Julian Porch, English Literature 3rd year
What are your three main policies? 1. Run a promotional campaign to increase the visibility and accessibility of all the great services at York available to students. 2. Coordinate with department and course reps to identify what people on their courses wish they’d known at the start of their degree, and work with departments to create e-resources on the VLE which go through these things (for example, how to effectively study independently, how to write a report or essay). 2. Explore options with departments to invest in subsidised course materials for core modules to lend to students in receipt of the York Bursary.
Could you describe yourself in two – three sentences? I’m a third-year English student doing my dissertation on memes, with an unabashed love for Shrek 2. Infer what you will. Former bassoonist and performer, great cook, awful photographer.
What makes you well suited for the role? As a fresh face to YUSU, I believe I can bring a new energy and perspective to the role of Academic Officer. I’m confident I can interact and engage with students to improve academic experiences across the board.
How are you planning to conduct your campaign? People should keep an eye out for some dank election memes, and I hope that people like and relate to them. Also, I intend to release a series of short videos and/or written posts over the week to explain my key manifesto points in a little more detail. Furthermore, I’m intending to be everywhere on campus: lectures, societies, camping out on the library bridge, and at club nights with my awful dad-dancing.