By William Ton | @williamhton
Image source: RUSU website
Candidates for the upcoming 2018 RMIT student elections have been announced with three teams vying for elected positions in next year’s student council.
Belong, Connect, and Left Voice will be campaigning to fill the positions on the RMIT University Student Union (RUSU) council.
Belong and Connect are the main players in the upcoming election, both competing for the majority of elected positions on the council.
Left Voice will only campaign for the queer officers position, the general representatives, and NUS delegates positions.
A number of elected positions have already been announced after other teams failed to nominate a candidate for the position.
Suraj Loomba, Sai Arun Kiran Karthik Sunkara and Mona Makhija from Belong were elected unopposed as International Officer, Postgraduate Officer and City Representative, respectively
Allison Toby was elected unopposed as Indigenous Officer, running on a Connect ticket.
The candidates running under each ticket are:
Sandra Hernandez Salazar, general secretary
Ameet Kumar, education
Haroon Esmail, welfare
Suraj Loomba, international
Sai Arun Kiran Karthik Sunkara, postgraduate
Srishti Deva, women
Jessica Dargan, activities
Anand Tripathy, sustainability
Kapil Khanna, clubs and societies
Muhammad Khan, vocational education
Anshul Srivastava, Brunswick coordinator
Meher Dang, Brunswick representative
Mohammad Waqar Khan, Bundoora coordinator
Lit Feng Loh, Bundoora East representative
Tengyi Cai, Bundoora West representative
Pawan Raturi, City coordinator
Mona Makhija, City representative
Lekhika Jain, Rama El-Mahmoud & Emily Cork, Catalyst editors
Aditya Sharma, general secretary
Lily Xia, education
Jarred Armitage, welfare
Ma Beatrice Co, women
Adam See Kee & Caitlin Frost, queer
Allison Toby, Indigenous
Sheldon Gait, activities
Eamonn Pinnuck, sustainability
Daniel Hoogstra, clubs and societies
Hafiuzllah Jan, vocational education
Mia Beauchamp, Brunswick coordinator
Victoria Came, Brunswick representative
Caitlin Agra, Bundoora coordinator
Mustafa Jahani, Bundoora East representative
Chantelle Hopkins, Bundoora West representative
Adam Flemming, City coordinator
Siri Smith, Rachael O’Brien & Abigail Trewartha, Catalyst editors
Roz Ward & Natalie Acreman, queer
Nathan Necovski, Catalyst editor
General representatives (five positions):
Belong: Sadaf Hadi, Shubham Sharma, Umer Tahir, Mirza Baig, Naomi Kelsey, Prashanth Kumar.
Connect: Ella Gvildys, Lily Hawkins, Abena Dove, Will Gate, Alexander Jarvis, Liyuan Chen.
Left Voice: Liam Parry, Chris Giddings
NUS Delegates (seven positions):
Belong: Sadaf Hadi, Pawan Raturi, Shubham Sharma, Suraj Loomba, Anshul Srivastava, Mona Makhija.
Connect: Aditya Sharma, Lily Xia, Jarred Armitage, Eamonn Pinnuck, Daniel Hoogstra, Sheldon Gait.
Left Voice: Natalie Acreman, Liam Parry, Madaleine Hah, Jeremy Gibson, Athulya Jancy Benny, Chris Giddings, Nahui Jimenez Ludekens.
The election voting period opens on 3 September and will run until 7 September.
The election notice can be found on the RUSU website.