Saturday, June 05, 2004

West Midlands Area NUS Executive Elections

The elections for the West Midlands Area NUS executive took place on Thursday at the Area conference Staffordshire University. It was unfortunate that so many nominations were withdrawn between the close of nominations and the elections but hey that’s the way it goes.
I look forward to working with all those elected over the coming year.

Area Convenor (Campaigns & Communications)
Sarah Griffiths (Aston Students' Guild)

Area Convenor (Training and Development)
To be elected at a future meeting.
This space remains vacant. If you'd like to find out more, contact

Area Treasurer and Secretary
Matthew Walsh (Aston Students’ Guild)

Further Education Union Development Officer
Lucy Nobo (City of Wolverhampton College)

Events Officer
Beccy Lawrance (Coventry University SU)

Non-Traditional Students’ Officer
Jonathan Horan (currently WMANUS as Training & Development convenor)

Cultural Awareness Officer
Manishta Sunnia (Dudley College)

Network Officers
Adam Nazir Teladia (Josiah Mason College)
Andrew Slattery (Birmingham University Guild of Students)
David Pleavin (West Cheshire College SU)
Richard Angell(BUGS).
Gary Youens (Oxford & Cherwell College)

Liberation Campaigns
Just like NUS; WMANUS has four liberation campaigns working for students who define themselves as fitting particular groups.

Black Students’ Officer
Roopa Rajani (Coventry University SU)

LGB officer
Ciaran Osborne (Warwick University SU)

SWD Officer
Andy Watts (Staffordshire University SU)

Women’s Officer
Leanne Bates (Keele University SU)

Now all you unlucky people can see my ugly face on two different website. YES, two different websites, one and two.

The Annual WMANUS Area Awards

The presentations for The Annual WMANUS Area Awards were made at this year's Area Spring Conference.

A big massive congratulation must go out to all the winners.

Student Union Executive Member of the year
Natalie Puttick - Staffordshire University

Best FE Officer
Manishta Sunnia - Dudley College

Best Publication
Ciara Hill - Keele University (Concourse newspaper)

Best Campaign
Tim Filby - Staffs University (Health Awareness week)

Best Club Night / Venue
Paul Roberts - Staffs University (Ember Lounge)

Best Innovation
Andrew Grimwade - BUGS (Alternative Voting system)

Best Collaboration
Mathilda Branson - Birmingham University (Cadbury Mentoring Scheme)

Special Recognition
A special award was made to Beccy Lawrence (Coventry University) for coming up with the winning design for the Your Vote Counts campaign.


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