Jay Edevane

Jay Edevane, Theatre: Writing, Directing and Performance 3rd year

What are your three main policies? 1. Introduce widespread use of more updated teaching methods, such as flipping the lecture when current lecture styles aren’t working. 2. Lower the additional costs of studying with schemes like a framework for a second-hand booksale in every department. 3. Make sure that the academic interests of everyone at York are looked out for by inviting part time officers to representative meetings.

Could you describe yourself in two – three sentences? I am an incredibly passionate and energetic person, and as such I care deeply about things, whether it’s my large whisky collection or the latest theatre production that I’m working on. I am unapologetically Welsh and I was born and raised as a Nicherin Buddhist.

What makes you well suited for the role? I have all the experience you could ever need in an Academic Officer, from year seven student council member to the past two years working as TFTV’s department rep, I have learned all the skills required for this role. Moreover, I have worked closely with the last two Academic Officers on large scale campaigns, so I am used to the demands of the job. But most importantly I care about education and I genuinely want to help people.

How are you planning to conduct your campaign? Watch out for me on social media! Prepare yourself for bright colours and the slogan “update and educate”, but I will definitely be out and about whenever I can, so if you see me about don’t hesitate to come and chat.”

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