Candidates revealed as campaigning opens | YUSU Elections 2016

This year there are seven candidates standing for YUSU President

Credit: YUSU

Credit: YUSU

As campaigning opens, Nouse can reveal the full list of candidates for all Full and Part Time Officer positions in 2016’s YUSU Elections.

This year there are seven people contesting the position of YUSU President, including the current YUSU Women’s Officer Ananna Zaman, Habib Nassar, the President of Palestinian Solidarity Society, former Vice Chairman of York Tories Oliver Wilson, and Nouse’s own Comment Editor Ciarán Morrissey.

The position of Activities Officer will be a six way contest. The role of Community and Wellbeing Officer will be a three person race between Alcuin Chair Dom Smithies, current LGBTQ Officer Jack Chadwick, and former Secretary of Fetsoc Rosario Neyra.

Thomas Ron re-stands for his current position as Academic Officer, challenged by Tamaki Laycock and Lisseth Inza Flores. York Sport President is contested by five, including the Presidents of the University’s Boxing and American Football Clubs.

More information, including interviews with the candidates and Candidate Profiles, can be found on Nouse’s Elections mini-site. The full list of candidates can be read below.

Campaigning and voting is now open, and runs until Friday Week 7 (19th Feb) at 5pm, with results announced on Sunday 21st Feb. Students can vote for candidates in all positions here.

Candidates for YUSU President

Oliver Wilson

JJ Wilson

Habib Nassar

Ananna Zaman

Millie Beach

Connor Middleton

Ciarán Morrissey

Candidates for Student Activities Officer

Alex Lusty

Charlie Watkins

Lucas North

Heather Kelly

Dominic Elhert

Golfo Migos

Candidates for Academic Officer

Thomas Ron

Tamaki Laycock

Lisseth Inza Flores

Candidates for Community and Wellbeing Officer

Dom Smithies

Jack Chadwick

Rosario Neyra

Candidates for York Sport President

Isaac Beevor

Aaron Dougherty

Beth Cash

Stephen Bates

Candidates for Women’s Officer

Sally Sadik

Joanie Hutchinson-Ross & Rosie Rhodes

Mia Shantana Chaudhuri-Julyan & Lucy Elizabeth Robinson

Candidates for International Officer

Roberto Avelar

Candidates for Environment and Ethics Officer

Katie Smith & Ben Walker

Benjamin Wright & Bethan Laughlin

Robert Gordon & Ella Parker

Candidates for BME Officer

Deborah Daniel

Sophie Flinders & Gabriella Obeng Nyarko

Candidates for LGBTQ Officer

Ashley Reed & Jaz Millar

Andrew Macauley

Candidates for Disabled Students’ Officer

Alexander Wray

Samuel Linley

Mature Students’ Officer

Kevin Claxton & Leah Armstrong

Candidates for RAG Officer

Roz Walton

Candidates for Volunteering Officer

Ellie Meagher & Hannah Higgs

Abigail Fedorovsky

Candidates for Policy Coordinator

James Humpish

Candidates for Faculty Rep (Arts and Humanities)

Jay Edevane
Marina Lewis

Candidates for Faculty Reps (Sciences)

Matthew Brummitt
Sarah Williams
Thomas Shutt

Candidates for Faculty Reps (Social Sciences)

Michael  Watkins
Matthew Hodges


  1. I know Chair has a better ring to it, but I was only ever secretary :p

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  2. Faculty Reps and Policy?

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  3. Faculty reps and policy are still missing from the mini site. Also it’s the faculty of arts and humanities not just arts!

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