BREAKING NEWS: Two Students’ Union VPs resign

Two Vice Presidential roles at the University of Lincoln Students’ Union are to become vacant after the Vice President for Activities and Vice President International announced their resignations.

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Will Fry (VP Activities) and Aigerim Kuanysh (VP International) have both resigned from their positions as Student Leaders. Photo: Gregor Smith.

The news was revealed in an article on the SU website and said Will Fry, VP Activities, will resign ‘to pursue career ambitions’.

Will said: “Whilst I have thoroughly enjoyed representing students in my role so far this year, I need to pursue my long term career path.

“I know I leave the much-improved Activities department in a very sound place and know that the Union, especially the Sports and Societies, will go from strength to strength.  We are Lincoln.”

In response to the news, SU President Sammi Storey said Will made a ‘huge difference’ during his time in Lincoln.

She said: “From being President of the Football team, to organising the inaugural Cathedral Cup, to introducing the Feathers awards system and raising the profile of Sports and Societies.  Will has been a huge asset to the Students’ Union and we are very sorry to see him leave.

“We understand the difficult choice he has had to make and fully respect and support his decision.”

Meanwhile, Aigerim Kuanysh, VP International, has stepped down after accepting a job transfer following a ‘prolonged period of illness’.

She will now be working at the Business School on campus as a Student Ambassador and will continue to be employed by the Students’ Union to help with projects affecting international students.

Sammi said: “I wish to put on record thanks to Aya for the work that she has done so far this year and we wish her great success in her secondment to the University where we are sure she will make a real difference to the lives of our International students.”

In light of the two resignations, the executive committee of the Students’ Union and its trustees are to consider what action will be taken.

The resignation of a Vice President is covered in the SU’s rules under bye-law 5.5.1.3 and states that whilst a by-election isn’t automatically called in this scenario, ‘the trustees may, upon advice from the Executive Committee. determine that a By-Election is to be held to fill the vacancy’.

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