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New Students' Union President and Vice President Announced

Canterbury College Students’ Union (SU) has announced the winners of the leadership race for President and Vice President for the upcoming academic year.

Andrew Morris, Animal Management student has been chosen as the President, and Performing Arts student Sam Clark has been elected as the Vice President.

The role of the President of the SU is to lead the team to liaise with community groups, the local council and the senior management team and College, to ensure that all students’ voices are heard.

Beginning his SU journey, Andrew has previously been both the Vice President and the Welfare Officer and will be using his experience of managing a functioning Union in his new role. Andrew said: “I will be prioritising mental health, wellbeing and coping strategies to ensure that students know where they can get help.”

Andrew’s manifesto states that he hopes to challenge the College over environmental issues, and participating in green campaigning.

Not forgetting mature students, Andrew also promises to create a space for adult learners to meet and mingle.

Sam Clark (left) and Andrew Morris representing the SU at Pride Canterbury 2019

Supporting Andrew, Vice President Sam will be in charge of leading the class representatives and actively seeking the Learner Voice.

After a year of being in the role of Communications Officer, Sam is ready to take on his new challenge and make the SU and its resources more accessible to all students.

Sam said: “I will be creating an environment where students can have fun as well as study with more communal areas and activities.”

Sam’s winning manifesto also detailed prioritising the learner voice, encouraging students to use their democratic voice.

Andrew and Sam will be beginning their roles from 1st August 2019 and will stay in office for the 19/20 academic year.

Their jobs will be supported by a wider group of Students’ Union Officers who will be voted into their respective roles at the end of September.

Find out more about our Students’ Union here.