Elections for the Student Council Executive at Solihull Sixth Form College have taken place and eight students have been appointed to posts of responsibility.
There was huge interest in being involved with the Student Council this year and 21 students were interviewed for positions on the Council. Online interviews took place instead of the usual hustings for social distancing reasons. Six executive roles and two ambassador positions were up for grabs.
Joy Miah (pictured above right) has been appointed as Student Council Vice Chair, while Imaan Adeel Riaz has the role of Charity Officer. The position of Treasurer has gone to Holly Freeman (pictured left), while Mariem Iqbal is the new Publicity Officer. Irena Torra Alili will be Events Officer, while Hussain Shah will be Voice Officer. In addition, Safa Kauser and Jordan Simpson (both pictured below) have been appointed as Ambassadors.
College Principal Dr Martin Sullivan, together with Chair of the Local Governing Body Jonathan Bridges, Student Development Officers Tina Champion and Samia Islam, as well as Year 13 student and Student Council Chair Muhammed Lone, all watched the 21 presentations on Microsoft Teams.
“I was very impressed by all the candidates and all of them could have been appointed to the council. I was particularly struck by the way that the candidates used Teams for their presentations. In my opinion, this is the hardest presentation method, as you do not get any feedback and cannot use any energy from the audience to help with your presentation, but every student rose to the challenge. This bodes well for the Student Council for the next two years and I look forward to working with all the students.”Principal Martin Sullivan
“The candidates all showed great potential and I was very impressed with how they carried themselves despite the virtual nature of the interview process. I am incredibly pleased that the Year 12 Council is not only an example of excellence, but also the diversity that we are all so proud of in our College community. I cannot wait to work alongside these new members to promote their promising initiatives and showcase the talent that is here in our College.”Student Council Chair Muhammed Hasan Lone (a Year 13 student)
These nine students – all in Year 12 – will work with Student Council Chair Muhammed Lone and the Student Coaching Representatives to be the voice of their fellow students in College. Regular Student Council meetings, as well as student voice events with staff, will help the leadership at the College to steer decisions that affect students.
8 December 2020