Here at The Soton Tab we know that students love gossip, scandal and rumour, and the SUSU election season always has plenty of that. As for this year, who knows? With nominations opening TODAY and closing a week on Monday, we will have to wait and see what candidates our (‘your’) Union can produce, but as in previous years we’ve done some sniffing around and made the most of our journo tekkers to kick start the rumour mill. Union President: The top dog of the Union, Chairman of the board of trustees and ultimate BNOC.
- Marcus Burton (Trustee)
- Henry Pearson (NOC Site officer)
- David Mendoza-Wolfson (VP Education)
- Joe Hart (Performing Arts Web & Promotions Officer)
- Ben Hansen-Hicks
VP Education: The Sabb who sorts out your lecturers if they step out of line.
- Sophia D’Angelico (Modern Languages Academic President)
- Shaun Coston
- David Heard (Trustee)
VP Democracy & Creative Industries: SUSU’s very own Rupert Murdoch, in charge of everything to do with media: from
censoring controlling the Wessex Scene and running Union Films, to enforcing democracy.
- Megan Downing (Editor of the Edge magazine)
- Anjit Aulakh (SUSU TV head of technical)
- Jon North (Light Opera Soc Chairman)
- Katy O’Brien (Union Council Chair, Soton Tab Entertainment editor)
- Jed Marshall (Comedy Soc President)
VP Sports Development: Formerly known as AU President, this Sabb is the one all the AU teams beg for money.
- Lucy Dowdall (AU Officer)
- Adam Proudley (Sports Participation Officer)
- Katie Lightowler (Union Councillor and Sports Development Zone rep)
VP Engagement: Head of most SUSU volunteering, RAG, and community action.
- Ross Nation (RAG Committee Student Group Liaison Officer)
- Jamie Hemingway (Student groups officer, Soton Tab Lifestyle editor)
VP Student Communities: Responsible for different student communities like postgrads and internationals, as well as JCRs and different sites.
- Oli Coles (re-running)
VP Welfare: Hands out condoms and housing advice.
- Beckie Thomas (re-running)
- Josh Cox (Wellbeing officer, ran last year)
- Gabriela Discenza (Union Councillor)
- Tom Gleeson (Equality & Diversity officer)
- Emma White (ex-Feminist Society President)
This list is not exhaustive and is only based on rumour. As always, right of reply is offered. Do you know of anyone running? Let us know in the comments!