Florence Pickup – Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Co-ordinator
While the position of faculty coordinators can often be missed by the manic elections bandwagon, Faculty of Arts has often seen more competition, and this election was no different. After different campaigns from each candidate and with an effort so strong, Florence Pickup was chosen to represent students in the Faculty of Arts, with her campaign tag-line “No Problem Too Small.”
Florence’s promise to encourage and improve relationships between students, Course/School Reps and personal tutors has proven popular. Florence’s hopes to implement positive changes into the faculty of Arts have now become a reality.
When asked if she could see herself running to represent her peers in any way, she answered, “Being a School Rep has made me realise that everyone has an opportunity to do their bit in the University.” As new Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Co-ordinator, Florence will have her chance to “do her bit”.
Talking to Impact, she said “the last two weeks have been tiring – and pretty cold”.
Deeanne Dias – Faculty Coordinator
After a hard-fought campaign, Deeanne Dias has emerged the winner of the election for Medicine and Health Sciences Faculty Coordinator. Despite tough opposition from outspoken current Course Rep, Katie Ptasinska, Dias secured enough votes to win.
Ultimately, Dias’ broad experience as NUS delegate, Summer Party Exec and Societies Exec seem to have won over the electorate. Dias will now have to contend with managing one of the most diverse faculties at the University, with the students under her remit studying all over the East Midlands.
When interviewed by Impact, Deeanne spoke how she had hoped to win but didn’t expect to win anything. She added, “I was so excited, my boob fell out of my dress”.
Also elected were Dasha Karzunina as Science Faculty Coordinator, who thanked her campaign team, saying “They’ve been fantastic!”.
Maria Vasic, who ran uncontested for the position of Engineering Coordinator, and Nathan Jacobs-Thompson as Faculty of Social Sciences Coordinator. As they didn’t campaign particularly much and we couldn’t track them down, we haven’t got too much more to write about them! Congratulations either way.