Voting is now open to elect the next President and Vice-President of New College Lanarkshire Students’ Association.
All students are encouraged to cast their vote online via the election page within Moodle.
It’s your chance to have a say in who will represent almost 20,000 students attending our campuses across Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire.
It’s up to the President and Vice-President to champion the development of the Students’ Association, act as the representatives of students at a national level, and also work closely with the Senior Management Team.
Here is a brief introduction to each of our candidates:
Daniel is the current Vice-President who is campaigning to become President.
His work over the last year has involved the Stop and Review student-led focus group, the Lean Management group, the Be Engaged programme and he has helped organise a number of events.
As President, Daniel would prioritise: student poverty, a revamped class rep system, free hot water, and he plans to lobby the Scottish Government on improving childcare, housing issues and summer support.
He said: “I want to continue to make the changes that our students want to see.
“I think what makes me a good candidate is that I’m fun, caring, polite, hardworking, committed, passionate and enthusiastic.
“I am fearless and will never stop fighting for students on issues and concerns that affect their learning experience.”
Away from college, Daniel enjoys singing, travelling, walking his dog and volunteers for Strathcarron Hospice.
Jemma is one of two candidates hoping to be elected to the post of Vice-President.
She is currently a student of Level 6 Health and Social Care at our Cumbernauld Campus.
She made the decision to campaign after volunteering as a student officer in the Students’ Association for the last year.
Jemma said: “I enjoy helping the students in the College and love seeing them have a good time.
“I am very enthusiastic when it comes to events in the College – I like getting involved and helping out whenever I can.
“I enjoy getting to know new people and would enjoy being able to help the campuses get everything they deserve.”
Her priorities in the role of Vice-President would include campaigning for an ATM in Cumbernauld Campus, setting up more clubs, and working in partnership with staff and students.
Away from her studies, her interests include fundraising for charity, walking and volunteering in the Strathcarron Hospice Shop in Cumbernauld.
Tina is a candidate for Vice-President who currently studies HNC Applied Sciences at our Coatbridge Campus.
Having previously studied filmmaking at university, she became a voluntary LGBT Officer with the Students’ Association after enrolling at New College Lanarkshire.
She said: “I am already aware of many of the issues that students are facing and I am passionate about fixing them.
“Hearing students talk about troubles that have disrupted their learning has made me eager to stand up on their behalf and ensure the changes they need are carried out.
“The Students’ Association gives the students a voice. It is important that all students feel they are being represented and have a place to air their concerns in a safe environment.”
As Vice-President, she would campaign for improved access to funding and childcare, more class rep meetings, vegan food, and more events at Broadwood, Hamilton and Kirkintilloch campuses.
Her hobbies include fish-keeping, fiction writing, reading, films, history, travelling and video games.
New College Lanarkshire students can read the full manifestos of each our candidates, and cast those all-important votes, by logging on to Moodle, or by clicking on the link below: