Daniel and Jemma chosen in Students' Association election

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Students at New College Lanarkshire’s campuses across Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire have chosen their new elected representatives.

Current Vice President Daniel Moore will step up to the role of President, with Jemma Crossan being elected to the post of Vice-President.

Daniel said: “It really feels amazing to win; I’m still in shock.

“The election was a great experience to be a part of, and the support I received from students during my campaigning period was amazing.

“I am really excited about starting my term, in what will be a very exciting year to bring about positive change for our students at New College Lanarkshire.

“I will continue to work alongside NUS Scotland on the many barriers to education that students face to ensure that each and every student has the very best learner experience.”

During his year as Vice-President, Daniel’s work has involved the Stop and Review student-led focus group, the Lean Management group, the award-winning Be Engaged extra-curricular programme and he has helped organise a number of events.

As President, he plans to prioritise tackling student poverty, fairer funding, improved transport links, and he plans to lobby the Scottish Government on improving childcare, housing issues and summer support.

Jemma is currently a student of Level 6 Health and Social Care at our Cumbernauld Campus.

A regular volunteer in the Strathcarron Hospice Shop in Cumbernauld, she made the decision to stand in the election after acting as a volunteer student officer for the Students’ Association.

Her priorities in the role of Vice President include campaigning for an ATM in Cumbernauld Campus, setting up more clubs and working in partnership with staff and students.

Jemma said: “It feels great that I won and I am very glad that I have the opportunity to start in such a great position.

“I'm really excited to start working alongside Daniel and help out as much as I can in the next year.”

Votes in the election were cast via the Moodle online learning service.

Both officers will start their new roles on July 1.

Outgoing President Zorena Shanks said: “I wish our new officers the very best of luck in their new roles, which I am sure will be another great year for the Students’ Association and all our students.”

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