This year has been very different, and we as a Union have had to react to the changing landscape quickly. Coronavirus has caused many issues for our members, the students of Brunel University, and we have had to change many of our plans and services to support them through this challenging time. We lobbied the university to release students from Term 3 rents, we set up a hardship fund (funded by our Alumni) to support members facing sudden unexpected financial hardship, and we are firm supporters of the NUS campaign to reduce or waiver tuition fees.
We have also seen the rise of the Black Lives Matters movement, after the reality of systemic racism in our society was bought to the forefront of everyone’s minds. Activists has grasped this once-in-a-generation opportunity to demand policy changes that once seemed far-fetched, in order to address the inequality in or society. It is fair to say that history is being made in this moment. The Union joined the global community in condemning systematic racism, and we continue to oppose the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act, and actively boycott any activity that condones or supports the PREVENT programme, which we believe systematically and disproportionately targets Black and Ethnic minority communities. We will continue to encourage academic study to diversity from a Eurocentric standpoint and encourage and support the ‘decolonisation’ of the academic curriculum and we will continue to widen cultural understanding and tolerance through fostering , supporting and funding inclusion and community engagement activity through our ONE BRUNEL framework.
In the end, we are what we do. Join us.
Nominations Period - 28/10/2020, 10AM - 15/10/2020, 4PM
Voting - 20/10/2020, 9AM - 22/10/2020, 4PM
The Results - 22/10/2020, 7pm, Online
What are elections?
“The Union exists to ensure that every Brunel student has the opportunity to enjoy, challenge, influence and benefit from all aspects of their studies and the wider student experience.”
We do this by running Elections where students nominate themselves for roles as both Full-Time and Part-Time Officers, Student Reps and the committees of Clubs and Societies to ensure that our work is always led by our membership.
If you’re passionate about improving life here at Brunel, then you should run for a role – but you should also vote for who leads us. Every member of the Union has a vote and by getting involved, you are making our voice louder.
We hold a number of elections during the year, the first being in Autumn where we elect our Student Assembly Members, NUS Delegates and Student Reps and in the Spring where we elect our Full-Time and Part-Time Officers, Executive Committee, Liberation Officers and our Club and Society Committees.