Student member of RCN Council

Candidates announced

Candidates have now been announced for the election of the Student member of RCN Council, with a term of office from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022. 

Voting opened on Monday 2 November and is taking place via postal ballot. Voting closes on Monday 30 November. 

If you have any questions relating to voting in this election please contact UK Engage, who are managing the election, at or telephone 0345 209 3770.

The below candidates have been nominated for election. You can read each candidate's profile, including their election statements, by clicking the link on their name below.


Mercy Chifamba nominated by Mercy Itam and Rianne Soleil.

Aiobhin McElroy nominated by Janine Gurney and Kitty Quinn.

Shaun Williams nominated by Lorena Hauton and Hannah Peck.

For more information on the election and its timetable, please read this election procedure.

An integral part of living our commitment to equality and inclusion means that all RCN elected roles should reflect the diversity of our membership and the communities they serve. Nominations were welcomed and encouraged from everyone who meets the eligibility criteria.

RCN Council members hold a key role as governors of the RCN. There is a role descriptor which you may find helpful to understand the qualities we are looking for in Council members. You might also like to read the this blog post from the outgoing Student member of Council, Amy Fancourt, for further insight into the role and commitment.

Watch the student member of Council virtual hustings

An online hustings event for the student member of RCN Council election took place on Monday 2 November at 7pm. You can watch a video of the hustings below. 

One of the candidates, Aiobhin McElroy, was unable to attend the hustings event due to a prior commitment. Aiobhin has provided written answers to all of the questions asked at the hustings which you can read here.

30 November

Voting closes