Four Keralite students win Students Union elections at Northampton University: Nikhil elected as president – UKMALAYALEE

Four Keralite students win Students Union elections at Northampton University: Nikhil elected as president

Thursday 25 February 2021 10:36 PM UTC

By A Staff Reporter

NORTHAMPTON Feb 25: Keralite students have been having a rough time in the UK following the breakout of Covid pandemic as their classes were all affected and lessons were mostly online. However, here we have something to cheer from Keralite students at the Northampton University.

Six Keralite students contested the Students Union elections and out of them four students made history by winning four important positions, including union president. The role of students’ unions is to put together social events, sports, and societies for a wide range of different hobbies and interests. Students’ unions are run by representatives elected by students, and they’re responsible for representing students and making the voices of students heard.

The four winners are as below:

Nikhil N. Paul secured the prime position of President of the Students Union. Nikhil, from Kothamangalam in Ernakulam, is doing masters in MSc project management at the Northampton University. In his manifesto he has pledged to make NSU something to be proud in short span. He said: “I will be a visible president and wants to set up an open door policy where each campus has a defined amount of drop in time. I will be an efficient president who can offer mental and physical wellbeing, employability programs, hold cultural events, improve transportation facilities and run charity shops.

Sports Officer – Pranav Pavithran. Pranav Pavithran, from Kannur in Kerala, is a MSc project management student at the University of Northampton.

Sports has been part of his life since childhood. Pranav was selected as the captain for football and cricket during his undergraduate years. At present he plays for Abington Phoenix Club which is a leading club in the Northamptonshire Cricket League. As sports officer he promise to create stronger links between the sports team and student union and conduct regular sports review meetings to ensure collaboration and fairness is maintained.

In his manifesto he said: “I will introduce new health programs which include yoga which promotes mental health too. As sports is not about being with all abilities, I will ensure to discover innovative disability sports for the students.

Philip Abraham contested for the position of the NUS Delegate. Philip Thakadiyel Abraham, from Thiruvananthapuram, is a Masters student in Business Administration University of Northampton. In his manifesto he said: I want to help students with their problems. And most of all i want make them aware of the NUS and its benefits. From what i know i don’t think students especially international students who got admissions here doesn’t enjoy most of the benefits of NUS. So i want to make them aware of these facts. I want them to know they too have a voice . I want to be their voice. I want to speak for them.

Mebin Purathuvelil International Student Officer. Mebin Purathuvelil, from Nilambur in Malappuram in Kerala, is pursuing MSc Accounting and Finance at University of Northampton. In his manifesto he said: ” I will be able to bring in unique ideas for the blooming of new buds. I would love to tackle the problem and challenges of students, to address it and come to a final solution by bringing it up to the notice of University of Northampton.