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RSU Elections 2024 Results

Find out who the RSU student leaders are for the academic year 2023-24

Following a week of cross campus voting, the results are in on this year's RSU Elections with 1676 students turning out to vote - a turnout of 16%.

There were three full-time Sabbatical Officer roles, four College Presidents, and three NUS Delegates vying for your votes (a by-election will be held in Summer Term to elect Deputy College Presidents) and you cast a whopping 7978 electronic votes to select the next leaders of your students' union.

Elected as your next President is Imran Shafiqi who will lead your Students' Union in the 2024/25 academic year. Alongside Imran, Irene Reynolds is elected as your new Vice President Education and Adam Robert-Fewster is elected as your new Vice President Welfare. Congratulations are in order for those candidates that have been elected and we look forward to working with the new officers to deliver their manifestos.

We would like to also offer a special thank you to all of the candidates, campaigners, and voters who dedicated their time, energy, and passion to this democratic process. Your contributions have truly made a difference and have helped to shape the future of the SU.

Photographs of the three elected sabbatical officers

Elected: The 2024/25 sabbatical officer team (left to right: Imran Shafiqi, Irene Reynolds, Adam Robert Fewster)

Below, you'll find all the successful candidates in this year's elections:

Sabbatical Officers

President – Imran Shafiqi – Read manifesto 

Vice President Education – Irene Reynolds – Read manifesto 

Vice President Welfare – Adam Robert Fewster – Read manifesto 

College Presidents

Digby Stuart College President – Luke George Prothero – Read manifesto 

Froebel College President – Elidon Cela – Read manifesto 

Southlands College President – Sammy (Sukhpreet Singh) – Read manifesto 

Whitelands College President – Pathan Nasreen Banu – Read manifesto 

NUS Delegates 

Open Place - Harrison Ethan Cohen – Read manifesto 

Open Place - Theviya Karunaharan – Read manifesto 

Women's Place - Becky Tolley – Read manifesto 

View the voting breakdown

Voter Rewards

As a thank you for voting in this year's election we can reveal you unlocked the following rewards:

  • 1000 Voters: 10% Discount at the Union Bar on Drinks
    • Achieving 1000 voters means unlocking a 10% discount on all drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) at the Union Bar, making those moments even more enjoyable and affordable for everyone. Please note, this deal is only available through the Breaz App, and will be active from the moment it’s unlocked until Saturday 16 March 2024.
  • 1250 Voters: Sip and Paint Session Hosted by the RSU
    • Unleash your creativity and unwind with a Sip and Paint session hosted by the SU. Whether you're an experienced artist or just looking to have fun, this event promises to be a delightful blend of artistic expression and social interaction. Let your imagination run wild as you paint your masterpiece alongside fellow students.
  • 1500 Voters: Extra £50 Grant Funding for Societies
    • Societies are the heartbeat of campus life, providing students with opportunities for personal growth, skill development, and community engagement. By reaching 1500 votes, up-to £50 as additional grant funding will be allocated to each and every active RSU societies. This boost in resources will empower societies to organise more events, workshops, and initiatives for the benefit of all members.

In addition to this, as a thank you for doubling our turnout compared to last year and as we came so close to 1750 voters, we're also going to unlock the Puppy Room for Exam Stressbusting. In summer term we will organise a puppy room where you can take a break from your studies and enjoy some furry companionship. Interacting with therapy dogs has been proven to reduce stress and improve overall well-being, providing much-needed relief during challenging times. 

How We Run Elections

These elections were conducted via a cross campus ballot through the single transferable voting System (STV), as outlined in the RSU election rules and in accordance with the bye-laws of Roehampton Students’ Union.

The voting process and result counts are done electronically through the Students' Union's website using the in-built elections app which is provided by Membership Services Limited (MSL).

The elections process is administered by an independent Returning Officer (RO) supported by a Deputy Returning Officer (DRO) appointed by the Students' Union's Board of Trustees, in accordance with the governing documents of Roehampton Students’ Union.

The Returning Officer oversaw the election counts, and were happy confirm that these elections were held under free and fair conditions, and procedurally in-keeping with the rules and governing articles.