Candidates

For President

Luke Humberstone

                                                            

 

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You should elect me as NUS Scotland President because I have a unique experience in the student movement. I have been a class rep, a college officer and a full-time sabbatical in the most complex education institution in Scotland and I have thrived. No other candidate has dealt with the regional issues I have from both rural and urban students learning online or on a campus. Together we can make a better NUS Scotland that is more relevant to the issues students face. Vote Luke Humberstone #1 for NUS Scotland President.

Andrew Hunter

                                               

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  My name is Andrew Hunter, currently Sabbatical Student President at West College Scotland and I am hoping I will be able to convince you to vote for me as the person to lead NUS Scotland for the coming year. I’m a very Mature Student with educational qualifications decades apart, the latest an HNC in Social Sciences. I love Politics, but believe Politicians should be replaced by ‘People-ticians’. I’ve followed Greenock Morton for more years than I care to remember. But what you as Delegates need to remember is Elections offer choice, and your role is ‘to choose well’

Raj Jeyaraj

                        

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Big changes are coming to Scotland. TEF, Brexit, budget cuts, and decisions being made without consultation. We are being marginalised in our own institutions, all the way to Parliament. We need to build a movement which reflects our reasons for existing, and renew our grassroots, activist origins. By supporting students and sabbatical activists, who are under-resourced, over-loaded, and struggling to fully represent their members. We need to give any member, from any background, the tools that's needed, and confidence that there's a movement behind them, 500,000 strong. Only then, can we build the future we want to see.

Heidi Vistisen

                                                            

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Choose Heidi. Choose passion. Choose social justice. Choose free education. Choose an EU student President, uniquely positioned to negotiate Brexit for students. Choose fair access, better support, fixed international fees, and action on rUK costs. Choose a president to be proud of, standing for collectivism and fighting hard right narratives, working with and for students’ associations, nothing less than an force to be reckoned with. Choose your future. Choose action on sabb mental health, Choose shaping the society we want, choose a President who will fight with you for an end to austerity and marketisation. Choose experience. Choose Heidi.

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For Vice President (Education)

Rojan Kumar

                                            

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I believe education is the path to our future. I am passionate in my beliefs and thank you for the opportunity to represent you as your voice at NUS. Therefore, I am putting myself forward for the post of NUS Scotland Vice President Education. I promise I will serve you and support your views if elected. We are the future captains of industry, we are leaders of tomorrow, we are the makers of the future wealth for this nation, we are the future, you, me and all of us can make a difference for the future.
Vote Rojan #1

 

Jodie Waite

                        

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I want NUS Scotland to be a powerhouse for social change, with an enthused and passionate membership. Elect me, Jodie Waite, as NUS Scotland Vice President Education and I will build an inclusive campaign, ensuring that we fight for a radical, liberated education across College, University and Apprenticeship pathways. I stand for Partnership, for Inclusiveness, and for a strong National Student Movement where members are encouraged and supported to be active. Elect me, and I will always listen to you. Elect me, and I’ll ensure you’re supported to deliver on your campus. Check out my manifesto and vote #Waite4Change

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For Vice President (Communities)

Lord Apetsi

                        

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An NUS symbol of Unity & Hope. An Instrument of Motivation to all students and activists across the globe. The always smiling Lord, is an Inspirational Leader & example to many. He’s spent many years with students’ movement in 3 different countries. Since last years, I have fought tirelessly to establish Refugees and Asylum seekers rights recognised within NUS. It is time for me to give back to the student community who fought for me #savelord. I Love NUS Scotland. “A real leader must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of his People” Nelson Mandela    

 

Elena Semple

                        

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I am studying HND Legal Services at City of Glasgow College. I’m in my final year and will transition to university to continue studying Law. I arrived in Scotland from the US ten years ago to complete my degree in Psychology at the University of Glasgow. Scotland is my home and recently I have become pro-active in improving my community; advocating student health in COGC, and engaging students to be activists for their rights. I believe in empowering students to pursue change for the better. As VP, I will look after students’ basic rights so they can pursue their ambitions.

Ash Tucker

                        

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I have trained for two years in Community Learning and Development doing night classes, placements and voluntary roles to better qualify me for working with various communities. With my three years of participating in the student movement I have supported the liberations causes, represented the students of Fife College at local and National Conferences and hope for the opportunity to represent students from all over Scotland also.

