May 8

New Student Union Voted In

​Introducing the nine new members of our Student Union team for 2019/20 after a very successful and tightly run election.The election process was a lively affair and demonstrated the enthusiasm and involvement of our student community. Students in the running put together impressive campaigns with colourful portal banners and PowerPoint slides expressing why they should be considered, including some witty slogans. Students applying for the role of President also filmed speeches, which were shown alongside the campaign slides for all other roles in tutorial sessions. Voting took place on 7 May.

Congratulations go to Florence Kilby, elected as President, and Harry Hayley, elected as Vice. Florence, a 6.1 French, Politics and Economics student, said, “Hopefully over the next year we can bring about a positive impact not just for the College but for future students too.” Florence and Harry will be supported by Kinga Kowalkowska (Eco Executive), Amira Chaoui (Equality and Diversity Executive), Kai Allen and Alexandra Pitt (Charities and Events Executives), Sam Lefebvre (Finance Executive), Sophia Pascoe (Marketing Executive) and Madeleine Pattison (Health and Wellbeing Executive). Alexandra and Kai have already got their work cut out as they prepare for their first event, the Summer Festival held on the College playing fields in July. While Amira says, “My plans as Equality and Diversity Exec include working to promote more activities, clubs and tutor sessions around “protected characteristics” in tandem with the Feminist Society, Christian Union, GSA and Islamic Society to promote their work and encourage new members to join.” The goals of the Student Union include raising funds for the Esher College Africa Trust (ECAT), which helps AIDS orphans and encouraging awareness about green issues around College life. Overall the election process has been very positive. As we say goodbye to our previous Student Union, we would like to thank all who applied and congratulate our newest members. We look forward to the year ahead.