Results

Meet your new Executive Officer Team for 2022-23!

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Dhanusha Hema Reddy
Students' Union President

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Simranvir Kaur
VP Academic Experience

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Victor Ukor
VP Equity and Inclusion

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Nathan Keseka
VP Opportunities and Community

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Jay Dave
VP Student Voice

BCUSU Leadership Elections


Each year, we hold an election for all BCU students to decide who will be the next Leadership Officers to lead BCUSU. This year, we broke a new record as 6019 BCU students cast 26629 preferential votes!

You have now told us who you want to run your Students' Union for the 2022-23 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
Dhanusha Hema Reddy 1039
Asha Stewart 826
Bilal Hussain 763
Neavan Lobban 636
Omobolanle Folasewa Taylor 492
Leanna Grant 446
Vishalji Odedra 279
Re-Open Nominations 20
Round 2
Dhanusha Hema Reddy 1039
Asha Stewart 828
Bilal Hussain 765
Neavan Lobban 639
Omobolanle Folasewa Taylor 492
Leanna Grant 446
Vishalji Odedra 279
Re-Open Nominations 20
Round 3
Dhanusha Hema Reddy 1050
Asha Stewart 835
Bilal Hussain 771
Neavan Lobban 647
Omobolanle Folasewa Taylor 503
Leanna Grant 454
Vishalji Odedra 279
Round 4
Dhanusha Hema Reddy 1075
Asha Stewart 874
Bilal Hussain 800
Neavan Lobban 665
Omobolanle Folasewa Taylor 520
Leanna Grant 454
Round 5
Dhanusha Hema Reddy 1095
Asha Stewart 901
Bilal Hussain 800
Neavan Lobban 665
Omobolanle Folasewa Taylor 520
Round 6
Dhanusha Hema Reddy 1133
Asha Stewart 932
Bilal Hussain 832
Neavan Lobban 665
Round 7
Dhanusha Hema Reddy 1196
Asha Stewart 996
Bilal Hussain 832
Final Round
Dhanusha Hema Reddy 1196
Asha Stewart 996


VP Academic Experience

Round 1
Simranvir Kaur 1367
Favour Nkiru Ede 949
Fiona Rose Joseph 921
Luke McCombe 813
Re-Open Nominations 34
Round 2
Simranvir Kaur 1368
Favour Nkiru Ede 955
Fiona Rose Joseph 921
Luke McCombe 813
Re-Open Nominations 34
Round 3
Simranvir Kaur 1402
Favour Nkiru Ede 997
Fiona Rose Joseph 976
Luke McCombe 813
Round 4
Simranvir Kaur 1500
Favour Nkiru Ede 1062
Fiona Rose Joseph 976
Final Round
Simranvir Kaur 1500
Favour Nkiru Ede 1062


VP Equity and Inclusion

Round 1
Victor Ukor 1509
CJ Cooper 1211
Kieren Brown 452
Nathen Birkett 333
Cal Slowley 262
Re-Open Nominations 55
Round 2
Victor Ukor 1511
CJ Cooper 1211
Kieren Brown 454
Nathen Birkett 333
Cal Slowley 264
Re-Open Nominations 55
Round 3
Victor Ukor 1522
CJ Cooper 1239
Kieren Brown 463
Nathen Birkett 344
Cal Slowley 264
Round 4
Victor Ukor 1540
CJ Cooper 1272
Kieren Brown 482
Nathen Birkett 344
Round 5
Victor Ukor 1588
CJ Cooper 1316
Kieren Brown 482
Final Round
Victor Ukor 1588
CJ Cooper 1316


VP Opportunities and Community

Round 1
Nathan Keseka 782
Nikhil Gogna 777
Ashi Sawan 552
Jacob Ruprecht 537
Henry Kingdon 526
Hardeep Singh 451
Muhammad Usman Manzoor 419
Re-Open Nominations 25
Round 2
Nathan Keseka 782
Nikhil Gogna 779
Ashi Sawan 552
Jacob Ruprecht 537
Henry Kingdon 526
Hardeep Singh 451
Muhammad Usman Manzoor 419
Re-Open Nominations 25
Round 3
Nathan Keseka 788
Nikhil Gogna 786
Ashi Sawan 564
Jacob Ruprecht 546
Henry Kingdon 537
Hardeep Singh 460
Muhammad Usman Manzoor 419
Round 4
Nikhil Gogna 811
Nathan Keseka 803
Ashi Sawan 576
Jacob Ruprecht 561
Henry Kingdon 549
Hardeep Singh 460
Round 5
Nathan Keseka 830
Nikhil Gogna 822
Ashi Sawan 602
Jacob Ruprecht 592
Henry Kingdon 549
Round 6
Nathan Keseka 868
Nikhil Gogna 852
Ashi Sawan 635
Jacob Ruprecht 592
Round 7
Nathan Keseka 943
Nikhil Gogna 898
Ashi Sawan 635
Final Round
Nathan Keseka 943
Nikhil Gogna 898


VP Student Voice

Round 1
Jay Dave 1273
Chloe Power 887
Oladayo Olaleye-Pryce Falowo 836
Heenaben Modhwadiya 580
Kay Flynn 348
Re-Open Nominations 35
Round 2
Jay Dave 1274
Chloe Power 887
Oladayo Olaleye-Pryce Falowo 836
Heenaben Modhwadiya 580
Kay Flynn 348
Re-Open Nominations 35
Round 3
Jay Dave 1298
Chloe Power 903
Oladayo Olaleye-Pryce Falowo 847
Heenaben Modhwadiya 590
Kay Flynn 348
Round 4
Jay Dave 1330
Chloe Power 944
Oladayo Olaleye-Pryce Falowo 881
Heenaben Modhwadiya 590
Round 5
Jay Dave 1372
Chloe Power 999
Oladayo Olaleye-Pryce Falowo 881
Final Round
Jay Dave 1372
Chloe Power 999


NUS Delegates

Tanya Afshin - 1362
Parth Kheni - 487
Akanksha Subhash Dhamapurkar - 464
Bhuvana Ventakesh Reddy - 418
Kaviyarasan Kulanthaivelu - 332
Re-Open Nominations - 124

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.