Unofficial SU figures indicate that the 10,000 votes barrier has been broken, with a total of 10,542 (33%) students turning out to vote in the Student Leader Elections 2013.
This stands in contrast to last year which saw a mere 5,610 (16.5%) students vote, the lowest voter turnout at the University since 2005.
This year saw record levels of students voting, smashing the current record reached by Nottingham in 2011 with 7,756 students participating.
In this year’s elections, Politics & International Relations, Geography, Humanities, Economics and Psychology were the departments with the highest voter turnout.
Speaking to Impact, current SU President Amos Teshuva said, “It’s unbelievable to have passed 10,000 votes. We’re one of the best students’ unions in the country in terms of our election. To go from 5,600 to 10,000 shows how much it’s changed. It makes all of us feel like we’ve done a good job. I can’t wait to see who wins.”
Ellis Schindler and Oscar Williams