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: Belong 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 Connect 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 Left Voice Roz Ward & Natalie Acreman, queer Independent: 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.