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For Asylum and Refugee Officer

Zeyad Rashad

                        

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My name is Zeyad Rashad. I did ESOL course last year I'm doing HND civil engineering course now. Since day one I was keen to participate in every activity involving other students for example I was member of college social community and I volunteered for the peer mentor role during the summer. This year I am the EXECUTIVE REPRESENTATIVE FOR NUS SCOTLAND, SA international and ESOL students officer, a member in the (equality, diversity and inclusion) committee and the white ribbon camping. I believe in helping other I believe that I will be able to give more through this position.

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For Executive Representative

Yasmine Adam

                 

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I'm Yasmine and I am standing to be on your next SEC. I believe that the work that we do must be reflective of the diversity of our movement and the needs of students. We can only start to tackle the issues we face by building links with the groups of students that are affected by it. With marginalised students being targeted, they are being used as a political tool due to their identity. By supporting groups of underrepresented students, we need to bring their struggles to the forefront of what we do and amplify our voices as one.

Heather Armstrong

                      

My name is Heather Armstrong and I am a sabbatical officer at the Students’ Association of the University of West of Scotland (SAUWS). I have sat on SEC as part of the Block of 8 for the past year and previously served two terms as the NUS Scotland Disabled Students’ Officer. I am passionate about liberation and truly believe that liberation has to be at the heart of everything we do within NUS and will continue to champion this in all my roles.

Diarmuid Cowan

                       

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I am Diarmuid and I am from Belfast. I am 24 years old, turtles are cool, and I came to study Economics at Heriot-Watt University in 2012 and fell in love with Scotland and now I live here permanently. For the last year I have been the Student Union President and now I want a role in NUS Scotland to bring what I have learnt and what I hear from my students to the national stage. I have a lot I want to work on nationally so please do check out my manifesto for more information.

Jeroen van Herk

                

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Vote JEROEN 1# for SEC! As your representative I will fight for student support based on a GRANTS system not loans. I will fight against the racist Prevent agenda and campaign for better block grants for your union! Keeps your NUS Officers accountable, active and engaged with your membership. Vote JEROEN #1

Gemma Jones

                      

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My name is Gemma Jones, I am a Bisexual, Woman with Disabilities and a Sabbatical Leader for a Multi-campus College, Scotland's Rural College. In my time as an elected representative I have been inspired by all those around me, all of the great work fellow SU’s and SA’s have been achieving and of course, the exceptional amount of dedication our NUS Scotland team have for our students. Change I want to see includes: better communications, officer and sabbatical training and better student participation rates. See my manifesto or facebook page (/GemmaForSEC17) for more info.

Manish Khatri

                

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I am Manish Khatri running for executive representiative position at NUS. I am a computing graduate currently working as Vice President for reps and Volunteers at Edinburgh Napier Student Association. I am candidate with a good listening ability who has strong, positive, realistic attitude and a clear understanding of union operations who believes “leadership is about action not position”.

Jenna Mitchell

I am a hard working individual who only in the last year has became involved within the NUS and I am loving the experience! I would love this opportunity to be involved more closely with the NUS and to help in anyway I possibly can! Being a single parent I like to be organised and make clear, prompt decisions and I think this is a very valuable skill to have when running for an opportunity like this.

Natasha Rennie

I am Natasha Rennie, A trans student from north east Scotland Collage i am in my 30 and am studying HND business management. A parent of 5 wonderful children and a strong believer in the student voice.

Holly Scrimgeour

               

I am the current student president at Perth College UHI where I have studied for the last five years as; an FE student, a HE student, a part time and full time student, a distance learner and on campus. I have an honours degree in Popular Music, however, due to the tertiary nature of the University of the Highlands and Islands, I am a college officer running for a college place. I want a fully functioning SEC that holds our NUS Scotland officers to account ensuring that all of our students’ voices are heard and that planned work is achieved.

Leo Siebert

                 

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I’m Leo and I want to represent you on SEC with a strong focus on liberation and resistance against fascism and xenophobic politics. As an international student myself, I have been hit hard by Brexit and want to protect other students from the detrimental effects that could follow. We need a strong, radical opposition to stand up for students. At the heart of that, we should protect liberation and in the absence of an autonomous trans campaign, I want to represent trans students on SEC and make their voices heard. That’s why you should vote #LEO4SEC

David Tait

                

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My name is David Tait, the current Vice President of sports and Activities at Edinburgh College Students' Association. I am a family man with 3 children all under 5 and a loving partner. Was a student for 2 years before being elected and prior to that I was a soldier serving in her majesty's army. I am a compassionate guy who just wants to help others and get things done. I am very organised and have a talent of forward thinking. thorough-out my time at ECSA and NUS I have grown as an individual and want the same for others.

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