OUSA 2015 Student Executive Elections
+ 2014 International Officer By-Election: Nominations are in!

The Otago University Students’ Association declares the following as nominees for the Executive Elections

Nominee

Nominated by

Seconded by

PRESIDENT

 

 

Henri Faulkner

Andrew Brinsley-Pirie

Alex Poulin

Paul Hunt

Alice Sowry

Tao Tao Li

 

 

 

ADMIN. VICE PRESIDENT

 

 

Isaac Yu

Dylan Baker

Henri Faulkner

 

 

 

FINANCE OFFICER

 

 

Nina Harrap

Alexia Cochrane

Paul Hunt

 

 

 

EDUCATION OFFICER

 

 

Alexia Cochrane

Shannon Hollard

Sam Johnson

Greer Mahoney

Elizabeth Berryman

Adele Macgregor

 

 

 

WELFARE OFFICER

 

 

Taylor-Jane Cox

Gary Gin

George Robinson

Payal Ramritu

Jonathan Martin

Daniel Benson-Guiu

 

 

 

POST GRADUATE STUDENTS OFFICER

 

 

Claire Mitchell

Laura Thompson

Paul Hunt

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL OFFICER

 

 

There were no nominations

 

 

 

 

 

CAMPAIGNS PORTFOLIO OFFICER

 

 

Henry Napier

Kieran Metherell

John Gordon

Alice Sowry

Ella Borrie            

Lochiel McKellar

 

 

 

RECREATION PORTFOLIO OFFICER

 

 

Jonny (Jonathan) Martin

Emmet Maclaurin

Payal Ramritu

Matt Ross

Ethan Smith

Henri Faulkner

 

 

 

COLLEGES OFFICER

 

 

Alex Gregory

Jess Wu                         

Finnegan Miles-Hussey

Anton Hovius

Nina Harrap

Claire Mitchell

Taotao Li

Alice Sowry

Paul Hunt

Jess (Jessica) McLean

Mairead O’Neill

Lena Plaksina

Joel McManus

Jarred Griffiths

Daniel Janes

 

By Election for International Student Officer for 2014

Eric Lim Thiam Aik

Kamil Saifuddin

Caroline Shie


The OUSA Secretary declares the election campaign open.  May the candidates participate in a fair and competitive election and may they and all the voters have much enjoyment along the way. 

The Returning Officer for these elections is Tamara Polglase.  She will be responsible for overseeing the campaigning and the voting.  She can be contacted on returningofficer@ousa.org.nz

The Elections will be held from 9am 22 September and finish at 4pm 25 September 2014.  The results will be announced anytime from 5.00pm in the Refuel Bar near the Main Common Room.

Good luck to you all.

Read the OUSA Budget from the 2015 Organisational Plan as at 11/09/14

Online Referenda and Student Forums

Online referenda are one of the many ways you can have your say through OUSA. Whether it's about university policy or a wider issue, you can change OUSA's stance.

Online referenda are used to guide OUSA policy; it's a direct online vote allowing every University of Otago student to have their say.

Student forums provide an opportunity for students to discuss the questions that will be in the Online Referenda. You can also submit your own questions/motions for online referenda. For example, if you think OUSA should support or oppose the Stadium, you can submit a referendum question so that students can have a say.

How to Move a motion
For more information contact secretary@ousa.org.nz or refer to the OUSA Constitution.

 

OUSA July By-Election: Results!

Voting was from 9am on Tuesday the 15th of July until 4pm on Thursday the 17th July 2014 for the OUSA Executive, Finance, Welfare and Colleges Officer By-election.

Results are as follows:

Finance Officer

Votes

%

Paul Hunt

712

64.49%

Ricky Daniel-Nield

320

28.99%

No confidence in these candidates

72

6.52%

 

1104

 

 

Welfare Officer

Votes

%

Payal Ramritu

523

48.20%

Michaela Corlet

420

38.71%

No confidence in these candidates

142

13.09%

 

1085

 

 

Colleges Officer

Votes

%

Jess McLean

874

80.78%

No confidence in these candidates

208

19.22%

 

1082

 

 

May 2014 Referendum Results

Thanks to all students who took the time to be a part of this referendum. To see a full response from the association please see the media release here.

The results of the OUSA Referendum held on the 27-29 May 2014 are as follows:

 

Should the following be adopted as OUSA External Policy?
“That OUSA believes in guaranteed student representation on University governance boards and committees, and as such actively opposes the Education Amendment Bill (No 2), 2014”

  Yes: 90%
No: 10%
Vote Count: 1340
 

Should the following be adopted as OUSA External Policy? “That OUSA supports the removal of Goods and Services Tax (GST) from fruit and vegetables”.

  Yes: 86%
No: 14 %
Vote Count: 1379
  Should the following be adopted as OUSA External Policy?
“That OUSA support the move to a Universal Student Allowance.”
  Yes: 78%
No: 22%
Vote Count: 1369
  Should the OUSA Executive investigate the establishment of a student bar?

  Yes: 71%
No: 29%
Vote Count: 1379
 

Should the following be adopted as OUSA External Policy?
“That OUSA supports the legalisation of Marijuana following the ban on all existing synthetic cannabis products.”

  Yes: 48%
No: 52%
Vote Count: 1358
 

Should the Otago University Students’ Association Annual Audited Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2013 be received and accepted?    

  Yes: 96%
No: 4%
Vote Count: 1337
  Should the Otago University Students’ Association Annual Report for 2013 be received and accepted?         Yes: 94%
No: 6%
Vote Count: 1335
  Should PricewaterhouseCoopers be appointed as Auditors for the Otago University Students’ Association for 2014?     
  Yes: 88%
No: 12%
Vote Count: 1324
  Should Anderson Lloyd be appointed as Honorary Solicitors for the Otago University Students’ Association for 2014?     
  Yes: 91%
No: 9%
Vote Count: 1322
 

Should Donna Jones’s appointment as Secretary of the Association for a further four (4) years be ratified, pursuant to the executive resolution sc47/14?   

  Yes: 85%
No: 15%
Vote Count: 1323