Results

Meet your new Executive Officer Team for 2021-22!

Portrait of Victoria Aurora Bennett-Salvador

Victoria Aurora Bennett-Salvador
Students' Union President

Portrait of Leanna Grant

Leanna Grant
VP Academic Experience

Portrait of Asha Stewart

Asha Stewart
VP Equity and Inclusion

Portrait of Jinal Shah

Jinal Shah
VP Opportunities and Community

Portrait of Dhanusha Hema Reddy

Dhanusha Hema Reddy
VP Student Voice

BCUSU Leadership Elections

Each year, we hold an election for all BCU students to decide who will be the next Executive Officers to lead BCUSU. This year, 2309 BCU students cast 9838 preferential votes!

You have now told us who you want to run your Students' Union for the 2021-22 academic year.

By using your voice and telling us who you want to be elected into the officer roles, you will make a difference to how your Students’ Union and University is run. You have voted for candidates in each position who you believe will represent BCUSU and your views, and who will ensure you get the most out of your experience as a BCU student.

Thank you for voting, ensuring BCUSU is led by students, for students.

Vote Count

To be elected, a candidate needs to reach a minimum amount of votes, known as the quota. We work out the quota based on the total number of votes cast for each position.

Every voter has one transferable vote for each position. Once the counting has finished, the candidate who has more first-choice votes than the quota is elected. If no one reaches the quota in the first round, then the least popular candidate is eliminated. People who voted for them have their vote transfered to their second favourite candidate. This process continues until a clear winner is identified.

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Students' Union President

Round 1
Victoria Aurora Bennett-Salvador 576
Bilal Hussain 524
Pravjoth Gill 291
Parth Aggarwal 183
Wilfred Odior 125
Re-Open Nominations 19
Round 2
Victoria Aurora Bennett-Salvador 577
Bilal Hussain 524
Pravjoth Gill 291
Parth Aggarwal 183
Wilfred Odior 125
Round 3
Victoria Aurora Bennett-Salvador 579
Bilal Hussain 530
Pravjoth Gill 294
Parth Aggarwal 184
Round 4
Victoria Aurora Bennett-Salvador 587
Bilal Hussain 539
Pravjoth Gill 302
Round 5
Victoria Aurora Bennett-Salvador 609
Bilal Hussain 563

VP Academic Experience

Round 1
Leanna Grant 351
Jay Dave 319
Polly Jones 306
Eseoghene Odudu 276
Nazish Malik 214
Re-Open Nominations 15
Round 2
Leanna Grant 351
Jay Dave 320
Polly Jones 307
Eseoghene Odudu 276
Nazish Malik 215
Round 3
Leanna Grant 362
Jay Dave 329
Polly Jones 315
Eseoghene Odudu 280
Round 4
Leanna Grant 379
Jay Dave 339
Polly Jones 331
Round 5
Leanna Grant 421
Jay Dave 375

VP Equity and Inclusion

Round 1
Asha Stewart 633
Talha Tanveer 532
Kenneth Dzonyrah 350
Nathen Birkett 213
Re-Open Nominations 23
Round 2
Asha Stewart 633
Talha Tanveer 532
Kenneth Dzonyrah 350
Nathen Birkett 214
Round 3
Asha Stewart 657
Talha Tanveer 543
Kenneth Dzonyrah 358
Round 4
Asha Stewart 694
Talha Tanveer 569

VP Opportunities and Community

Round 1
Jinal Shah 377
Maisy Neale 360
Bright Ifeanyi 295
Kethanjali Sankar 211
Isrul Islan 208
Emmanuel Lijoka 182
Eshita Shah 15
Re-Open Nominations 8
Round 2
Jinal Shah 377
Maisy Neale 360
Bright Ifeanyi 295
Kethanjali Sankar 212
Isrul Islam 208
Emmanuel Lijoka 182
Eshita Shah 93
Round 3
Jinal Shah 383
Maisy Neale 364
Bright Ifeanyi 297
Kethanjali Sankar 215
Isrul Islam 212
Emmanuel Lijoka 182
Round 4
Jinal Shah 386
Maisy Neale 367
Bright Ifeanyi 306
Kethanjali Sankar 219
Isrul Islam 215
Round 5
Jinal Shah 396
Maisy Neale 380
Bright Ifeanyi 312
Kethanjali Sankar 231
Round 6
Jinal Shah 418
Maisy Neale 396
Bright Ifeanyi 325
Round 7
Jinal Shah 440
Maisy Neale 429

VP Student Voice

Round 1
Dhanusha Hema Reddy 350
Justice Onuoha 235
Sam Prewitt 206
Muhammad Shoaib 165
Tiana Myers 165
Veronica Fregal Gonzalez 160
Waziha Ludhi 159
Geetanjali Punekar 143
Jairus Phiri 115
Mn Nayan 43
Re-Open Nominations 10
Round 2
Dhanusha Hema Reddy 350
Justice Onuoha 235
Sam Prewitt 206
Muhammad Shoaib 165
Tiana Myers 165
Veronica Fregal Gonzalez 160
Waziha Ludhi 159
Geetanjali Punekar 143
Jairus Phiri 115
Mn Nayan 43
Round 3
Dhanusha Hema Reddy 350
Justice Onuoha 235
Sam Prewitt 207
Muhammad Shoaib 168
Tiana Myers 166
Waziha Ludhi 161
Veronica Fregal Gonzalez 160
Geetanjali Punekar 144
Jairus Phiri 115
Round 4
Dhanusha Hema Reddy 352
Justice Onuoha 239
Sam Prewitt 211
Muhammad Shoaib 171
Tiana Myers 171
Veronica Fregal Gonzalez 163
Waziha Ludhi 162
Geetanjali Punekar 145
Round 5
Dhanusha Hema Reddy 364
Justice Onuoha 240
Sam Prewitt 214
Muhammad Shoaib 177
Tiana Myers 171
Veronica Fregal Gonzalez 168
Waziha Ludhi 164
Round 6
Dhanusha Hema Reddy 371
Justice Onuoha 240
Sam Prewitt 217
Muhammad Shoaib 180
Tiana Myers 175
Veronica Fregal Gonzalez 170
Round 7
Dhanusha Hema Reddy 379
Justice Onuoha 243
Sam Prewitt 225
Tiana Myers 186
Muhammad Shoaib 183
Round 8
Dhanusha Hema Reddy 387
Justice Onuoha 256
Sam Prewitt 232
Tiana Myers 190
Round 9
Dhanusha Hema Reddy 407
Justice Onuoha 269
Sam Prewitt 241
Round 10
Dhanusha Hema Reddy 432
Justice Onuoha 297

How Voting Works

How do we count all of the votes? Watch this useful video from NUS to find out how it works!

We don't use the first-past-the-post voting system you may be familiar with from voting in UK General Elections. Instead, we use the single/alternative transferable voting system. This is considered a much fairer system which allows you to rank candidates in order of preference. This means you can vote for more than one person.

This is a similar system to the one used in the recent West Midlands Mayoral Election. The main differences being, you have more than two preferences and you can even vote for Re-Open Nominations (RON) for any position if you feel none of the candidates represent you!

More information about Single Transferable Voting is available online including at The Electoral Reform Society and at UK Parliament.