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SU President Manifestos

This year, the Students' Union has received nine nominations from students who would like to lead the SU as President for the 22/23 academic year. Voting opens on Monday 23 May, so take a look through the candidates manifestos to help you decide who to vote for.

AMBER PARADINE, MEDIA

"I want to help people.

I pledge to:

  • Give a voice to everyone who feels unheard - especially those with additional learning needs like me.
  • Listen and fight for the goals and wishes of my fellow students.
  • Strive to improve the quality and reliability of the internet."

ARCHIE PHELAN, PUBLIC SERVICES

"I believe I will be a good president because I am very sociable and love to talk to people. I'm not afraid to tell people in College the changes that I will make."

I pledge to:

  • Bring the students' vision to College,
  • Create different schemes to make Canterbury College a top College,
  • Help students that are having a hard time in College."

BETHANY LACEY, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

"I am currently the Welfare Officer for the SU and promote welfare, mental health, wellbeing and spread kindness. I spend a lot of my free time helping and volunteering. I know how to organise and run successful events for students. I am incredibly passionate about mental health and wellbeing.

  • Promote equality and diversity, allowing students to be able to express themselves and their identity without fear of judgement and criticism.
  • Spread kindness around College and recognise and promote random acts of kindness.
  • Promote mental health and wellbeing through awareness of the services available at College."

JAMES GEORGE, MEDIA

I pledge to:

  • Create a place for students where they can go to relax for clubs and activities.
  • Hold representation events to celebrate different cultures and sexualities.
  • Organise departmental celebrations for students to show off the work they have done throughout the year.

DANIEL HANAK, BUSINESS

"I would be a great president because I'm kind and understanding and I feel like I can make students feel comfortable to ask for help or advice. I am joyful person - I want to bring the joy and positivity to students.

I pledge to:

  • Make College a safe environment so students feel welcome and free to express themselves.
  • Give support to students, such as mental health support, revision tips and time management skills.
  • Make students feel included and represented by hearing their voices and needs to make College a better place."

PARIS AUSTIN, PERFORMING ARTS

"I care about everyone and everything. I take time with what I do and I make sure it gets done. I love taking part in activities and promoting events!

I pledge to:

  • Lead the SU with diversity at the heart of what I do and be inclusive of all students in clubs, societies, trips and classes.
  • Make College a safe and fair place to study at, and help students who feel like they are not being listened to.
  • Make College fun to experience - College should be the best years of your life, no matter what you study."

RIN CROCKER, BEAUTY

I pledge to:

  • Create a comfortable and safe environment for students to come and talk openly.
  • Offer help and support to neurodivergent students.
  • Help with queries and concerns and set up events and groups to help students embrace hidden talents.

SKYE MARVELLE, MEDIA

I pledge to:

  • Listen to students to find out what they would like to see more of at College.
  • Create fun events or creative activities for students to engage with.
  • Create a place where students feel safe and welcomed to help with motivation.

TIEGAN WHEELER, ANIMAL MANAGEMENT

I pledge to:

  • Create more clubs that all students can join.
  • Maximise the number of trips to encourage friendships at the College.
  • Include student recognition and award schemes to increase motivation.

 

Voting will take place from 23 May - 27 May.  Everyone gets 2 votes - one online vote and one in-person vote. 

To vote in person, head over to the Students' Union where paper ballots will be available all week.

Click here to submit your online vote.