The Bloc d'Estudiants Agermanats (BEA) is the candidate with the largest number of votes, followed by Saó and Unió d'Estudiants Valencians, with 100% scrutinized.
The definitive count of the electoral results of the students representatives of the Universitat de València currently give 26 representatives to the BEA’s candidacy, gaining an additional member in comparison to the 2017 elections, according to the official count of the Electoral Commission.
The provisional results give to Saó’s candidacy a total of 16 representatives, three less than in the previous elections, while the Unió d’Estudiants Valencians increases from 5 to 10 representatives. The next candidates with the highest number of faculties are Estudiantes en Lucha with five, formation entering the Senate for the first time; CREA with three; and with two representatives each from Acontracorrent, Sindicat d’Estudiants dels Països Catalans (SEPC) and Delegació d’Alumnes de Medicina (DAM).
Other candidacies that obtained representation to the Universitat’s Senate are ADINU (1), Anem Doctorants (1), Estudiants d’Infermeria i Podologia (BEA-ASVEP) (1), Grupo Universitario Abierto Independiente (GUAI) (1), Lliure(ment) (1), Magisteri Decideix (1), Saó-Ontinyent (1), Sin beca, Sin contrato, ¿Sin futuro? (1) and Unidos por el Avance (1).
However, it should be noted that many candidates have achieved their representatives in just one centre. These are Grupo Universitario Abierto Independiente (GUAI) and CREA from the Faculty of Law; DAM from the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, ADINU from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Anem Doctorands, Sin beca, Sin contrato, ¿Sin futuro? and Unidos por el Avance have obtained a representative for the Doctoral School, Magisteri Decideix a representative for the Faculty of Teacher Training, for the Faculty of Social Sciences Lliure(ment) has triumphed and Estudiants d’Infermeria i Podologia (BEA-ASVEP) for the Faculty of Nursing and Podiatry.
Elections of Student Representatives
More than 48,000 students of the Universitat de València were able to participate in the election held on Thursday, November 21st, among a total of 76 candidates, promoted by 18 collectives of the Universitat, for student representatives to the Cloister, to the School Boards and numerous Assembly of Representatives (ADR).
The Senate is the maximum representative organ of the Universitat. Presided by the Principal M. Vicenta Mestre, its members oversee approving the general criteria of the university policy.
In accordance with the Law of Universities and the Statutes of the Universitat de València, the Senate is made up of 300 members. Of these, 195 are elected by the Teaching Staff, 30 are elected by the Administrative and Service Staff Body, and 75 members are elected by students through student elections.
Furthermore, today the student representatives are also renewed in the School Boards, the governing bodies of each faculty. These boards are in charge of electing the Dean or proposing new Degrees, among other functions. In these boards, the student body has a representation of 30%.
Since November 11th, the different candidates have developed their electoral campaigns to expose their ideas, and the main groups participated in a debate live streamed. This debate can be seen again on the MediaUni website.
A total of 48,100 students from the Universitat de València were called to participate in this electoral process. Of this total, 38,980 are Degree students, 6,113 are Master's Degree students and 3,007 are PhD students. The electoral census is made up of 29,952 women and 18,148 men, who will exercise their right to vote in the 19 electoral colleges (18 centres plus the Doctoral School) distributed in the campuses.
Last night, the UV communication area, in collaboration with the Electoral Commision, advanced the scrutiny on the web for the first time in the history of student elections, based on the information provided by the Deans and the Offices of the Faculties.
This action goes in line with the actions carried out to provide information to the university community during the electoral pre-campaign, such as the microsite developed by the UWM that has provided information on candidatures, electoral calendar, rules and voting procedure, as well as the electoral debate that, for the first time ever, was streamed by the Audiovisual Workshop of the UV, which also broadcasted the appearance of the president of the Electoral Commission informing the provisional official results.