Mikey Collinson, Biology 3rd year
What are your three main policies? 1. Introduce a points-based society rewards scheme. This scheme will give you perks (such as Love York awards, discounted entry to YUSU club nights, promotion and public recognition on YUSU social media) for the work you already do, while giving you some aims to help your society develop further. 2. Make it easier to find what’s right for you through an Activities Matchmaker. This will be on the YUSU website and will match you to opportunities that appeal to your interests, future prospects, and suit your timetable. 3. Ensure your committees and volunteering projects are receiving support. I’ll hold open office hours where I’ll be free for you to speak to me about all things activities. This is to ensure that you feel supported by YUSU and any concerns or difficulties are being treated seriously.
Could you describe yourself in two – three sentences? I’d describe myself as a down-to-earth guy who likes having a laugh and making others happy. Interests wise, I do love a good trip to the theatre, however I must confess that one of my biggest passions and the love of my life is Eurovision.
What makes you well suited for the role? My passion, ideas and experience makes me suited to be your next Student Activities Officer. I’ve been on the Pantomime Society committee since my first year and I’m now chair of the society, while also being a team leader for the incredible NightSafe volunteering project. I understand how YUSU works and how to get things done both in the union and the University, which I will use to make sure that societies, RAG and volunteering projects continue to be the best they can be.
How are you planning to conduct your campaign? In week six, you can find out all about me and what I’m running for on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; just search ‘Vote Mikey. Unlock Activities’ or ‘#ActiviKeys’. Also, keep an eye out for a load of cardboard keys invading campus! I’ll be dotted around uni, answering questions about my policies, while also getting your input on what you want to see from your next Student Activities Officer.