by Roisin O’Connor and Elena Cresci

You may have noticed your Facebook feed swell this past week yet again with campaign materials; the Executive elections are here, but who exactly are the Executive Officers and how are they different from the Sabbatical Officers elected last term?

The Executive Committee are a body of 13 students elected to represent the student body and to work with the Sabbatical Officers to ensure the union works in the best interests of students. This term, there are 12 posts up for grabs, with a position reserved for Freshers to be elected at the beginning of next year.

Unlike the full-time Sabbatical positions, the Executive committee work on a part-time basis alongside their degrees, ensuring that students from all walks of student life are represented in the union. From liberations campaigns to ensuring Student General Meetings are documented, the Executive Committee are there to help you hold your Sabbatical Officers to account. As Education Officer Luke James told The Siren: “It’s not about having to go to meetings, it’s about finding students and wanting to represent them and their interests.”

The positions available are:

Environment & Ethics Officer          Postgraduate Officer

Part-time Officer                                   Mature Students Officer

General Secretary                                 Students with Caring Responsibilities Officer

Black Students Officer                         LGBT Officer (Open Place)

LGBT Officer (Women’s Place)       Students with Disabilties Officer

Welsh Affairs Officer                           Community & Housing Officer

Just click on the positions to see the candidates and their manifestos!

Voting for the Executive elections is TODAY (May 17th)! Like the Sabbatical elections, it is completely online, but voting is for today and today only! Voting closes at 6pm. In order to vote, click here, and use your Intranet login details (not your library account details!)

Get voting Swansea! If you need a refresher on how to navigate the online ballot paper, then check out our video from the Sabbatical elections:

Be sure to check out our Twitter page @thesirenswansea for up to date news from the results tonight!