Amir Ramin stood as candidate for the role of Vice President (City) for which he was ultimately successful. Here he shares his thoughts on the elections.
Fraud in voting which led to the cancellation of the election results last year disappointed many students who had taken part to build an actively engaging Union for the students. Prior to that and even until this moment, the Student Union (SU) remain a body whose activities and locations are unknown to many students in the University.
‘Where is Student Union? What does it do? Where is it located and how can it help the students?’ are questions that many students deserve to know and it is the responsibility of the SU to constantly engage with them to increase their awareness and also to help. Likewise, the University authorities will also need to provide the necessary means and support for the SU to reach those goals.
Fortunately, we have now succeeded to have an elected body who must understand the importance and enormity of their responsibility. There are challenges to be met and effectively dealt with in order to be able to make a difference. I am hopeful and optimistic that with the support of the students and the University we will make that difference.
I also want to take this opportunity to thank my dearest friends and classmates from the button of my heart who supported me to win this election. Let me also thank those who took part in organising this election. I very much look forward to working with the students and the University.
Vice President (city)-elect, Amir Ramin
Student Union, London Metropolitan University
14 May 2009