Contacts

This page contains all of the contact information you’ll need throughout the election. Keep scrolling through this page, as below the names of the key contacts is a list of common reasons why you might need to contact someone, along with what you’ll need to do in each instance.

Key Contacts

Here are the names of the key contacts throughout the election process.

Election Team

Amy McLaughlan
Head of Membership Services

Kristina Cartwright-Riley
Democracy & Engagement Manager

Deputy Returning Officer

Mark McCormack

The Deputy Returning Officer is the point of appeal for candidates who are unhappy with the Elections Committee’s interpretation of the rules.

Returning Officer

National Union of Students

The SU also enlists support from a national Returning Officer who is independent of Beds SU and returns numerous elections around the country.

The Returning Officer is the final point of appeal for candidates who are unhappy with the decision of the Deputy Returning Officer. The Returning Officer’s decision is final.

Voters & Non-Candidates

The following is a list of reasons why you might need to contact us for anyone who isn’t applying for one of the available roles (non-candidates)

I think someone may have broken an election rule

If you think someone may have broken the rules, fill in our grievance form.

I want to get involved, but I don’t know which role to go for

Fill out the application form. One of the team will get in touch and give you more info to help you make a decision.

I have a problem with voting

Email the elections committee. It’s useful if you can provide a screenshot of any errors that you may have encountered.

I’m worried about a candidate’s welfare

Email the elections team and they’ll check in with them.

Candidates

If you’ve applied for one of the available roles (you’re a candidate), here is a list of common reasons you may need to contact someone and what to so in each instance.

I can’t attend the Candidate Briefing

Email the Elections Team as soon as possible.

I have an enquiry about my filming slot

Email the Elections Team as soon as possible.

I’m feeling worried about the elections and/or I’m concerned about my welfare

Contact your staff buddy directly or email the Elections Team and we’ll help you out.

I need to SU to buy campaign materials for me

Fill in the expense form and chose ‘a purchase I would like the Union to make’.

I want to ask the Elections Committee for an interpretation of a rule

Email the Elections Committee with the subject ‘FAO Elections Committee’.

I’m having problems accessing an online meeting

Email the Elections Team promptly and include as much detail about the problems you’re encountering as possible.

I want to appeal a decision made by the Elections Team (Elections Committee or the Deputy Returning Officer)

Complete the Appeals form.