to produce a […]