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March 23, 2009
» Blog: Union election results - the Glamlife effect

If you’re a student and you’ve voted last week, you’ve probably already visited the Students’ Union’s website to check the election results. Or, if you prefer, you can watch the video recording of the election night party where results were announced.

If you have some feedback or comments about the elections, Bob Davies in the Students’ Union has set up a Facebook Group for election feedback.

In the meantime, we’re delighted that the elections have been a success. And what a success they’ve been:

  • The number of total votes (in all contests) has gone up from 2775 to 5426 (compared to last year)
  • The number of valid votes in the presidential election alone has gone up from 396 to 1138

Online voting has boosted participation by a huge margin. In the office, everyone is talking about ‘the Glamlife effect’ – and what other things it could or should be used for. Have you got any suggestions? Let us know. Email glamlife@glam.ac.uk

March 17, 2009
» Elections: Have you voted yet?

The Students’ Union elections have started. Hopefully you will have noticed a prominent “Vote Now” button on the front page of Glamlife (if you are a student):

The button should take you straight to the Union’s website, to a page where you can vote.

So, have you voted yet? What are your thoughts on the elections? Did everything work smoothly, or did you have any questions or troubles? Let us know – we’re curious to hear your thoughts.

March 13, 2009
» Blog: Countdown to the election

It is that time of year again, when posters, placards, and permanently marked t-shirts can be seen everywhere on campus. Election season is upon us.

This year, the Students’ Union is trying something new: The election will take place online, through Glamlife. Among other things, this recently confirmed method of voting means you no longer have to pre-register with the www.glamsu.com to vote.

All you need to do is log in to Glamlife between Tuesday and Thursday next week (17th – 19th March 2009), find the link to the election, select it, and vote. The link will be on the front page of Glamlife, temporarily taking over the place where the Students’ Union Quick Link is located.

Ideally you’ll take a few minutes to find out who the candidates are before you vote for them. Check out their manifestos to see what they stand for and which direction they intend to take the Students’ Union in. If you want to be really thorough, you can even read up on the roles and responsibilities that the candidates will be taking on next year. And if you have a question, you can find candidates’ campaign groups on Facebook, join, and ask them questions on their forums.

As always, feel free to let us know what you think about the elections by posting comments on this blog!