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Who are the candidates running?


Cameroun Harvey 
Femi Oladele
Joseph George
Lovelet Lwakatare
Madhav Reddy Ramasani
Mokshesh Vipul Sanghvi
Rida Shafqat
Shaksham Sharma
Sarmad Bukhari

Vice President Activities

Alexander King
Grace Smith
Muhammad Sajid
Najee Mundicha
Simson Correya
Usama Shafique
Venkata Narayana

Vice President Community

Farhan Rafique
Judith Ogboru
Light Okoh-Peter
Mayank Girdhir
Mokuba Moshe
Nevin Varghese
Safwaan Choudhury

Vice President Education 

Amy Holloway-Smith
Asif Noorani
David Aguirre
Eswar Potturu
Rebecca Stevens
Shahrukh Shah
Sree Prakashkumar
Vinayagi Balakrishnan

Student Trustee

Bishal Saha 
Ishmeet Singh Minhas
Kennery Borkhataria
Saloni Gupta
Sandra Xavier
Sree Prakashkumar

BAME Officer

Everlyne Thuita
Vinayagi Balakrishnan

Commuting Students' Officer

Saloni Gupta

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Officer

Jay Towler
Kennery Borkhataria

International Officer

Salman Konnackal Sadeek

Postgraduate Officer

Muhammad Nawaz


Want to see their manifestos? Have a look at them here!


What positions are there and what do they involve?

Full-Time Positions

Full-time elected officers will officially take up office on 2nd June 2019 and finish their term of office on 1st June 2020. Being a full-time officer is a paid position (Annual Salary £22,017) for one full academic year. All four Full-time Officer positions will become Trustees of the Students’ Union, alongside the three successful Student Trustee candidates and four External Trustees (already appointed and in post). On a practical level this means you need to be able to make major decisions on legal and financial issues and ensure that we are delivering on our strategy of putting students at the University of Hertfordshire first.


The President leads the work of the Officer team and represents students to the University and wider community.

They meet regularly with senior University management and community leaders, being the lead officer for democratic and governance structures as well as for campaigns and change. They also have the opportunity to meet with, and lobby, the University’s Chancellor, local MPs, and influential figures in the University sector as well as oversee the work of the Officer team, Chair the Trustee Board and sit on the University’s governing board.

Vice President Education

The Vice President Education lobbies for a great academic experience at the University.

They work to improve and continually develop academic life by working with Student Reps and others to ensure that students are partners in their education. They support employability to ensure students leave with a great degree and are employable, championing a culture where students’ feedback is engaged with and used to continually develop the University.

Vice President Activities

The Vice President Activities oversees student opportunities for fun and development, including societies, sports and volunteering.

They head up our recreational and development activities such as societies, volunteering, RaG and media. They are the lead officer in development of sport and social activity on campus and the champion of student groups and extra-curricular activity.

Vice President Community

The Vice President Community works with on and off-campus partners to develop community at the University of Hertfordshire.

They are the lead officer for welfare and work to ensure students can access the support and guidance that they need. They are a champion for citizenship and social responsibility.


Campaign Officers

To run for a campaign officer position you must have plans to study at the University of Hertfordshire for the coming year. Each campaign officer will work on at least one campaign specifically related to their officer role, but all the officers will:

·         Work closely and report to the Full Time Elected Officers of the Student Union

·         Be provided with comprehensive training to support them throughout the academic year

·         Support Students' Union projects and make a positive impact upon student life

·         Successful candidates will work 4 hours a week on SU issues such as Union Council and focusing on their specific priorities and campaigns.

·         Each campaign officer will be rewarded a £1,000 bursary for their hard work, based on a successful appraisal.

International Officer
  • Working closely with the officers and other university departments this role will help internationals settle in at Herts and provide a support network to ensure they get the best out of their time in the UK.
BAME Officer
  • Black, Asian and Mixed Ethnic Students make up around half of the student population at UH. With such a high population of BAME students at Herts, the BAME officer will hold the responsibility of representing a diverse range of minority groups across the university allowing the BAME officer to directly campaign within that student demographic.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Officer
  • The Equality and Diversity and Inclusivity Officer will, therefore, represent the voice of other minority student groups as Disability Students, LBGT+, Women’s and Mental Health and multi-faith groups. The role would require the officer to collaboratively work towards the needs of all minority student groups, which would be highlighted in the role description.
Commuting Students Officer
  • By introducing a Commuting Student Officer we hope to address the challenges and needs of commuting students and provide a platform for them to network and campaign about issues affecting them. The Commuters Officer will hope to engage with students and ensure all commuters feel a sense of community and are getting the most out of the university life, whether this is within academics or extra-curricular activities.
Postgraduate Officer
  • Working with a PG officer HSU will hope to break down those barriers with both PG Taught and PG research students across both campuses. The PG Officer will look to represent and campaign surrounding the PG experience which significantly differs from undergraduate experience.


Student Trustees x 3

Our Trustee Board oversees the strategic direction, finances and governance of the Students’ Union, ensuring that we act within the law and are secure and stable for the future. Student Trustees play a vital role in ensuring that everything that the Union undertakes is in the best interests of students.  It is important that you are aware of the legal responsibilities of being a Trustee before you stand for election. We will give you comprehensive training on how to be a Trustee if you are successfully elected, and we will be providing a full briefing on this at our Candidate Information Sessions, but in the meantime, if you have any questions about the legal responsibilities of being a Trustee please come to see us in person (Rebecca at the College Lane SU Reception) or email us on elections@hertfordshire.su.


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