Elections 2021

Each year we elect a new committee to lead the society through the next academic year.  If you want to help organise community events, fundraise for good causes and take an active role in the LGBTQ+ community in Stirling, then put your name forward for a position.

The results

Rory MacLellan 

President

Jonathan Mullen

Secretary

Mara Carberry 

Treasurer

Caitlin England

Events Manager

All candidates are elected to the committee. We will aim to fill the remaining vacant positions in the Autumn semester of the 2021/22 academic year.

Positions on the committee

From leadership to marketing, there are a number of roles on our committee with something to suit everyone. There are no requirements for prior experience, you just need to be enthusiastic about your community and what you want to achieve. 

President 

Leadership

Leads the society and LGBTQ+ campaigns at the University while also taking an active role in organising and overseeing weekly events as well as supporting the rest of the committee. Alongside the treasurer, the president is also responsible for finances and fundraising. A working knowledge of LGBTQ+ community issues is essential for this role.

Vice President 

Leadership

Takes an active role in supporting other committee members and the president in all society and committee business. Leads the society if the president is unavailable.

Secretary 

Admin and support 

Responsible for supporting social events, including booking rooms and spaces. Takes minutes and monitors attendance each time the committee meets. Responds to enquiries sent to the society inbox from members and students.

Treasurer

Admin and support 

Manages the finances of the society alongside the president. Responsible for budgeting and making purchases through the Students' Union.

Events Manager

Campaigns and events 

Responsible for supporting major social events held by the society, such as StirPride week. Develops and supports society campaigns.

Publicity Officers

Marketing and social media

Works with the rest of the committee to produce publicity materials for events and campaigns and manages the society's social media platforms and website. (Two positions available).

Identity Representatives

A key function of the society is to provide support and representation for LGBTQ+ students at the University. Within the committee, our identity reps provide support and guidance to all students who self-define as LGBTQ+.

Acts as a direct point of contact for those who self-define as Lesbian, providing confidential support to members and students who get in touch with the society. Assists with society meetings and campaigns.

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Lesbian Rep.

Support and representation

Acts as a direct point of contact for those who self-define as Gay, providing confidential support to members and students who get in touch with the society. Assists with society meetings and campaigns.

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Gay Rep.

Support and representation

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Bi Rep.

Support and representation

Acts as a direct point of contact for those who self-define as Bisexual, providing confidential support to members and students who get in touch with the society. Assists with society meetings and campaigns.

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Gender Identity Rep.

Support and representation

Acts as a direct point of contact for those who self-define as non-cisgender providing confidential support to members and students who get in touch with the society. Assists with society meetings and campaigns.

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Ace Rep.

Support and representation

Acts as a direct point of contact for those who self-define as Asexual, providing confidential support to members and students who get in touch with the society. Assists with society meetings and campaigns.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I run for multiple positions?

Yes, you can carry out multiple roles on the committee provided there are no other candidates for the position.

Can I vote in the election if I am running for a position?

Of course, all student members regardless if they are running or not can vote in the election.

If I'm elected, when will I start my role?

Following the election, a handover between the outgoing committee and incoming one will take place. Officially, the incoming committee takes over on 1st June 2021.

What voting system is used in the election?

The voting system in place for all committee elections is Single Transferable Vote (STV) where you rank candidates by order of preference.

Will I receive accreditation on my University transcript for being part of the committee?

If you fulfil the role of President, Secretary or Treasurer, then you will receive an accreditation on your final transcript.

Can I withdraw my nomination?

Yes. If you wish to withdraw your nomination, please let us know by emailing elections @sulgbtq.org. Please ensure you withdraw before the start of the election to avoid any disruption.

Can I run in committee elections for other societies?

Of course. You can run for multiple committees.

How do I vote in the election?

All voting this year will be conducted online through our website. If you wish to vote, it's important to register for your society membership beforehand from Stirling Student's Union.

How can I find out the results?

The results will be announced on March 23rd at our weekly society meeting at 7 pm. We will also post the full results here and on our social media pages. If you are candidate, will will notify you be email when the polls close if you have been elected.