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Candidate Statements

We are delighted to share 23 candidate statements ahead of the election that will take place during the conference 6-7th September.

The below candidates put themselves forward for election to the RAISE Committee for the following roles:

Vice Chair

Ellie Mayo-Ward (Cardiff University)

Students' Union/Association Staff Member

Ashley Storer-Smith (University of Nottingham) Academic Representative Committee Member

Claire Garden (Edinburgh Napier University)

John Lean (Manchester Metropolitan University)

KikeLadipo (University of Leicester)

Neil Withnell (University of Salford)

Nelson Chong (Nottingham Trent University)

Sarah Graham (Newcastle University)

Professional and Learning Services Representative Committee Member

Chris Birchall (University of Nottingham)

Faye ap Geraint (Aberystwyth University)

Jane Booth (University of Wolverhampton)

Buddies Scheme Co-ordinator

James Cantwell (Open University)

Kiu Sum (Solent University) Megan Bruce (Durham University)

Nelson Chong (Nottingham Trent University)

Tim Herrick (University of Sheffield)

Student Committee Member (2 positions available)

Anuksha Khawaja (Arden University)

Conor Naughton (Nottingham Trent University)

Daisy Bao (University of Edinburgh)

Emily Bastable (University of Southampton)

Faye ap Geraint (University of Winchester)

Gemma Rosanne Wood (Arden University)

Naomi Kayayan (Royal Northern College)

Read the candidate statements here:

Elections 2023 Final Candidates List
Download PDF • 300KB

Candidates will be notified of the election outcomes the week commencing 11th September. The successful candidates will be announced and posted on the RAISE website shortly after.


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