My name is Nicole Service and I’d like to be Ulster University’s next Campaigns and Communication Vice President.
With almost three years of knowledge built up from studying my degree (Communication management and Public Relations), I feel I am equipped to talk to others confidently, run a strong campaign and have enough artist flair to decorate some campaign bedsheets which will be displayed proudly around the Ulster campuses (just wait and see).
I thought I would write a short blog post answering a few of the commonly asked questions I get before my campaign begins running.
So Nicole, tell me- What is the student election and what does it do?
Simply put, it’s an opportunity for students to better our Students’ Union. It takes place once a year and candidates put their names forward for one of the seven positions available:
· President of the Students’ Union
· Sports President
· Vice-President of Campaigns and Communication (Hey there!)
· Vice-President of Academic and Student Affairs, Belfast
· Vice-President of Academic and Student Affairs, Coleraine
· Vice-President of Academic and Student Affairs, Jordonstown
· Vice-President of Academic and Student Affairs, Magee
These seven Student Officers form the Student Executive, one of the main decision making bodies within the Students’ Union. The role of the Student Executive is to gain feedback from students so that ideas can be discussed, debated and decided upon in order to make the UUSU better for everyone who uses it.
So what exactly is your role as VP of Campaigns and Communication?
Well, I like to think of myself as the middleman between the students and the Student Executive. It will be my job to keep the students of Ulster up to date with what their Union is providing via clubs, events and news. As well as that, as your VP of Campaigns and Communications, I’ll help students provide feedback on how to improve their Union and ensure their feedback is given and listened to. Don’t feel your UUSU is welcoming enough or lacks something important? With your help- If I’m your VP – I aim to fix that. Let’s create a loop to make the Union better and better.
Do I have to come into university to vote?
The answer is a big NOPE. Convenience is key so the process is entirely completed online, from the comfort of the library or as you browse the Netflix library in your halls/home/bed.
You just need to follow these instructions:
1. On the 5th, 6th or 7th of March 2018, go on to http://www.uusuvote.com
2. Enter you B number (B00123456, etc) to verify you are an Ulster University Student
3. Vote for Nicole Service & have a great day!
It’s that simple. Log on and cast a vote for me- one minute could potentially change you or someone else’s university experience for the better.
I will be travelling around the Ulster University campuses, hanging posters, preaching my manifesto to passing by students and giving away treats. So come along and talk to me about what you want from our Students’ Union- you’ll probably be sick of seeing my face around your campus but it’s only because you deserve the best Service you can get! To read my manifesto online check out: http://uusu.org/blog/meet-your-student-officer-candidates
SERVICE WITH A SMILE
SERVICE TO BE PROUD OF
Ps. Whilst you’re here, if you like the drawing of me in my manifesto, check out my friend Lauren’s work. She is insanely talented and is an Animation student at Ulster University as well, her work is fantastic and you can check it all out here: https://laurenbellanimation.wordpress.com/
Nicole Service is a third year student on the BSc in Communication Management & Public Relations at Ulster University. She can be contacted on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-service-056016130.