Ron Weasley

Image: YUSU

Image: YUSU

Second Year

What made you decide to run for YUSU President?
All the titles for the biographies about my escapades of the Second Great Wizarding War written by Mrs Rowling all started with ‘Harry Potter and the’. I helped as well and I hardly got any recognition so I thought I would get my own title and thus Ronald Weasley and the Quest for YUSU Presidency was born. It’ll be a bestseller I bet – a tale of magic, danger and ballot papers. Perfect for all ages.

Sum up your main policies.
– To aide student travel at night, the provision of floo powder and brooms shall be given.
– To defeat Voldemort and his dark arts once and for all (and by dark arts I mean littering)
– To sort out college allocation with a magical hat based sorting system.
4. Swap spiders on campus for butterflies.

Describe yourself in three words?
Not good at Maths, better at magic.

What makes you different to the other candidates?
My girlfriend has a time turner so if something goes wrong I can just ask her to turn back time and sort it all out.

What experience do you have that will be good for the role?
There’s no ‘I’ in team but there is one in Quidditch and being the goalkeeper in the Gryffindor Quidditch Team has helped me become great at teamwork. I was also Gryffindor Prefect which helped my leadership skills. Oh, and in my spare time I defeated the dark lord. I am also extremely modest.

What will you do differently to Sam Maguire, the current YUSU President?
Come into work in a flying Anglia, bikes are so last year.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.
After a trip to Vegas, me and Harry woke up to find ourselves handcuffed to a Hippogriff and married to two quite randy centaurs. However Mrs Rowling did not publish Harry Potter and the Elvis Wedding as it was apparently not suitable for kids.

What do you think of the other candidates?
All the candidates seem to have great policies which I think would greatly benefit the University; all except that other RON fellow – he doesn’t look like he could be much help.
What do you think the biggest challenge you’ll face during elections will be?
The Ducks on Campus, as word on the grape vine [is] they’re actually Death Eaters who’ve drunk[en] polyjuice potion and so might be plotting against me…that and the fact that the wind might mess up my hair.

What’s your campaign strategy?
Having a broom does make postering across campus a lot less time consuming.

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