Every college always has a lot going on throughout the academic year, so be sure to check out their websites by clicking on the links below:
College Committee Elections 2019
Every November, the College Committee Elections take place over the course of three weeks; nominations over two weeks and voting lasts one week. These elections establish the next JCRC/CSA committee which will take up office in January for the next calendar year.
Nominations will go live at 12pm on Monday Week 4 (21st October 2019) and will close at 12pm Midday on Friday Week 5 (21st November 2019).
Voting will go live at 12pm on Monday Week 6 (4th November 2019) and will close at 3pm on Friday Week 6 (8th November 2019).
Training for your role will take place in Week 7. Date will be confirmed closer to the time.
All nominations and votes can be made here: www.yusu.org/elections
You can view the College Elections 2019 Handbook just here: College Elections Handbook
If you have any questions about College Committee Elections, please get in touch with the Community Coordinator, Toby at [email protected].
Single Transferable Vote
The College Committee Elections uses Single Transferable Voting (STV). STV is a form of proportional representation, meaning that candidates aren’t elected on a majority vote, but instead need to fulfil a quota of votes determined by the number of votes cast and the number of positions that need to be filled.
When voting, you list your candidates in order of preference. Your vote can then be transferred between your first-choice and second-choice, and so on, if your preferred candidate does not reach the required quota. This ensures that all votes count towards the overall outcome of the election. Here is a video which explains STV in more detail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfingO_mvLw
What Can I Run For?
Every college has a wide range of positions available, each with their own varying structure - part of what makes each college unique! However, there are a number of positions which are common in most committees. Some Colleges also offer some very unique skill-based positions, so make sure you have a look at what your College’s JCRC/CSA has to offer. Each JCRC and CSA have a Terms of Reference which outlines how the committees are structured, governed, and ran; you can access these below:
Colleges’ Resource Hub
All key points of information that members of a College Committee need to know can be found in the Colleges’ Resource Hub.
This should be your first point of call for all key documents, information that will support your committees in event planning, milestones across the year, and guidance on representation and campaigning.
If you have any questions, or have a suggestion for something to go in the Resource Hub, please email Tobias Gormley on [email protected]