Students council members elected

DUBAI — Mohamed Samir Khamis has been declared elected this year’s president of the students' council of American University of Sharjah (AUS).

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Mon 25 Sep 2006, 8:42 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:27 PM

The council also elected members of the executive board, committee coordinators and college coordinators in the poll held recently.

Electronic registration and voting method was used to provide students with a timely, transparent and efficient method of casting their ballots.

A large number of students turned out to vote for their candidates during the day-long election held at the Student Centre in the campus.

A majority of the voters saw the elections as a vital part of student life and expressed their support and encouragement for the process.

Dr Moza Al Shehhi, Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs, said, "AUS has always been eager to promote student participation and governance on campus and the council elections are a reflection of that support and interest."

The AUS Student Council is an elected body that articulates student views and interests in the university. It also acts as the "umbrella" organisation for student clubs by offering them guidance, support and leadership.

In order to ensure student representation on campus, His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah and President of AUS, exhorted the AUS students to establish a "student's government."

A Student Union Charter was drafted by students and approved by the Administrative Committee of the Board of Trustees during the 1997-98 academic year.

The first Student Council was elected in May 1998. Since then, the Student Council has grown and matured over the years and become a popular, dynamic and integral part of AUS campus life.

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