What made you decide to run for YUSU President?
It’s a great experience to be part of and I think I could make student experiences better at York.
Sum up your main policies.
– Increase the presence and influence officers have
– Ensure better communication and support between officers and their networks
– Continue the development of Hes East and improve college structure and support
– Have more union led socials, such as more Viking Raids
– Make the University more environmentally friendly
Describe yourself in three words?
Inventive, approachable and supportive.
What makes you different to the other candidates?
As Volunteering Officer, I know more about YUSU and how it can be improved. If people vote for me, I can work on things I have learnt this past year .
What experience do you have that will be good for the role?
From being the Volunteering Officer, I have learnt how to organize myself and also chair meetings and committees. I have organised many events which has allowed me to appreciate the time and planning needed to execute them well.
What will you do differently to Sam Maguire, the current YUSU President?
I would want myself as President, as well as all the other officers, to have more of a presence on campus and with students. I would ensure more students knew who we were and what we can do for them! I would also like to be more supportive to the part-time officers and societies.
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.
I really enjoy eating really, really hot chillies!
What do you think of the other candidates?
All the other guys seem really nice and will hopefully make this a really close contest! I am slightly worried about Ron though – we all know how good he is with a wand…
What do you think the biggest challenge you’ll face during elections will be?
I think balancing campaigning with Volunteering Week (which is in Week 8 [and] which everyone should get involved with) will be quite tough!
What’s your campaign strategy?
I plan on winning by having the most votes… But hopefully people will be able to see the difference I would make as President.